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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Tips To Give Your Shift Workers a More Normal Life

Shift work doesn’t have to make workers sick. Here are some tips to make their lives easier, suggested by shift workers themselves, and a program to improve the health of all your employees. As yesterday’s Advisor noted, some 20 percent of employees work the night shift. While that makes it possible for organizations to run […]

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Safety Tips for Shift Workers

Shift workers pose special safety hazards. Here’s a list of strategies to make their working lives as safe and normal as possible. Tonight, when it’s dark and quiet and you’re looking forward to some well-deserved rest, give a thought to those not enjoying the same moment. That’s because some 20 percent of the workers in […]

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More Simple, Powerful Safety Ideas … and a Tool to Audit Their Use

Here are more common sense, effective concepts, and a powerful tool to audit their implementation and assure better OSHA compliance. Yesterday’s Advisor offered a group of common sense, powerful safety ideas, suggested in part by safety blogger and consultant Mike Strawbridge of Cleveland, Tennessee. Among the ideas: Keeping your workplace clean; depending on machine guards […]

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Blogger Suggests Simple but Powerful Safety Tips

Sometimes safety ideas are so powerful they bear repeating. That goes double when they’re simple to understand and implement … like these. If you think effective safety has to be complex and expensive, think again. We’ve found a safety thinker, consultant Mike Strawbridge of Cleveland, Tennessee, who uses mostly common sense to reach a safety […]

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Lockout/Tagout: 5 Steps to a Successful Program

To implement a successful lockout/tagout program, you need 5 key elements, says a top BLR interactive training program. It then proceeds to deliver them to you. Yesterday’s Safety Daily Advisor looked at what the safety education website, siri.uvm.edu, calls the “fatal 5” of lockout/tagout. These missteps, which account for most of the 60,000 injuries and […]

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Meet Lockout/Tagout’s ‘Fatal 5’

Make any of these 5 mistakes and not only is your lockout/tagout program in danger, so are you! Here’s a short quiz for the workers at your facility: Question: When can a simple padlock and a laminated piece of red-striped cardboard save your life?Answer: When they’re part of a well-planned lockout/tagout program. As safety professionals […]

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Cold Weather Protection: What Workers Can Do for Themselves

Yesterday, we suggested some steps your company can take to protect workers from cold weather. Today, we’ll look at steps they can take, and a way to train in those steps in just 7 minutes. With winter locked in around us, yesterday’s Advisor supplied recommendations from OSHA and other experts on things an employer can […]

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Protecting Workers in Cold Weather: What Your Company Can Do

Protecting workers in cold weather takes specific steps. OSHA has provided a list. And America’s eye doctors have added to it. Unless your workplace is located in places like California, Florida, or (“Dream on!”) Hawaii, you and your workers have to deal with winter. And following a pattern of extreme weather in recent years, what […]

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