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Safety Culture: Are You Sure You have One?

Jun 20, 2017 9:03:00 AM

At a recent safety conference, we interviewed vendors and attendees and asked, "What is the most important thing a company needs to create a safe workplace.?" The answer was, "A Safety Culture." So, it was surprising that something so universally believed continues to be so elusive to companies big and small. Merriam-Webster defines culture as: A set of shared attitudes, values, goals and practices that characterizes an institution or organization. Safety culture in an organization does not exist separate from the other factors making up the company’s culture, but must be a part of the overall corporate culture to be accepted as a priority.

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What Safety Leaders Need to Know about “Nested Interruptions”

Mar 21, 2017 9:10:00 AM

One of the benefits to safety leaders who have a medical background (and keep dipping that toe into the pool from time to time), is the volume of human factors research that’s being generated by medical professionals.  I would imagine that the aeronautics is much the same, although my experience resides much more squarely in the former than the latter.

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Fall Prevention for the Real world

Mar 7, 2017 10:02:00 AM

Fall Protection violations in the construction industry have been among the highest cited OSHA violations for many years now.  The Fall Protection standard, found at 29 CFR 1926.501, provides for residential construction, unprotected sides/edges, roofing work on low-slope roofs, steep roofs, and holes and skylights.

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Don’t Read the Comments

Feb 13, 2017 11:13:29 AM

Every time I read through them, I see something that makes me cringe.

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What are Your Safety Resolutions for 2017?

Jan 11, 2017 1:58:25 PM

Let’s throw the typical weight loss resolutions out the door and commit to a change that can save lives and save money! Injuries on the jobsite, not only cost your company money, they also cause stress, hostility, and loss of reputation. Rid the new year of this by taking control of the hazards on the jobsite.

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