Tips On How To Write a Good Accident Or Incident Report

An incident report needs to include all the essential information about the accident or near-miss. The report-writing process begins with fact finding and ends with recommendations for preventing future accidents. You may use a special incident reporting form, and it might be quite extensive. But writing any incident report involves four basic steps, and those … Continue reading Tips On How To Write a Good Accident Or Incident Report

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Free Live Webinar – August 21, 2013 – “Building a Fall Protection Plan and a Safer Workplace”

Free Live Webinar Wednesday, August 21, 2013 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT Duration: 60 Minutes Join us for this EHS Today and New Equipment Digest Webinar Building a Fall Protection Plan and a Safer Workplace Register now for this free live webinar : http://link.pmemanuf.com/u.d?I4Gr3R6hUMSpWS8BdpV8I=541 Falls are among the most hazardous workplace dangers tracked … Continue reading Free Live Webinar – August 21, 2013 – “Building a Fall Protection Plan and a Safer Workplace”

Safety Isn’t Immune to Hiring for Technical Skills and Firing for Interpersonal Skills

Spot on Phil. Knowledge of Safety and the Ability to work “with”, rather than against employees is essential to fostering a great safety culture and a great place to work.

 

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In my last column, The Safety Side, in Fabricating and Metalworking magazine (http://www.fabricatingandmetalworking.com/2013/06/stereotypes-get-a-bad-rap/?goback=%2Egmr_1533957%2Egde_1533957_member_254035449) I wrote about personality styles and understanding how a person prefers to be treated and tempering ones style of communication to meet another’s needs can make one not only a more effective safety professional, but a very effective professional of whatever career one chooses to pursue. I posted, as is my habit, a link to the article to the many LinkedIn groups to which I belong. The response was generally positive, but not universally so.  One reader posted”

“well i’m not quite sure to agree with what you are saying. i know first hand that most employers, supervisors, or just about most anyone does not like or like working with someone who speaks their mind. and i guess i fall under that category. i say what is on my mind…

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Safety Photo of the Day – “Look, We’ve Got Shade!”

  "Those hydraulics wont fail, Will they?" Make Heavy Machinery Safety a Priority Getting your workforce to operate machines safely and effectively requires a commitment from the top. Start by setting clear safety expectations.Then, work to provide the resources, motivation, and accountability you’ll need to ensure ongoing participation. Implement a safety policy Develop, distribute and … Continue reading Safety Photo of the Day – “Look, We’ve Got Shade!”

How You Can Prevent “Slips, Trips & Falls.”

  "I wonder how many people were injured in the making of this video?" It’s probably happened to most of us. That momentary lapse of inattention thinking about a personal problem or distracted by an activity that ends in a slip, trip or fall. A stumble down a stairway. A trip over an uneven surface. … Continue reading How You Can Prevent “Slips, Trips & Falls.”

Faceoff: Is OSHA A Wasteful Regulatory Nightmare OR Common Sense That Saves Lives?

Please Check Out This Workplace Safety Infographic Courtesy of "Compliance & Safety". It Focuses On OSHA and Protecting Workers  

Proactive Safety Means Tomorrow Begins Today!

  Safety as a value on and off the job makes good safety and business sense. In many ways as a plant organization, plant workers, and individually you receive the level of safety performance that you demonstrate you want to achieve! Everyone wins by enhancing safety as a value.  Continuous safety performance improvement is a … Continue reading Proactive Safety Means Tomorrow Begins Today!

Interesting take on employee interaction with the safety professional. It kind of lends credence to my philosophy of working with employees, rather than against them or “The Cop on the Beat” approach. You can’t enact behavioral change in that manner. 🙂

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We’ve all experienced this at one time or another: you point out an unsafe act or safety violation in good faith, only to have the worker shoot back some sarcastic, rude, or juvenile comment.  It wears on you, but you’ve come to expect, accept (and probably) resent it.  Why can’t people just grow up and let you do your job?  The answer might not lie with the people with whom you interact, but rather HOW you interact with them.

