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Are All “Accidents” Preventable?

Let’s examine that question carefully starting with the definition of the word, “accident.”

General  •  March 19, 2019
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The Right Tool for the Job

A fundamental responsibility for any safety professional is to determine the root causes of an injury.

General  •  March 12, 2019
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Mouse Motion Is No Mickey Mouse Matter

First, nothing against Mickey Mouse - the beloved Walt Disney character gets a bad rap for his misadventures and simplistic mindset turning his moniker into an expression of something insignificant or trivial.

General, Office Ergonomics  •  March 05, 2019
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Does Automotive Safety Technology Really Make Us Safer?

Collision Avoidance Technology (CAT) systems are more common and more capable than just a few years ago.

General, Driving Safety  •  February 26, 2019
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Why Do You Work? What Motivates You To Come Home Safe?

Most employees can produce a quick answer to the question "Why do you work?”

General, Leadership and Management, Safety Programs  •  February 20, 2019
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For Valentine’s Day - Give from the Heart with Safety

Okay, it may not be as popular as flowers or chocolate, but the gift of safety truly can be the best gift you could ever give to a person.

General, Leadership and Management, OSHA, Safety Programs  •  February 13, 2019
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Our Hands are Incredible Tools

Our hands are two incredible tools attached to our body. Each hand consists of 29 bones connected by 34 muscles and other connective tissue.

General, Outdoor Safety, Office Ergonomics  •  February 06, 2019
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OSHA Increases Penalties and Changes Electronic Reporting

Although we all know the wheels of progress turn slowly, especially at the federal government level, there are occasionally a few updates for those concerned with OSHA regulation.

General, OSHA  •  January 30, 2019
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Caught in the Line of Fire

“Line of fire” means, in broad terms, to be in harm’s way, which can apply to the hazards inherent with many work activities, particularly when moving objects are involved.

General, Safety Programs, Inspection  •  January 23, 2019
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Safety Leadership for the New Year

While thinking about resolutions for the new year, I came across a great article in Safety+Health Magazine by Steven Luttrull about being an intentional safety leader.

General, Leadership and Management  •  January 14, 2019