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Floor Academy
Client Relationships - Luke Wagner

Floor Academy

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 60:53


Luke Wagner is a mortgage specialist with Cornerstone Home Lending. Like the flooring trade, mortgages are not something you seek out all the time. Luke has been able to build a brand and reputation that has clients coming back to him again and again. Listen in as we discuss how to build a business that values client relationships to truly build word of mouth marketing.Need new headphones for working and listening to Floor Academy? Check out ISOTunes using the link below. Amazing Bluetooth headphones that are OSHA certified. http://bit.ly/2P5A9pRCheck out our sponsorThe International Surfaces EventCheck out our website and storeSupport the show

OH&S SafetyPod
Musculoskeletal Disorders: Risk Assessment and Control Methods

OH&S SafetyPod

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 14:13


Recognition and prevention of MSDs in the workplace is critical to employee safety and health.  A special thank you to Big Ass Fans For more than 20 years, Big Ass Fans has been the industry leader in comfort. Its state-of-the-art fans, evaporative coolers, and heaters have transformed the most inhospitable of spaces into the most inviting of environments. Serving industrial, commercial, and residential sectors, every Big Ass Fans product is engineered for unequaled performance. Learn more at BigAssFans.com.

What's The Hazard
CHI Health: Company Care

What's The Hazard

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 53:19


Today we're looking out for your employees! Doug is joined byJoanne Bartels and Robyn Burnett from CHI Health about taking care of your employees healthcare.Contact the Guests:jbartels@stez.orgrobyn.burnett@commonspirit.orgDoug Fletcher can be reached at doug@fletchersafety.com__________________________________Much gratitude to our Sponsors and Supporters!CCS Group - Cheyenne Wohlfordhttps://ccsgrouponline.comFalewitch Construction Services - John Falewitchhttps://www.falewitch.comNDOL – Onsite Consultation - Jim CoverJim.Cover@nebraska.govBuilding Omahabuildingomaha.org or 402-397-5105Work Safe ConsultingDanni Arroyo at 402-802-6316________________________________A Hurrdat Media Production. Hurrdat Media is a digital media and commercial video production company based in Omaha, NE. Find more podcasts on the Hurrdat Media Network and learn more about our other services today on HurrdatMedia.com.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Safety+Health magazine
Top 5 OSHA Safety Training Topics: Requirements and Best Practices for Safety and Health

Safety+Health magazine

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 60:56


Learn who should receive training, when training should (or must) be provided and why providing that training is important. Training topics to be covered: Powered industrial trucks; hazard communication; lockout/tagout; personal protective equipment; and bloodborne pathogens. You are listening to audio from a webinar in the Safety+Health Webinar Series presented on Feb 10, 2022, by J. J. Keller. Watch the archived webinar video to see the presenter's slides at https://www.safetyandhealthmagazine.com/events/253-top-5-osha-safety-training-topics-requirements-and-best-practices-for-safety-and-health

Audio from our archived webinars
Top 5 OSHA Safety Training Topics: Requirements and Best Practices for Safety and Health

Audio from our archived webinars

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 60:56


Learn who should receive training, when training should (or must) be provided and why providing that training is important. Training topics to be covered: Powered industrial trucks; hazard communication; lockout/tagout; personal protective equipment; and bloodborne pathogens. You are listening to audio from a webinar in the Safety+Health Webinar Series presented on Feb 10, 2022, by J. J. Keller. Watch the archived webinar video to see the presenter's slides at https://www.safetyandhealthmagazine.com/events/253-top-5-osha-safety-training-topics-requirements-and-best-practices-for-safety-and-health

Digging a Hole: The Legal Theory Podcast

For the last episode of the season, Digging a Hole hosted its first live show in front of a live student audience! David interviewed two current Yale Law School students – Nina Oishi and Caroline Grueskin – about recent papers they've written. We started by asking Nina about her recent paper “Rating Racial Equity: Examining BlackRock and Goldman's New Racial Equity Initiatives in the Municipal Bond Market.” Yes, there are people other than David who write about the munibonds! Next, we talked to Caroline about her paper “At Least As Effective: OSHA, the State Plans, and Divergent Worker Protections from COVID-19.” We get deep in the weeds on OSHA and administrative law, and now you can too! Lastly, we brought an additional audience member in to do a “overrated” and “underrated” game with our interviewees. Come for the great student scholarship, stay for their hot takes. If you have any guest ideas for next season or ideas for a future live show, shoot us an email at diggingaholepodcast@gmail.com

Endo Voices
35 - Office Compliance in the Age of Cybersecurity and COVID-19 – Ep. 35

Endo Voices

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 41:06


In this episode of Endo Voices, Leslie Canham, RDA, certified speaking professional (CSP), speaks to us about the importance of following HIPPA and OSHA regulations and the top 10 things our dental practices need to know in order to adhere to these rules. You will learn how to identify and manage OSHA violations and the resources available to achieve a HIPPA and OSHA compliant workforce. Canham, the daughter of a dentist, helps us understand the importance of “mock” OSHA inspection training and how this can prepare us to be more proactive in our practices against the backdrop of the recent breach at the ADA. In the days of cyber threats and the increased need for secured office networks, this episode has great relevance.Episodes of Endo Voices may include opinion, speculation and other statements not verifiable in the scientific method and do not necessarily reflect the views of AAE or the sponsor(s). Listeners should use their best judgment in evaluating the merits of any content.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Talking with One Voice
The Latest on the America COMPETES Act, OSHA Heat Ruel and Tariffs

Talking with One Voice

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 27:00


Your advocacy team delivers the latest intel from Washington, covering the status of the America COMPETES Act and the provisions that will impact manufactures, including the inclusion of funds for semiconductor manufacturing and supply chains. The team also reports on the OSHA heat rule, steel tariffs, and more!

Roofing Road Trips with Heidi
Coffee Conversations - OSHA! The Top Five Things to Watch in 2022

Roofing Road Trips with Heidi

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 54:42


It is all about safety and the top five OSHA initiatives that roofing contractors need to be aware of in 2022. In this Coffee Conversations, sponsored by Tremco and WTI, Heidi J. Ellsworth brings together a team of experts to answer hard questions about safety and OSHA. Trent Cotney of Adams and Reese, Frank J. Marino, CSP of Safety Check, Inc. and Ed Hausknecht, Senior Safety Manager at Tremco/WTI share the top five OSHA initiatives to watch out for in 2022 while answering OSHA regulation questions that are top of mind for contractors. They will also talk about the 2022 National Safety Stand-Down which takes place May 2-6, 2022. Pour your cup of coffee, collect your questions and let's work through how every roofing professional can go home safe while also helping their company avoid OSHA fines. #Tremco #WTI #TremcoWTI #SafetyStandDown #SafetyCheck #TrentCotney #AdamsandReeves #RoofersCoffeeShop #RCS #WheretheIndustryMeets #RoofingRespect Learn more at RoofersCoffeeShop.com Are you a contractor looking for resources? Become an R-Club Member today! Follow us! https://www.instagram.com/rooferscoffeeshop/?hl=en https://www.facebook.com/rooferscoffeeshop/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/rooferscoffeeshop-com/ https://www.tiktok.com/@rooferscoffeeshop

FedSoc Events
Panel Two: Is the Administrative State a Threat to Individual Liberty?

