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Safety Wars(TM)

 

 

There is a War for Your Safety and You Are on the Front Lines!

Welcome to Safety WarsTM your resource in the ongoing fight for safe workplaces.  We are associated with JCP Technical Services.  A NJ Based Full-Service Health and Safety Consulting Firm.  VISIT OUR SAFETY BLOG FOR IN DEPTH DISCUSSIONS ON OSHA MATTERS.

We now have a Podcast and YouTube Channel!

Apple Podcasts:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/safety-wars/id1556480313

Spotify:  https://open.spotify.com/show/7G9kX9jjQqKUieTOBuY6n2?si=NaIiKappTKS1fj2_WbL6Zg

Our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChaqVunN9iBElvopscUAXlA

 

March 2, 2021

We are pleased to announce that Safety Wars has joined Safety FM, one of the worlds largest online Safety Networks that hosts numerous radio and TV shows related to safety and OSHA compliance.

Visit us at https://safetyfm.com/news/2021/3/3/safety-wars-with-jim-poesl-joins-safety-fm

October 16, 2020

Tactics that are used against Safety Professionals.  Training your personnel how to manage difficult people and situations is what sets us apart from others.  We include these "difficult discussions" in our training classes.  Enjoy reading Pushback and Tactics Faced by Safety Professionals.  Click https://www.safetywars.com/safety-wars-blog/2020/10/Pushback-Faced-by-Safety-Professionals

October 1, 2020

Thank you for 10 years in business today.  We look forward to serving you fro many years to come.

June 7, 2020

JCP Technical Services now has two Covid-19 Contact Tracers on Staff.  We are set up to do contact tracing for your workplace.

Last week Jim Poesl did an interview with Raymond Dickey on Covid-19 Contact tracing and the possible liabilities for your workplace and Home Owner's Association.  Here is the link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtBlAlXymTA&feature=youtu.be.

We received some feedback that stated "there will NEVER be litigation."  Two days after this video aired a major American was served with at least 2 lawsuits involving Covid-19 issues at their warehouses.

So don't let this happen to. you.

During this ongoing emergency JCP Technical Services is still open for business.  Some of our remote services include:

1.     COVID-19 Awareness Training to formally ensure your employees know procedures and hazards and CONTACT TRACING.

2.     Training via teleconference including Respirator and Personal Protective Equipment. 

3.     Safety Meetings in your mailbox.

4.     Site Audits for your construction site.

5.     Leadership Training.

Good Luck and Our Prayers Continue in this ongoing crisis.

Thanks for your continued support.

You can call us or text us at 845-269-5772 for all of your Safety Needs.

We hope that this emergency will end soon, and we all could remain healthy and happy.  Enjoy the downtime as you are able to and plan for the future.

Sincerely,

Jim Poesl and the Safety Wars ™ staff.

Updates:

December 5, 2019.  First Aid CPR and OSHA Requirements for Construction sites.  Click here for the article.

November 11, 2019.  Beware of Mold Assessment Pranksters.  Click here for the article.

May 9, 2019 Day 4 National Fall Protection Stand-Down.  Fall Protection Fail Photos.  Click here for Fail Photos.

May 8, 2019 Day 3  National Fall Protection Stand-Down. Ladders.  Today we discuss basic ladder safety.  Click here for more information. 

May 7 Day 2 National Fall Protection Stand Down.  The ABC's of Fall Protection and Inspection. Click here for more information.

May 6, 2019 Day 1 National Fall Protection Stand Down.  Fall Protection Hierarchy of Controls

Contact us for all your fall protection needs.

April 28, 2019 Updated Blog:  Worker's Memorial Day 2019.  Click here.

April 8 2019 Updated Blog:  Why Air Monitoring is Important. by Jim Poesl. If you are working with 4 or 5 gas meters this is critical information.  Click here for more info.

April 5, 2019 Updated Blog:  What is SafetyWars.com?  by Jim Poesl.  What is the Safety War, how do we plan on fighting it? Click here for more info.

January 18, 2019 Updated Blog:  Regulations Where am I? by Jim Poesl.  This explains the Major differences in OSHA Regulations.  Click here for more info.

January 17, 2019 Updated Blog:  OSHA Training; Unraveling the Mystery. by Jim Poesl.  This explains the different types of OSHA Training your employees need.  Click here for more info.  

January 4, 2019

Happy New Year.

Have a good start for safety in the New Year. JCP Technical Services has a Weekly Safety Meeting Program that can be tailor made for your company. We currently have meetings for HAZWOPER, Construction, Marine Shipyards and other industries. 

August 9, 2018  Ladder Safety

We just went through this the second week in a row for one client. All step ladders and ladders need to have manufacturer's safety labels. I spoke to "Rose" from Werner and asked her for an instruction manual on how to use a step ladder or training materials. She stated that there is no instruction manual and that the ladder stickers and safety labels are the instruction manual. So please make sure you follow the instruction manual. In every accident that I've investigated involving a ladder, one of the first questions asked is if it had labels. If it didn't have labels the attorneys were able to limit the liability of the defendants by saying the ladders were not inspected and therefore were not supposed to be used in the first place. So it is important for preventing an accident and any liability issues that may arise from an accident.  Here is a copy of the inspection form.  https://www.wernerco.com/docs/us/literature-pdfs/ladder-safety-inspection-form.pdf?sfvrsn=155c8b3e_5

June 22, 2018  Safety Ethics.  They matter all the time.

“Ethical behavior is doing the right thing when no one is watching” is an popular quote from Aldo Leopold, a 20thcentury ecologist.  How does this apply to safety?

This past week at client facilities people were “caught” doing things that were wrong, the employees knew what they were doing wasn’t correct but did it anyway.  It is critical to realize that rules are put into place because someone got hurt, killed or there was a major loss.  

Some examples of behavior that happen in our industry are:

1.    I don’t need a spotter, because it is only a small load and will take a minute.

2.    I don’t need to tie off because I’ve done this a hundred times, and nothing happened.

3.    I don’t need a confined space entry permit, because it will take too long and I will only be in there a minute.

4.    I don’t need to sign accountability logs/site entry exit logs.

5.    I am going to do work outside of my permit because someone asked me to.

6.    This is a new co-worker let’s see how gullible he is, we’ll tell him to do something wrong. If he doesn’t do it we will report him.

If you are being watched by management, safety or the client chances are you wouldn’t even consider doing any of the things listed above.  

However its not ethical behavior, it is not safe behavior, and often it does lead to injuries or worse. Any one of the behaviors can lead to being removed from the facility, banned, or cause a loss of business let alone get someone hurt or killed.