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A New NSTC Card

Out with the old, in with the new – Beginning January 1, 2020 new electronic NSTC cards will begin being issued. Individuals taking the NSTC Unescorted course, or an NSTC Job Specific course will be issued a Temporary NSTC card by the Instructor who taught the class. Temporary NSTC Cards are valid for 90 days […]

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Don’t Fall in the Safety Gaps

It’s that time of year again. The end of the year is approaching and people are looking back at everything this year had to bring. Hopefully, this year treated you well but there is always some bad mixed in with the good.  When it comes to safety, this time of the year offers a chance […]

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Smooth Shoveling

Even if you hire someone to plow your driveway, there are often locations that still need to be cleared by hand.  My first tip would be to hire a neighbor kid. It’s a great way to teach young kids to work hard and a good way to get to know the kids in your neighborhood. […]

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APICC is now ASA
APICC is now the Alaska Safety Alliance

 At its 20th Anniversary Gala in Anchorage on October 25, the Alaska Process Industry Careers Consortium (APICC) announced the workforce-development organization’s name is changing to the Alaska Safety Alliance. The change, which takes effect immediately, is accompanied by the launch of a new website (alaskasafetyalliance.org) that has an increased offering of services for employers and […]

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Employee Health – Happier Employees Equals More Profit

Sifting through the junk mail. Eventually I make it to the cover of a health and safety magazine. I read over the highlights. One topic was mental health, as if that is even a topic where many of us have worked. One mental health topic covered veterinarian suicide rates. Vets are 3.5 times more likely […]

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Your Safety, Your Health

A text came through at 5PM on Thursday; by 7AM Friday I had made the trek from Anchorage, Alaska to Portland, Oregon. My aunt was headed to the hospital. She had to have her heart stopped and restarted.  No one else could be with her for this operation. There was no decision to make, I […]

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The Value of Reciprocity

In Alaska we have some unique environments, to say the least. A new person to the North Slope, for example, will definitely need some specific information; never underestimate mother nature, if you can’t see where you are going make sure you never leave where you are, if you see a bear don’t run. Granted, these […]

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