FedSoc Events

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 59:45


Law in the form of regulation is increasingly made, enforced, and adjudicated by administrative agencies, e.g. the OSHA vaccine mandate. Does this growth in administrative law threaten individual liberties or is it a more efficient and expert-driven way to govern?Featuring:Clegg Ivey, Director of Engagement, New Civil Liberties AllianceProf. William S. Jordan III, C. Blake McDowell, Jr. Professor of Law, University of AkronPatrick Strawbridge, Partner, Consovoy McCarthy Park PLLCModerator: Hon. Alice Batchelder, Senior Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

Floor Academy
Closing A Chapter - Danny Sherman

Floor Academy

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 62:39


Danny Sherman started Megs Installations to offer certified installations in his area. It was about education and getting it done right the first time while offering outstanding customer service. Along the way he started a demo company and became a tool rep. The amount of plates were becoming too many to juggle. Danny and I will discuss how he came to the decision to close down the installation chapter of his life and focus on just selling tools.Need new headphones for working and listening to Floor Academy? Check out ISOTunes using the link below. Amazing Bluetooth headphones that are OSHA certified. http://bit.ly/2P5A9pRCheck out our sponsorThe International Surfaces EventCheck out our website and storeSupport the show

Law of Fojo
032 - Tammy K. Clark from Stand Up Michigan on Face Masks and COVID-19

Law of Fojo

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 72:27


In this episode, Robert Fojo welcomes Tammy K. Clark. Tammy is an OSHA environmental health and safety professional, court-approved subject matter expert in the field of PPE, respirators, and testing requirements, and executive director of Stand Up Michigan. Tammy explains how and why face mask mandates violated all of OSHA's guidelines, including a multi-disciplinary approach for responding to pandemics that has been used for decades; the fact that masks were ineffective at preventing the spread of COVID-19; and the many documented harms, particularly to children and their development, from prolonged mask use.

Close the Door: Game of Thrones, A Song of Ice and Fire Podcast

Spoilers, profanity, Jaime x Brienne. Theon is such a dick. The Walders are kind of delightful. Osha is no kneeler. And don't you Ironborn dare lay a finger on our sweet Hodor! Game of Thrones. A Song of Ice and Fire. A Clash of Kings - Bran VI. Close The Door And Come Here - Episode 425

Civics 101
The Shadow Docket

Civics 101

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 22:47


The blocking of a majority-Black congressional district in Alabama. OSHA regulations requiring vaccinations or a negative COVID test result. A law in Texas banning abortions after six weeks. All of these controversial issues were decided not through the tried-and-true method of a hearing in the Supreme Court, but rather through a system called "the shadow docket," orders from the court that  are (often) unsigned, inscrutable, and handed down in the middle of the night. Professor Stephen Vladeck takes us through this increasingly common phenomenon.

Utility Safety Podcast by Incident Prevention Magazine
Talking Heat Illness & Injury Prevention with Mike Starner

Utility Safety Podcast by Incident Prevention Magazine

Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 18:21


Utility Safety In Depth host Kate Wade welcomes Mike Starner, CUSP, to take a deeper dive into the article Starner wrote for the April/May 2022 issue of Incident Prevention, titled "Heat Injury and Illness Prevention: Past, Present and Future." In this episode, the two discuss the impact of climate change on worker safety, OSHA's proposed rulemaking for heat injury and illness prevention, and more. ________________________________ This podcast is sponsored by T&D Powerskills. If you are looking for a comprehensive lineworker training solution, visit tdpowerskills.com today and use the exclusive podcast listener promo code podcast2021 to receive a 5% discount!

Safety Consultant with Sheldon Primus
Grow You Business Through Gratitude

Safety Consultant with Sheldon Primus

Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 16:45


In this short episode, Sheldon goes over the things that he is grateful for in his life and business. The Law of Attraction starts with gratitude. Sheldon is grateful for: Higher Power, Family, Clients, Mentors, Friends, Resources, Podcast family. Don't forget to subscribe, share and comment on this podcast!

Amplify Your Process Safety
Episode 56 - Implementing EPA's General Duty Clause (GDC)

Amplify Your Process Safety

Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 26:08


In a previous episode (#52), Mat Todaro, an attorney who specializes in enforcement defense, talked with us about EPA's General Duty Clause (GDC) at a high level. In this companion episode, Molly and Rob dive into the specific requirements of EPA's GDC, and point out its similarities and differences to OSHA's Process Safety Management (PSM) regulation and EPA's Risk Management Plan (RMP) regulation. Be sure to check out the resources we've gathered below regarding EPA's GDC, or reach out to us with any questions you might have related to your facility and EPA's GDC by sending us an email at info@amplifyconsultants.com. Episode 52 - EPA's General Duty Clause with Guest Mathew Todaro The General Duty Clause Fact Sheet (pdf) (April 2020) Guidance for Implementation of the General Duty Clause: Clean Air Act Section 112(r)(1), May 2000 (pdf) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/amplifyyourprocesssafety/message

Giant Robots Smashing Into Other Giant Robots
421: Benchmark Labs with Carlos F. Gaitan Ospina

