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The Work/Life Balance in Safety

Safety truly is a 24-hour job, 7 days a week, including holidays. Safety officers feel this way about their jobs, but often the workers do not share the same mentality. Often it is understood in workplaces that safety is all about the workplace, so many safety initiatives, rules and protocols are left at home when [...]

2017-05-09T10:20:43+00:00 September 30th, 2016|Safety Matters|

Safety Snippets: Solar Airport, Einstein, and More

There are a few safety briefs that have crossed my desk recently, so I won't bother you with a long introduction. We'll get right to it, because these briefs are varied and impact a number of industries, so y'all better pay attention! [Image courtesy of Flickr user morebyless via a Creative Commons license] [...]

2017-05-09T10:20:44+00:00 September 27th, 2016|Safety Matters|

About Confined Space Safety

We all know that confined spaces have very high risks to safety on a worksite. We know that is a generational thing; confined spaces were often accepted as part of the job in many industries, and the idea of having uniform standards of safety didn't seem possible 30 years ago. Alas, though there has been [...]

2017-05-09T10:20:45+00:00 September 23rd, 2016|Safety Matters|

Real Change: Connecting Why to What

It is said that the only thing that is constant is change. And in many ways it's true. We often change our clothes, change the day of the week, change our hair, change our jobs, change our family, and the list goes on and on. Many of us can often answer "what?" about change. We [...]

2017-05-09T10:20:46+00:00 September 20th, 2016|Safety Matters|

Workplace Violence: Is There a Legal Dilemma?

There is never a place for workplace violence, but what to do about it? On the one hand, you have the rights of the individual worker to consider. Even if there is violence or threatening behavior on the worksite, unless you have explicit language in your employee handbook that bans this behavior, the employee's right [...]

2017-05-09T10:20:47+00:00 September 16th, 2016|Safety Matters|

Safety Snippets: Hoarding and Hoverbikes

As we come out of the U.S. Labor Day weekend and head into the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, I want to take this minute to thank everyone who labors every day to keep our economy moving, whether on work days, weekends or even holidays. [...]

2017-05-09T10:20:49+00:00 September 9th, 2016|Safety Matters|

Near-Misses: Get Them Framed!

Framing is vital to a house, vital to photos we treasure, and it's vital in virtually any area of assessment or evaluation. For most of us, it's about structure. When there is a sense of order in a process, the process not only goes more smoothly, but information can be gathered more quickly and the [...]

2017-05-09T10:20:51+00:00 September 6th, 2016|Safety Matters|

Near-Misses: Indicators and Reporting

Near-misses can be wake-up calls. If we choose to wake up. If we instead choose to thinkk of them as just a dream, as something that could have happened, but did not, and we just count our lucky stars, we could well be missing the most instructive event to occur on our work site. Oh sure, [...]

2017-05-09T10:20:52+00:00 September 2nd, 2016|Safety Matters|