Steve Prentice

Steve Prentice is a project manager and a specialist in productivity and technology in the workplace. Much of his work focuses on techniques for creating and maintaining safe and healthy working environments. He believes new educational technologies will go a long way in establishing policies and practice that support safe and balanced work, while blockchain tech will assist greatly in the process, and he assists companies in adopting these as new best practices. He is a published author of three self-help books, and is in high demand as a guest speaker and media commentator. His academic background is in organizational psychology and project management.

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The majority of confined space fatalities occur with rescuers who are not properly trained or equipped. Find out how to conduct a proper...

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Visitors to your site pose a risk - do you know how to manage it? Find out why tracking software makes a big difference.

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HAZWOPER training is required in many workplaces. Find out who needs it and what types of courses are available.

Choosing the Correct Work Boot for Your Job Choosing the Correct Work Boot for Your Job Choosing the Correct Work Boot for Your Job Choosing the Correct Work Boot for Your Job


Need to buy work boots? The right choice will depend on what kind of work you do. Here are some things to ask yourself before making your...

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Hard hat liners are an often-overlooked accessory, but it can make a big difference. Find out how.

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Bump caps and hard hats both protect the head, but they're not used in the same situations. Find out when a bump cap is okay and when you...

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Technology is changing the way firefighters are training. Find out how.

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Can learning to appreciate art make you safer at work? Find out why some industry players are trying it.

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Inadequate lockout/tagout procedures can be fatal. Find out how to build the right safeguards into your LOTO process.

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Although warehouse work seems simple, it comes with a lot of hazards. Find out what you can do to give warehouse workers a safer work...

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HAZMAT levels allow workers to remain safe when working with hazardous materials - but only if they know what they mean.

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Keeping road crews safe while keeping a healthy flow of traffic is a difficult balance. Learn the right way to approach maintenance of...

Q&A by Steve Prentice


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What Is a Confined Space?A confined space is a workspace that limits free movement while working, especially with regard to safe entry and...

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Bump caps are designed to protect against impact initiated by the worker. This includes bumping the head against low objects or against...

Who has the authorization to unlock machinery that's been locked out? Who has the authorization to unlock machinery that's been locked out? Who has the authorization to unlock machinery that's been locked out? Who has the authorization to unlock machinery that's been locked out?


There’s a very straightforward answer to this question: the person who locks a machine is the only one who should unlock it. But...