Special Topics in Safety Management

Safety is a process, and as such, needs to be managed. This section offers resources to create a viable safety program, sell it to senior management, train supervisors and employees in using it, and then track and report your progress. Look also for ways to advance your own skills in these areas, both for your current job, and those that follow.

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Q&A: Body Armor for Security Officers

Recently, one of our subscribers asked the following question:

Is there a regulation or standard that requires security officers carrying a weapon to be issued body armor?

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Fatality Investigation Reveals Missing Guards at Wisconsin Plant

How did a lathe operator become entangled in the operating spindle of the equipment while hand-polishing a long metal cylinder? Keep reading to find out what happened and why OSHA responded to this fatality with a significant fine.

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We’re Stacking Up Ways to Reduce Warehouse Risk

With more than 360,000 people employed at 16,000 warehouses and storage facilities in the United States, warehouses play a critical role in the flow of goods and services that fuel our economy. But the work can be hazardous, and vigilance is required. This Compliance Report reviews the hazards and solutions, with the focus on tips and best practices to keep your warehouse operation safe.

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Q&A: Climbing Ladders

Recently, a subscriber asked us the following question:

Is there a requirement for using rungs versus rails when climbing on fixed vertical ladders or portable step/extension ladders?

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Keys to Effective Safety Observations

Behavioral observations are a tool to improve safety performance and enhance employee engagement. If it’s been a while since you assessed your observation program and methods, you’ll want to keep reading for a proven method from safety expert Shawn Galloway.

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Safety Specialist Offers Top 5 Strategies for Improving Safety

With all the different risks and hazards to keep track of, it’s hard to isolate the most important factors in keeping your people safe on the job. Keep reading to see what one safety pro suggests. You may be surprised at his choices.

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Don’t Just Stand By! Bystander Intervention Can Stop Workplace Violence in Its Tracks

On January 18, 2015, Peter Jonsson and Carl-Frederik Arndt, graduate students at Stanford University, were riding their bikes across campus at about 1 a.m. As they rode through an alley, they saw something disturbing: a man on top of a woman next to a dumpster. The woman was unconscious. The two students yelled at the man, who tried to run away. One of the students stopped him, while the other went to check on the woman.

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Refresher Tips for Confined Space Entry

What constitutes a confined space, and what do your employees need to know to stay protected when working in them? Get the facts here.

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Safety Leader Says Compliance Isn’t Enough

The president of one of the nation’s leading safety associations says complying with rules and policies isn’t enough for breakthrough safety performance. Keep reading to find out what matters even more.

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OSHA, NIOSH Seeking Innovation in Hearing Protection

Together with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), OSHA is challenging inventors and entrepreneurs to help develop a technological solution to workplace noise exposure and related hearing loss.

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