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Root Cause Analysis Infographic

Root Cause Incident Investigation and the 5-Why Technique

The employee should have been more careful. They lifted the wrong way, or they should have been wearing safety glasses. These are just some examples of what I too often read in incident/accident investigation reports.

General, Leadership and Management, Safety Programs  •  May 20, 2020
Electrical outlets plugged into power strip

Knowledge Trip on the Power Strip

Do you need to power more than one office device, tool, or appliance? This usually generates discussion about the use of a power strip. Power strips are not to be confused with extension cords. A power strip has many reference names.

General, Electrical  •  May 13, 2020
Learning blocks education

Ensuring the Effectiveness of Employee Safety Training

“Space apart every 6 feet, now let’s repeat…” might be a good way to teach elementary school children a lesson in social (physical) distancing.

General, Safety Programs  •  May 06, 2020
Gloved restaurant worker handing food to patrons

Hospitality is Coming Back - Make Sure We Come Back Safely

Stopping the spread of harmful pathogens has long been a workplace safety issue. The OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen (BBP) standard and the Hazard Communication standard are certainly examples of prevention strategies that have been around for a long time.

Hospitality, Safety Programs  •  May 01, 2020
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Workplace Violence Remains a Serious Issue

The issue on everyone’s mind these days, and for good reason, is clearly coronavirus. However, workplace violence continues to be an important safety and health topic that should be discussed on a regular basis.

General, Safety Programs, Leadership and Management, Workplace Violence  •  April 22, 2020
Well-lit modern office

Don’t be in the Dark about Office Lighting

Lighting in the workplace is an important factor that contributes to organizational productivity and efficiency.

General, Services, Office Ergonomics  •  April 15, 2020
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Ensuring Fire Safety While Protecting Employees from COVID-19

As we continue to combat the spread of COVID-19 within each of our workplaces, it’s important that the protocols we put in place do not create any additional safety concerns.

General  •  April 08, 2020
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Sending the Right Message: Communicating During a Crisis

These are interesting times, to say the least. It’s times like these when employers and leaders should step back, focus on the right priorities, and then lean in to support the team.

General  •  March 31, 2020
N95 Masks

N95 Respirators in the Time of COVID-19; Let’s Talk Fundamentals.

Our healthcare system is being stressed and there is a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE), including N95 respirators – a primary defense against this virus. So, what does N95 mean?

Healthcare, Claims Management  •  March 27, 2020
Woman greeting pizza delivery driver at front door.

Food Delivery Driver Safety

Due to the number of restaurants discontinuing the dine-in experience, there has been a significant increase in food delivery activities.

Hospitality, Driving Safety  •  March 24, 2020

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