• 25 Sep

    What is a JSA?

    By Alyse Ridpath

    Since the implementation of the Occupational Safety and Health Act in 1971, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) mission has been to set and enforced standards to assure a safe work place and to assist employers in reducing or eliminating workplace hazards. Establishing a process in identifying and assessing potential hazards associated with manufacturing, process, […]

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  • 24 Sep

    Gold Sponsorship at the IDCA

    By Alyse Ridpath

    On September 13 & 14, Wandling Engineering was a Gold Sponsor for Keynote Speaker, Aaron Thomas, at the Iowa Defense Counsel Association’s Annual Meeting & Seminar. The IDCA is a professional organization of lawyers and claims professionals actively engaged in the practice of law or in work relating to the handling of claims and the […]

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  • 24 Sep

    How to Protect Your Organization from Injury and Property Loss

    By Alyse Ridpath

    Join special guest speaker, and Wandling Engineering Occupational Safety Specialist, Robert Ridpath, CSP, CFEI at the Iowa-Illinois Safety Council Networking Breakfast on October 17 at the IISC Office in West Des Moines. Hazard recognition, evaluation, and control plays an important role in preventing incidents.  Mr. Ridpath will discuss the steps of identifying and analyzing sequences […]

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  • 24 Sep

    Wandling Engineering Sponsors the Iowa-Illinois Safety Council

    By Alyse Ridpath

    Wandling Engineering was recognized as an Executive Sponsor by the Iowa-Illinois Safety Council. Pictured are Robert Ridpath, Occupational Safety Specialist at Wandling Engineering, Nancy Hankinson, Director of Membership & Account Management at the Iowa-Illinois Safety Council, and Dr. George Wandling, Professional Engineer and President at Wandling Engineering. We are proud to be recognized by one of our many partnered professional […]

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  • 18 Jul

    OSHA TRAINING: MITIGATE YOUR COMPANY’S RISK

    By Alyse Ridpath

    Wandling Engineering provides occupational safety consulting and training services: Tailored to meet the needs of your organization Facilitate your employee education Fulfill your continuing education requirements Help your business comply with applicable OSHA standards Our Certified Safety Professional, Robert Ridpath, will be hosting an upcoming training in Ames, Iowa: OSHA 30 Hour General Industry Training: July 24th […]

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  • 18 Jul

    Fire Statistics in the United States

    By Alyse Ridpath

    According to the National Fire Protection Association annual fire department survey, fires claim an average of 9 lives every day.  On average, U.S. fire departments respond to: A fire every 24 seconds A structure fire every 66 seconds A home fire every 90 seconds An outside or unclassified fire every 48 seconds A highway vehicle fire every […]

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  • 18 Jul

    Pedestrian Crash Investigation

    By Alyse Ridpath

    In early June, 2018, Wandling Engineering’s Professional Engineer, Dr. Alan Lynch, attended a two-day seminar titled: Pedestrian Crash Investigation.  The seminar was hosted by the Illinois Association of Technical Accident Investigators (IATAI).  The seminar discussed the investigation and analysis of pedestrian and bicyclist incidents involving motor vehicles.  Participants were able to witness, record, and collect […]

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  • 12 Jun

    OSHA 10 & 30 Hour General Industry Training

    By Alyse Ridpath

    Looking to reduce turnover and insurance costs while increasing productivity and efficiency within your organization?  How about reducing the risks associated with OSHA fines and litigation?  The best solution for these concerns is educating the workforce within your organization on the latest safety and health topics through a 10 or 30 Hour OSHA Training program. […]

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  • 12 Jun

    New OSHA Requirements: Recording & Reporting

    By Alyse Ridpath

    In an effort to continuously create a safer work environment for employees, OSHA has established a record keeping rule that initially took effect in 2017, with its second phase right around the corner.  This rule requires certain employers to electronically submit injury and illness data.  OSHA believes that this rule will help protect and inform […]

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  • 12 Jun

    OSHA Compliance Update: Walking-Working Surfaces and Fall Protection Rule

    By Alyse Ridpath

    Two of the leading causes of serious work-related injuries and deaths in the United States are falls from heights and slips, trips, or falls on the same level (or working surfaces).  As a result, OSHA has issued the final rule updates to Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Fall Protection Systems. The final rule updates and clarifies […]

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