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Addressing Heat Hazards is Still Pretty Cool
Proactive employers should look to develop and implement programs to protect their employees as OSHA shapes its National Emphasis Program (NEP) to protect employees from heat-related hazards in industries such as automotive, warehousing, manufacturin...
Want to Enhance your Leadership? Work on your MBWA!
“Management by walking around” isn’t some fad management style; it’s a decades-old, mostly cost-free leadership technique that’s been proven to engage workers and to help them become active stakeholders in your safety initiatives.
Haste Not Helpful When Helping a Fallen Patient
To aid a person after they fall, the first instinct is to immediately help them up. But, if you can’t prevent a fall, you must take care not to cause injury, or worsen an existing injury, by assessing the situation before lifting the fallen person...
Everything in Its Right Place
Workplace safety can be enhanced in any work environment with good housekeeping habits such as cleaning up spills, keeping aisles and exits clear, replacing worn, ripped, or damaged floors, eliminating snow, oil, or grease from floors...
Resources Abound to Stem Increase in Workplace Assault
Violence is on the rise in the workplace, with assaults now the fifth leading cause of workplace deaths. This risk can be mitigated by establishing “zero tolerance” violence prevention policies with compliance via employee engagement...
Keeping Up with Safety Meetings Keeps Employees Happy
Although disrupted by the pandemic, holding regular safety committee meetings are an integral part of the safety culture at successful companies not only for the safety improvements, but also to promote employee engagement and satisfaction...
Don’t Skate Around Snow Removal Equipment
While most snow removal equipment is operated by skilled professionals, it is the responsibility of motorists and pedestrians to be aware of hazards around this equipment.
Are Your Guards in Place? Quick Tips for Improving Machine Guarding Safety
When machine guards are used properly, they keep employees safe. But, too often, these tools that protect workers in a manufacturing setting are left in an open position, set aside, damaged, or unused.
What’s On Your Training Calendar This Year?
The New Year is a great time to refresh your safety training plans. Determine who needs to be trained, whether your locations are appropriate for training, which training topics would benefit your teams, and your goals for a safe and healthy workplac...
A Reassuring Reminder
Looking back on a year of MEMIC Safety Blogs provides solace on the cusp of a holiday season that soothes stressed-out business owners and safety managers.
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