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Making Safety Visual: 10 Proven Strategies for Building Safety Culture

Safety professionals everywhere are looking for more effective ways to engage their employees and get them focused on safety. Attention spans are shorter than ever. Employees are stressed and distracted and more interested in checking their smartphones than listening to you. YouTube and Instagram have everyone hooked on short, concise visual bursts. Visual communication is the “secret weapon” that can help you capture (and keep) your employees’ attention. In this lively presentation.

Safety Training Does NOT Make Your Facility Safer

As Safety Professionals, whether we admit it or not, we can sometimes fall into the habit of checking off all the boxes when it comes to Safety Training and being satisfied with reporting 100% compliance to our Leadership and Stakeholders. Does this mean our facilities are actually safer? Are there things that we can do to re-enforce our Safety Training and actually drive a change in behavior within our organizations?

OSHA’s Enforcement in Construction is Growing: Are You Prepared?

It’s a fact: over half of OSHA inspections are conducted at construction sites, most of which are multi-employer worksites. And for good reason, as fatalities from falls in 2017 were at their highest level in the 26-year history of the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries with falls causing more than one-third of construction deaths.

What to do When OSHA Comes Knocking

OSHA can show up at virtually any moment, and employers in most cases will not receive advance notice of the visit. Knowing what happens during an OSHA inspection and what to do during one can ensure things run smoothly for both employers and employees. Since OSHA has increased its penalties in recent years, being prepared for an OSHA inspection and knowing how to contest a violation is more important than ever.

Get Your Safety Program Moving with Mobile

The webinar Get Your Safety Program Moving with Mobile will equip listeners with the tools they need to understand, evaluate and implement EHS mobile applications.

Incorporating Smart Technology into Workplace Safety

Smart technology, Internet of Things (IoT), wearables, AR, VR, and more are now targeted at safety professionals in the name of worker engagement and improved safety. While this technology offers many potential benefits, it’s important to not incorporate technology for the sake of appearing cutting edge. All technology must be evaluated to ensure it’s a proper fit for your organization.

Workplace Bullying: Costs and Solutions

While workplace harassment and workplace violence continue to garner public attention, other types of abusive workplace behavior have remained largely in the shadows. Research by the Workplace Bullying Institute (WBI) indicates that nearly 20% of U.S. workers have experienced workplace bullying, almost the same percentage of Americans who have suffered sexual harassment in the workplace. Organizations (not to mention legislators and regulators) have been trying for years to address workplace misconduct that targets vulnerable employees, and yet the problem persists. Clearly, previous methods haven’t been very effective. It’s time organizations take a more comprehensive approach by fostering a positive workplace culture and taking appropriate action when needed.

Substance Abuse & Mental Health in the Workforce

Substance abuse, legal or otherwise, has a direct affect on the mental health of employees. Without proper supports, employees challenged with dependency become disengaged, less productive, and in some cases, a workplace hazard.

OSHA’s New Guidance on Safety Incentive Programs

In late 2018, OSHA released guidance which provided regulatory clarification on the antiretaliation provisions in its electronic recordkeeping rule. In that guidance, OSHA states that it does not prohibit workplace safety incentive programs, and emphasizes that such programs can promote workplace safety and health and only violate OSHA regulations when they are used to penalize employees for reporting a work-related injury or illness.