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Safety Assessments: Get Real to Get Better

Safety Assessments: Get Real to Get Better

Perspective is a valuable tool. But evaluating anything from the same viewpoint over and over will only ever yield the same picture. Which is why gaining a full, well-rounded perspective from multiple angles is so important to achieve real progress. An issue many...

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Safety Training: The Cost of Safety Per Employee

Safety Training: The Cost of Safety Per Employee

Creating an annual budget often requires being cut-throat. Or at least that’s the line told to every department head at the beginning of the fiscal year. But how valid that line of thinking is doesn’t really matter when being asked point blank to justify the current...

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The Importance of Safety Committees in Your Organization

The Importance of Safety Committees in Your Organization

People take a stronger interest in decisions when they have a say or vote in the outcome. This is true for simple choices like daily lunch orders, colors of uniforms, or what to get a boss during the holidays. It’s also true in situations with greater consequences....

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Safety Meetings: Why Management Should Show Up

Safety Meetings: Why Management Should Show Up

It’s not easy being a manager. A schedule full of pressing responsibilities and duties that are difficult to communicate to other employees but that are necessary to ensure the business keeps running smoothly day in and day out. A macro focus trained on every aspect...

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3 Winter Workplace Safety Tips

3 Winter Workplace Safety Tips

Winter brings along more than shorter days, snowy landscapes, and dropping temperatures. Wintery weather creates additional hazards and challenges that make work more difficult and dangerous. Ensure your safety culture extends year-round - snow or shine. Don’t wait...

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Overcoming the Struggle to Hire and Retain Younger Talent

Overcoming the Struggle to Hire and Retain Younger Talent

It’s no secret that hiring is hard for many organizations right now. Continued company success relies on bringing on new, top talent to fill open roles. But pressure is mounting as businesses continue to struggle for ways to attract and retain younger recruits....

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Benefits of Proactive Safety Education and Where to Begin

Benefits of Proactive Safety Education and Where to Begin

Safety education helps create a culture of safety within an organization where employees identify and correct risks and hazards before they can cause an injury or worse. Yet many employers wait for traumatic incidents to inform their training needs and reveal safety...

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OSHA Issues COVID ETS – Update and Resources

OSHA Issues COVID ETS – Update and Resources

[November 4, 2021] – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued an emergency temporary standard (ETS) today to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission in the workplace. The ETS goes into effect immediately upon publishing in the Federal...

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Supervisors: The Backbone of Your Safety Program

Supervisors: The Backbone of Your Safety Program

Quality front-line supervisors are the key to drive safety success in organizations. They are the employees most familiar with how teams operate, and they act as the closest level of management on the ground with workers. This gives supervisors the unique ability to...

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Fire Safety at Home is as Important as at Work

Fire Safety at Home is as Important as at Work

Fire safety plans are critical for safety in the workplace. And these plans are more than just good safety procedures — they are required as part of state and local fire codes. Which is why every workplace has a fire safety plan that employees test at least...

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Top 6 Spooky Job Sites From Around the Country

Top 6 Spooky Job Sites From Around the Country

There are some fear-inducing incidents that occur on job sites that fall outside of near-misses, injuries, and accidents. They drift into the realm of the frightful and unexplained to send a suspenseful chill down the spine of readers. And we’ve decided to celebrate...

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What Your Leadership Style Says About You

What Your Leadership Style Says About You

Leadership is not a monolith. All leaders work toward achieving a desired result by precisely balancing their emotional investment in their people and their logical investment in their end goals. But the balance between these factors can vary between any two leaders....

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Safety Update: White House Issues New Rules on Vaccines

Safety Update: White House Issues New Rules on Vaccines

[September 10, 2021] – President Biden imposed new vaccine rules on Thursday affecting federal workers, large employers, and health care staff. These new requirements could apply to as many as 100 million Americans. As your safety partner, we to ensure you are aware...

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Bring Safety Home: How to Develop a Home Emergency Plan

Bring Safety Home: How to Develop a Home Emergency Plan

Emergencies are unpredictable. They put lives and resources in danger at a moment’s notice. Which is why so much time and effort is used to develop emergency plans in the workplace. Proper planning is the buffer that mitigates the impact of emergencies, saves lives...

