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Safety Change Management

By Susen Trail in Safety Culture

10/07/2021

Whether it is top down, bottom up, or heavily dependent on middle management or Supervisors, change is hard.  People, in general, would rather remain miserable than risk change and its unknown future state.  The warning signs of a failing safety culture are often missed until...

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The Importance of Staying Current

By Susen Trail in Safety Culture

09/22/2021

Over time, sometimes a very short amount of time, your safety programs and/or your chemical inventory will not include hazards and conditions your employees experience in your workplace.  Sometimes your chemical inventory will be accurate but the Safety Data Sheets, SDS, has been revised...

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Don't Hide Your Light Under a Bushel

By Susen Trail in Safety Culture

09/08/2021

As we've shared in previous blogs, Safety Observations create many Leading Indicators that help your workplace transition from reactive, Lagging Indicators, to a risk prevention centric safety strategy.  This transition puts your Safety Culture onto a sustainable, healthy path.

When...

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Are Your Performance Indicators Based on Failure?

By Susen Trail in Safety Culture

08/23/2021

Safety, like most other departments in a business, will have unexpected expenses.  Often other departments are viewed as pro-business while Safety is usually viewed as pro-employee.  The Sales department brings in money that moves the business forward.  The Maintenance department...

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Efficient Investigations of Safety Observations

By Susen Trail in Safety Culture

08/08/2021

This is the third installment of our series on Safety Observations.  First, we discussed barriers to employee reporting which can result in a preventable hazard causing a near mis or an accident with employee injuries and/or property damage.  Our second installment discussed how lack...

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Make Safety Observations Visible

By Susen Trail in Safety Culture

07/25/2021

Last week we discussed the reasons why employees may be unwilling to alert their Supervisors or the Safety Manager to a hazardous condition that they have observed.  One of those reasons is that either...

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Benefits of Safety Observations

By Susen Trail in Safety Culture

07/19/2021

This blog emphasizes the Safety Observation reporting process in Simple Safety Coach's safety management software because it is the first step in any investigative process.  Our Safety Observation process was carefully developed and designed so that it ensures transparency, communication,...

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Americans with Disabilities Act and Your Work Place

By Susen Trail in Safety Culture

07/08/2021

Naturally, when an employer seeks to comply with a regulation, they look for specific guidance, such as a clear list of who is covered by the regulation.  However, the Americans with Disability Act, ADA, has no clear-cut list.  If the person meets one of the three criteria, they are...

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Speed Reading Safety Data Sheets

By Susen Trail in Safety Culture

06/27/2021

Suppose you are a new Safety Manager and there has been at least a six month gap between your hire date and the last Safety Manager's employment, that no one will talk about.  As you do your first day on the job walk-through, you see evidence of long-term neglect of standard health...

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National Stafety Month - 2021 - What Was Learned In the Past Year?

By Susen Trail in Safety Culture

06/23/2021

Who Doesn't Love Change?

Actually, I don't know anyone who would say that they love change.  But most of us recognize it as a necessary part of growth, both personally and professionally.  In early 2020 many of us suddenly found ourselves both working and living within the same...

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