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Report of Fatal Truck Accidents

The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute released a new report on fatal truck accidents in 2008 (last year data was available). A few highlights: There were 4352 trucks involved in fatal accidentsFebruary had the highest number of accidents (402), March had the fewest (297).Almost 2/3 occur in rural areas in daylight.85% occur in dry weather conditions.29% occur on state highways, 24% on US highways, 27% on interstate highways.73% of the trucks were Class 8 (heaviest).36%…See More
Aug 19, 2011
Dave Skaggs joined B. Kevin Stafford, Esq.'s group
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Construction Safety

All aspects of safety in construction!
Jul 26, 2011
Dave Skaggs posted a blog post

OSHA Injury Reporting Changes

From Safetynewsalert.com:OSHA wants to make significant changes to its injury reporting regulations. One involves which companies have to report. The other involves the situations that have to be reported. OSHA will start using the North American Industrial Classification System instead of the older Standard Industrial Classification system to determine which businesses do and don’t have to report injury data. More than 198,000 businesses that previously didn’t have to report will now be…See More
Jun 28, 2011
Dave Skaggs posted a blog post

Vehicle Black Boxes

The US Department of Transportation is planning on proposing mandatory Black Boxes in all passenger vehicles this year. (Highlight added)  While some may see it as an overstepping of the federal government and a new way for The Man to track us, it is hard to imagine these recorders not aiding in many…See More
May 27, 2011
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Safety Position

Safety Manager Position in Chicago area:Qualifications:-7-10 years of related experience.-Bachelors Degree-Knowledgeable in OSHA, safe work practices, PPE, Confined Space, LOTO, NFP70E, hot work, fall protection, lifts, and trenching regulations and compliance.-A mechanical and electrical aptitude is desirable.-Should be CPR/First Aid certified.  Other certifications: ASP, OSHA 10 or 30 hour, etc. are highly desirable.-Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Internet…See More
May 18, 2011
Dave Skaggs posted a blog post

Be Careful of a Good Price

I am sure this situation has applied to most of you readers. I was approached by a national company trying to sell us their products. One of the few products that were quoted at a lower price were clear faceshields. After they sent us a few samples so we could compare them to our current stock, I conducted the same test I have been shown by an old safety professional. I very scientifically took a ball-peen hammer and smashed the shield when it was attached to a hard hat adapter. As the photos…See More
Apr 18, 2011
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Accident Investigation Statement Sheet

Does anyone have a sample statement sheet for parties involved in an accident? I have had little luck searching the interweb. I'm looking for both witness statements and for the injured party.
Feb 17, 2011
Dave Skaggs posted a blog post

Road Closure Signs

Can anyone help me determine what is needed (signs, barricades, flagger, etc) for a temporary road lane closure? We are demolishing a 5-story building which is approximately 8 feet from the road - fence, grass, sidewalk in between. The road is a two-lane, two-direction city/residential road with an additional parking lane on the side where the building is located.The concern is that bricks from the front of the building may land on cars as they drive by. Previous contractors had simply a…See More
Dec 16, 2010
Dave Skaggs posted a blog post

University of Illinois-Champaign Demolition Video

Courtesy of the University of Illinois' Housing Department --make sure you have volume!We tore down two nearly identical buildings over the summer while students were gone. The site will be new green space with an underground storm water retention system.Also, completed the two-month long job with zero recordable incidents!See More
Nov 2, 2010
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Defensive Driving

We are currently working on implementing a Defensive Driving Program into our Safety Program and I can't find many examples online from other contractors. The main result I keep seeing is public defensive driving courses for cheaper insurance. Does anyone have recommendations or could provide samples?See More
Aug 3, 2010
Dave Skaggs joined Michael Tooma's group
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Safety Law

A group for those interested in occupational health and safety law and legal cases.
Jul 30, 2010
Dave Skaggs joined Safety Community's group
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Construction

For those working in Carpentry, Drywall, Electric, General Labor, HVAC, Landscaping, Masonry and Plumbing.
Jul 30, 2010
Dave Skaggs joined Michael Casbon's group
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Demolition

Safety issues associated with the demolition process.
Jul 30, 2010
Dave Skaggs is now a member of Online Safety Community
Jul 30, 2010

Profile Information

Where do you live (city, state, country)?
Chicago, IL, US of A
What industry do you work in?
Demolition
What is your job title?
Safety Supervisor
What company do you work for or associate with?
Robinette Demolition
Do you currently use or recommend Personal Protective Equipment?
Yes
What best describes the role you play in the purchase of safety products?
Make the actual glove purchases from a supplier

Dave Skaggs's Blog

Report of Fatal Truck Accidents

The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute released a new report on fatal truck accidents in 2008 (last year data was available). A few highlights:

 

There were 4352 trucks involved in fatal accidents

February had the highest number of accidents (402), March had the fewest (297).

