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Humanize Your Data to Drive Safety Decisions
Data-driven decision making is all the rage in today’s fast-paced, decentralized post-pandemic economy, but merely collecting data is only a first step.
The Humongous Possibilities of the Homunculus
If you made a humanesque model of all the accumulated injuries experienced at your workplace, the resulting homunculus would probably look scary and grotesque, but don’t be frightened! It can be tamed, and even shrunk back into proportion...
An Integrated Approach to Safety
Safety professionals have the challenge of addressing both internal workplace risks and external factors including worker demographics, mental health, and lifestyle. Utilizing the concept of Total Worker Health can lead to a safe and profitable workp...
Taming the Dangerous Passage - Safely Entering and Exiting a Vehicle During Winter Weather
Common-sense moves such as approaching carefully, bracing yourself for stability, and moving without boxes, packages, or other items in hand, can help you avoid slip and fall injuries while entering or exiting a vehicle during the cold, snow, and ice...
Keeping Temporary Workers Safe: Whose Responsibility is it Anyway?
The safety of temporary workers is the joint responsibility of the host employer and the staffing agency that places the worker. Both entities should take steps to complete a risk assessment for the job function and location.
Addressing Slips-and-Falls from the Ground Up
Building a better slip-and-fall prevention program requires you to think SAFE – Surface, Awareness, Footwear, and Environment. Look from the ground up at everything from surfaces to footwear to the mental state of the worker.
What’s Scarier than Halloween? Poorly Executed Safety Planning!
Halloween is a fun time for fright, but not if you’re a safety director with no plan for your organization. Use the horror of the holiday to make sure your company is doing its best to minimize risk and maximize safety.
Training the Industrial Athlete
Employers should think of their employees as athletes and implement training plans that address the physical demands of the job. Designing stretching, strengthening, conditioning and hydration programs can decrease injuries and lead to a healthier wo...
Weathering Storm Cleanup Safety
Planning for what happens after a storm should be part of any business emergency preparedness plan, before a weather incident occurs.
Spelling Out Fall Protection Beyond the A-B-Cs
Fall protection during work from heights is generally governed by the basics of anchoring, body harnesses, and connectors. But to make a comprehensive assessment, safety directors must go beyond those simple techniques and look at a variety of consid...
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