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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The War Against Complacency: Don’t Be Complacent About It

As injury rates decrease, complacency increases. In turn, complacency leads to human errors that cause injuries. It’s a paradox explained by Don Wilson, vice president of SafeStart Division of Electrolab Training Systems at his opening keynote presentation, The War Against Complacency: Proven Strategies to Reduce Injuries and Human Factor Errors, delivered recently during the BLR® Safety Summit in Austin, Texas.

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Machine Guarding for Robotic Devices

Recently, one of our subscribers asked the following question:

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Removing Mold

Q. Is there a single resource, which list by State, whether a licensed contractor is required to remove mold?

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Q&A: Hard Hats for Crane Operators

Recently, a subscriber asked the following question:

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The State of Safety Programs

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To learn about the impact of technology on health and safety, BLR partnered with eCompliance to survey 600+ environmental, health, and safety (EHS) pros. Check out the highlightes in our infographic below:

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Q&A: Color Coding for LOTO Tags

Is it mandatory that color coding be applied to the lockout/tagout tags for an electric utility provider?

Here’s how we answered:

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OSHA Updates Eye and Face Protection Standards

In a final rule published March 25, 2016, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) updated requirements for eye and face protections for workers in general industry, shipyards, longshoring operations, marine terminals, and construction.

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Countdown to Stand-Down: Standing Up to Workplace Slips, Trips, and Falls

American workers can’t seem to get out of our own way—or out of the way of objects in our path, wet and slippery surfaces, uneven flooring, and other hazards. Slips, trips, and falls (STFs) befall us entirely too often, and the impact is staggering. This Compliance Report steps into the subject of falls with insight from an insurance risk specialist, a researcher, and one of OSHA’s top experts on the topic.

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Q&A: Non-Permit Confined Space Marking

: Recently, one of our subscribers asked the following question:

Do non-permit confined spaces have to be marked with signage or listed in the confined space plan?

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Winter’s Not Over Yet; Take Steps to Prevent Ice-Related Falls

There’s a hint of spring in the air in some parts of the country. But in Michigan, employers are being warned about the dangers of ice-related falls.

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