The Safety Brief



The Safety Brief is a compilation of short podcasts produced by Creative Safety Supply and Dan Clark, our resident all-around safety guru. In our podcasts, we give short but valuable overviews and insights into how contractors and safety managers can be even more effective in protecting their workers.


  • Eye And Face Protection Answers From OSHA

    08/03/2016 Duração: 03min

    Eye and face protection must be worn correctly by the worker and provided by the employer. Hear OSHA’s answers to important questions in this podcast. More:

  • Hot Work? You Need A Urine Color Chart

    03/03/2016 Duração: 02min

    Hot work dehydrates employees. A urine color chart can help workers monitor hydration by checking the shade of yellow. So says government agency NIOSH. Get the chart and more here:

  • Emotional Driving Spikes Crashes Tenfold

    01/03/2016 Duração: 02min

    Emotional driving makes a person 10 times as likely to get in a crash. Hear how driving mad or sad can be worse than using a cell phone behind the wheel. Links and more:

  • Thermal Imaging With A Smartphone

    25/02/2016 Duração: 03min

    Thermal imaging can make a safer workplace. Hear about infrared cameras for the device in your pocket. Bigger yet, a new smartphone has one built in. See links and more:

  • Chemical Hazards And Emergency Planning

    23/02/2016 Duração: 03min

    Chemical hazards can lurk, unseen. The CSB says we should take a lesson from the West Fertilizer Company explosion. Listen for their study results. Check out:

  • Occupational Skin Disease Stopped Cold

    18/02/2016 Duração: 03min

    Occupational skin disease (OSD) is caused by hazardous agents directly affecting the skin or creeping through it to wreak havoc with other body parts. More here:

  • Safety Signs You Need In The Workplace

    16/02/2016 Duração: 03min

    Safety signs help companies be OSHA compliant based on ANSI Z535 safety sign and tag standards. Hear about four categories of workplace safety signs. More:

  • Portable Containers In HazCom 2012

    11/02/2016 Duração: 02min

    Portable containers for hazardous chemicals in the workplace can have NO labeling in only two situations, according to OSHA's HazCom 2012 standard. Links and transcript:

  • Carbon Monoxide Hazards in Winter

    09/02/2016 Duração: 03min

    Carbon monoxide hazards spike in winter when heaters and fuel-gobbling equipment are used indoors. Beware of poisoning from odorless carbon monoxide. Check this:

  • Are Semi-Trailers Permit-Required Confined Spaces?

    04/02/2016 Duração: 03min

    Permit-required confined spaces aren’t just sewer pipes. Semi-trailers can be hazardous too. Hear about hazards in three trailer types, empty and loaded. Links and stuff here:

  • Forklift Blind Spots Are Unforgiving

    02/02/2016 Duração: 02min

    Forklift blind spots are everywhere. Forward, back, left and right. Hear how to avoid collisions and injuries when hauling large loads or driving backward. See more:

  • 4 Hazards Of Storm Cleanup

    28/01/2016 Duração: 03min

    Storm cleanup done by company employees can cause them injury. Listen for tips on how to protect workers from the four major dangers of storm cleanup. Images and links:

  • 5 Reasons For PPE Vending Machines

    26/01/2016 Duração: 03min

    PPE vending machines in the workplace can increase safety and lower cost. Hear about the many types of machines and the five arguments for installing one. Links to vendors:

  • First Aid Requirements for Workplaces

    21/01/2016 Duração: 03min

    First aid kits in the workplace are mandated by OSHA. Hear about the minimum standard changes in 2015, and if a person trained in first aid is necessary. Links and more:

  • OSHA 300A Form Posting Deadline

    19/01/2016 Duração: 03min

    OSHA 300A is a safety form most employers need to display in the workplace by February 1 annually. Hear how to fill out the form and who is exempt. Links to forms and more:

  • Temporary Wiring Is OK In Only 4 Situations

    14/01/2016 Duração: 02min

    Temporary wiring (like an extension cord) gets the thumbs-up from OSHA in just four settings. In only a couple of minutes, Dan Clark lays out the details. Wow. Even more here:

  • Arc Blast Hierarchy Of Controls

    12/01/2016 Duração: 03min

    Arc blast dangers can be minimized with a Hierarchy Of Controls. Hear the difference between arc flash and arc blast, plus the five methods to prevent them. Whoa, there’s more:

  • 5 Tips For Snow Safety At Work

    07/01/2016 Duração: 03min

    Snow safety avoids on-the-job cold stress and slips, trips and falls. Plan ahead for the next flurry with the right PPE, equipment and vehicles. Check out:

  • Ladder Safety At Work, Pt 2

    05/01/2016 Duração: 02min

    Ladder safety begins with both the boss and the worker. Hear tips on how they can increase safety on freestanding and self-supporting ladders. More goodness here:

  • Trench Sloping Made Easy With Mobile App

    31/12/2015 Duração: 03min

    Trench sloping at a safe angle prevents cave-ins and saves lives. Trench Right is the free mobile app designed to calculate safe slopes in all soil types. App links and more:

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