Posts by Steve Pomponi

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  1. COVID-19 Return to Work Guidelines: Safety and Risk Considerations

    This blog is the final installment in a three-part series addressing return to work considerations discussed in a recent PSA webinar. In part one, we covered COVID-19 testing and managing sick employees, and in part two, we discussed HR considerations for getting employees back to the workplace and granting accommodations. In this post, we focus […]

  2. 10 Overlooked Workplace Safety Best Practices to Implement

    As a result of mandated time at home due to the COVID-19 quarantine, I am seeing family and friends on social media completing all kinds of projects they never had the time to do before. Let’s apply that time and mentality to workplace safety best practices.  As a safety professional, with thousands of safety assessments […]

  3. How to Prevent or Reduce Theft in Your Organization

    With many businesses closing or switching to remote work due to current events, many buildings and storage yards are unattended. Aside from installing or reactivating central station monitored alarm systems, here are ways you can keep your business safe from theft.

  4. Is Your Company Prepared for a Medical Emergency? Create an Emergency Response Team.

    Did you know, your business—whether based in an office or at a construction site—must comply with certain federal requirements for first aid and emergency medical treatment? What many people don’t realize is that having a first aid kit and calling 9-1-1 are not enough. You likely need an Emergency Response Team for your company. Here’s […]

  5. Six “How-Tos” to Create a Safety Culture

    Two teams have worked hard every day to face-off as the best-in class for one Sunday to become Champions. Are they there by luck? Did they just stumble into the game? No way, because you can’t stumble into winning the Big Game. The same goes for creating a best-in-class workplace safety culture.

  6. 11 Safety Tips for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists ─ Keep Everyone Safe During Driver Evaluations

    With more than 30 years in the safety field, I’ve noticed that when working with professionals in the mobility industry, they often forget that their own personal safety should be just as important as that of their clients’. Driver rehabilitation specialists can become overly focused on serving the needs of their clients, which is commendable, […]

  7. Don’t be Left High and Dry with an Impaired Fire Sprinkler System

    In our last blog we discussed how a properly operating fire sprinkler system is an effective fire safety tool. But what if your fire sprinkler system does not work for two reasons–either because it was recently activated by a fire or accidentally, or because it is currently shut down due to maintenance? If you don’t […]

  8. 3 Steps to Prevent Accidental Fire Sprinkler Activation

    A fire sprinkler, as this recent viral video shows, is an effective fire safety tool—but it can be unintentionally discharged when it is accidentally set off by friendly fire or a fire sprinkler head is struck or sheared off by a person or equipment.

  9. How to Protect Your Assets During Civil Disorders | PSA Insurance & Financial Services

    The recent riots and looting across the U.S. raised questions among my clients wondering about their personal safety as well as protection for their companies. The vandalism, theft and curfew caused significant losses to both individuals and businesses. Unfortunately, civil disorder is becoming more common, it seems. We have witnessed many similar events over the […]