Dave Paoletta

Author: Dave Paoletta

David Paoletta, MS, MBA, CSP, CUSP, is a research analyst and subject matter expert for Safesite, a safety management software company based in San Francisco, CA. He is also a principal consultant with New Dimensions in Safety in Alameda, CA. David has extensive utility field safety experience with PG&E and PNM New Mexico. He is a Past NM ASSE SPY Award winner and a Past President of the San Francisco Chapter ASSE.

UPDATED: How to Comply with Cal/OSHA Emergency COVID-19 Standards

We are well over one year into the COVID-19 pandemic. Amidst the chaos, regulatory agencies have been working hard behind the scenes to assess the role of safety at work....

How to Build Communication and Recordkeeping Best Practices into Your Safety Program

Every worker needs to have the latest relevant safety information before they clock-in. For that to happen, safety communications need to do more than exist: they need to be effective. ...

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How to Run a Successful Safety Assessment and Inspection Program

Research shows that companies who monitor workplace and job site conditions through a formal inspection or audit program have fewer injuries, fines from regulators, and, in many cases, better communication...

How to Implement Your Safety Management System

Ask ten experienced safety professionals what elements they need for an effective safety management program, and you will probably get ten different answers.  In truth, the best safety management program...

The Ultimate Guide to Safety Management Systems

Safety management: it sounds simple enough. Only safety professionals know the power packed into such a small term: the depth of learning, planning, coordination, interpersonal skill, and raw perseverance involved...

How to Implement Management of Change (MOC)

Major change is bound to happen in any organization, no matter how big or small. Events such as a transition in leadership, corporate expansion, product changes, or technical equipment upgrades...

OSHA Ladder Safety for General Industry

Ladders are so common that it’s easy to forget the risks involved in using them.  OSHA estimates that, for general industry companies, falls from ladders — step, straight, combination, and...

How to Improve Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) Safety

Lockout/Tagout (LOTO), also called Control of Hazardous Energy, is used in many industries. LOTO is a process that ensures energy-powered machinery and equipment are shut-down properly so they can undergo...
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