The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has unveiled a first-of-its kind work zone vehicle designed to improve safety for maintenance crews. Known as the Autonomous Impact Protection Vehicle (AIPV), it is positioned behind road construction crews to protect them from the traveling public. It increases safety by removing the driver from a truck that is […]
Category: 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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Safety Forum events specifically cater to the needs of Directors, Managers, and Heads of Safety and EHS. The unique one-on-one format of this event allows you to connect with solution providers specific to your interests. Key topics of discussion include complying with OSHA requirements, how to reduce injuries, how to save costs, and fostering a […]
Members of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) have overwhelmingly approved a name-change for the 100-year-old organization, the world’s oldest professional safety society. Next June, at its annual meeting in San Antonio, ASSE will unveil a new website featuring the name American Society of Safety Professionals.
Manual lifting results in hundreds of thousands of injuries per year and millions of dollars in lost productivity, insurance claims, and related costs. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has come to the rescue with a new app that brings the Revised NIOSH Lifting Equation (RNLE) to an app for smart phones.
The moon will cross in front of the sun on Monday, August 21, just after 1:00 p.m. Eastern—prime time for a workplace eclipse viewing party. In case your employees want to step outside and enjoy this moment of planetary drama, make sure to share a few tips for safely enjoying the 2017 total solar eclipse.
An analysis of federal statistics finds that older people are dying on the job at a higher rate than workers overall, despite a general decrease in the number of workplace fatalities.
Losing temporary employees prematurely is bound to create challenges tied to productivity, morale and the overall bottom line. So what drives majority of contract workers to leave an assignment early? Your safety and onboarding strategy, or lack thereof, may be a strong indicator.
Job safety risks have given rise to numerous creative solutions over the years. Recently, the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) recognized innovative approaches to improving job safety.
Gaining buy-in from employees and motivating them to value safety is crucial to building a strong safety culture in an organization. Yet when safety professionals are asked to identify their top challenges on the job, employee engagement is always at the top of the list.
Every day, workers witness actions that they know are unsafe—potentially disastrous actions that could almost certainly be stopped—but they don’t voice their concerns. Why are people inhibited in these situations? Why do we so often stay silent?