Top 10 OSHA Violations of 2013

Each year OSHA releases the top ten list of most frequently cited violations of the year. In the majority of cases, the list really doesn’t change too much from year to year. In 2013, the number one and number two spots remained the same as they were in 2012. The top spot, fall protection, had 7250 violations in 2013, making it a very significant risk for employees in many industries. It should be no real …

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Make Your Workplace Safe for 2014

Every New Year the dreaded question arises, “What’s your New Year’s Resolution?” This year, take several simple steps to make your working environment a safer, more inviting place to work. Treating your employees with dignity and concern for their well-being is not just altruistic, it’s smart business. A safe and happy employee is a productive employee! First-Aid and First Responder Plan Every business should have a well-stocked first aid kit on hand at all times. …

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How to create a Zero-Tolerance Approach For Safety

Safety is very important, and in today’s work environment, it is imperative to create a zero tolerance policy. Whether employees are driving while texting, or working in an energy plant where one mistake could have global impact, a zero tolerance policy ensures the company that the workers will always keep in mind the safety of not only themselves, but also others, and most importantly, the image of the company. Safety in the Oil and Gas …

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Go Lean and Increase Customer Satisfaction

Some may not be knowledgeable of the history of Lean or the amazing ways to use it to take satisfied customers to astounded customers. Every company and business requires certain amount of paperwork; however, do not get lost in the numbers. Some head honchos forget that numbers translates to real people with real concerns and emotions. Although business is complex; the concept of LEAN manufacturing is not. Common sense seems to escape the daily mind …

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PPE Training is a Must

In the world of safety, there exists a chart to help people find ways to mitigate hazards. It’s known as the hierarchy of controls. This pyramid chart suggests ways to help deal with hazards you may encounter while performing work. It’s ranked in effectiveness from top to bottom, with elimination of the hazard being the most effective and PPE use being the least effective; it then descends from there suggesting less proficient means of hazard …

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Purpose for Floor Markings in a Factory

When visitors tour industrial factories, they often see well-ordered industrial equipment set up for optimal efficiency. Many people often just attribute floor markings within industrial settings to companies attempting to improve supply chain performance through such practices as lean manufacturing. However, they would only be partially right in most cases because many of the markings seen on industrial floors are used to protect factory workers from occupational hazards that are inherently present within many factory …

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How can Technology Improve Workplace Safety?

Almost every worksite under-utilizes technology in some way. With the eye on the final product, many business managers don’t stop to think about how technology can improve their safety systems and reduce accidents. Of course, it is true that not all worksites are alike, but the general tenets of technology application can apply to all. Managers, whether it’s an indoor industrial setting or an outdoor construction site, can use these four technology approaches as a …

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Learn to be a Leader to become a Successful Safety Leader

Although there are many important occupations that an individual could choose to pursue, safety may be one of the most significant. This is the case for several reasons, especially the fact that enforcing safety rules and regulations can preclude people from injury and death. If you are interested in becoming a leader within the field of safety, you should note that developing basic leadership principles can play an integral role in helping you accomplish your …

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Safety Drill Tips for the Workplace

When it comes to responding to emergencies such as fires, tornados, chemical spills and other disasters, it is important to be prepared. This typically starts by having an evacuation plan in place, but more importantly, ensuring employees understand the plan and know what they need to do. Too many facilities don’t practice their evacuation or other emergency response plans, so when something actually happens, people don’t know what to do. This often leads to people …

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E-Learning increasing for Workplace Safety Training

E-Learning has become increasingly popular as it becomes more efficient, and it’s not difficult to see why. The training potential for an interactive medium that can be accessed the same way around the world instantly without the need for specialized trainers has been a dream of many companies for decades. More corporations are finding these days that providing e-learning training courses, especially in workplace safety, is not only easier and less costly, it actually is …

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