Friday, March 25, 2011

My Utilicom Safety, LLC Booth at the ASSE Expo

Here is the picture of my booth at the ASSE Expo in Longview today.  There has been several businesses here and a lot of Kilgore College Students breaking into the safety field.  It is good to see such an interested in safety. 

ASSE Safety Expo

Today I am at the ASSE Safety Expo at the Maude Cobb Convention Center in Longview, TX.  There are a lot of venders and it looks like some great speakers.  I am excited about the events for today.  If you are around, you might want to drop by. 

Monday, March 14, 2011

iSafe Challenge: A new feature for Utilicom Family members

This month, your iSafe Challenge, should you choose to accept:  Practice your 3 second following distance Defensive Driving procedure for 21 days (habit forming time) and report back on your observations,  Did you like it, hate it, it's way too far, you think it's fantastic, etc.  Let me know and I will let others know.  Be safe!  3 seconds.

Friday, March 11, 2011


Once again I am trying to use twitter as another means of technology to reach out to all of my Utilicom Safety family members. I want to stay connected, pass information, identify high of points RappSession safety training topics and discuss safety issues I encounter in my daily walk. I hope you'll join me. Find and follow me on Twitter @usrappsession.

Craig Rapp
Utilicom Safety, LLC
PO Box 356
Diana, TX 75640
903 424-7453
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Salus Primoris!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Spring Forward on Sunday March 13, 2011

If you didn't already know, (I forgot until my preacher sent me a text message reminding me) that this Sunday, really Saturday night, is when we set our clocks forward one hour.  Got to bed early, or just rely on less sleep Sunday after church service.  That's good nap time anyway, so maybe that's the better plan.  Unfortunately, I gotta drive out west on Sunday, so I am going to bed early. 

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Unsafe Ladder Usage

One of our Utilicom Safety family members had her mind on safety when she spotted this employee of an unnamed retail store using this ladder improperly. Great eyes catching this one. Where the employer is ultimately responsible for this violation, this is a great example of incorrect behavior on the part of the employee not only putting him/herself in danger but also putting the company at risk for a costly injury and/or an OSHA fine. Never use the top platform as a step, never use a step ladder as an extension or single ladder. Check the capacity rating also. The 4:1 ratio must also be used. Ironically, that may be the only thing this employee has right. Be safe, and stay vigilant.

Inspection is Crucial

Inspection is Crucial
Make sure you inspect your ladder regularly. Your safety depends on it!