Question: How do you eat the angry elephants in your room?

Q: How Do You Eat the Angry Elephants in the Room?

Safety Training Questions


One carefully planned bite at a time! 

 You may already know your workplace is out of OSHA compliance in many areas, but where do you start? And when will you find time and energy with so many other balls in the air that you often feel like a tired circus juggler … It can be so demoralizing.

Unless you’re an auto mechanic, you wouldn’t even try to repair your own car. Would you? Instead, you would hire an expert . . .an experienced and certified auto mechanic. 

 So why would you try to solve all those those complex workplace safety and health problems by yourself? Hiring a professional is time and very money well invested. 

 SRA has experienced and certified safety and health professionals to conduct a compliance inspection of your workplace and prioritize deficiencies and opportunities to guide your future improvements.

We will complete a “Gap Analysis” to identify and prioritize corrective actions and determine where your highest risks are. We will assess compliance risks as well as accident and injury risks to help you prioritize where you are the most vulnerable — and where the best profit opportunities are for you in the year ahead!

Call Ed today at (804) 310-6396 or email him to review your needs — and the related opportunities!

Ed Boulanger
Principal Risk & Safety Consultant

Safety Resource Associates, LLC
Industrial Jobsite Safety Training – Custom Safety Manuals – OSHA Fine Reduction – Expert Witness Services

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Contact us for updates to guide your company response. We are here to help and our team of certified safety & health professionals stands ready to assist your business in coping with the pandemic.

What should your organization being doing today?

By now you are already asking yourself: – Does my organization need to do anything in regard to the Covid-19 pandemic? –  What’s going too far? –  What’s not doing enough?

These are the questions running through the minds of many managers today.

First and foremost assess your risk. What is your exposure? What would the impact be to your organization if an outbreak were to occur in your workplace?

Monitor the situation daily to keep abreast of the spread of the virus and potential threat to your organization.

Dealing with Covid-19 at the Workplace

We are being bombarded with news about the coronavirus. It is something to be taken seriously, but sorting through the hype versus the practical can be overwhelming.

The first thing to keep in mind is that the situation is fluid. Because this is a new virus, we don’t know much about it, but public health experts are learning more each day. The more we learn, the better we can prepare and keep things in perspective.

–   Those infected appear to be contagious for approximately 7-9 days. That is a relatively long period of time and one reason those who have been exposed are being quarantined.  It is also a fact that persons can carry the virus and show no symptoms, furthering the risk of infection spread.

Thus, non-essential employees should be encouraged to stay home to prevent becoming infected.

Provide essential employees with the tools necessary to protect themselves from risk of infection while on the job – gloves, masks, sterilizing hand washes or well-equipped wash stations. Make sure all employees know the symptoms of exposure and infection.

–  It is estimated that someone infected with the virus will spread the infection to 2-3 other people. Thus, ensure that adequate spacing between not only employees but also customers with whom they come in contact is maintained at a minimum six-foot distance. Additionally, the customers themselves should be kept six feet apart for their own protection.

–       This virus does not discriminate and anyone who is exposed and even those in otherwise good health can be infected and become seriously ill.

Ed Boulanger
Principal Risk & Safety Consultant
Safety Resource Associates, LLC

Learn More about OSHA Fine Reduction, Jobsite Safety Assessment, Risk Assessment, Employee Heath & Safety Training, and more

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Best Practices Training (Podcast)

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Best Practices


LEARN MORE about SRA’s jobsite & workplace safety training, risk assessment, OSHA compliance training, and employee safety manual creation.

John Meola, Risk & Safety Consultant, Safety Resources Associates

John Meola, CSP, Risk & Safety Consultant for Safety Resources Associates, is also safety manager for the Timmons Group, and a regular contributor to

 In this podcast, Meola discusses OSHA requirements and best practices as they relate to Personal Protective Equipment (hardhats, gloves, etc.), including hazard recognition, hazard assessment, PPE selection and employee training. He gives particular focus to head, ear and eye protection for both workers on the ground and operators in machines.