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.

Free Special Report: 50 Tips for More Effective Safety Training

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.


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.


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.


Essentials for Safety Committee Success

Of course you have a safety committee. But how effective is it? Does it satisfy a state requirement with minimal creativity or innovation, or does it actually enhance your safety performance, giving employees at all levels an opportunity to lead and engage in the safety process?


Report Makes a Strong Case for Safety Culture

Construction companies with a robust safety culture fared impressively compared to other contractors, according to an in-depth report. Find out more about the benefits they’re realizing, including some that go beyond worker protection.


Reward Behaviors, Not Outcomes, to Get the Most Value from Safety Incentives

By Thomas E. (Ted) Boyce, PhD

For 120 years, behavioral scientists have been able to demonstrate that behaviors are triggered by events that come before them (activators) and are either strengthened or weakened as a function of the outcomes they produce for the performer (consequences). This model is often discussed as the ABC model of behavior change and has been described in much more detail by me elsewhere (cf. https://goo.gl/AxSr0b). So what does this have to do with safety incentives?


Infographic: How Does Your Safety Culture Stack Up?

Both OSHA observations and independent research confirm that developing a strong safety culture has the potential to have the greatest impact on incident reduction of any process. Check out the infographic to find out what we learned about the state of safety culture from a recent BLR survey of over 500 EHS professionals, HR professionals, and other individuals involved in safety at their organizations.


EHS on Tap: Safety Culture – From Concept to Action

Safety Culture Conference

Every day, workers are injured on the job. These injuries can result in missed work days, poor worker attitudes, high turnover rates, and even enforcement actions from OSHA. The good news is that the world of safety in the workplace is changing. Safety is no longer something your employer tells you to do, but is increasingly woven into the everyday behavior and mindset of all employees.


OSHA Calls on Philadelphia Construction Companies to Prevent Falls

A spate of fall incidents in the greater Philadelphia area prompted OSHA to call on the region’s construction companies to ensure that their employees have and use proper equipment when required to protect them from work-related falls.


NIOSH Seeks to Reduce Risks for Home-Based Health Workers

Healthcare workers in home settings face a variety of safety and health risks, but they often lack access to programs offered to those in traditional settings. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is offering a web-based curriculum that focuses on practical solutions. Keep reading for details.