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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It’s Time to Find That Missing Glove … and Remind Your Employees About Working in the Cold

Despite some bouts of downright balmy weather this fall, cold temperatures are settling in across many parts of the country. If you haven’t had “that conversation” with employees about working safely in the cold, it’s time.

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Coworker Saves Two Lives in Confined Space Mishap; Employer Draws $73K Fine

What makes a confined space dangerous? The textbook answer is that it contains some hazard and that it’s difficult to escape. But, as one Garden Grove employer recently learned, a lack of knowledge is also a dangerous—and potentially costly—thing.

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Holiday Cheer…or Fire Hazard? ‘Tis the Season to Deck the Halls Safely

Do you deck the halls in your workplace? Whether you do it for business-related purposes—decorating to draw in customers looking for holiday items—or just to bring some seasonal cheer into the workplace, make sure that your holiday decorations don’t invite tragedy. Decorate safely with these holiday tips.

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Hospitals: Where Many Go for Healing, Many Are Harmed

Hospitals are among the most dangerous workplaces in the country, averaging nearly seven work-related injuries and illnesses for every 100 full-time employees. That’s nearly twice the rate for private industry as a whole. Cases of nonfatal occupational injury and illness for healthcare workers are among the highest of any industry sector.

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Suicide Risk Is High. Do Your Manager Know the Signs?

When we think about workplace violence, thoughts turn to shootings and other person-to-person violence. But suicide is also a serious risk. Keep reading for important information about the signs that an employee may be considering taking his or her own life and to find out which industry’s workers are especially at risk.

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5 Ways to Boost Employee Engagement in Safety

The experts say employee engagement is the (not so) secret element in a successful safety program. So how about some fresh new ideas for making it happen? We’ve got them here.

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Q&A: Lighting in Confined Spaces

Recently, a subscriber asked the following question:

Is there an OSHA requirement that if lighting and power requirements cannot be met by the use of battery lights, reduced voltage lighting at a maximum of 12 volts must be used?

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Michigan Safety Agency Emphasizes Tree Trimming Safety

The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) is asking tree trimming businesses to be on high alert for unsafe work practices that can lead to injury or death.

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State Lends Manufacturer a Hand in Purchasing Robotic Arm

A manufacturing firm has used Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation grant money to purchase a costly new tool intended to protect employees from injury. Find out why this employer was especially in need of an ergonomic assist.

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Skin Care Tips for Workers for National Healthy Skin Month

November is National Healthy Skin Month, so it’s a great time to teach your employees how to protect their body’s natural armor.

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