Giant Robots Smashing Into Other Giant Robots

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 34:41


Carlos F. Gaitan Ospina is the Founder and CEO of Benchmark Labs, which provides IoT-based weather forecasting solutions for the agriculture, energy, and insurance sectors worldwide using proprietary machine-learning software. Chad talks with Carlos about creating the company, the hardware they're producing and what it is doing, and where the machine learning comes into play. Benchmark Labs (https://www.benchmarklabs.com/) Follow Benchmark Labs on Twitter (https://twitter.com/labsbenchmark), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/benchmarklabs/), or LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/benchmark-labs-inc/). Follow Carlos on Twitter (https://twitter.com/cfgaitan) or LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/carlos-felipe-gaitan-ospina-3765808/). Follow thoughtbot on Twitter (https://twitter.com/thoughtbot) or LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/150727/). Become a Sponsor (https://thoughtbot.com/sponsorship) of Giant Robots! Transcript: CHAD: This is the Giant Robots Smashing Into Other Giant Robots Podcast, where we explore the design, development, and business of great products. I'm your host, Chad Pytel. And with me today is Carlos Gaitan, the Founder and CEO of Benchmark Labs, which provides IoT-based weather forecasting solutions for the agriculture, energy, and insurance sectors worldwide using proprietary machine-learning software. Carlos, thank you very much for joining me. CARLOS: Thank you for the invitation, Chad. It's a pleasure to join you here. CHAD: You work in a variety of different industries with weather forecasting solutions using machine learning. I'm really curious, at a high level, how did you get to where you created Benchmark Labs today? CARLOS: Oh, thank you, Chad. That's a great question. I think that in many ways, it's a combination of life experiences and lots of user feedback. As a background, my mum worked for 28 years in the National Federation of Coffee Growers in my native Columbia. And we experience basically the effects of weather, La Niña, El Niño, local conditions, pests on the coffee growers. I remember growing up looking at the price in The New York Stock Exchange if the pound of coffee was going to be more than $1 or not [laughs] and so on. So, you know, we had a very severe drought in Colombia, and Colombia was heavily dependent in hydropower at that time. And I remember that we even had to study with candlelight and move to a spring savings time for the first time in the country. The country is in the equator, so you can imagine moving the clock was unheard of. So since then, I was always passionate about hydrology, the water cycle, why this happened, how weather can affect the economy at that level that people have to change their working habits. I did civil engineering hydrology, then studied these new applications of machine learning technologies, hydroinformatics, did my studies there in Columbia, my bachelor's, my master's. Then I was fortunate to go to The University of British Columbia to study my Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences. And then, after I finished, I moved to The United States to work at the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory in Princeton with close collaboration with the NOAA, the USGS. And that gave that perspective also of understanding how weather climate models were done at the Department of Commerce level but also to understand the users on how they interact with weather data or climate data and what were the needs that they were expecting from the National Weather Service and the Department of Commerce and NOAA that not necessarily were fulfilled with the current information. So then I moved to the private sector, joined a hardware company, and met my co-founder of Benchmark Labs there then moved to California to work on consultancy of climate change assessments. But since the time at the Department of Commerce, it became very clear that what farmers and what users wanted was weather information that was more actionable, that was tailored to their specific location, especially for specialty crops. Think about wineries, or coffee growers, orchids, stone fruits; they depend heavily on weather, and the information from the National Weather Services was just too coarse for them. And sometimes, there are huge errors in terms of temperatures that were recorded from their farm versus what the National Weather Service was doing. And that's why we decided to create Benchmark Labs to basically solve that problem, correct those errors, and give the information that the users needed when they needed it. CHAD: Did you ever just consider becoming a TV weather person? CARLOS: [laughs] CHAD: It seems it may be easier. CARLOS: [laughs] Nah. That's a very good point. CHAD: [laughs] CARLOS: And I have great respect with my colleagues that went into forecast meteorology and TV persons. I remember some of my lab mates practicing in front of a green screen when we were doing the Ph.D. CHAD: [laughs] CARLOS: That was an interesting scenario. [laughs] However, growing up in Colombia, the weather forecasts were not very, let's say, accurate to a certain extent, and we did the opposite than the weatherman suggested. CHAD: [laughs] CARLOS: So I guess that steered me towards following that path. [laughs] CHAD: So it totally resonates with me this idea that, you know, especially for...I've been on the West Coast before where you go over a hill and the weather it's like 20 degrees hotter and sunny and on one side of the hill, it was cold and foggy. We went on a great company trip many years ago to visit some Napa vineyards, and I was surprised by that. So I can imagine how that local information just doesn't match the global information that farmers might be getting. So what is the hardware that you're actually producing, and what is it doing? What does it look like? CARLOS: [laughs] Great question. So I will go back to your story about Napa and Sonoma, and the reality is that's exactly a problem that growers face; national weather agencies give averages over a big region. They divide the world in boxes, and everybody inside of a box receives exactly the same forecast. And if you are especially in the coast or you're in specialty agriculture, you understand that weather changes with elevation. Depending on which side of the mountain you are, you could receive all the rain or no rain at all. If you are near the shores, you could also get more wind, different types of clouds, all of those situations affect the conditions at the farm. And going back to the situation of Napa and Sonoma, Burgundy or the Mediterranean Basin, they all believe in the value of what they call the terroir, that is what makes also unique their products. They're indigenous, and they understand at a very fundamental point how the local conditions from the soil, from the vegetation, makes their farm unique. So what we do is we use IoT sensors, basically hardware sensors that monitor environmental variables. We refer to them in the atmospheric science world as weather stations. I had a talk with some users when I said the term weather station. They imagined a big construction or a building with a TV station on a radar or something. But in this case, there are IoT devices that are totally portable, the size of a Wi-Fi modem in some cases. And we use those sensors as ground truth that will basically tell us the local conditions. We use the information from the National Weather Services and the information from those IoT sensors and correct the forecast as they come. CHAD: And is that where the machine learning comes in because it's actually correcting the forecast being received? CARLOS: Exactly, our machine learning aspect of it is fully operational, non-linear correction of weather data as it comes in from the National Weather Services to correct it to the conditions that are experienced at the farm level, at the sensor level. And a farm could be also an agricultural farm, or it could be a solar farm, a wind farm. Or, as we talk with some users in ski resorts that actually they consider as snow farmers, it's also affected by microclimates. So at the end, it is about providing value to all these areas affected by microclimates that are not being resolved correctly by the current generation of forecast from the National Weather Services. CHAD: Are most customers able to get the coverage that they need with one weather station, or are they deploying multiple ones? CARLOS: So that's a great question, and the answer probably is it depends. Our customers, original customers, have thousands of stations over multiple fields under management. For specialty crops, it's common to have multiple IoT sensors in one acre. For other scenarios, they might have only one station or one sensor every 10 acres or so on, so it depends on the condition. It depends on how technologically inclined are the users if they already invested in these IoT sensors or if they are looking into buying IoT sensors and then scaling up the number of sensors in their farms. CHAD: How do all the sensors report their data back? CARLOS: That is a very interesting question because they are, let's say, tens of hardware manufacturers globally. We also created kind of a Rosetta Stone that puts all the sensors to communicate to our back-end systems. We integrate different languages of each hardware manufacturer. It has its own ways of naming the variables. So we do the translation in our end. We receive the data via an API. These IoT devices are Internet of Things in many ways because they transmit data via Wi-Fi, satellite internet, you know, cellular. CHAD: Cell, yeah. So different manufacturers might have different ways of actual communication, not just the protocol, but one box might be using Wi-Fi, and another one might be using a satellite. CARLOS: Exactly. And sometimes, many manufacturers give you the options of connecting even using Wi-Fi or Bluetooth for IoT sensors that are near, let's say, a farm that has internet connectivity. If they are on the field farther away, they might need to get access to a data plan from a cellular carrier, 3G usually or 5G. In some areas, there is limited coverage so far. And if it's a very remote area, there are options to get satellite coverage. CHAD: Now, I'm asking somewhat naive questions based on my understanding. And so if I start butting up against proprietary information, just tell me, "No." That's totally fine. CARLOS: [laughs] CHAD: So when we're thinking about the amount of data coming in from all of these different weather stations that your customers have, is it a lot of data? Is it a lot of data points? CARLOS: [laughs] It's a great question. So in many ways, yeah, each weather station communicates at different frequency. Sometimes what we are offering now is hourly transmission rates, but we also have access to government stations that sometimes only refresh once per day. So yes, it's a lot of data coming in, most of the data from the weather stations. Fortunately, it can be transmitted as a txt file, or it's only for one location. So the files are not big, but they are many per day. And so, we have probably done millions of operations already to assimilate data and provide the forecast. While on the other hand, The National Weather Service provides one forecast for the globe, let's say every...some models are every hour, other models are every six hours, and so on. So that is more, let's say, a bigger data set because it's a global data set that then you have to query to extract the information locally that is relevant for your servers, for your users. CHAD: Yeah. And I think it's neat how this is all happening centrally from all the data coming in, right? CARLOS: Yeah, exactly. We get data coming in for each specific location. We do the corrections, and we provide the forecasts. So there are lots of operations involved in the data handling activities, pre-processing, post-processing, but it's very rewarding at the end to provide the forecasts that are tailored to specific locations. And we had seen users that they basically told us, "Okay, we are using provider B or C; can you beat them? Show us that you can beat them, and the contract will be yours." So we showed them, and then they are like, "Yeah, that's fantastic. This is exactly what we have been looking for, information that is more accurate for our farms," so yeah. CHAD: Now, does your system correct itself based on what actually happened in an area after the modified forecast goes out? CARLOS: That's not a very relevant question because some of the models are static. I used my experience when I did an internship in Environment Canada, and I found that they were adjusting their models, let's say four times per, at least the operational models they had, four times per year. They kind of tweaked them to the local, let's say, spring, summer, fall, winter conditions. In our case, we make our models to correct themselves as more data comes in so they can adjust to weather events and have short-term memory, let's say, of what they will wait heavily on and forget the distant past. CHAD: I mean, it seems obvious, not necessarily easy but obvious, that you've made a prediction about what the weather is going to be, and you have all the data coming in from the stations to confirm whether your prediction was correct or not. So I'm sure it's not easy to adjust the model based on that. CARLOS: [laughs] CHAD: That seems obvious to me. CARLOS: Yeah, it's just a different approach in many ways. As you said, it's obvious because the users usually care about a specific location, at least our users. We understand that for national security or aviation, they require a model that provides coverage over a wider area, like sometimes continents. But for agricultural users, they care about their farms, and the farms will not move in space. So -- CHAD: Well, technically, they are moving in space; it's just the weather goes along with it. CARLOS: [laughs] So yeah, I guess that it's just a different way of tackling the problem. We focus on doing these forecasts to each specific location instead of having a forecast done for the whole globe that could be used in many different locations or for many different industries, but it's not necessarily tailored to any industry-specific or location-specific. CHAD: Yeah, that's great. Mid-Roll Ad I wanted to tell you all about something I've been working on quietly for the past year or so, and that's AgencyU. AgencyU is a membership-based program where I work one-on-one with a small group of agency founders and leaders toward their business goals. We do one-on-one coaching sessions and also monthly group meetings. We start with goal setting, advice, and problem-solving based on my experiences over the last 18 years of running thoughtbot. As