Almost 2/3 occur in rural areas in daylight.

85% occur in dry weather conditions.

29%…

Continue

Posted on August 19, 2011 at 9:57am

OSHA Injury Reporting Changes

From Safetynewsalert.com:

OSHA wants to make significant changes to its injury reporting regulations. One involves which companies have to report. The other involves the situations that have to be reported.

 

OSHA will start using the North American Industrial Classification System instead of the older Standard Industrial Classification system to determine which businesses do and don’t have to report injury data.

 

More than 198,000 businesses that…

Continue

Posted on June 28, 2011 at 8:35am

Vehicle Black Boxes

The US Department of Transportation is planning on proposing mandatory Black Boxes in all passenger vehicles this year. (Highlight added)

 

 

While some may see it as an overstepping of the federal government and a new way for The Man to track us, it is hard to…

Continue

Posted on May 27, 2011 at 3:11pm

Safety Position

Safety Manager Position in Chicago area:



Qualifications:

-7-10 years of related experience.

-Bachelors Degree

-Knowledgeable in OSHA, safe work practices, PPE, Confined Space, LOTO, NFP70E, hot work, fall protection, lifts, and trenching regulations and compliance.

-A mechanical and electrical aptitude is desirable.

-Should be CPR/First Aid certified.  Other certifications: ASP, OSHA 10 or 30 hour, etc. are highly desirable.

-Proficient with Microsoft Word,… Continue

Posted on May 18, 2011 at 3:57pm

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At 5:17am on August 15, 2010, Kevin Moore said…
OSHA has spent allot of money, for sure. I do understand Wall Marts viewpoint. The incident that happened is a common occurrence at locations of huge gatherings. We have seen this crowd behavior for many years. OSHA needs to develop a standard for this, and not penalize the company, but penalize people's mentality in a crowd! The money and resources can be better used for future control and awareness. Because it happens at profit making locations where employees are hired, I believe it is an occupational Hazard.
 
 
 

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Understanding CARC and RARC

A Claim Adjustment Reason Code (CARC) is a code used in medical billing to communicate a change or an adjustment in payment. CARCs have to be used to communicate why there was a difference between the amount paid in a claim or service line and the amount that was billed against it. CARCS are to be mentioned only if there is an adjustment of this kind. If there is no adjustment to a claim or…See More
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Diligence and scrutiny are important for writing investigative reports

Diligence and a high degree of scrutiny are crucial for a person who is writing investigative reports in an organization. In the first place, an investigation has to be objective and not be vindictive. It should avoid targeting an employee personally; it should be thorough and proper from a legal perspective. When all the legal procedures are followed in an investigation, the case of the employer becomes strong and defensible…See More
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What's your favorite motivational/safety quote? 98 Replies

Favorite Motivational Quote: If you want something, you'll find a way - If not, you'll find an excuse.Favorite Safety Quote: Don't learn safety by accident!Continue

Started by Michelle Sears. Last reply by David R Snell Apr 26.

Feedback on a injury prevention product we're building.

Hi everyone!For full transparency ill tell you a little about myself and what I hope to accomplish. My name is Zuber and I'm an engineering student who founded a startup helping to build wearable…Continue

Tags: product, prevention, injury, back, safety

Started by Zuber Ahmed Apr 24.

Best overall personal safety book? 1 Reply

What do you think is  the best all-in-one book out there for optimizing personal safety and the safety of one's family?  Right now I have …Continue

Started by David R Snell. Last reply by David R Snell Apr 21.

Fire codes for residential buildings

Hi,Can anybody kindly give me a hint how to find Fire Codes for residential buildings in different cities in the United States?Continue

Started by Darren Asad Apr 14.

OSHA and Machine Guard Door Safety???

We have what we feel is not a unique situation and were wondering if anyone might of run across this challenge and know more about the requirements.  We are building a small machine system that…Continue

Tags: electric, osha, air, door, interlocked

Started by Scott V Mar 24.

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