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The Importance of Safety in Your Corporate Strategy

By Susen Trail in Safety Culture

09/21/2020

Harvard Business Review author Michael D. Watkins defines Strategy as "a set of guiding principles that, when communicated and adopted in the organization, generates a desired pattern of decision making. A...

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Information for Managing Employee Absences Due to COVID-19

By Susen Trail in Safety Culture

09/15/2020

As employees return to work and other social activities their chances of being exposed to someone with the virus increases.  In order to manage staffing needs for your business it is important to have some idea of how long it will be until your employee is well enough to return to work....

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Does Your Emergency Action Plan Fit Your Business?

By Susen Trail in Safety Culture

09/08/2020

While hurricanes have been decreasing in frequency and severity before and since hurricane Katrina the book Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink provides an excellent example of how plans and programs made simply to match accreditation standards, or OSHA standards can turn an emergency into a...

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Why Lagging Indicators Don't Work

By Susen Trail in Safety Culture

08/26/2020

The following wide-spread and long-standing safety weaknesses can all exist within a culture based on ever lower incidence rate numbers and zero goals rather than a wholistic approach to safety management:

  • Worker-focused behavioral safety programs
  • Deferred maintenance on...

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Simple Safety Coach Product Development Process

By Mike Harper in Simple Safety Coach News & Information

08/06/2020

In Part I of this blog series, we discussed why we created Simple Safety Coach.  Part II provided an overview of what we have put into the software, and why.  Now in Part III,...

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What We Built Into Simple Safety Coach, and Why

By Susen Trail in Simple Safety Coach News & Information

07/21/2020

"Water, water everywhere nor any drop to drink." This is a line from English poet Samuel Taylor Coolidge’s Rime of the Ancient Mariner. It refers to sailors dying of thirst surrounded by the salt water of the ocean.

As we discussed in part one, our team at Simple Safety Coach not...

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Why Did We Create Simple Safety Coach?

By Susen Trail in Simple Safety Coach News & Information

07/05/2020

At Simple Safety Coach, we did not transition an old, existing, software product from a previous purpose.  We didn’t look at other safety management software companies, much, to copy what they considered was currently hot in the market.  We based our software product development...

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Benefits of Electronic Pre-Shift Surveys

By Susen Trail in Safety Culture

06/25/2020

Pre-Shift Surveys that can be completed on a computer or mobile phone, before the employees even leave the home, have many advantages over taking an employee’s temperature once they arrive.

  1. Using a temperature of 100.4’F to exclude employees from the workplace will...

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OSHA Covid-19 Update

By Susen Trail in Good Safety Practices

06/05/2020

Prior to understanding that bacteria and viruses from contaminated material and hands transmitted disease doctors seldom washed their hands.  As a result each patient treated was exposed to every disease the doctor had seen earlier in the day.  OSHA and Safety and Health...

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Safety and Health Professionals are Essential

By Susen Trail in Safety Culture

05/25/2020

Did you know that Safety and Health professionals are considered essential? 

While the Bureau of Labor Statistics recent statistics show an increase in the number of preventable fatalities the number of qualified safety and health professionals is still flatlined and aging. ...

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