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Money Spent is Money Saved

- June 7, 2018 by Leslie Stoll, CSP ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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Company safety managers, human resources managers, and plant managers often have the responsibility of implementing safety programs and controls. Unfortunately, with many industries suddenly finding themselves back in a growth mode, it can be difficult to find financial backing for …  Read more …

The Hidden Hazard at the Repair Shop – Needle Sticks and Blood-borne Pathogens

- June 1, 2018 by Leslie Stoll, CSP ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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When working on customer vehicles in a mechanical repair shop or a body shop, technicians must be careful when reaching under or between seats or in other dark or blind areas. Occasionally, occupants of the vehicle may purposefully discard or …  Read more …

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 …

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 …