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Safety Management Insights

Doug Shoemaker

Different Types of Fires and How to Fight Them

Posted by Doug Shoemaker on Dec 12, 2019 10:44:22 AM

There is no doubt that accidental fires are dangerous and need to be put out immediately. However, not all of them can be extinguished the same way. Depending on the fuel of the fire, it can be classified into one of five categories. The category indicates the type of extinguisher that's effective against that specific fire type. Once you learn about all the fire types and how to put them out, you will be able to act faster in case of an emergency.

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10 Ways to Make Your Safety Training More Engaging

Posted by Doug Shoemaker on Dec 9, 2019 8:45:00 AM

Let’s be honest: Most workers don’t exactly see safety training as the most fun part of their jobs. They may understand its importance — particularly if they’ve faced hazards themselves — but it’s rare for an EHS professional to speak to a room full of fired-up, enthusiastic trainees.

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How to Take Proper Precautions Around Chemicals in the Workplace

Posted by Doug Shoemaker on Dec 1, 2019 2:27:13 PM

 

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5 Tips to Influence Your Safety Culture

Posted by Doug Shoemaker on Nov 12, 2019 2:09:14 PM

Influencing safety culture can be time consuming and difficult, but a good safety culture is worth it!

In this blog I give a few tips you can start using to influence your safety culture for the better.

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5 Reasons Successful Business Owners Have EHS Management Software

Posted by Doug Shoemaker on Nov 8, 2019 3:42:44 PM

If you are a business owner looking for ways to take your organization to the next level then don’t sleep on EHS management software.

Below are 5 reasons that successful business owners are using EHS management software to level up.

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How to Communicate with a Multigenerational Workforce

Posted by Doug Shoemaker on Nov 4, 2019 8:45:00 AM

Given delayed retirements, longer life spans and a growing labor pool, the multigenerational workplace is fast becoming the norm. Comprising roughly 35% of the workforce, Millennials have maintained the highest representation since 2016, with Gen Xers, Baby Boomers and Generation Z following at 33%, 25% and 5%, respectively.

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Getting Your Process Safety Management Program Started

Posted by Doug Shoemaker on Oct 22, 2019 2:01:39 PM

A solid Process Safety Management (PSM) program is a must for any company that is handling, using, storing, moving, or manufacturing highly hazardous chemicals (HHCs) onsite. PSM programs are meant to prevent the mishandling or release of these HHCs by managing the integrity of the operating systems and processes surrounding them. They are built on design principles, engineering, and operating practices.

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Comprehensive Accident Investigation Template

Posted by Doug Shoemaker on Oct 18, 2019 3:29:02 PM
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Make Your EHS Program Work for You with Lean Manufacturing

Posted by Doug Shoemaker on Oct 11, 2019 5:38:26 PM

Lean manufacturing is not about “less,” it is about efficiency and continuous improvement-- it seeks to produce excellence by focusing on highly effective activities and removing the ones that do not add value.

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Lockout Tagout Procedure in 8 Simple Steps

Posted by Doug Shoemaker on Sep 25, 2019 1:53:52 PM

This infograph covers how to complete a lockout tagout procedure in 8 simple steps.

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