Ted Sommer

Corporate Director of Safety

Previously Faith Technologies’ Corporate Director of Safety, Ted was responsible for developing safety curriculum, conducting safety training, visiting jobsites to support and encourage safe behavior, and providing feedback to employees on safe practices. He developed, recommended, and implemented new safety policies and strategic objectives for the company, and was always up on the latest OSHA, DOT, EPA, MSHA, and other regulation and industry trends.

ARTICLES BY AUTHOR

April 29, 2014

Safety & Productivity |

Evaluating Your Daily Risk Assessments

A semi-truck recently crossed a median and collided with a bus full of college-bound teenagers on a tour of a university….

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December 17, 2013

Safety & Productivity |

Winter Opportunities to Warm Up Your Safety Culture

This morning on the news, local meteorologists said it was the coldest morning on record in three years. I don’t keep…

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March 5, 2013

Safety & Productivity |

Weatherproof Your Family

This week is Severe Weather Preparedness Week. Take a moment to consider your personal role and responsibilities for storm preparations. Have you…

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July 31, 2012

Safety & Productivity |

Avoiding Distractions That Contribute to Incidents

The human brain makes millions of interpretations each second. This process of analyzing visual information and applying our personal experience and…

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April 18, 2012

Safety & Productivity |

There’s No Copyright on Safety

Every year, Faith Technologies publishes its safety Toolbox Talk book to provide its employees bite-sized training sessions which aim to create…

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Drive - The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

February 7, 2012

Safety & Productivity |

Understanding Human Motivation from a Cultural Perspective

In my previous blog entry, titled Understanding and Using Human Motivation to Increase Safety Performance, I discussed human motivation from an…

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Coaching for Safety

November 1, 2011

Safety & Productivity |

Coaching for Safety

We’re currently deep into the NCAA football season, and about halfway through the NFL regular season. Every team has been forced…

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August 16, 2011

Safety & Productivity |

Safety at All Levels

In his book Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, Daniel Pink shares a compelling and intuitive point. “The opposite…

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Motivation

June 21, 2011

Safety & Productivity |

Understanding and Using Human Motivation to Increase Safety Performance

Nobody gets hurt intentionally. People don’t knowingly decide that added productivity is worth personal injury. So often an accident investigation stops…

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April 12, 2011

Safety & Productivity |

Lordy, Lordy OSHA is Forty

President Nixon signed the Occupational Safety and Health Act into law on December 29, 1970 creating OSHA as federal agency within…

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February 8, 2011

Safety & Productivity |

Avoiding Electrical Dangers in Industrial & Manufacturing Facilities

Preventative maintenance is crucial for electrical systems and equipment because unplanned downtime can be extremely costly. Maintaining an electrical power distribution…

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Paperwork

December 21, 2010

Safety & Productivity |

Turn Year-End Safety Responsibilities Into Opportunities

It is that time again when we are overwhelmed with holiday cards, New Year’s resolutions, and government recordkeeping. Just as you…

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November 2, 2010

Safety & Productivity |

Science & Art: Instilling the Value of Safety in Your Workplace

My neighbor’s 19-year-old son crashed his car last week. As he shared details about how his son was late for work…

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