Keeping Drivers in the Workplace Safe on the Road

Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of injuries and death in the workplace. The injuries from vehicle crashes extend a worker's recovery time by thirty percent compared to other workplace injuries. With these facts in mind, businesses should be more aware of the dangers of driving. However, a study by the Road Safety at [...]

2022-11-01T10:38:33-06:00November 4th, 2022|Safety Matters|

The Plan, Do, Check, Act Model

Companies aiming to achieve the Certificate of Recognition (COR) will find the Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) model improves their workplace health and safety exponentially. Because the PDCA model is so beneficial for businesses, many companies are now integrating it into their business plans. What is the Plan, Do, Check, Act Model? The Plan, Do, [...]

2022-08-02T11:08:48-06:00July 8th, 2022|Safety Matters|

Avoiding Silver Safety Bullets: Strategies for Achieving Safety Breakthroughs

Most, if not all, people want quick and easy solutions. For safety professionals, this solution is called a Silver Safety Bullet or SSB. The problem with SSBs is that they rarely work. Leaders need to know what silver safety bullets are and be wary of using them. Knowing more about SSBs will prevent an organization’s [...]

2022-05-05T08:45:00-06:00May 6th, 2022|Safety Matters|

Emerging Technologies To Mitigate Construction Safety Hazards

In 2020, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the construction industry had a monthly average of 350,000 job openings and 400,000 hires. The problem in the construction industry is not related to hiring individuals. Rather, it lies in keeping them safe and productive.  A staggering one-fifth of U.S. workplace fatalities are associated with the construction industry. That [...]

2022-02-02T13:35:11-07:00February 2nd, 2022|Construction Safety, Safety Matters, Workplace Safety|

Dealing With Contractor & Employer Non-Compliance

The consequences of non-compliant contractors are significant. Learning how to deal with contractor non-compliance can prevent a disastrous safety, financial, and legal burden on the employer. When non-compliance occurs, proper communication with the contractor is necessary to address the issue and uncover the deeper cause to prevent repeat offenses. Contractor non-compliance can be prevented to [...]

2021-10-01T11:13:07-06:00October 1st, 2021|Compliance, Safety Matters, workplace|

Supervisors and Managers Role: Impacting Contractor Actions and Safety

Monitoring contractors by supervision and management is key to keeping workers safe and preventing injuries. To better understand the difference between supervision and management, it is wise to separate the two and explain the responsibility of each role. Once the roles are properly understood, companies should pay attention to behaviors as supervisors and managers monitor [...]

2021-09-02T12:08:52-06:00September 2nd, 2021|Business, Newsletter, Safety Matters|

Contractor Prequalification: Before You Hire

Contractor prequalification is an important step for your business, and there are key things to consider when you hire new employees. Two of the biggest ones are gauging behaviors and knowing how they impact safety processes.  Companies should pay close attention to certain behaviors because they can affect the overall safety of the workplace and [...]

2021-08-06T10:03:52-06:00August 6th, 2021|Business, Newsletter, Safety Matters|

How to Minimalize the Risks of Chemical Mismatches & Cross-Contaminations

Every workplace should develop a systematic way to label chemical containers to minimize chemical mismatches and cross contaminations. It protects the health and safety of workers and prevents financial losses due to fines for code violations and broken machinery that can cause serious incidents such as fires or explosions. Why is Chemical Exposure Dangerous? Chemical [...]

2021-07-14T15:05:22-06:00July 16th, 2021|Newsletter, Safety Matters|

Creating a Successful Ergonomics Program

By Barbara Semeniuk, 2021 A vital part of a safe workplace is developing and executing an Ergonomics Program for employees. The benefits derived from a good plan are long-lasting, cost-effective, and rewarding. Your employees may be suffering from musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). What are musculoskeletal disorders? MSDs are disorders of muscles, tendons, joints that are caused [...]

2021-05-11T13:11:21-06:00May 11th, 2021|Newsletter, Safety Matters|

Serious Injuries and Fatalities: Why Are They Constant While Injury Rates Decline?

Concern about the level of effort we take to control serious injuries and fatalities is growing because the number of deaths is not decreasing; it has plateaued. Companies and society cannot accept worker fatalities as just part of doing business. Our mandate is clear - we must improve how we protect workers. How to Better [...]

2021-04-09T12:06:01-06:00April 9th, 2021|Newsletter, Safety Matters|
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