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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

When I Shoulda Wore A Respirator: A Trip Down Memory Lane (Safety Tales Podcast S3 Episode 4)

*Podcasts may contain explicit material* Think back for a minute about those wild and crazy times of your youth. Heck, maybe it was just yesterday. Whether you spent summers bailing hay like ol’ Dave here. Or, you tried to tackle your flooded basement like our buddy Fred. There’s bound to be a tale ... Read More

The Blue Collar Guide To Work Boot Terminology

Take a look around your job site. With a little luck, you’ll see men and women wearing the right personal protective equipment (PPE) they need to get the job done safely.  It’s not hard to see if people are wearing their respirators, fall protection or their fire-resistant gear. You can definitely ... Read More