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How To Pack Your Winter Survival Kit: Bacon's Safety Tip

 Wintertime can bring many dangers, both at work and on the road.   Picture it. It’s the end of January. The last of daylight is just above the treeline, the snow is starting to fall faster and more furious. You’re the last one onsite. So, you pack up your gear, hop in your truck and head down the ... Read More

4 Tips To Winterize Your Work Site and Avoid Injuries

Is Your Work Site Winter Ready?   To the rest of the world, the thought of falling snow brings warm thoughts of cocoa by the fireplace. To construction workers (or anyone that works outside), it’s a bleak reminder that cold weather can bring annoying, dangerous and even deadly working conditions.   ... Read More

How To Pack Your PPE Kit: Bacon's Safety Tip

Kitting your personal protective equipment is a sure-fire way to make sure your crew has the supplies they need to stay safe. Help your workers avoid being one of the 2.9 million non-fatal workplace injuries that happen every year; be prepared.  PPE Kits save money and time. Plus, you get the added ... Read More

Gas Detection Devices: Don’t drive a minivan when you need a racecar (Safety Tales Podcast S3)

*Podcasts may contain explicit material* Today, the Quad City Safety guys are delivering the goods on gas detection devices — what they do and why you need them. Join Dave White and Fred Radunzel as they discuss everything from their musical prowess (or lack thereof) to why confined spaces aren’t ... Read More

Tool Tethers & Dropped Objects: Rope and Duct Tape Don’t Cut It (Safety Tales Podcast S3 Episode 10)

*Podcasts may contain explicit material* Dropped object prevention. That’s what the Quad City Safety guys are talking about this week. Join Dave White and Fred Radunzel as they speak to Craig Myhre, Regional Sales Manager at Ergodyne®, on recent changes in tool tethering solutions and guidelines.   ... Read More

Job Site Rescue Plans: The difference between life and death (Safety Tales Podcast S3 Episode 9)

*Podcasts may contain explicit material* When it comes to safety on the job, don’t overlook the importance of having a rescue plan in place. Being prepared in the event of an accident can mean the difference between someone sustaining a minor injury or someone not making it home at all. Quad City ... Read More

What’s Your Facility’s Emergency Plan? (Safety Tales Podcast S3 Episode 8)

*Podcasts may contain explicit material* It’s time to dig your plan out of the drawer, dust it off and review. The Quad City Safety boys are back at it again, this time with a little back and forth on emergency planning.  Listen in to today’s episode of Dave & Bacon’s Safety Tales for some ... Read More

Disposable Clothing: Good For More Than Keeping You Clean (Safety Tales Podcast S3 Episode 7)

*Podcasts may contain explicit material* Today, the Quad City Safety guys come to you right after celebrating America’s birthday. Happy Fourth of July! Fun times were had by all, but there may be a tension between our cast. Why you ask? Well, it seems ol’ Dave here got a big lesson on burn injuries ... Read More

Proactive VS Reactive: Reassess Your Safety Program Regularly (Safety Tales Podcast S3 Episode 6)

*Podcasts may contain explicit material* Today, Dave White confuses the heck out of Fred Radunzel with tales of Stonehenge as it relates to equinox and solstices. Though it may not relate to today’s topic, (at all) it’s still  fun to hear Dave go full-on nerd about something else he’s passionate ... Read More

Lockout Tagout - Avoiding Wood Chipper Mishaps (Safety Tales Podcast S3 Episode 5)

*Podcasts may contain explicit material* Today, the Quad City Safety guys come to you straight from their headquarters in Davenport, Iowa. What’s the topic for today’s discussion? That’d be lockout tagout and how it keeps you from getting crushed, pinched, cut, electrocuted or otherwise decimated ... Read More