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Safety Management Insights

Are You Making One of These 5 Safety Training Mistakes?

Posted by Don Brown on Jun 5, 2014 8:30:00 AM

In the rush to get new employees on the floor as quickly as possible, many companies speed through the training process without stopping to consider whether it actually works.

If you’re not effectively training your employees, you’re compromising their safety and putting your company at risk for costly fines.

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Onboarding New Employees: Your Safety Training Checklist

Posted by Don Brown on Jun 3, 2014 10:37:00 AM

Does your human resource office feel like a revolving door?

It’s not your imagination: Nearly 25 percent of the working population undergoes some type of orientation process each year due to job transitions, according to the Society for Human Resource Management.

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What Type of Safety Manager Are You?

Posted by Don Brown on May 30, 2014 12:38:46 PM
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Use Safety Management to Prevent Falls At the Job Site

Posted by Don Brown on May 28, 2014 8:30:00 AM

Falls are a leading cause of death for workers, but they are especially common at construction sites.

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How Long Is the Sales Cycle for Safety Software?

Posted by Don Brown on May 15, 2014 8:30:00 AM

One question we’re often asked is how long it typically takes to implement our safety software system from the time we first talk with a new customer.

The answer: Anywhere from a few days to a few years.

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5 Ways to Improve Your Safety Training Now

Posted by Don Brown on Apr 22, 2014 11:00:00 AM

There’s no question effective training saves lives, and inadequate training can cost lives.

In a ruling last month following a front-end loader accident at a Nebraska asphalt facility, OSHA cited the company’s failure to have someone properly trained to administer first aid as a contributing factor in the death of a 35-year-old man.

Supervisors who are responsible for training employees should have adequate training themselves. As the safety manager, you’re responsible for ensuring all individuals have the knowledge they need to do their jobs safely and effectively.

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Selling Safety Management to the Rest of Your Organization

Posted by Don Brown on Apr 18, 2014 9:30:00 AM

You know your programs matter, but how do you convince your fellow managers?

It’s not that your team doesn’t appreciate what you do. More than likely, they just don’t understand what you’re trying to accomplish, why it’s necessary or how it fits into the company’s mission.

According to a recent Safety News Alert poll, 19 percent of safety managers said their biggest challenge was getting buy-in from senior management. If you’ve ever struggled to roll out a new initiative, you’ve probably heard all these reactions.

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How Safety software Make Managers' Lives Easier

Posted by Don Brown on Apr 10, 2014 12:00:00 PM

As a safety manager, you are part salesman, part policeman and part cheerleader. 

You need to convince your employees that every program and procedure is designed with their best interest in mind, and nothing is a waste of time.

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Twin Metals Minnesota Chooses BasicSafe Safety Management Tools

Posted by Don Brown on Dec 10, 2012 4:30:00 PM

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More new customers join BasicSafe

Posted by Don Brown on Jul 19, 2012 2:24:00 PM

                           

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