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Those Summer Days

Ah, yes, roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer where sitting under a shade tree with lemonade and a summer breeze makes you feel fine.

General, Outdoor Safety  •  July 28, 2021
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What Were They Thinking?

How many times have you heard this question about injured workers? Maybe you’ve even said it yourself. When an injury occurs, the immediate reaction might be to blame the injured worker.

General, Leadership and Management  •  July 21, 2021
Workers wearing safety equipment having a conversation on factory production floor

Working Safely; It’s the Right Thing to Do

I recently came across this quote, author unknown: “Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.” This reminded me of a couple more adages from my aviation industry career.

General, Leadership and Management, Safety Programs  •  July 14, 2021
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What’s an OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard?

On June 17, 2021, OSHA officially filed an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) for Healthcare in the Office of the Federal Register, and it became effective upon publishing on June 21, 2021. What is an ETS and what does all this mean for employers?

Healthcare, OSHA, Safety Programs  •  July 07, 2021
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Safe Travels During the Holiday Weekend

This year July 4th falls on a Monday, so many workers will celebrate a three-day weekend with the observed holiday occurring on Monday the 5th. That’s the good news. What’s the bad news you might ask?

Transportation, Driving Safety  •  June 30, 2021
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Increasing Engineering and Administrative Controls to Decrease Risk Exposure

One of the few pandemic silver-linings is that we have all had to think outside-the-box to accommodate COVID-19 protocols. We have done a great job adjusting but now it’s time to refocus on the risks that our employees face every day.

General, OSHA, Safety Programs, Leadership and Management, Outdoor Safety  •  June 23, 2021
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To Be Certified, or Not to be Certified - That is the Question

A safety certification is not required to be a successful Occupational Health and Safety Specialist; however, there are significant benefits to obtaining one.

Education, OSHA, Safety Programs  •  June 16, 2021
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Safety: Not a Lesson to Learn the Hard Way

Have you ever sat through a death-by-PowerPoint safety training session and wondered, why do I have to be here? What did I just learn anyway?

General, Safety Programs  •  June 09, 2021
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When There's Skin in the Game

We look at our face in a mirror pretty much every day as part of our personal grooming routine. We wince when putting a top on after too much sun exposure and we worry about unsightly blemishes on our body that seem to suddenly appear out of nowhere....

General, Manufacturing, OSHA  •  May 26, 2021
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Catch Someone Doing Something Right

Safety incentive programs have been around for a long time. Employers often seek solutions for their workplace injury rates and decide that employee incentives are a good idea. On the surface it can make sense.

General, OSHA, Leadership and Management, Safety Programs  •  May 19, 2021