we progress as a group, we all get to know each other more. And many of the AgencyU members are now working on client projects together and even referring work to each other. Whether you're struggling to grow an agency, taking it to the next level and having growing pains, or a solo founder who just needs someone to talk to, in my 18 years of leading and growing thoughtbot, I've seen and learned from a lot of different situations, and I'd be happy to work with you. Learn more and sign up today at thoughtbot.com/agencyu. That's A-G-E-N-C-Y, the letter U. CHAD: So have you managed to bring it full circle now, and are there coffee growers in Colombia that are using your solution? CARLOS: [laughs] I hope so. We have talked with coffee growers for sure. They care about temperature gradients. And I really think that going to Colombia as we scale will make the whole platform easier to use. I think that we can go full circle soon, sooner rather than later, into Colombia. We got support from the World Trade Center here in San Diego to do commercialization assistance to translate our solution from English to other languages. So we will be tackling Spanish, French, Italian in the very near future because it's important to offer the forecast also in a way that they could interact natively without having to have the limitation of using an English language platform into their day-to-day life. But yeah, full circle probably we'll be going full circle soon. CHAD: So language is one barrier to scaling and to adoption. Are there other ones that are typical barriers of adoption for your customers? CARLOS: We are very competitive here in the North American market, the European markets. Our prices are in dollars. But that by itself is a problem for emerging economies; for example, you know, $100 here is not the same thing as $100 in other countries. We have to take into consideration exchange rates or the amount of disposable income that they will have for their operations. CHAD: And I'm not super educated about it, but I know that there are certain industries in agriculture where the growers are particularly pressed for margins, and coffee is one of them, right? CARLOS: Exactly. So, fortunately, in many ways, for the bigger crops, specialty crops they are traded, and the prices are linked to U.S. dollars so that can be translated, our services can be absorbed, let's say. For the smaller crops that are not traded or that just stay locally, the price is not linked to the U.S. exchange; then it's definitely a bigger barrier for them. But hopefully, we will get to a point if we have a sufficiently large adoption in North America and the developed world; these technologies could be subsidized or made more accessible in other economies. CHAD: What are some of the concerns that growers have? Take the specialty crops, for example, is it a matter of are they doing this because they want to make the best product possible, or is it because they want to prevent crop loss? CARLOS: It is both, actually. The uses of weather information in agriculture varies, as you said. There are many different applications; one is to get more actionable alerts. For example, we saw what happened in Burgundy last year where a substantial part of their region lost their crops, close to 80% maybe. I don't remember the number, but it was definitely substantial. And so, having more accurate forecasts and alerts gives them an opportunity to adapt better, to get cover, protect their fields to a certain extent. Weather information affects also pests and disease models, so application of fertilizer with spraying is also affected by local conditions. In many ways, for the operations that are very, let's say, sophisticated, some of them even link the sugar content on the fruit to weather conditions. And understanding how these weather conditions affect sugars could tell them when is the optimal time for them to, let's say, harvest? And the difference in the sugar content might determine the difference between higher margins or so-so margins [laughs] for their yield. So yeah, it's a combination of quality of the product. It's a combination of preventing loss of the product. And it's also labor scheduling and activities, for example, that are regulated by OSHA that prevent farm operations to maybe don't, let's say if they are like temperatures above 95 Fahrenheit or 100 Fahrenheit. So having that extra information in alerts will also help them with farm management operations. CHAD: So can you give me a sense of the stage you're at or the scale you're at now with the business and where you see your next stages of growth being? CARLOS: Thank you. Yeah, great. So we are fortunate to have scaled this solution beyond California. We are now a global platform. We are providing forecast to Spain. Recently, we got contacted by some growers in South America, so we are testing for avocado growers in Brazil and Colombia, for example. So I'm not serving yet coffee growers in Colombia, but the avocado growers in Colombia, it seems that they got a hold on what we do, [laughs] so it is getting there. And now we have the resources, the ability to go global and offer this anywhere in the world that is connected with an IoT device. So it's fully operational. And we are now in the midst of fundraising to scale the team, provide the customer success operations, and to support growers in different geographies, to support growers of different crops. And I think that if we are going to be successful globally, it starts with customer support, customer success, and understanding your users' needs, so they don't feel that, again, they will receive a one size fits all vanilla-like solution and that we really care about why specialty crops are special. CHAD: So when you were just starting out, who was the first team member that you added to the team? CARLOS: Oh, it was great. So in many ways, I thank the Economic Development Council of San Diego for funding a set of interns in data science, weather analytics, and business development. So our first hires, in many ways, were supported thanks to the Economic Development Council. We were the two founders, and then we got support in business development to understand which, for example, specialty crops really care about weather. Then some data science interns, data scientists that helped us with grants that we did for the National Science Foundation, and NASA that we got...we supported one of the grants. During COVID times, we participated in a very interesting opportunity to know the effect of COVID on forest fires, for example, and that was in collaboration with NASA. So first hires were interns, entry-level positions in data science, in back-end engineering, and then front-end business development. Now we are very excited to be expanding the team. We recently hired a Chief Product Officer with ten years of experience in Bloomberg, experience with visualizations, and talking to customers and users. So I think that for us, it's very important to, again, I reiterate, to have the ability to provide a great user experience, to provide meaningful information for specialty crops so they feel that they are special. CHAD: You mentioned that you got some business development help using those grants. But right now, is the actual sales work being done by the founding team? CARLOS: Yeah, at the beginning, as a founding team in a small startup, you have to wear multiple hats. So yeah, it's very common, and in many ways, I appreciate that we didn't rush to hire in terms of sales too early because it's important that the founding team understands the user perspectives, their needs, what they call the pain points to understand how to steer product into that direction. And then sales will follow once you have a solution that is highly needed, that users really like and that it can be shown that it can be scaled globally. So we are working on scaling, on accuracy of the forecasts. And yeah, next hires will be to get somebody that will help us in sales and can bring us to the next level. CHAD: What does the sales cycle look like for the kinds of customers you have now? Do they tend to be smaller, or do they tend to be larger enterprise customers? CARLOS: So, in the beginning, we worked with smaller enterprises to understand how to use the data, for example, connect the data from one or five sensors transmitted online. So dealing with smaller enterprises, farmers was optimal at that point as a company. And now, we are focusing more on businesses, farm managers, or management companies that have hundreds, sometimes thousands of sensors on their management. So we deal with more like business to business instead of going direct to grower at this stage because, as we were mentioning earlier, we're a small company, and going direct to grower requires lots of support and dedication in terms of dedicated agents and sales teams. CHAD: Do those companies tend to have long sales cycles? CARLOS: The bigger ones, yes. If you are talking about publicly traded companies, they will want to start with pilots then validate them. And you can move at different timescales with them that are not necessarily aligned with the startups at this stage. But there are some farm managers that have a way higher frequency of decision making. So their sale cycle could be one month, two months instead of having to build a relationship for years. CHAD: You mentioned the pilots, and you mentioned earlier telling the story about a customer that said, you know, "If you can provide us with better data," but I think companies as they scale or as they talk to potential customers, you also don't want to take on too much work that you should be charging for to be able to do that pilot. How do you strike that balance? CARLOS: It's a fascinating question. And I think that from a founding member perspective, let's say, it goes as a function of the stage of the company and what other, not necessarily monetary, benefits you can get from these pilots. We have been even recommended to not have unpaid pilots anymore, for example. I think that it's important at the beginning to get access to the information that you need to validate the technology with users that really care about what you're building. And sometimes, there are different ways that these pilots can be structured in a way that the final user might give you a reference or might spend time with you doing the quality control, quality check, saying what kind of features they like, so that's also very important as a young startup. As you grow, probably once you have that validation, there is no need necessarily to take into endeavors that will lead to unpaid pilots that you don't know if there's a clear end to that. And you can move to a more structured pilot program that has clear deliverables, and at the end of window, a decision will be made depending on the set of topics that were agreed between the companies. CHAD: You might even be able to get away without pilots if you can make a strong case by showing other case studies that are relevant to that potential customer or where you explain, oh, you know, these people had a similar situation to you and here's how it's solved, and here's the success that they had. CARLOS: Totally. You nailed it. It's in many ways to sometimes build credibility, find analogues in the sector, or a use case that can be comparable to the pain point that another user might have. And it could be, let's start with the avocado growers in Brazil, and they have probably the same pain points that they have with avocado growers in Colombia. Once we have that sorted out, then we probably can go and talk with avocado growers here in California or Mexico, Central America and tell them, "Hey, this is the value that we've unlocked in Brazil. Do you have a similar problem?" CHAD: What I have found is that this is one of the important reasons why you have to have a good product which is part of what you've been saying all along, you know, you really wanted to focus on making sure the product was working and that it was good. Because when you do, then you can also use referrals, you know, not referrals, but like, hey, you want to talk to this avocado grower, and they'll be happy to talk with another potential customer because they're excited about what you've done for them and been able to do with them. CARLOS: Totally, totally. And agriculture is always open to new technologies, but they are traditional in many ways. And it's a small circle, and I think that it is very important to build products right and really care about what you're doing and your end-users. Build together. Don't come necessarily with assumptions saying, "Hey, here agricultural grower A, I have a solution that will change your life," without knowing necessarily where are they coming from and their life experiences, and how they interact with products before. So yeah, I totally see the benefit of referrals. Word of mouth is very big, going to conferences with agricultural growers. There are big networking events that could help us more than just going and doing a Google ad campaign, for example, at this stage. CHAD: I think that's probably an important lesson that not only applies in agriculture but in a lot of industries. And I really appreciate you stopping by to share with us. And I really wish you the best of luck as you progress in your journey at Benchmark. CARLOS: Oh, thank you very much. I really appreciate it, and I hope that we can continue the conversation here. Just count with us anytime that you need to talk about weather, agriculture, IoT sensors. Happy to help the audience too, and always discuss what's out there to help the Giant Robots community. [laughs] CHAD: Carlos, if people want to get in touch with you or find out more about the company, where are the best places for them to do that? CARLOS: Go to benchmarklabs.com and then fill out a form there. And we will definitely be in touch with all of you. I will personally answer all the queries. I'm very, very happy to share our technology, share what we are building. And we are so excited because by having this technology, you can help save water, energy, and even pesticide use, and that's a huge contribution to the environment as we move forward. So yeah, thank you very much again for the invitation, and I'm here; count with me as a future resource. CHAD: Wonderful. And you can subscribe to the show and find notes and links along with an entire transcript for this episode at giantrobots.fm. If you have questions or comments, email us at hosts@giantrobots.fm. And you can find me on Twitter at @cpytel. This podcast is brought to you by thoughtbot and produced and edited by Mandy Moore. Thanks for listening, and see you next time. ANNOUNCER: This podcast was brought to you by thoughtbot. thoughtbot is your expert design and development partner. Let's make your product and team a success. Special Guest: Carlos F. Gaitan Ospina.

