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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Put the Focus on Safety During NAOSH Week, May 4-10

This Friday, our Safety Training Tips Editor reminds us that next week is a special week for safety, with a chance to showcase what we’ve been doing … and should do all year. North American Occupational Safety and Health Week (NAOSH Week) runs from May 4-10 and is sponsored by the American Society of Safety […]

Ergonomics: Vibrating Mice and Other Tales

Ergonomics is fitting the job to the way the body works. Here are some nifty new devices for doing it.Does your computer mouse vibrate? Does the seat of your chair ebb and flow beneath you like the waves of the sea? Have you worked a computer with your feet today? And how are you dealing […]

Maintenance and Safety: The Toyota Way

Toyota’s massive Kentucky auto plant has integrated maintenance into its overall safety scheme. Here’s how they did it, and how you can, too. Yesterday’s Advisor began a discussion on the role of maintenance workers in workplace safety. These workers are positioned at a kind of crossroads of safety, our article maintained. As they literally get […]

Maintenance: Safety’s Secret Weapon

The work group at your facility best able to see safety problems coming may be your maintenance workers. But are you listening to them? They work in quiet, cordoned off areas of your shop floor, or in an area of their own, separated from the hustle and bustle of production. Frequently, they work off-hours, and […]

More Signs of Safety

They may not be exciting or high tech, but safety signs save lives. Here are the criteria for an effective signage program.Did you “sign on” to yesterday’s Advisor? If so, you read part 1 of a 2-part discussion on workplace safety signs. Recent articles on the subject have renewed interest in the value of this […]

For Signs of Safety, Use Safety Signs

They may not be exciting or high tech, but safety signs save lives. Here are the criteria for an effective signage program.You’re in a movie theater. And after endless trailers (and an ad for the local car wash) that new sci-fi flick you’ve waited to see finally starts. The lights dim, the music comes up, […]

Back Safety: Preventive Strategies from the Experts

Back problems cause workers pain and business huge losses, but they’re relatively easy to prevent, say experts, if you take the appropriate steps and do the appropriate training.” What malady affects 45–60 million Americans, including 70 percent to 80 percent of all workers, at some time in their careers? What’s the second-leading cause of lost […]

Expert Explains How Safety Actually Adds to the Bottom Line

Senior management often sees EHS programs as a cost item only, but leading process improvement expert Robert B. Pojasek says they increase profitability and company value. What’s more, he’s written a book that teaches you how to build a business case that proves it. Yesterday’s Advisor recounted the results of a recent poll of ASSE […]