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Safety Management Insights

4 Ways to Improve Your Safety Program

Posted by Doug Shoemaker on Jul 26, 2019 2:54:50 PM

Regardless of how your company views safety (investment or expense) the post should have some great information for you!

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10 Ways to Improve Safety Culture

Posted by Doug Shoemaker on Jul 24, 2019 6:12:04 PM
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Job safety analysis review

Posted by Doug Shoemaker on Jul 23, 2019 6:09:34 PM

In this post I cover- What is a JSA or JHA. The benefits of a JSA. 5 Steps to creating a JSA. What jobs to create a JSA for.

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Top safety tips!

Posted by Doug Shoemaker on Jul 19, 2019 4:40:17 PM

My top 10 workplace safety tips

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The Impact of Technology on Safety for Safety Personnel

Posted by Don Brown on Feb 6, 2017 8:30:00 AM

As safety professionals, we often consider the impacts of internal policies and regulatory changes on the well-being of our workers. OSHA spends hundreds of millions of dollars every year enforcing these policies, and advocacy groups push for changes in the way employers and employees interact.

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Are Your Safety Efforts Ready for 2017?

Posted by Don Brown on Jan 16, 2017 8:30:00 AM

Is your safety team ready for the new year now that 2016 has come to a close? Between tighter regulations, ever-changing record-keeping requirements and a few new OSHA rules, there are plenty of matters to keep in mind. Just as important are your internal affairs: tracking incidents, training employees and continuing to foster a culture that puts safety first. If you’re feeling overwhelmed — or if you just want to make sure your ducks are in a row — use these guidelines as you plan for a safe and productive 2017.

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How to Keep Your Employees safe during cold weather

Posted by Don Brown on Dec 5, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Winter presents some of the most dangerous conditions for outdoor workers. Do you know how to keep your employees safe during cold weather? Test your knowledge with our cold-weather quiz!

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How to Get Employees to Participate in Safety Incentives

Posted by Don Brown on Nov 15, 2016 8:30:00 AM

For some employees, safety is simply not top of mind. In a perfect world, everyone in your workplace would be just as dedicated as you are to preventing accidents and illnesses — but there are few companies where that’s the case. Safety and productivity may go hand in hand, but there will always be workers who simply don’t see the inherent value in your policies.

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Legal Medical Marijuana Use and Employee Safety

Posted by Don Brown on Nov 8, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Medical marijuana is now legal in 25 states (along with Washington, D.C.), and even a few states have legalized recreational cannabis. Most of these legal changes occurred within the last 10 years, and while marijuana is still illegal at the federal level, prosecuting it has become a low priority.

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BasicSafe News: CEO Safety Tips from the Top

Posted by Don Brown on May 27, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Is your safety program failing to achieve the desired results? Most companies have some sort of safety initiative in place, but they often fail to measure, track and improve the metrics that really matter. For instance, many of our new clients are only measuring their monthly and annual incidents. Those numbers are important, but they’re similar to casualty statistics on a battlefield. Measuring injuries does not, in and of itself, keep injuries from happening. Measuring incidents alone does not stop your employee from getting injured.

Overall, an effective safety program includes several proactive key elements: clear expectation setting, goal setting that includes safety measures, management commitment, effective measurement, auditing, inspections and action plans for improvement, buy-in from workers and support from all levels of the organization. If you’re not seeing the safety improvements your company needs—or if you want to make sure your next initiative is well-planned from the get-go—keep the following safety tips in mind.

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