CONVENTIONAL INSTRUCTOR LED SAFETY TRAINING DOESN’T FIT THE NEW NORMAL The disruption on manufacturing caused by COVID-19 has severe operational, social and financial consequences that is forcing manufacturers to rethink risk […]<...
Key Takeaways: - Recognizing characteristics and examples of a confined space. - Evaluating hazards of confined spaces. - Understanding the differences between permit-required and non-permit-required confined spaces. - Comprehending ...
According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), job stress is defined as the harmful physical and emotional responses that occur when the requirements of the job […]
The Loss 5,190. That’s how many workers lost their lives in 2016 to fatal work injuries, an average of 14 people a day. This is a 7% increase from the […]
Safety Management Tools - Workplace Stress Getting Management to Take It Seriously Work-related stress has been around for as long as workplaces themselves. But recognition of stress as an occupational hazard is […]
What do marathon runners and healthcare workers have in common? How about football players and truck drivers? Hint: It has to do with something we observe in November. And it’s not Thanksgiving. Give […]
The owners of a bottle depot recycling business and the company supervisor said they had no knowledge that a safety switch on a cardboard baler had been bypassed. […]
May 7, 2012 - NAOSH Week (North American Occupational Safety and Health), the 2012 installment of which officially kicks off today, isn’t as much fun as some other holidays. There’s no […]
April 18, 2012 - Electricity, toxic chemicals, bone-crushing machines, fall hazards and fire are just some of the dangers the 20th century workplace health and safety programs were designed to root […]
One of the best ways to demonstrate the value of your safety program to management is to link it to the productivity of the workers it protects. Of course, it's […]
As safety budgets shrink, companies are under mounting pressure to ensure that every dollar they spend on safety programs, activities and equipment directly helps to improve safety performance. But in […]
Companies have historically regarded safety expenditures as a necessary evil rather than a profitable investment. In modern times, companies have begun to wise up and understand that spending money on […]
Used correctly, safety rewards and incentives can be very effective. Rewards foster accountability. Rewarding people for positive things gets them to do those things. It’s basic human behavior. People want […]
What is an integrated management system and why does a company need one? What Is an Integrated Management System? An integrated management system is the framework of policies, systems, processes and procedures […]
Like other functions of safety management systems, tracking the consequences of preventive actions has moved from the realm of paper to software. Although technology offers significant advantages, it also poses […]
OSHA is talking about adopting a rule requiring employers to implement a written illness and injury program. Such programs are already required by Cal-OSHA. Of course, many companies implement a […]