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Rick Wakefield, CMSP, CSE
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Where do you live (city, state, country)?
Longview, Washington
What industry do you work in?
Mining and Tunneling
What is your job title?
Water System Improvement Program Regional Safety Manager for the San Francisco PUC
What company do you work for or associate with?
AECOM
Do you currently use or recommend Personal Protective Equipment?
Yes
How did you find our online community?
A friend and co-worker Steve Nash
What best describes the role you play in the purchase of safety products?
Use hand protection on my job
If Other above, please explain.
I help decide what type of Hand Protection is needed for a particular job!

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Nice job Wade!

Nice job Wade!  As a former MSHA inspector and hearing about OSHA in the last 15 years, I could not have convayed my feelings any more precise than that!  I have been involved in some investigations that led U.S. Marshalls aresting a foreman and and mine operator for "Reckless Disregard for a fatality, both going to Federal Prison for there lack of regard for life of there employees!  Man!  You talk about "slapping" the mining community in that area!  Once the word got around, it was…

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Posted on June 6, 2011 at 3:12pm

A Common Question!



“Why can’t employees just work safe?”



Managers and supervisors often don’t know or have forgotten how hard it is to incorporate safe work practices into the job. Sure, it’s easy for a manager or supervisor to put on a hard hat, safety glasses, and ear protection. But what about the workers who have to deal with fall protection, working around heavy equipment, working in tight spaces in tunnels and confined spaces? Sometimes working safe can be downright… Continue

Posted on June 2, 2011 at 4:56pm

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