Safety Training

  • Creating a Healthy, Safe, Age-Friendly Work Environment

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    Today’s workforce is comprised of workers of all ages.  But older workers still do and will continue to make up a significant portion of the workforce. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, one in five American workers will be over age 65 by 2015. In 2020, one in four will be over age 55. Regarding safety in the workplace, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) notes that Read More

  • Why You Need to Create a Safety Culture: Learn How It Can Make a Difference

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    Do you want to reduce the number of accidents in your workplace and promote a more productive environment, as well? Then, you want to create a safety culture. According to OSHA a safety culture offers these benefits: Few at-risk behaviors Low accident rates Low turnover Low absenteeism High productivity Creating that type of culture is a work in progress, but employers and employees must be dedicated to the cause for it to work. OSHA Read More

  • Safety Leadership: Do You Lead the Charge?

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    The mandate for a successful safety culture in an organization must begin at the top.  If you are a company’s leader, this means that building a safety culture has to start with your commitment to the effort. The National Safety Council (NSC) offers many suggestions on how to create that safety culture in A Resource Guide on the Journey to Safety Excellence. Among the guidance, NSC provides steps Read More

  • Promote Safety: Start a Voluntary Protection Program in Your Workplace

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    If you and your company are committed to a strong safety culture, make it official with a Voluntary Protection Program (VPP). Showing a commitment to safety and health can get your organization admittance into this OSHA program. OSHA reviews a company’s safety and health programs before welcoming them into the VPP. The interview process includes on-site reviews, which require meetings with management and employees, as well as Read More

  • Safety News You Can Use

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    A trucking company faces proposed fines of $43,000 due to five safety and health violations revealed during an OSHA inspection. Repeat violations included not providing employees—potentially exposed to bloodborne pathogens— with the Hepatitis B vaccine. They also failed to enforce annual inspections of written procedures to protect workers from machine parts during maintenance work on landfill tippers, loaders and excavators. The company also failed to train workers on forklift Read More

  • Vehicle Safety on the Jobsite

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    The threat of workers being injured—or even killed—by a vehicle on the jobsite is very real. Sometimes, drivers cause such accidents. But another cause can be the vehicles they operate, as well as other heavy equipment. That’s why it’s so important to ensure safety with motor vehicles or heavy equipment used on a jobsite. To help companies promote the safe use of vehicles and heavy equipment, OSHA provides many Read More

  • Keep Workers Safe Behind the Wheel: Making Road Safety Part of Your Company’s Plan

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    If driving is a job responsibility for any of your workers, it’s a good idea to have a company-wide road safety program. NETS (Network of Employers for Traffic Safety) helps employers create and maintain their road safety programs with the NETS’ Comprehensive Guide to Road Safety. NETS outlines the four pillars of road safety management: road safety management system; driver and passenger requirements; journey management requirements; and vehicle Read More

  • Backing Construction Vehicles: How to Keep Safe from Moving Hazards

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    Backing construction vehicles can be a major safety hazard on the jobsite, leading to serious injury and even death. Recognizing the threat of danger, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) offers recommendations to keep workers safe from this particular vehicle hazards. NIOSH recently released a document outlining those threats and how to address them. While making sure equipment is operating properly is a key Read More

  • Safety Slogans: A Reminder A Day Keeps Hazards Away

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    Safety slogans for the workplace are posted to serve as reminders of the importance of safe work practices and the dangers that exist when these safety rules are not followed. Whether there is a severe weather condition, harmful threat, a fire or power outage, everyone in your facility will be reminded what to do. Workplace slogans for safety are usually short and catchy to communicate a message people Read More

  • Shift Work: Keep Workers Safe Whenever They’re on the Job

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