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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.
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...
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.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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.
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.
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.
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