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Don’t Forget the WHY in Reporting Workplace Accidents

- April 12, 2020 by Guest Bloggers (View all posts by Guest)
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Do your procedures for accident investigation include the WHY? How thorough are your procedures for investigating accidents and preventing future incidents? When conducting accident investigations at your company, you must be particularly thorough in determining WHY the accident occurred in …  Read more …

The Right Mat System Can Help You Avoid Slips and Falls

- January 21, 2020 by Guest Bloggers (View all posts by Guest)
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Slips and falls are leading causes of workplace injuries. So, what is it that is causing employees to slip and fall?  Slips result when there is not enough friction between a person’s footwear and the floor surface—the low friction is …  Read more …

Big company or small, you must train your employees

- November 28, 2019 by Thomas Jolliff, ARM, CEES, 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 …