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Safety Management Insights

Reporting Incidents: Why your company should report every incident

Posted by Doug Shoemaker on Jan 26, 2021 6:19:51 PM

The success of any workplace safety program relies on all types of incident reporting, and the employees knowledge of when, where, and how to submit each report. Incident reports are a well established idea that are intended to promote and improve safety on the worksite. Sometimes it can be difficult to get buy in to their benefits, so here are a few reasons to include incident reports in your environmental, health, and safety program.

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What Are Dynamic Risk Assessments and How Are They Completed?

Posted by Doug Shoemaker on Jan 20, 2021 4:02:31 PM

When an employee is working on the jobsite, especially it they are alone, they sometimes will come across situations or environments that are unsafe. That employee should be empowered to make decisions while working in these situations that will protect them, other employees, and the company. Dynamic risk assessments are one of the many practices they can use to accomplish this goal.

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The Ultimate Guide to Risk Assessments

Posted by Doug Shoemaker on Dec 23, 2020 5:45:57 AM

Are you unsure what a risk assessment is? Do you perform them currently but need a better risk assessment process? Maybe you have a great process but you are looking for a better way to manage all of your risk assessments or risk management program. Regardless of why you ended up here, if you are looking for answers about risk assessments, you will find them here!

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Tips For Implementing the BasicSafe EHS Management Software

Posted by Don Brown on Dec 10, 2020 2:15:02 PM

Our safety software is so easy to use that it requires minimal training. However, it’s still important to prepare your staff for a smooth transition if you’re implementing BasicSafe for the first time.

This is especially true if your staff is accustomed to using paper methods to manage job safety analyses, safety data sheets, job lockout/tagout or other important safety documents.

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Safety Training in the Workplace

Posted by Doug Shoemaker on Nov 6, 2020 1:15:10 PM

Some of the most crucial safety tools you can give your workers are education and employee training. A worker who truly understands the hazards and controls they are working with is much more capable of and likely to avoid injuries at work. By providing these same workers with in depth knowledge of your environmental, health, and safety (EHS) program, you also empower them to help you develop and implement changes that will keep them safer and save your company resources. On top of that, many OSHA standards have explicit training requirements that maritime, construction, agriculture, and general industries must include in their workplace safety training program.

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Management of Change Process in 5 Simple Steps

Posted by Doug Shoemaker on Oct 30, 2020 3:28:59 PM

 

 

 

 

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Everything You Need to Know About Management of Change

Posted by Doug Shoemaker on Oct 28, 2020 6:06:01 PM

This article is going to cover everything you need to know about management of change, the processes included, and how to build a reliable system. Regardless of your current understanding of management of change this article will have something for you!

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Top Compliance Solutions and the Benefits of Each

Posted by Doug Shoemaker on Oct 19, 2020 1:08:42 PM

Whether you are talking OSHA, MSHA, FSMA or any other regulation, compliance can be a tricky subject. The reality of maintaining compliance is that there is no magic bullet to guarantee it will be maintained without your company putting in some effort. With that said there are a lot of tools that are readily available to make it easier, more cost effective, and faster than it would be otherwise. This article covers the different options that are available and the benefits and downfalls of each. (In-depth analysis below the info-graph)

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Heat Stress Prevention: Top 5 Tips to Stay Cool At Work

Posted by Chris Brockmann on Sep 7, 2020 12:26:23 PM
Heat stress...
 
One moment your guy is sweating profusely, the next he hits the floor. (Heatstroke.) Workers tend to underestimate heat - not just its physical but also its cognitive effects. 
 
That's why it becomes imperative for safety professionals like you to understand how  heat contributes to unsafe work conditions so you can take proper precautions and prepare your guys. 
 
(Want to manage EHS more easily? Watch this.)
 
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What Safety Managers Need to Know about Posting Signs at Work

Posted by Kevin Shoemaker on Aug 18, 2020 4:14:20 PM

Signs are all around us—we see them on the roadside, at the crosswalk, and at restaurants. Signs are important to the functionality of life including in the workplace. Signs are an important part of safety in the workplace, as the proper placement of signs can prevent injury. This is why it’s important as a safety manager to know what signs are needed, why they’re needed, and where to put them.

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