The Occupational Safety Leadership Podcast

Interviews along with a Q&A format answering questions about safety. Together we‘ll help answer not just safety compliance but the strategy and tactics to implement injury elimination/severity.

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Friday Jan 20, 2023

In today's episode, Dr. Ayers covers how to deal with insults and anger. Safety Professionals are highly visible in companies and insults and anger from employees and management. Several strategies are discussed.

Thursday Jan 19, 2023

In today's episode, Dr. Ayers discusses the 5-step process for removal the lockout/tagout equipment after servicing or maintenance has been performed on machinery. A scenario is covered where the authorized employee who applied the LOTO is not available and the steps to take to notify the authorized employee and remove their lockout/tagout equipment.

Tuesday Jan 17, 2023

In today's episode, Dr. Ayers covers the forms of hazardous energy associated with implementing Lockout/Tagout on machinery being serviced.   Many practical examples are provided.

Monday Jan 16, 2023

In this short episode, Dr. Ayers discusses the three employee classifications associated with the lockout/tagout standard, more formally known as the Control of Hazardous Energy. The three employee classifications are affected, authorized and other. After the presentation, three scenarios are covered to help show the employee classifications.

Saturday Dec 24, 2022

In today's episode, Dr. Ayers discusses the four routes of chemical exposure: inhalation, ingestion, injection and skin absorption.

Monday Dec 19, 2022

In today's episode, Dr. Ayers discusses section 4 Fire-Aid Measures of the standard 16-section Safety Data Sheet (SDS). A few practical examples are given covering common chemicals found in the workplace.

Sunday Dec 18, 2022

In today's episode, Dr. Ayers discusses chemical exposure limits. The OSHA Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL), NIOSH Recommended Exposure Limit (REL) and the ACGIH Threshold Limit Values (TLV) are discussed. The differences between the different groups along with the legally enforceable PEL are discussed. Practical examples are given on the differences between the groups. Always strive to use the most conservative chemical exposure limit, it's all about the people.

Sunday Nov 13, 2022

In today's episode, Dr. Ayers the Hazardous Chemical Classifications found on the standard 16 section Safety Data Sheet (SDS).  These are basically the pictograms to help visually identify a hazardous chemical.

Sunday Nov 06, 2022

In this short episode, section 9 of the standard 16 section Safety Data Sheet (SDS) is covered.   It's very important to teach employees how to read and understand an SDS so they understand how to safely handle chemicals.

Saturday Oct 22, 2022

Today Drew and I discuss CBT and its prevalence in the workplace.  Please catch Drew on LinkedIn for more information or call 1-270-670-4718.

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