How complete and comprehensive is your safety strategy? Does it have the right ingredients? Do you even have a safety strategy? As we draw nearer to Safety Culture 2018, it’s important to do a little self-assessment when it comes to your current culture and strategy.
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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Time is running short to nominate your company in our latest round of Safety Standout Awards. Does your organization have what it takes to be recognized as a safety leader, especially when it comes to having a high-performing safety culture? Take a look at what some previous award winners have in common.
As we get ready to enter week 3 of the National Safety Council’s (NSC) annual National Safety Month, the focus is on falls—and with good reason. Violations of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) general requirements for fall protection topped the list of most frequently cited standards for fiscal year 2017, and falls remain […]
Motorized forklifts are an essential tool for unloading and loading trucks and otherwise moving heavy inventory. But forklifts—also called powered industrial trucks—can be highly hazardous for a wide range of reasons. National Forklift Safety Day, an observance sponsored by the Industrial Truck Association, took place this week.
As have other organizations that advocate for healthcare workers, the Joint Commission is strongly urging healthcare organizations to take a comprehensive look at the occurrence of violence against their employees and take steps toward implementing protections that “look beyond solutions that only increase scrutiny.”
Workplace safety is evolving as safety professionals seek to shift the philosophy of their organizations away from one of basic compliance to one based on reducing risk. At the American Society of Safety Professionals’ (ASSP) Safety 2018 Conference and Exposition being held in San Antonio, Texas, Pam Walaski, Health and Safety Director for GAI Consultants, […]
On the second day of the American Society of Safety Professionals’ (ASSP) Safety 2018 Conference and Exposition held in San Antonio, Texas, self-described futurist Mike Walsh, author of The Dictionary of Dangerous Ideas, energized the crowd of attendees by advocating an approach to safety and leadership that embraces automation, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning […]
At the American Society of Safety Professionals’ (ASSP) Safety 2018 Conference and Exposition in San Antonio, Texas, ASSP’s outgoing President Jim Smith presented a session titled “The A1264.1 Standard: Wall and Roof Openings; Stairs and Guardrails/Handrails,” which examined some advantages, disadvantages, and other considerations for using the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Standards 1264.1 and […]
The current opioid epidemic, which is being fueled by the synthetic opioid fentanyl, has created a heightened danger for enforcement, fire, rescue, and emergency medical first responders who arrive at the scene of overdoses (ODs), traffic stops, arrests, and searches.
The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) kicked off its annual Safety 2018 Conference and Exposition in San Antonio, Texas, by unveiling its new name. Formerly known as the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), the organization elected to change its name to reflect the growing diversity of safety professionals, which now extends to many […]