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OSHA Criteria for Recordable COVID-19 Cases

By Susen Trail in Safety Culture

10/19/2020

When comparing the current state of COVID-19 between countries, saying this one is worse than that one, is only possible when you normalize the data with a common denominator or by using a percent.  For example, location X has 1,000 cases of COVID-19, is it worse than location Y with 100...

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Using Leading Indicators for Better Predictions

By Mike Harper in Safety Culture

10/12/2020

Everyone talks about incorporating leading indicators to take safety to the next level.  Lagging indicators are the traditional (and easier to determine) measures, but keep you looking behind instead of ahead.

Leading indicators are activities that you perform, as an organization,...

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Data Has To Be Meaningful

By Susen Trail in Safety Culture

10/07/2020

When comparing the current state of COVID-19 between countries, saying this one is worse than that one, is only possible when you normalize the data with a common denominator or by using a percent.  For example, location X has 1,000 cases of COVID-19, is it worse than location Y with 100...

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Safety is Everyone's Responsibility But Not Everyone Finds a Way to Participate!

By Susen Trail in Safety Culture

09/28/2020

A few weeks ago we had OSHA Safe + Sound Week, the National Safety Council has National Safety Month, Construction Safety Week, OSHA’s National Safety Stand Down, and so on, and on. Workplaces often have a safety day, or week, or month that entails a lot of training and emphasis on...

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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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