In 1964 Dr. Eric Berne wrote The Games People Play, to identify and address what he describes as functional and dysfunctional social interactions. The book is a fantastic guide for interacting with workers. In the book, which has sold more than 5 million copies, Berne introduces the concept of transactional analysis that he believed was the key to interpreting social interactions.  Transactional analysis is a method…

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Ausgrid “Stayin’ Alive” Safety Video

"Ausgrid" We believe safety starts at home. So one of our key business goals is to maintain and improve our safety record within Ausgrid. That means ensuring that our employees understand the risks and are protected at all times. We are committed to being an industry leader in best practice safety performance by doing all … Continue reading Ausgrid “Stayin’ Alive” Safety Video

Environmental, Health, and Safety Coordinator, Materials Specialist & Quality Manager in Belvidere, IL

Please Contact Recruiter Directly for these 3 jobs! I am posting this as a favor to them!! - Jack Environmental, Health, and Safety Coordinator in Belvidere, IL Summary: Plans and coordinates health and safety program requiring application of engineering principles and technology to analyze and control conditions contributing to occupational hazards and diseases by performing … Continue reading Environmental, Health, and Safety Coordinator, Materials Specialist & Quality Manager in Belvidere, IL

IndustrySafe Free Live Webinar – “Conducting EHS Inspections” – June 14, 2012-11:00AM EDT

IndustrySafe Live Webinar - “Conducting EHS Inspections” June 14, 2012-11:00AM EDT In this free webinar, you will learn how IndustrySafe Safety Software can assist you conduct environmental, health, and safety inspections. Learn how to · Conduct inspections with IndustrySafe · Use mobile devices · Generate reports and findings · Analyze trends Register Now <http://cts.vresp.com/c/?TRA/58a34d1e0c/9aa3a26c20/a8c82a88e2&gt;

Job Opening! – HR/Safety Manager – Mid-West Location

I am posting this on behalf of the Recruiter, Please Contact Them Directly! HR/Safety Manager – Mid-West Location Support HR, EHS, Benefits and Training functions.  Someone that can developed both HR and Safety policy and procedures, etc…Must come from a manufacturing environment.  Primarily an HR role, but still need someone with a fair amount of … Continue reading Job Opening! – HR/Safety Manager – Mid-West Location

Lean Safety: Keeping It Lean & Safe!

"Lean Safety" - A Look at How Lean & Safety Work Together Your long-awaited vacation is finally here! You pack up the car, chart the most direct route from point A (home) to point B (hot vacation spot), bring snacks to avoid unnecessary travel breaks and set off for a week of fun. Obviously, you … Continue reading Lean Safety: Keeping It Lean & Safe!

“How to Write a Good Accident or Incident Report” #WorkplaceSafety

An incident report needs to include all the essential information about the accident or near-miss. The report-writing process begins with fact-finding and ends with recommendations for preventing future accidents. You may use a special incident reporting form, and it might be quite extensive. But writing any incident report involves four basic steps, and those are … Continue reading “How to Write a Good Accident or Incident Report” #WorkplaceSafety

Job Posting! – Area Safety Leader, Northern California

Please Contact Recruiter Directly! TowerHunter Executive Search is currently recruiting for multiple ‘Area Safety Leaders’ for one of the largest and most reputable not-for-profit health systems in the country.  The Area Safety Leader is responsible for overseeing all workplace/employee safety at multiple hospitals.  We have numerous openings all in the Northern California region and are … Continue reading Job Posting! – Area Safety Leader, Northern California

Don’t Invite an OSHA Citation with Lower Quality PPE

Don't be surprised if you find more OSHA inspectors on your doorstep in the near future. According to David Michaels, assistant secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, OSHA's fiscal year 2011 budget will enable the organization to conduct more than 3,000 additional inspections throughout the year. In addition to the stress associated with … Continue reading Don’t Invite an OSHA Citation with Lower Quality PPE