Work Stoppage
Ep 103 – Organize the Fruit Stands

Work Stoppage

Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 79:14


We start this week's episode of Work Stoppage with some tough news, as the organizing drive at the LDJ5 facility by the ALU was defeated 62%-38% in their election.  The same week, OSHA refused to do anything to Amazon after they murdered six of their workers in last year's tornado, while at the same time Amazon has now dropped any covid protections for their workers.  Meanwhile, Delta is feeling the heat from the ongoing organizing efforts among their flight attendants, announcing new benefits to try and head off the surging union support.  We also discuss the continuing fight for independent unions in Mexico, where another auto parts plant has voted to throw out the old company union and replace it with a worker led one.  Canadian chain Freshii's has been testing a pilot program where they replace their cashiers with remote workers in the Global South in order to evade Canadian labor law and profit from superexploitation.  A general strike paralyzed Sri Lanka last week as workers demand the resignation of the current government, which has responded to their economic crisis by slashing state services.  Workers at a store in Atlanta have filed for the first NLRB election by Apple workers, with several more stores across the country hot on their heels.  Finally, the Starbucks victories don't stop rolling in and it's getting hard to keep track when there have been over 20 elections since our last episode. If you like the show, please support us at patreon.com/workstoppage.  We couldn't do the show without your support, and patrons get access to evergreen Overtime episodes and periodic Shop Floor Discussion episodes on current issues too long to cover in our regular episodes. Join the discord: discord.gg/tDvmNzX Follow the pod @WorkStoppagePod on Twitter, John @facebookvillain, and Lina @solidaritybee.

Floor Academy
E-Commerce - Bob Baldocchi

Floor Academy

Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 82:03


WIth 25 years experience in global sales, marketing and branding, Bob Baldocchi knows his stuff. During his 15 years at Emser Tile he was the chief marketing officer and helped build out their e-commerce business. Now with On3, he is an owner and investor and working on building digital training solutions for the flooring industry. Listen in as Bob and I discuss how you can implement e-commerce into your retail business and what that would like.ON3Need new headphones for working and listening to Floor Academy? Check out ISOTunes using the link below. Amazing Bluetooth headphones that are OSHA certified. http://bit.ly/2P5A9pRCheck out our sponsorThe International Surfaces EventCheck out our website and storeSupport the show

Insert Credit Show
Ep. 234 - Come Play, My Laggardly Sort, with Kris Graft

Insert Credit Show

Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022


The Tarnished Kris Graft takes his spot on the panel to cover bloodwritten OSHA violations, snipers, and syphilitic electrocution revival.

