Shawn Macpherson

Recent Posts

Ladders: Why Does This Simple Equipment Require Complex Inspections?

A study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed that ladders were involved in 20% of fall injuries among workers, with hospitals reporting that 81% of the fall...
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Topics: inspection checklists, equipment maintenance, asset management

The Misunderstood Risk of Stored Energy

Stored energy can be mechanical, gravitational, hydraulic, chemical, or pneumatic and refers to the energy stored in machines and equipment. Stored energy hazards exist because stored energy can...
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4 Hidden Hazards You Can Prevent with Safety Inspections

When it comes to workplace safety, there is no such thing as being too careful—in fact, not taking the time to do a thorough safety inspection before work can lead to some serious injuries for you...
2 min read

Topics: why inspect?, workplace safety

How Loud is Too Loud? Noise Inspections in the Workplace

Your ear can be damaged by long-term exposure to high-impact noises, and regular exposure to sounds above 85 decibels (dBA) can cause gradual hearing loss.
3 min read

Topics: workplace safety

Understand Corrective Actions and Corrective Action Reporting

In fast-paced and high-impact industries, one of the most important things for every employer is having a quick and effective corrective action process. A corrective action process is aimed at...
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Topics: mobile inspections, inspection management

What Are The 6 Types Of Hazards In The Workplace?

Due to the nature of their jobs, many workers face numerous hazards on a daily basis. Every employer must identify those hazards at their workplace to be prepared to eliminate them and prevent any...
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Topics: workplace safety, inspection management, safety audits

Take Care of Your Cranes & Heavy Equipment and Even Greater Care of Your Workers

Cranes and heavy equipment are amazing tools. They can be used under the most trying conditions, working in all types of environments, and operated by many different operators. However, with so...
2 min read

Topics: equipment maintenance

Don't Miss The Near-misses

Most accidents are predictable by near-misses. Simply put, a near-miss is a close call, and it feels like a relief. It is an accident that almost happened, or even did happen, but didn't cause any...
2 min read

Topics: inspection management

6 Best Practices for Sanitization Programs

As the COVID-19 continues to spread worldwide, business owners need to understand the steps they must take to prevent the spread of the virus in their facilities. To minimize health hazards and...
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Topics: inspection management, facility audits, PPE

Five of The Most Commonly Missed Workplace Inspection Items

According to Health and Safety regulations monthly workplace inspections are required, and completing them is one of the primary functions of the Health and Safety Committee. Using a workplace...
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Topics: workplace safety, mobile inspections, inspection basics

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