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Safety Management Insights

How to Build a Safety Program in 8 Steps

Posted by Doug Shoemaker on Aug 6, 2019 5:54:32 PM
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How to Create a Safe Lockout Tagout Program

Posted by Doug Shoemaker on Aug 1, 2019 7:09:03 PM

 

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The following steps will walk you through creating and completing a lockout tagout program the safest way possible.

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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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Valuable Safety Resources You Probably Didn’t Know About

Posted by Doug Shoemaker on Dec 10, 2018 8:45:00 AM

 Between meetings, employee training, incident investigations, and seemingly endless documentation requirements, a safety manager’s job is never done. At companies large and small, they often take on additional responsibilities, as well, including first aid, emergency planning and assistance to legal counsel.

Fortunately, there are a few safety resources that can make the job easier, particularly where information gathering and documentation are concerned. If you’re trying to squeeze twelve hours of work into an eight-hour day, the following sources of information may be just what you need.

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Avoid These 6 Mistakes When an Injured Employee Returns to Work

Posted by Doug Shoemaker on Aug 13, 2018 9:05:00 AM

Accident prevention is always the best way to reduce injuries, illnesses and related costs. Mistakes do happen, however, and employees often find themselves off the job for a few weeks or even months. 

When an accident does occur, it’s critical that you and your team do everything in your power to help develop an effective return to work plan for your employee. A solid return to work plan will not only keep your employees safe, it can improve your productivity and significantly reduce incident-related costs. To improve your return to work plans, try to avoid the following six mistakes when your injured employees come back to work.

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5 Common Workplace Safety Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

Posted by Don Brown on Oct 2, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Many factors contribute to making employees feel valued. One way employers can achieve this is by creating a safe workplace.

This is easier said than done. With common safety mistakes continuing to pop up in the workplace and on OSHA violation lists, companies are encouraged to revisit their safety strategies to ensure greater effectiveness.

Here, we’ll discuss some of these workplace safety mistakes and highlight tips on how to avoid them.

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How to Transform Your Company’s Outlook on Safety

Posted by Don Brown on Sep 18, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Even today, some companies don't make workplace safety a top priority. A definitive, written safety management system is essential to the long-term success of any company. But getting your employees to transform their outlook on safety can be tough if they have no incentive for buy-in.

Employee involvement is critical to improving the safety of your company. Simply instructing workers on new policies and procedures isn’t enough.

So, to help you and your employees understand what makes a safety program work effectively, let’s take a look at some tactics you can try to transform your company’s outlook on safety.

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The Value and ROI of a Safety Committee for Your Company

Posted by Don Brown on Jun 26, 2017 8:15:00 AM

If you’re operating in a high-risk industry, forming a safety committee may not just be beneficial — it’s often required. Different states have different laws about safety committees and meetings, and in some areas, even the smallest businesses must have them.

These laws are far from a nuisance, however. Forming a safety committee is a good idea for most businesses even if it’s not mandatory. By generating greater buy-in and participation from your workers, your safety programs will become more effective, and your bottom line will grow. Here are a few ways you can see ROI of a safety committee for your organization.

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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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What CEOs Should Know About Safety Compliance

Posted by Don Brown on Apr 21, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Compliance initiatives must be company-wide efforts. From the CEO to the most junior employee, every stakeholder at your company needs to be on board if they want to keep your company safe. However, CEOs often get sidetracked, and their day-to-day tasks make it all too easy to put safety on the back burner.

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