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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Dust Masks: When to Reuse, When to Toss Out

Disposable filtering face piece respirators (FFR), more commonly called dust masks, are the respiratory protection most used by employees in the workplace. Disposable FFRs are not intended for repeated or extensive use; yet, for reasons of expense, convenience, and supply, they often are. At what point does a disposal FFR begin to fail to protect […]

Safety Culture 2018

Annual Progress Report Reveals Safety Culture Successes, Struggles

The second Annual Safety Progress Report from SafeStart® and the EHS Daily Advisor shed some light on the real-world status of safety culture at organizations nationwide. While the survey results indicate some positive progress, they also show that a lot of work remains to be done.

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Cleanliness Is the First Step in Hepatitis A Protection

Cal/OSHA continues to warn employers and employees that the major outbreak of hepatitis A in parts of the state is ongoing and that California law requires that employers take measures to stop or reduce the spread of this highly contagious disease in the workplace. Most of the essential measures involve keeping a clean workplace and […]

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Adding the Third Dimension to Risk Assessment

Risk assessment is a tool that many safety professionals are familiar with and use on a regular basis. But according to Gary Higbee, EMBA, CSP, the traditional methods for performing risk assessments are incomplete and fail to capture significant hazards.

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Assimilating Temporary Employees into Safety Culture: 5 Keys to Success

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.

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Trench Protection: A National Priority for OSHA

OSHA has announced that one of its priority goals for 2018 is to reduce trenching and excavation accidents. There appear to be solid reasons for doing so. In 2011, OSHA said that two workers a month were killed in trench collapses, and the picture has not improved.