Into Tomorrow With Dave Graveline
Weekend of April 29, 2022 – Hour 2

Into Tomorrow With Dave Graveline

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2022 43:02


Tech News and Commentary Dave and the team discuss Amazon vs OSHA, CNN Plus, cable companies trying to take on Roku and Apple, NASA tapping private contractors for near Earth communications, AI and cars, Apple Watch Series 6 being fixed for free, Facebook’s physical store, TikTok’s dislike button, virtual stores, and more. Dean in Idaho […]

Talking with One Voice
News Manufacturers Can Use: Legislation, Trade, and Regulatory Updates

Talking with One Voice

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 20:48


We're back with another episode of the "Talking with One Voice Podcast" to bring you the latest news about issues impacting manufactures in the policy space. On this week's episode, your advocacy team in Washington discussed issues in the legislative, trade, and regulatory arena, covering topics such as the America COMPETES Act, calls for the U.S. to ease tariffs on Ukraine, the OSHA heat rule, and more. This is an episode you won't want to miss! 

Safety Consultant with Sheldon Primus
New OSHA Recordkeeping Proposed Rule that will Grow Your Business

Safety Consultant with Sheldon Primus

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 21:10


In this episode, Sheldon talks about the impact of the new OSHA recordkeeping rule that will create a demand for consultants. OSHA is seeking to required the 300, 301, and 300a forms from select industries. This episode will give you tips as to how you can use this data and initiative to gain new clients. Attend the Demystifying OSHA Compliance event: www.primuswebinar.com

Union City Radio
Union City Radio Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect

Union City Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 2:51


Grim statistics from the AFL-CIO's annual report on worker safety and health. Today's labor quote: Liz Shuler. Today's labor history: Two coal mine disasters; creation of OSHA.     @wpfwdc #1u #unions #LaborRadioPod @AFLCIO #WorkersMemorialDay Proud founding member of the Labor Radio Podcast Network.

Contractor Evolution
53. Construction Law Fundamentals: 5 Ways to Keep Your Butt Out Of Hot Water - Trent Cotney

Contractor Evolution

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 53:43


If you'd like to apply for Breakthrough Academy click here: https://trybta.com/PCEP53 To get the Contract Checklist click http://www.btacademy.com/ce/download/construction-law-fundamentals/ You want to keep your A$$ out of trouble.  All ventures, big and small, face some form of legal risk and whether you realize it or not, the business of contracting is on the riskier end of the spectrum. You put thousands of hours of work every year into growing your company, not to mention the millions of dollars that get spent in the pursuit of growth. To do all of that on a shaky legal foundation is like building your dream home on sand. Because of this, smart entrepreneurs put effort and money behind proactive, preventative legal work, so that they can feel confident that the effort and money they are putting in is working to build something that will last.  Our guest on the show for this episode is Trent Cotney, Partner at the firm Adams & Reese.   Trent has been practicing construction law for 23 years and runs a large team of lawyers within the firm that specialize in various specifics of construction law.  He's written two books related to OSHA defense for contractors and is the General Counsel for the National Roofing Contractors Association. Needless to say, he is the best in the business when it comes to protecting yourself, and all things legal in our industry. In today's conversation, we get into: Some of the most typical legal risks that a contractor faces and how to prevent them What a contractor needs to know about corporate structure and how to protect themselves Why when you cut and paste contracts from google you could be seriously screwing yourself How manuals and SOP's in your business serve a much bigger function than just getting the work done How to cover your butt when it comes to safety on site Why you need a crisis management plan and what goes into one so chaos doesn't break out when things go sideways See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Kasper and Chris
Kasper and Chris 4/27/22- Homelessness in the Valley and an OSHA lawsuit.

Kasper and Chris

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 113:50


Kasper and Chris team up to talk about the approval of a new homeless shelter in the Treasure Valley and the issues that arise from that. They also discuss a suit against OSHA regarding deaths in a shooting in Boise mall.

OH&S SafetyPod
Beat the Heat: Planning for Extreme Temperatures & Reducing Productivity Loss

OH&S SafetyPod

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 28:26


The conversation about keeping workers safe in extreme temperatures is heating up. On this episode, Alex Risen from Big Ass Fans discusses how airflow can help cool employees down leading to a more safe and comfortable workspace. A special thank you to Big Ass Fans For more than 20 years, Big Ass Fans has been the industry leader in comfort. Its state-of-the-art fans, evaporative coolers, and heaters have transformed the most inhospitable of spaces into the most inviting of environments. Serving industrial, commercial, and residential sectors, every Big Ass Fans product is engineered for unequaled performance. Learn more at BigAssFans.com.

Floor Academy
Doing What's Right - Bill Parker

Floor Academy

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 76:23


Bill Parker owns Elite Tile just outside of Denver. Started in 1994 he has always promised great service to his clients and to perform better than the competition. After accepting a technical sales job with a manufacturer, Bill kept his company open to give his clients peace of mind that their warranties still existed. Listen in to find out why he went this extra mile and how you can outperform your competition as well.Need new headphones for working and listening to Floor Academy? Check out ISOTunes using the link below. Amazing Bluetooth headphones that are OSHA certified. http://bit.ly/2P5A9pRCheck out our sponsorsThe International Surfaces EventCheck out our website and storeSupport the show (http://www.patreon.com/flooracademy)

West Bend’s Safety Tips
120. OSHA's Willful Violation

West Bend’s Safety Tips

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 3:30


A willful violation as a violation in which the employer either knowingly failed to comply with a legal requirement, in other words, purposeful disregard, or acted with plain indifference to employee safety. Learn more by listening to this short podcast.

Side Work Podcast
Add-Ons: Non-Slip Shoes

Side Work Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 23:14


We discover the origin of the word "sabotage" while investigating how service and labor footwear has evolved from literal wooden clogs to the current day OSHA approved rack of non-slip shoes at Walmart.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Floor Academy
Manufacturer Warranties Vs. Self Warranties - Ken Ballin, Erin Albrecht, Trask Bergerson, and Joseph Mattice

Floor Academy

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 60:12


Recorded live at Coverings 2022, Ken Ballin, Erin Albrecht, Trask Bergerson, and Joseph Mattice discuss why they choose to warranty their showers in different methods. No matter how you go about it though, there is valuable takeaways from this discussion about how you can better manage your own business. Need new headphones for working and listening to Floor Academy? Check out ISOTunes using the link below. Amazing Bluetooth headphones that are OSHA certified. http://bit.ly/2P5A9pRCheck out our website and storeSupport the show (http://www.patreon.com/flooracademy)Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/flooracademy)

OSHA 30/30 and TSCA 30/30
April 2022 OSHA 30/30: Review Commission Overturns ALJ

OSHA 30/30 and TSCA 30/30

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 31:19


Keller and Heckman Partner Manesh Rath hosts OSHA 30/30, a webinar series that covers OSHA issues for 30 minutes every 30 days. Mr. Rath is a trial and appellate attorney with experience in general commercial litigation, wage and hour and class action litigation, occupational safety and health (OSHA) law, labor law, and employment law. This month's topic: Review Commission Overturns ALJ on Basis of Actual Knowledge and Reasonable Care

Reasonable Doubt
RD - Everyone Always Downgrades Everything

Reasonable Doubt

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 53:38


Adam and Mark link up for an early 'Best Hour in the Universe' as Adam prepares to go race as a pro at historic Laguna Seca. Mark also tells Adam about a new story to Reasonable Doubt involving celebrity defense attorney Jose Baez prevailing and securing 14 acquittals to murder charges his client was facing. They also look at a crazy article from the LA Times on homelessness, give a quick update on the Johnny Depp case and review and OSHA report out of New Mexico regarding the tragedy involving Alec Baldwin's film 'Rust'. Watch this episode & subscribe on YouTube at YouTube.com/AdamCarolla Please Support Our Sponsors: Geico.com Cerebral.com/Doubt UltimateEars.com - Promo code: Doubt

