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“The Body Counts Continue”

Another Great Article By My Friend Phil La Duke!

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By Phil La Duke

As the safety professionals nestled in the serene bosom of the holidays, the Bureau of Labor Statistics dropped a shattering revelation. The news came like a hammer through a plate glass window; sudden and jarring. Workplace fatalities have risen to their highest rate since 2008. The fact that overall injuries have continued to fall year after year has lulled safety professionals into thinking that the workplace over all has become safer; we sit and congratulate ourselves on a job well done, ignoring the fatal fly in the ointment that the trend in workplace fatalities has stayed flat and now has spiked upward.

In this Twittering Trump, Brexit, post-fact world that fact that people are continuing to die at work doesn’t seem to matter; we congratulate ourselves none-the-less. Our leaders both within Safety and in our core businesses continue to count bandages. Despite injury counts and rates…

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“Transforming EHS Performance Measurement Through Leading Indicators”

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The National Safety Council, Campbell Institute performed a survey and study called “Transforming EHS Performance Measurement Through Leading Indicators” The information for the report was obtained from EHS & Safety Managers from across the country.

The report is an excellent compilation of the survey and the findings are intriguing. You can download a copy of the report here: http://goo.gl/KYAIxi

“The Journey to Safety Excellence” – Infographic

Journey to Safety Excellence

The Journey to Safety Excellence is a roadmap for continuous safety improvement. We know that maintaining a safe workplace is a never-ending journey, not a destination. Check out this infographic to learn about four key pillars to protect workers and enhance your organization’s performance.

Download this infographic here: http://www.nsc.org/JSEWorkplaceDocuments/JSE-Infographic-Printable.pdf

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“The Top 5 Sections Cited of OSHA’s Top 10 Most Cited Violations of 2015”

The Top 10 list of OSHA’s most-frequently cited violations for fiscal year 2015 may look similar to last year’s, but change is happening behind the scenes.

One year ago, OSHA began collecting additional data from employers on amputations and hospitalizations; the resulting information has led to the agency “engaging with every employer” involved in the reported incidents, Patrick Kapust, deputy director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Activities, said in an exclusive interview with Safety+Health.

In September, OSHA announced it will move away from tallying each inspection equally and instead will use a weighted system based on how complicated the inspection may be. The new system is intended to place greater value on complex inspections and allow for easier strategic planning on OSHA’s part.

Additionally, the agency is continuing other efforts – including focused inspections across the country – to mitigate high-hazard threats, such as those related to ergonomics and working at height. Employers who want to avoid being cited for one of the “Top 10” violations need to be proactive.

“We continue to encourage employers to abate hazards before an OSHA inspection and, more importantly, before a worker gets hurt,” Kapust told S+H.

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Source: NSC Safety & Health

Join The National Safety Council – “Journey to Safety Excellence”

The Journey to Safety Excellence is a roadmap to help you build a workplace that keeps people safe. It comes with free, practical tools collected from 100 years of experience. Improve how you keep your employees safe!

​Successful organizations – no matter the size or industry – take safety seriously because employees are their most important asset. They know that providing a caring environment can boost employee morale, increase productivity and lower costs. Be one of those companies. Join today

“​The National Safety Council has been an important partner throughout OSHA’s history. Their newest initiative, the
Journey to Safety Excellence, is essential in helping a company or organization become successful in their quest for and commitment to workplace safety.”
Dr. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health

Join the program today and help your company be a leader in workplace safety!

Join here: http://www.nsc.org/learn/NSC-Initiatives/Pages/journey-to-safety-excellence.aspx?utm_medium=%28none%29&utm_source=%28direct%29&utm_campaign=journey

Source: National Safety Council

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