School bus safety begins outside the bus

By Glenn McGinley, Director, Ohio Public Employment Risk Reduction Program When school bus safety comes up in conversation the topic normally focuses on student and passenger safety. However, drivers, mechanics, crossing guards and other personnel face serious safety hazards associated with the work they perform, including workplace violence, fires and explosions. They are also in … Continue reading School bus safety begins outside the bus

That’s not just a tight spot … that’s a confined space!

By Glenn McGinley, Director, Ohio Public Employment Risk Reduction Program and member of the NFPA Technical Committee on Confined Space Safe Work Practices Have you ever had a feeling of claustrophobia – that feeling that you’re trapped and a longing for open spaces while the refrain of “don’t fence me in” plays repeatedly in your … Continue reading That’s not just a tight spot … that’s a confined space!