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Jason Hessom

Jason Hessom is a respected workplace safety expert with 25 years of experience in implementing employee safety training, designed to reduce on the job accidents and injuries. Mr. Hessom’s background also includes managing workers compensation claims, overseeing loss prevention programs and litigation cost containment. An independent consultant for Fortune 500 companies, Mr. Hessom has given lectures at the National Safety Council as well as other nationally recognized safety organizations. An Authorized Outreach Trainer for both OSHA and Cal/OSHA, he also holds several disability and workers compensation related certifications (CPDM, WCCA, and WCCP).

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What Are the DOT Hours of Service Rules? – [Updated for 2022]

The DOT (Department of Transport) has strict hours of service regulations for truck drivers. These are in place to ensure that truckers, motorists, and passengers on board heavy vehicles are safe. Drivers subject to rules from the DOT and FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) must understand how they work, how to record hours worked, …

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19+ Aerial Lift Safety Tips – [Updated for 2022]

Aerial lifts are common pieces of equipment on job sites. However, proper training and safety precautions are crucial for guaranteeing proper use and minimizing the risk of injuries. While training can get you far in understanding best practices, basic aerial lift safety tips can be a good reminder of how to work with or around …

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Commercial Motor Vehicles – What You Need To Know in 2022

Hop on the highway, and you will see many trucks and vans operating as commercial motor vehicles. But what precisely is a commercial motor vehicle, what do they do, and what safety regulations are in place? In this guide, learn more about how a company can transport everything from passengers to hazardous materials in vehicles. …

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How to Fill Out a Logbook for CDL Drivers – [Updated 2022]

As designated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), any truck driver who operates a commercial vehicle for work must fill out log books during their shifts. These driver reports are usually completed through the use of electronic logging devices. However, there are still times when truck drivers will need to provide paper logs instead. …

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What Is a Straddle Stacker? – [Updated for 2022]

The straddle stacker, also known as a stacker, is a class of equipment frequently used as an alternative to counterbalanced forklifts. The straddle stacker also makes maneuvering multiple pallets through tight spaces in warehouses and commercial facilities. This equipment is essential for work operations, especially when traditional forklifts aren’t ideal for the job. Below you …

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How to Document Reasonable Suspicion – [Updated for 2022]

Drug and alcohol use in the workplace can have extremely dangerous consequences and should not be tolerated at any time. Risks associated with drug or alcohol use include injury, serious accidents, property damage, and even death. If you have reasonable suspicion that one of your Commercial Drivers might be under the influence of alcohol or …

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23+ Truck Driving Safety Tips – [Updated for 2022]

Truck driving is one of the most dangerous occupations. The trucking industry has over twice the average injury rate of all professions. So, how can truck drivers avoid accidents? Ensuring driver safety requires the government, companies, and drivers to work together. But truck drivers can help themselves and other drivers by being safety conscious. While …

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11+ Excavator Safety Tips – [Updated for 2022]

Excavators weigh several tons and operate in dangerous environments, meaning there’s always the chance of an accident. The most common accidents involving excavators are due to improper use, poor positioning, and carelessness. This is often the result of untrained personnel operating the equipment. Our excavator safety tips offer essential guidelines to help you establish proper …

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5 Main Electrical Hazards – Quick & Easy [Updated for 2022]

We have become so accustomed to electricity that it has become an afterthought. This doesn’t make it any less dangerous or powerful. Even a qualified electrician is prone to severe burns, electrical shock, fires, and other electrical hazards. That’s why keeping your employee safety training program up to date is critically important. Your company’s main …

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