Floor Academy
Finding Myself - Katie Ford

Floor Academy

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 81:23


Katie Ford recently decided she wanted a change in life. She decided to leave the corporate world to pursue other passions. Now a certified yoga instructor with her first wellness retreat under her belt, Katie still doesn't know what she wants but she is loving finding out. Listen in as we talk about her corporate career, what led her to "throw it all away", and what she is really looking to be passionate about.Need new headphones for working and listening to Floor Academy? Check out ISOTunes using the link below. Amazing Bluetooth headphones that are OSHA certified. http://bit.ly/2P5A9pRCheck out our sponsorsThe International Surfaces EventCheck out our website and storeSupport the show (http://www.patreon.com/flooracademy)

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The REAL David Knight Show
Tue 19Apr22 Biden/CDC/TSA Appear to Cave on Masks But It's Far From Over

The REAL David Knight Show

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 178:11


* Members of Congress are pushing for US direct involvement in Ukraine* Captured UK soldiers in televised plea for prisoner exchange* Austrian Chancellor says Putin thinks he's winning as Mariupol surrounded* Biden admin fought for OSHA mandates AFTER Supreme Court ruled against them. So why did Biden/CDC/TSA cave so quickly after one judge's decision on masks? What are the implications beyond plane travel?* Shanghai lockdown is already creating massive repercussions for global supply chains* BigPharma hawks a "cure" for heart damage — mRNA jabs!* Large majority of Americans believe Biden is owned by the Chinese — even a substantial percentage of Democrats* Biden gets rolled by Easter Bunny * Stacy Abrams gets fabulously wealthy — with politics Find out more about the show and where you can watch it at TheDavidKnightShow.comIf you would like to support the show and our family please consider subscribing monthly here: SubscribeStar https://www.subscribestar.com/the-david-knight-show Or you can send a donation throughZelle: @DavidKnightShow@protonmail.comCash App at:  $davidknightshowBTC to:  bc1qkuec29hkuye4xse9unh7nptvu3y9qmv24vanh7Mail: David Knight POB 1323 Elgin, TX 78621

The David Knight Show
Tue 19Apr22 Biden/CDC/TSA Appear to Cave on Masks But It's Far From Over

The David Knight Show

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 178:11


* Members of Congress are pushing for US direct involvement in Ukraine* Captured UK soldiers in televised plea for prisoner exchange* Austrian Chancellor says Putin thinks he's winning as Mariupol surrounded* Biden admin fought for OSHA mandates AFTER Supreme Court ruled against them. So why did Biden/CDC/TSA cave so quickly after one judge's decision on masks? What are the implications beyond plane travel?* Shanghai lockdown is already creating massive repercussions for global supply chains* BigPharma hawks a "cure" for heart damage — mRNA jabs!* Large majority of Americans believe Biden is owned by the Chinese — even a substantial percentage of Democrats* Biden gets rolled by Easter Bunny * Stacy Abrams gets fabulously wealthy — with politics Find out more about the show and where you can watch it at TheDavidKnightShow.comIf you would like to support the show and our family please consider subscribing monthly here: SubscribeStar https://www.subscribestar.com/the-david-knight-show Or you can send a donation throughZelle: @DavidKnightShow@protonmail.comCash App at:  $davidknightshowBTC to:  bc1qkuec29hkuye4xse9unh7nptvu3y9qmv24vanh7Mail: David Knight POB 1323 Elgin, TX 78621

Safety Consultant with Sheldon Primus
3 Compliance Services to Jumpstart Your Consultancy

Safety Consultant with Sheldon Primus

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 27:57


In this week's episode, Sheldon shares 3 compliance services that you can use to start your consulting business today. These are written programs, compliance audits, and compliance training. Also, Sheldon gives tips as to how to price each service. If you need more help with OSHA compliance, then register for the Demystifying OSHA Compliance webinar at www.primuswebinar.com

Speaking of Precision Podcast: Monday With Miles

Miles Free and Carli Kistler-Miller review the latest OSHA Statistics available for our industry in anticipation of the full report of the top 10 OSHA violations that is due out soon. For More Information: pmpa.org/podcasts

OH&S SafetyPod
The Qualities of a Great Safety Leader

OH&S SafetyPod

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 12:50


As a safety leader, you are the point person for all safety initiatives. Listen in as Editor Sydny Shepard discusses the traits a great leader should have to implement effective and successful safety programs.

Safety+Health magazine
OSHA Training for General Industry: Reviewing the elements for select topics

Safety+Health magazine

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 16, 2022 59:45


Experts from J. J. Keller discuss several key general industry training topics, such as hazard communication, forklifts, lockout/tagout, walking-working surfaces, bloodborne pathogens and more. You are listening to audio from a webinar in the Safety+Health Webinar Series presented on Jan. 13, 2022, by J. J. Keller. Watch the archived webinar video to see the presenter's slides at https://www.safetyandhealthmagazine.com/events/251-osha-training-for-general-industry-reviewing-the-elements-for-select-topics

Floor Academy
Putting People First - Markus Dworowy

Floor Academy

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 81:04


Markus Dworowy is a 2nd generation master tile setter. Having learned from his father and wanting a different experience he came to the states. Using lessons from his father he has built up his own successful tile installation business. The secret to his success isn't really a secret at all. He puts people first and treats them as he would like to be treated. Listen in to find out how easy this system is and what it isn't just for his clients but his employees and family as well.Need new headphones for working and listening to Floor Academy? Check out ISOTunes using the link below. Amazing Bluetooth headphones that are OSHA certified. http://bit.ly/2P5A9pRCheck out our sponsorsThe International Surfaces EventCheck out our website and storeSupport the show (http://www.patreon.com/flooracademy)

Food Safety Matters
Ep. 116. Warren, Houlroyd, White: The Intersection of Food Safety and Worker Safety

Food Safety Matters

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 75:42


Hilarie Warren, M.P.H., C.I.H., manages the OSHA Training Institute (OTI) Education Center at Georgia Tech, one of the first OTI Education Centers in the national network of occupational safety and health training organizations authorized by OSHA. Jenny Houlroyd, M.S.P.H., C.I.H., has worked as an industrial hygienist with the OSHA Consultation Program for 16 years, providing onsite OSHA compliance assistance for businesses throughout the state of Georgia. She serves as the Manager of the Occupational Health Group for that program. Wendy White, M.Sc., is the Food and Beverage Industry Manager for the Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership (GaMEP) at Georgia Tech. She leads GaMEP's food industry services, which include regulatory compliance, HACCP food safety plans, and third-party audit certification preparation. Ms. White holds a B.S. degree in Biology and an M.Sc. degree in Food Microbiology from the University of Georgia and is an FSPCA PCQI Human Foods Lead Instructor, an International HACCP Alliance Lead Instructor, and an ASQ Certified Quality Auditor. She is also a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Food Safety Magazine.  In this episode of Food Safety Matters, we speak with Hilarie, Jenny, and Wendy [18:35] about: The critical intersection of food safety and worker safety in food production and processing The difficulties third-shift workers face with regard to safety and workplace culture, and how those difficulties affect worker health and safety, as well as food safety The importance of internal communication between food safety and personnel safety departments and how communication gaps can occur Addressing workplace injury trends, using a holistic approach, to uncover broader issues that may also impact food safety Factors that lead to underreporting of worker injuries and how companies can encourage workers to report occupational and food safety hazards Confusion that contractors and small businesses face in navigating their responsibilities to OSHA Differences between food safety and worker safety audits and inspections The OSHA Consultation Program that is available for small- and mid-sized businesses as part of the Occupational Safety and Health Act Links to Warren, Houlroyd, White Food Safety Magazine articles:Food Safety and Employee Safety: Two Sides of the Same Coin Into the Wee Hours, Sanitation and Safety Keep Working Side by Side News and Resources FDA Completes Report on Processed Avocado and Guacamole Sampling[5:43] USDA: Salmonella Causes Most Pathogen-Based Import Violations, 2002–2019 [9:37] New FSIS Webpage: Reducing Salmonella in Poultry [14:22] IFST Releases New Best Practice Food Safety Governance Guide for Directors [15:52] Register for the Food Safety Summit: May 9–12. Podcast listeners get a 10% discount on registration! Use the code FSMPodcast. We Want to Hear from You! Please send us your questions and suggestions to podcast@food-safety.com

