Episode 7: Safely Bringing Employees Back to Work

This week’s guest on the Safety Task Force podcast was Jeff Smagacz, Ergonomics Practice Leader from Marsh. Jeff joined me to talk about the shift in the workplace we’ve all experienced over the last few months. He explains what employers and employees should be concerned about many people are now working from home and how to adjust to the current situation we find ourselves in. He provides great tips to make it through the day and how to set ourselves up for success no matter where we’re working. We discuss how to stay aware, stay engaged, and stay in charge of our workspace. As a lot of business are beginning to bring employees back to the office, we discuss how communication is key. This is an episode you don’t want to miss!

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  • Shifting to work-from-home fulltime, and now back to the office
  • Setting ourselves up for success while working from home
  • Creating a Playbook for bringing your employees back to the office
  • Keeping all lines of communication open
  • Ways to stay aware, stay engaged and stay in charge of your workspace

Jeff Smagacz

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Episode 6: Ergonomic Flooring Solutions within the Warehouse

This week I had the pleasure of speaking with Greg Doppler, President of Cornerstone Specialty Wood Products, LLC, out of Cincinnati, Ohio. Greg joined me to discuss flooring solutions for mezzanine surfaces and offered his advice for things to consider when choosing a flooring surface for your next elevated platform. He shares the shocking differences between walking on concrete, bar grate, and their very own, ResinDek®. Tune in to Episode 6 to learn more about the ergonomic, economic, and environmental impact your flooring choice can have on your business.

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  • Comparisons of tibial shock when walking on different mezzanine surfaces
  • Choosing the best flooring for your application
  • Help in achieving LEED certification through flooring choice
  • Benefits of ResinDek® as the industry moves towards robotics
  • Innovations you can expect to see from Cornerstone Specialty Wood Products

Greg Doppler

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Episode 5: Safety Compliance from a Regulatory Standpoint

To kick off National Safety Month, I was joined by Health and Safety Consultant, Paul Serafini, of Sotera Consulting. Paul explains why safety compliance is so important and ways that we can stay up to date with regulations. We talk about the risks involved when businesses fail to comply and what you can do to ensure you are creating a culture where safety is looked at with positivity. To follow Paul’s safety blog, visit soteraconsulting.com and stay up to date with safety topics, OSHA regulations and more.

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  • The importance of safety compliance for businesses
  • Ways to stay up to date with safety regulations
  • Resources available to ensure you are meeting regulations
  • Providing a safe work environment without an internal team of safety professionals

Paul Serafini

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Episode 4: Elevated Platform Safety & Regulations

We’re back for another episode of Safety Task Force, and this week, I am joined by John Sloan, from Legacy Platform, LLC. John discusses different safety solutions and regulations for elevated platforms. We go over key factors to consider when adding a platform to your building, and ways to ensure your platform will meet the required codes and regulations. Learn things to consider when adding a platform to your facility and what questions to ask to make the right decisions.

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  • Elevated platforms and their common uses
  • Benefits and drawbacks of different gates and/or access points
  • Ensuring the platform meets required codes and regulations
  • Automation side of multi-floor systems

John Sloan

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Episode 3: Design Considerations for the Modern Cleanroom

Zac Adams, from Gateway Marketing Solutions, joins me to discuss Modern Cleanrooms and what needs to be considered when installing one for your business. We discuss the financial impact different options will have, and how to choose which style is best for your specific scenario. Learn how to maximize your space and invest in equipment that will be around to benefit your business far beyond next year’s budget.

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  • Differences between a “cleanroom” and a “controlled-environment”
  • Benefits to installing a modular cleanroom
  • Factors to consider when evaluating doors, windows, ceilings, etc.
  • Increasing your scope as a salesperson in this industry

Zac Adams

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Episode 2: Data Center Facility Trends & Solutions

On Episode 2 I am joined by Hauris Lewis, Vice President of Emerging Markets with SpaceGuard Products. Hauris explains what a Data Center is and the different types of Data Center facilities that are common. We discuss why Wire Mesh Partitions are the perfect solution and what goes into choosing the best options to suit your needs. As more companies move towards online sales, the demand for increased server space is on the rise.

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  • Types of Wire Mesh Partitions commonly used in Data Centers
  • Security considerations that are a must
  • How the current situation with COVID-19 is affecting the industry

Hauris Lewis

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Episode 1: Protective Guarding Safety & Standards

To kick off our podcast I am joined by Ray Niemeyer, Director of Business Development with SpaceGuard Products. Ray is also the Vice Chair of the Protective Guarding Manufacturers Association (ProGMA) and discusses the latest ANSI standard that was recently announced at MODEX 2020. We discuss the benefits of protective guarding in the material handling industry, and how that initial investment can help keep your employees and products safe and secure.

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  • Current trends in Protective Guarding
  • New ANSI Standard MH31.1 Steel Mesh Containment Panels used in Pallet Rack and Vertical Storage Systems Applications: Performance and Testing Requirements
  • Financial benefits to installing Protective Guarding in your facility

Ray Niemeyer, SpaceGuard Products

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Introducing: The Safety Task Force Podcast

We are excited to introduce our new podcast, Safety Task Force! Mark your calendars for Monday, May 4th!

At the BEAST Agency, we’re on a mission to secure, guard and protect our world. The Safety Task Force podcast, hosted by Emily Gibson of SpaceGuard Products, is arming you with the necessary tools to combat safety in our fast-paced, dynamic world. Our interviews bring you the latest and greatest safety solutions from industry experts. If you’re new to the industry or just looking for ways to expand your knowledge and stay up to date with global safety trends, this podcast is for you!

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