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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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.


OSHA Tips for Heat Exposure

By John E. Hall

With much of the country in line for more high temperatures as summer winds down, employers should be mindful of employees’ exposure to heat hazards on the job. Although the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has no heat standard, the agency has become increasingly willing to cite employers for employees’ heat exposure under Section 5(A)(1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act), commonly known as the General Duty Clause.


The Role of Employee Engagement in a Safety Culture

By Eric Svendsen, PhD, Principal, safetyBUILT-IN

One thing successful safety leaders do to help build a stronger safety culture in the organization is to build levels of employee engagement.  An engaged employee thinks and acts like an owner, and because of that, they not only remain safer on the job, but they are also much more likely to help you lead a safety culture.


Safety Culture Checklist: 6 Keys to Success

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Many organizations want to improve their safety culture in order to reduce injury rates, save money, and increase productivity. But how does a company begin to foster a culture of safety? The following are a just few key areas that go a long way toward establishing a positive safety culture in an organization:


Lightning: Can You Judge the Danger by Counting the Seconds?

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA), about 25 million cloud-to-ground lightning strikes occur each year in the United States. More than 400 people are struck by lightning every year; about 70 die, while others are left with permanent neurological damage.


Q&A: Anhydrous Ammonia Leaks

Recently, we received the following question from a subscriber:

What does OSHA say about initial entry into an area with a suspected gas leak of anhydrous ammonia of unknown quantity and the use of an SCBA?


Are Your Employees Ready for the Heat?

Your summer checklist might include signing the kids up for swimming lessons and making reservations for a beach getaway. But if your employees work outside, preparations should also include readying them for exposure to the heat. Get important reminders here.


Report Finds Rampant Risks for NYC Garbage Workers

It’s common knowledge that working with garbage is difficult and smelly. But a new report reveals that commercial waste work is among New York City’s most dangerous jobs.


Heat Illness Prevention: NIOSH Updates Guidance Document with New Research

When it comes to heat stress, you know what you need to do to protect workers, right? Eight ounces of cool water an hour, frequent breaks in the shade, planning heavy work for cooler times of day … You’ve got this.