“CPWR – Campaign To Prevent Falls In Construction” #Construction #Falls

The 2017 Stand-Down May Be Over, but the Campaign Is Year-Round! May 8-12, 2017 marked the 4th annual National Safety Stand-Down.  Did you participate?  If so, let us know by submitting your Success Story. You can also check out what others did by reading their Success Stories. While the Stand-Down is the key event in the Falls … Continue reading “CPWR – Campaign To Prevent Falls In Construction” #Construction #Falls

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“Have Batteries At Home? Don’t Store Open Batteries In Junk Drawers” #HomeSafety

Click here for the recent Hastings, Nebraska House Fire on January 16, 2017 If you are storing loose 9 volt or AA or other batteries in a kitchen drawer or a "junk" drawer in your home, watch how you store them. Above all don't store them loose and rolling around with other metal items, like small … Continue reading “Have Batteries At Home? Don’t Store Open Batteries In Junk Drawers” #HomeSafety

“Tornado Safety Training – Are You Ready?” #ILWX #TornadoSafety

The Power of a Destructive Tornado in Tuscaloosa - Alabama 4-27-2011 Tornadoes are nature’s most violent storms. Spawned from powerful thunderstorms, tornadoes can cause fatalities and devastate a neighborhood in seconds. A tornado appears as a rotating, funnel-shaped cloud that extends from a thunderstorm to the ground with whirling winds that can reach 300 miles … Continue reading “Tornado Safety Training – Are You Ready?” #ILWX #TornadoSafety

“It’s That Time of Year For Tornado Safety Training – “Are You Ready?”

Frightening video of the Destructive Tornado in Tuscaloosa - Alabama 4-27-2011 Tornados are nature's violent storms that appear suddenly and without warning. Tornadoes can strike anywhere at anytime, therefore, you need to be ready, know the drill and act quickly. Download this Red Cross®  : Tornado Safety - Red Cross .pdf information booklet! Know the Difference … Continue reading “It’s That Time of Year For Tornado Safety Training – “Are You Ready?”

“Newly Covered Industries Must Post OSHA 300 Log By February 1, 2016 Deadline”

  OSHA's record keeping rule has new industries for this year's 2015 300 Summary posting requirements. https://www.osha.gov/recordkeeping2014/records.html February 1, 2016 is the deadline for posting your company's OSHA 300 Log Summary. Records of work-related injuries, illnesses and deaths in 2015 must be posted in an area where employee notices are usually placed and remain posted … Continue reading “Newly Covered Industries Must Post OSHA 300 Log By February 1, 2016 Deadline”

“It’s That Time of Year For Tornado Safety Training – “Are You Ready?”

Frightening video of the Destructive Tornado in Tuscaloosa - Alabama 4-27-2011 Tornados are nature's violent storms that appear suddenly and without warning. Tornadoes can strike anywhere at anytime, therefore, you need to be ready, know the drill and act quickly. Download this Red Cross®  : Tornado Safety - Red Cross .pdf information booklet! Know the Difference … Continue reading “It’s That Time of Year For Tornado Safety Training – “Are You Ready?”

WSIB – Canada – Safety Video Commercials

    In this blog post we showcase some hard-hitting television commercials highlighting the need for workplace safety. Here they demonstrate how severe workplace injuries can be while reminding viewers that everyone plays a role in avoiding workplace injuries, illnesses and fatalities. These could all have been prevented. See their website here: http://www.prevent-it.ca/there-are-no-accident-retail

Leadership Stories: “Things Are Not Always What They Seem”

Being able to see “what has been carefully hidden” can be the difference between winning and losing. And most big companies are losing the innovation game.
Innovation and the Role of Outsiders:

So how do you create an organization where diversity of thought is valued? Making a conscious decision to hire people that are different from you, “outsiders”, may be a good place to start. According to an article in The Atlantic, “outsiders” are responsible for a striking number of inventions and innovations. In fact, Alph Bingham, Innocentive founder and former CEO, notes that “Ninety to 95 percent of the time, the individual who comes up with the awarded solution does not have the background and resume’ of someone you would hire to solve the problem.”

Sounds Like Me!” – Jack Benton

 

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Perpetual Innovation Machine

All outward appearances were that this old lady should not be taken seriously. Unfortunately for the salesperson, she had honed her negotiating skills with more than 10,000 hours of experience. Here is the story.

A Master at Work

One of my favorite things to do with my grandmother, Baba Vickie, was to go shopping. It didn’t matter what we were buying, it was just great to watch a master at work. One particularly memorable trip was to a department store to buy a couch for my college apartment. We walked into the store and I started moving towards the nearest salesperson when Baba stopped me. She whispered, “let’s go over and talk to the other salesperson” who was across the room. By the time we left the store, we bought the couch I wanted at a significant discount . . . with a few pillows and a lamp thrown in for…

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What Truly Motivates People & Motivating Employees for Safety Success

Fantastic Video Presentation on Motivating in the Workplace! A common concern to safety professionals across industries and countries is how to maintain a high level of motivation among employees at all levels for safety. What really motivates employees to become engaged in the safety effort? Thomas Krause, Ph.D., CEO of Behavioral Science Technology Inc., Ojai, … Continue reading What Truly Motivates People & Motivating Employees for Safety Success

OSHA Training – An Introduction To Fall Protection

Fall Protection Guidelines A synopsis of OSHA’s Fall Protection Standards (OSHA standard 29 CFR 1926.501 through 503). Fall protection is generally thought of as: Guardrail systems Safety net systems Personal fall arrest systems Positioning device systems, and/or Warning line systems The standard: Covers most construction workers except persons inspecting, assessing, or investigating the workplace conditions … Continue reading OSHA Training – An Introduction To Fall Protection

“September 11, 2001 – We Will Never Forget”

Two Thousand One, Nine Eleven~ Paul Spreadbury, York Beach, ME, Two thousand one, nine eleven Five thousand plus arrive in heaven. As they pass through the gate, Thousands more appear in wait A tall bearded man with stovepipe hat Steps forward saying, “Lets sit, lets chat. They settle down in seats of clouds A man … Continue reading “September 11, 2001 – We Will Never Forget”