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.”

“Two Perspectives of Safety………Watch & Learn”

The DuPont James River site was awarded the first annual E.I. du Pont Safety Excellence Medal in recognition of the interdependent workplace safety culture that has allowed them to work 30 years without an event-related lost workday injury. In this short video James River employees share, in their own words, why they make safety a … Continue reading “Two Perspectives of Safety………Watch & Learn”

Infographic: Take a Look at Eye Injuries

Eye injuries cost employers $300 million per year and led to 20,300 incidents with days away from work in the United States in 2012. In honor of Workplace Eye Wellness Month, keep your employees safe with this BLR infographic on eye safety.

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

“I Can’t Get No Traction!” – Preventing “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. Slipping on … Continue reading “I Can’t Get No Traction!” – Preventing “Slips, Trips & Falls.”

DuPont Integrated Approach (DnA) For Safety

A Focus on 'Why?' Accelerates Safety Performance DuPont tests a new safety approach that goes beyond traditional behavioral-safety programs. By: Bob Krzywicki, Global Practice Leader for Employee Safety, DuPont Sustainable Solutions Instead of taking a sprawling corner office when he joined the company, former Alcoa Inc. CEO, Paul O’Neill, settled into his new role by … Continue reading DuPont Integrated Approach (DnA) For Safety

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

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!”