Todd Jerome Jenkins, MS, CSP, SMS, ASP, CHST, STSC

Safety Aficionado & Ph.D. Student

Occupational Safety

What is a Site-Specific Safety Plan?

"What is a site-specific safety plan" is a question I've been asked many times throughout my career as a safety professional. First, a site-specific safety plan is not your company's safety policy manual. A site-specific safety plan (SSSP or 3SP)...

What Reporting & Recordkeeping Does OSHA Require?

Keeping workers safe in the workplace is your number one priority and your legal obligation under OSHA regulations. Even your best efforts sometimes aren’t enough, and an employee may become ill or injured. The worker must get the care they need....

WHAT IS A CONTROLLED ACCESS ZONE?

You're building a wall, decking the second floor of a building, or sheeting a roof. How do you protect employees from falling when they create the structure and there is nowhere to tie it off? What about other employees not involved in the work?...

Weekly Safety Topic – How Noisy is it

How Noisy is It? Spend a moment listening to the sounds around you. Would you be able to carry on a conversation without raising your voice? How do you feel when heavy equipment operates around you? Do you even hear yourself think? Are you relieved...

A Review of Improvement of Risk Management Principles in Occupational Health and Safety

Introduction The article describes the issues with the Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) cycle implementation as prescribed in ISO 45001. The author identifies and builds the case for the lack of support and guidance the ISO 45001 standards provide for...

Weekly Safety Topic – What’s In Your Go Bag?

What's in Your Go Bag? Watching the evening news, we have all seen people evacuate their homes and workplaces before or during an emergency. In most cases, we hope and expect that such misfortunes won't affect us. Everybody can be affected by...

A Review of Leading Measures for Safety Performance: Enhance Your Organization’s Culture

Introduction This ASSP conference paper discusses the issues with measuring lagging safety performance indicators and the need to customize leading safety performance indicators. The author presents criteria, methods, and industry-specific examples...