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Proactive Workplace Initiatives

- December 13, 2017 by Philip Bivens, CSP (View all posts by Philip)
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Companies have a choice of either initiating risk reduction through design or reacting to incidents/accidents after they happen. If they choose to react, then they attempt to redesign equipment and/or processes to prevent a future occurrence. But as in the …  Read more …

Resolution #9: Track Something Other Than Injuries for Your Incentive

- November 29, 2017 by Leslie Stoll, CSP ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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If you haven’t read the OSHA memo from 2012 regarding their stance on incentive programs based on being injury free, I recommend you take a moment today to check it out. Item #4 outlines their concern about incentive programs based …  Read more …

Resolution #8: Use Your Monthly Audit Forms as a Catalyst for Change

- November 9, 2017 by Leslie Stoll, CSP ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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Someone once said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. That being said, are your safety committee, managers, or department supervisors insane? Are they doing their monthly audits and …  Read more …

Resolution #6: Allow Your Employees to Participate in and Lead Safety Training

- October 16, 2017 by Leslie Stoll, CSP ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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Nothing makes for a more boring and ineffective safety meeting than having a supervisor read from a safety handout. At ICW Group, we provide a variety of safety talks to use during training, but using them effectively means using them …  Read more …

Resolutions #5: Include Safety at Production Meetings

- September 8, 2017 by Leslie Stoll, CSP ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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Supervisors are held accountable at production meetings for results. If their department under produced, they will need to be able to explain why. The pressure of being called out for poor production can motivate supervisors to ensure demands are met, …  Read more …

Resolution #4: Learn Your Employees Names

- August 1, 2017 by Leslie Stoll, CSP ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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“A person’s name is to him or her the sweetest and most important sound in any language.” – Dale Carnegie People enjoy hearing their name. Remembering names is important on many levels. It makes people feel good to hear their …  Read more …