Category: PPE

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What PPE Should I Provide?

As an employer, HR manager, or safety professional you may wonder, “What PPE should I provide for my employees?” From the first day on the job until the last, PPE protects you and your employees. The layer of protection between…

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How To Create A Reopening Plan For Your Business

Do you need to know how to create a reopening plan for your business? If you own or manage a business shut down during the Coronavirus pandemic, preparing to reopen safely for all your employees is a concerning task. Across…

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How to Use a Respirator Mask

Everyone who faces respiratory hazards should know how to use a respirator mask. Did you know respirator masks should be inspected before you wear them? Do you know how to check for proper fit? This article will teach you how…

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Prevent lacerations like the one that made a big scar on this man's hand

Cut Costs By Preventing Lacerations

Which injury topped the list of OSHA-reported incidents by OSHA Region V contractors for the last two years? Skin lacerations, or cuts, according to a recent meeting of the NECA-IBEW Local Union 701 Safety Committee. Electricians use their hands in…

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Tested Materials for DIY Face Masks

DIY face masks top the list of sewing projects for many people today, but why? Because of the COVID-19 virus pandemic, the CDC now wants everyone to wear face coverings in areas where they cannot practice social distancing. For example,…

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Allencia Ballard, MPM

OSHA-Authorized General Industry Outreach Trainer

Allencia Ballard has been designing and delivering curriculum and learning materials to teach adults in the business and education sectors for over 10 years.  She is an OSHA-authorized General Industry Outreach Trainer with 6 years of manufacturing safety and environmental health experience, specializing in hazard recognition and machine guarding safety.  She also holds a master's degree in Project Management.

Brent Bryden

OSHA-Authorized Outreach Trainer

Brent Bryden has 35 years of manufacturing safety and environmental health experience. Brent specializes in facilitating training for small, medium and large employers with a wide range of needs. He is passionate about using basic safety education and training to form strong safety foundations within an organization. Continuous improvement in safety training is his vision and providing results-oriented, quality products and services is his goal. Services: Training, Inspection Audits, Abatement Assistance, Safety Program Development, Implementation & Management.

Don Bartalone

OSHA-Authorized General Industry and Construction Outreach Trainer

Don Bartalone is the lead instructor at the National Safety Education Center. He has 35 years of transportation and warehouse industry experience, serving on the safety team and committee for 20 of those years. Don also spent five years as a facility manager/safety coordinator for an oil refinery and has recently traveled to Saudi Arabia to assist in safety program development for the world’s largest oil company. He holds National Safety Council certificates in Fork Lift Truck Operator Training, Incident Investigation, Safety Inspections and Advanced Safety. Services: 10- and 30-hour General Industry OSHA training, OSHA 511, 501 and 503 instruction.

John Newquist

OSHA-Authorized Outreach Trainer

John has over 30 years of experience as a safety trainer. Since 1987 John has trained over 50,000 people including OSHA compliance officers and Fortune 500 Clients. His areas of expertise include Incident Investigation, Confined Space, Excavation Safety, Cranes Signaling, Rigging Safety, Fall Protection, Scaffold Competent Person, Silica Competent Person, CHST Prep, Lockout, Machine Guarding, OSHA Recordkeeping, and Safety Management. Services: Mock OSHA Inspections, Site Safety Audits, Expert Witness 
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