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Houston Banks

Houston Banks has over 40 years of safety and training experience.

Mr. Banks began his career at Armco Steel Mill, starting as a heavy equipment operator/mechanic and completing a five year apprentice program. After the steel mill closed, he joined The International Union of Operating Engineers quickly becoming a Master Mechanic over the I.U.E.O. training site. At that time he also received his trainer certification from Texas A&M. He was responsible for the development and implementation of safety policies and procedures as well as training materials with respect to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) federal regulations.

He is constantly researching to keep himself up to date on all the latest safety trends and news.  Our weekly safety blog gives helpful tips and ideas on how to keep you and your family safe.  Check back every week to see what advice Houston has for you!

New Years Eve Safety Tips !!

New Year's Eve Safety Tips New Year's Eve is a night to have fun and celebrate the coming year. However, safety is a must when participating in the festivities. Whether you're staying in and celebrating with friends and family, or [...]

Holiday Decoration Safety Tips !!

Holiday Decoration Safety Tips Trees Many artificial trees are fire resistant. If you buy one, look for a statement specifying this protection. A fresh tree will stay green longer and be less of a fire hazard than a dry tree. [...]

Keep Violence Out with Effective Prevention Strategies

Keep Violence Out with Effective Prevention Strategies With so much talk about guns and violence, it natural that employers are giving more thought than usual to workplace violence. Here are some prevention tips from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, [...]

8 Elements of a Chemical Hygiene Plan

8 Elements of a Chemical Hygiene Plan OSHA's Laboratory Standard requires a written Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP). And that plan must contain these eight elements. The CHP must: Describe standard operating procedures. Define criteria for implementation of control measures (i.e. [...]

Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween Safety Tips Safety Tips for Motorists All motorists need to be especially alert and cautious when driving on Halloween because of the high number of pedestrians walking the streets. Watch for children darting out from between parked cars. Watch [...]

Safety Slogans for the Workplace

Safety Slogans for the Workplace Safety slogans for the workplace help to reduce work related accidents and injuries by reinforcing safety rules. Slogans in the Workplace Workplace safety is a major concern in all types of industry. One method used [...]

Back Safety at Work

Back Safety at Work Chronic back pain affects eight out of ten people, and practicing back safety at work prevents issues from becoming worse. Planning ahead, getting help, and working "smart" prevent back injuries from occurring on the job. Workers' [...]

Follow the signs to a safer workplace

Workplace safety signs and tags prevent accidents. Select and place them with care. Your employees should be familiar with the hazards associated with their own work areas. But as they go about the facility, they may come into casual contact [...]

Back to School Backpack Safety

Tips for safe backpack use Lighten the load  A heavy backpack forces the wearer to bend forward. Choose to carry only those items that are required for the day. Each night remove articles that can be left at home. When [...]