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5 Tips to Improve Forklift Safety

5 Tips to Improve Forklift Safety

Workers take notice when large pieces of heavy machinery are brought onto a worksite to complete part of a project. These machines require special attention, loading and unloading requirements, use by specific operators, careful operation procedures, and plenty of...

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How On-Site Safety Coaching Elevates Your Safety Training

How On-Site Safety Coaching Elevates Your Safety Training

Dedicated safety training is necessary for every organization. These safety sessions are set up as immersive experiences by design because the knowledge employees gain is fundamental to keep themselves and others safe on the job. Workers that attend safety training...

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Top Ways to Combat Safety Fatigue

Top Ways to Combat Safety Fatigue

Humans can only operate at peak efficiency for so long. We eventually work through so many tasks and decisions during the day that we reach a point of mental exhaustion. It’s during these points of mental overload that critical decision-making becomes more lax and we...

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Turn OSHA Top 10 Lists into Site-Specific Action Plans

Turn OSHA Top 10 Lists into Site-Specific Action Plans

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) publishes an updated list of the top 10 most cited standards from data collected during the previous year. The list is created both from data collected directly by OSHA and from other sources of labor statistics...

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Top 5 Things That Should Happen the Minute OSHA Shows Up

Top 5 Things That Should Happen the Minute OSHA Shows Up

The sudden arrival of an OSHA inspector immediately changes the energy at any facility. Employees and supervisors alike tend to be more on edge with an OSHA official on-site which can make the inspection more difficult and unpredictable. This can make the entire...

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OSHA Compliance: Why Routine Inspections are So Important

OSHA Compliance: Why Routine Inspections are So Important

A major goal of every organization is to actively avoid OSHA citations. This goal makes sense to most employers as OSHA citations are a major setback and can leave a lasting negative impression on a business. Some companies believe maintaining the bare minimum of...

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5 Things Leadership Needs to Understand About Safety

5 Things Leadership Needs to Understand About Safety

Many organizational leaders underestimate the potential of making safety a priority for their business. These leaders disregard safety out of hand due to preconceived notions about the limited benefits provided by safety. These same leaders generally only pay...

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5 Warnings Your Current Safety Program is Slipping

5 Warnings Your Current Safety Program is Slipping

Trusting when to stay the course during hard times is an admirable trait in a leader. But equally important is understanding a red flag versus a hardship. Identifying the difference between a minor hardship and a major warning sign — especially in safety —...

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The Downstream Costs of a Work-Related Injury

The Downstream Costs of a Work-Related Injury

The impact of a work-related injury is immediate. The injured employee’s work ceases as they are examined by a medical professional, worker’s compensation paperwork begins to be filled out and filed, and the employee is sent home to recover. This scenario and the...

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The Differences Between Safety Management and Safety Culture

The Differences Between Safety Management and Safety Culture

“Safety management” and “safety culture” as phrases are so close linguistically that they are likely used interchangeably by most. But these terms each serve specific purposes. Understanding where the nuances lie between what makes up safety management and what falls...

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Blowing the Dust Off: 4 Tips to Update Your Safety Manuals

Blowing the Dust Off: 4 Tips to Update Your Safety Manuals

For most organizations, safety manuals exist as foundational documents. They provide detailed, necessary guidance for employees and supervisors trying to navigate their duties. Manuals need to stay relevant to continue playing a critical role for employees. Letting...

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Fatal Injuries on the Rise: It’s Time to Refocus Safety

Fatal Injuries on the Rise: It’s Time to Refocus Safety

Advancements in technology and automation continue to improve workflow and efficiency across industries, revolutionizing what work looks like for many organizations. As these dynamic systems are applied to new processes in businesses, it’s important that they do not...

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Inside Safety Pro vs. Outside Safety Pro: Which is Better?

Inside Safety Pro vs. Outside Safety Pro: Which is Better?

For an organization to make the most informed decisions regarding their safety program, a fully comprehensive view of the situation — the data, the safety culture, and how the organization operates — is required. To some organizations, this means turning to a trusted,...

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You Need to Be Safer But Don’t Know Where to Start

You Need to Be Safer But Don’t Know Where to Start

When the latest safety numbers come in and an uptick in on-site injuries is noticed, naturally, the alarm bells start ringing. Not only are injuries costly, but continued employee safety and morale are the backbone of quality, efficient work. However, getting to the...

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