We had a location that was doing well with safety. Their stats were great! But then they started tanking. We didn’t know what was causing this. So we went to the facility and gathered people from all departments for a meeting. It was important for employees to tell us themselves what was going wrong. But […]
Developing a strong safety culture can “change the landscape of an organization and pay incredible dividends,” according to the National Safety Council (NSC). Those dividends would obviously include a safer workplace with fewer injured employees, and could also enhance profits thanks to a decrease in employee turnover, lower workers’ compensation costs and better productivity. But, […]
Over the past several years, safety culture has emerged as a pivotal component of any highly productive and innovative organization. Now emerging from a global pandemic, workplace safety is a top priority for every organization’s success. And it is not just about creating sanitization stations and painting lines on the floor for social distancing. It is […]
Where do the best workplace safety ideas come from? Often, the source is employees because they know the hazards involved with tasks – and how to abate them – better than anyone else. This OSHA investigation proves it. Started with complaint An employee complaint led OSHA to inspect this business. At this indoor gun range, […]
What happens when the results from your safety program start to plateau – when injury rates flatline, employees are unmotivated and uninspired and safety culture suffers? One thing we did was to use the S.T.A.R.S. program. It was originally a self-check tool to prepare for certain tasks developed by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) […]
Peer pressure can be a double-edged sword when it comes to safety: It can help convince workers to do the right thing, or it can push them to take unnecessary risks.
When a company says its safety goal is zero injuries, do employees understand that’s different than zero risk reports?
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The serious ramifications of NFL players suffering concussions have received more and more attention. Now a professor of environmental health sciences is suggesting that OSHA “step up” to the challenge of making the sport safer for players.