Pedro Mercado, Author at IBTX Insurance

Subcontractors, OSHA, and You

June 4, 2019

  Subcontractors, OSHA, and You   06/04/19 – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has determined that everyone is responsible for safety under the current OSHA Field Operations Manual (FOM), “On multi-employer worksites, more than one employer may be cited for a hazardous condition that violates an OSHA standard.” (Multi-Employer Citation Policy). That is …

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Risk Management: Part 2 of a Series – The Risk Analysis Process

April 2, 2019

  Risk Management: Part 2 of a Series – The Risk Analysis Process   “People overestimate their ability to influence events that, in fact, are heavily determined by chance. We tend to be overconfident about the accuracy of our forecasts and risk assessments and far too narrow in our assessment of the range of outcomes that …

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Risk Management: Part 1 of a Series

March 5, 2019

  Risk Management: Part 1 of a Series   “The essence of risk management lies in maximizing the areas where we have some control over the outcome while minimizing the areas where we have absolutely no control over the outcome.” – Peter L. Bernstein   March 5, 2019 – Most of the businesses that I …

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On Your Best Behavior: Behavior-Based Safety

July 10, 2017

  On Your Best Behavior: Behavior-Based Safety   By: Pedro Mercado, CSHO, SHEP, COSM, CLCS, CRIS, CSSGB, VP of HSE and Risk Management   July 10, 2017   Use behavior-based safety effectively Behavior-based safety helps determine why at-risk behavior occurs on the job and the steps necessary to change at-risk behavior into safe behavior. This …

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ANALYZE THIS! Accident Prevention & Mitigation

June 14, 2017

  ANALYZE THIS! Accident Prevention & Mitigation   By: Pedro Mercado, CSHO, SHEP, COSM, CLCS, CRIS, CSSGB, VP of HSE and Risk Management   June 14, 2017   Accident prevention and mitigation The job hazard analysis is an effective tool to minimize or eliminate hazards and reduce accidents. It is important that we don’t just …

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