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Big company or small, you must train your employees

- November 28, 2019 by Thomas Jolliff, ARM, ALCM (View all posts by Thomas)
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A common management oversight we see when reviewing safety programs is a lack of formal employee training, along with formal documentation of the training. Formal meaning everything is in writing – programs, documentation and policies and procedures. Recent case in …  Read more …

Promoting Health and Safety among your Aging Workers

- November 9, 2019 by Ken Helfrich (View all posts by Ken)
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Every day, employers across the United States are faced with the fact that their workforce is aging. For years, employers have celebrated stable employment numbers and low turnover; however, the celebration has now turned to concern over how to protect …  Read more …

Techniques for Motivation – Dear Mom, I’m sorry…

- September 24, 2019 by Leslie Stoll, CSP, ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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How do you motivate people to work safely? Sometimes people don’t care about their health and well-being, and the outcome of avoiding an injury does not motivate them. Even the loss of a steady paycheck doesn’t motivate everyone. But one …  Read more …

Security – After Dark

- July 30, 2019 by Leslie Stoll, CSP, ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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Even though we are midway through summer and it is light well into the evening, employers still need to remain vigilant about keeping employees safe after hours. Have you reviewed your site’s security lately?  Some things to routinely check are: …  Read more …

Having an Impact with Ergonomics

- May 11, 2019 by Brian Piñon, CSP (View all posts by Brian)
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Recently, a colleague asked me what safety topic I am most passionate about and without hesitation I answered ergonomics. Applying ergonomic training and controls can provide a unique opportunity to see an immediate and tangible impact on an individual’s well-being; …  Read more …

Heat Safety: How to Prevent Heat Illness

- May 2, 2019 by Philip Bivens, CSP (View all posts by Philip)
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It’s spring and the days are growing longer. Soon, the temperatures will begin to reach dangerous levels in many parts of the country. Occupational heat exposure and prevention is a topic that should be given attention in many industries. Operations …  Read more …