Tom O'Connor

Safety Manager

Tom O'Connor is safety and regulatory affairs manager for Intec, a safety consulting, training and publishing firm that offers on-site assistance and produces manuals, training videos and software for contractors. He has significant experience working with national and international trade associations with an expertise in government affairs. Reach him at toconnor@intecweb.com.

Articles by Tom O'Connor

January 2016
The likelihood of getting inspected by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is pretty low. In fact, each year, state and federal agencies conduct roughly only 100,000 job site inspections. Regardless, it’s still important to create a safe work environment free from occupational hazards and to be prepared should an inspection occur.
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January 2016
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has once again set some aggressive policy goals for the year to come. However, much like the recent past, the intentions are likely to fall short. In reality, the agency is staring down some serious cutbacks as a result of the political and financial climate.
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December 2015
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has had general industry and shipyard standards regulating work in confined spaces for years. Those regulations require employers to determine which safety measures and procedures must be established for work to occur. READ MORE
November 2015
With winter rapidly approaching, it is important to protect workers from the coming cold temperatures and potential extreme weather. Prolonged exposure to these conditions can result in serious health problems, including trench foot, hypothermia and frostbite. Extreme cases can even result in death. READ MORE
October 2015
In all likelihood, you will never be involved in a scenario involving an intruder or active shooter in the workplace. But in the event you find yourself in this situation, this article provides basic background and awareness information on how to respond. READ MORE
September 2015
The first thing that comes to mind when thinking of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is government regulation compliance. You think, “How can I avoid fines, fulfill minimum training requirements and complete all of the paperwork required for job-related injuries and illnesses?” Since OSHA exists to protect U.S. READ MORE
August 2015
Contact with electrical current is one of the leading causes of occupational injuries and fatalities. Due to the nature of their jobs, wire and line workers carry an exponential risk for being involved in these types of incidents. READ MORE
July 2015
The dog days of summer are upon us. It is vacation season, and employees are likely to spend more time outdoors on home-improvement projects and other leisure activities. With so much emphasis on job safety, it’s easy to forget that most injuries and illnesses actually happen away from work. READ MORE
June 2015
Powered industrial trucks cause approximately 100 fatalities and more than 35,000 serious injuries every year. It is estimated that as many as 25 percent of all accidents involving this type of equipment can be attributed to lack of training. As a result, proper hazard awareness and recognition when operating powered industrial trucks can help drastically reduce these types of incidents.
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