Thyme in the Studio
Herbs to End a Virus That Won't Quit

Thyme in the Studio

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 12:34


Episode 80!  Today is a short solo episode about herbs to support with long-haul viral infections such as covid. It is a very short list of herbs I love to work with including hawthorn, cats claw, elecampane, schisandra berry, nettles and ginger. I would love to hear from you any favorite plants for illness and recovery. You can find me on Instagram @thymeinthestudiopodcast and let me know in comments or send me a dm. Also supporting your gut microbiome is the golden ticket to supporting your immune system. I created a list of over 60 things you can do to easily support your belly. Hop over to www.aidazea.com to grab that free checklist. And I'm teaching a class on Nourishing your belly to Transform your health on April 20 at Rebecca's Apothecary. The class is online and in-person and I would love to see you there!Also big thanks to Aaron Travers for the show music.  If you enjoyed this interview please share it with a friend and leave a review where reviews are found.If you want more fun resources you can join the patreon at www.patreon.com/thymeinthestudio And to sign up for my newsletter go to  www.aidazea.com. To sign up for my upcoming gut health class or to purchase the teas mentioned in this podcast please go to www.rebeccasherbs.comThanks for being here and may our efforts benefit all beings! Thyme in the Studio links:https://www.patreon.com/thymeinthestudiohttps://www.instagram.com/thymeinthestudiopodcast/https://www.aidazea.comwww.rebeccasherbs.comDiscliamer: I am not a doctor. I am an herbalist. This podcast is for educational and entertainment purposes. This podcast and none of my handouts, classes, videos, audio or consultations are considered medical advice.  Please do your own research to determine what is right for you.  

Amplify Your Process Safety
Episode 54 - Pressure Relief Device Concepts with Guest Eric Hirsch

Amplify Your Process Safety

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 35:50


In Episode 45, we covered the basics of piping requirements for pressure relief devices. In this episode, Rob is joined by Eric Hirsch, to take a deeper dive into pressure relief device concepts. Eric, a principal process engineer at Nexus Engineering Group, works in process design with a focus on pressure relief devices. In this episode, Eric and Rob cover basic requirements for pressure relief devices and the calculations that go with them. You'll learn about back pressures, considerations for common subheaders and global relief scenarios, impacts to the relief capacity of a system, identifying fire zones/circles, design issues with flare knock out pots, Eric's thoughts on the use of rupture disks for overpressure protection, SIS instrumentation, designing for 2-phase relief, and more. Then Eric gives his expert advice regarding a frequently asked question: Do I have to have overpressure protection on every pressure vessel and/or piping system and do I need calculations for all of those? He'll touch on what could get you in trouble with OSHA during an enforcement audit when it comes to your pressure relief scenarios, how often you should revalidate them, and more. Don't miss this content-packed episode from an expert on pressure relief devices. To contact Eric Hirsch directly, send an email to eric.hirsch@nexusegroup.com or give him a call at 216-456-8564. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/amplifyyourprocesssafety/message

Floor Academy
What Makes A Good Employee? - Josh Hansman

Floor Academy

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2022 89:17


Having been an employee and an owner operator, Josh Hansman has settled on being an employee. We discuss what he thinks makes a good employee. What kind of effort should you expect? What kind of reliability? How much ownership should they have? Follow along to get some insights from a guy that gives 110% everyday.Need new headphones for working and listening to Floor Academy? Check out ISOTunes using the link below. Amazing Bluetooth headphones that are OSHA certified. http://bit.ly/2P5A9pRCheck out our sponsorsThe International Surfaces EventCheck out our website and storeSupport the show (http://www.patreon.com/flooracademy)

OH&S SafetyPod
The Right to Know: How Hazard Communication Became Standard

OH&S SafetyPod

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2022 11:53


Editor Sydny Shepard takes a look back at the history of the Hazard Communication Standard and its recent alignment with the Globally Harmonized System. 

Kill By Kill
Graveyard Shift (w/ Adam peacock) - Animal Attack April vol 6

Kill By Kill

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2022 80:21


It's Animal Attack April, so get your hoses ready cause we're going deep while talking about the grimy, blood-soaked corridors of 1990's GRAVEYARD SHIFT with the e help of Returning Champion and My Neighbors Are Dead host, Adam Peacock!! Along the way, Patrick pitches a Remy-Terminator hybrid, Adam wants to talk about the Cobra and Broken Arrow, and Gena feels that OSHA should get involved in this giant vermin-infested cotton mill! All this plus filthy hunks, Howie Long screams, Maine adjacent accents, this movie's “Bat Dance” remix, bone holes, Stephen King's working-class horror tropes, the genius of Brad Dourif, and a very sweaty edition of Choose Your Own Deathventure. Dig in and spray it out with us today! Never fear - new episodes of Kill By Kill are made available every other Friday! Dish By Dish: A Hannibal Rewatch on the Fridays in-between.  Artwork by Josh Hollis: joshhollis.com Kill By Kill theme by Revenge Body. For the full-length version and more great music, head to revengebodymemphis.bandcamp.com today! Our linker.ee Our TeePublic shop for killer merch is right here: https://www.teepublic.com/stores/kill-by-kill-podcast?utm_campaign=18042&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_source=Kill%2BBy%2BKill%2Bpodcast%2B   Have something to say? Find us on Twitter @KillByKillPod Join the conversation about any episode on the Facebook Group!Follow us on IG @killbykillpodcast Check out the films we've covered & what might come soon on Letterboxd! Get even more episodes exclusively on Patreon!  Follow our station on vurbl: https://vurbl.com/station/2bdTISeI3X/

Bernie and Sid
BEAT SID | 3-30-2022

Bernie and Sid

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2022 9:52


Today on Beat Sid: Anthony, a contractor from West Babylon, NY, tries his luck against Sid in a battle of the minds. Will we have a clean fight? Or will OSHA have to get involved? BANG! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Floor Academy
The Unqualified - Andy McWilliams

Floor Academy

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2022 115:45


Andy Mcwilliams is currently the technical manager and national trainer of North America for Novalis Innovative Flooring but was formerly an installer for many years. As an installer and now even more so as a technical rep he sees issues with installations everyday. Many times the installers say they don't know why it failed and they blame it on the product. Whether it be the actual flooring, a self leveling underlayment, adhesive, or another supply. Andy will help shed some light on why installers need to take back their trade through continuing education and just simply reading the directions or making a phone call when problems arise. It's up to us to get the rest of us trained as qualified labor.Need new headphones for working and listening to Floor Academy? Check out ISOTunes using the link below. Amazing Bluetooth headphones that are OSHA certified. http://bit.ly/2P5A9pRCheck out our sponsorsThe International Surfaces EventFlooring DomainSnaptechCheck out our website and storeSupport the show (http://www.patreon.com/flooracademy)