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Deciphering OSHA Standards Format

By Susen Trail in Safety Culture

02/17/2021

To start with, OSHA is covered by Title 29 and the enforcement language is called the Code of Federal Regulations. The standards are separated by Parts. Here are the ones that we see most...

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Happy Birthday OSHA

By Susen Trail in Safety Culture

02/04/2021

When we started this business, my partner was very surprised to learn that fear based compliance, do it because you might get fined, is pretty much non-existent in the occupational safety world.  Last time I checked there were over 8 million businesses in America and less than 1,000...

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Employer Mandated Vaccinations

By Susen Trail in Safety Culture

12/22/2020

Is it Legal to Mandate COVID-19 Vaccination for Employees?

Last year, I noticed some Physical Therapists at the facility I used were wearing surgical masks and some were not.  So, of course, I asked.  It turned out that those who were wearing the mask had opted...

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Occupational Disobience

By Susen Trail in Safety Culture

11/24/2020

We’ve all heard of Civil Disobedience, a passive and visible means of making a political point.  Occupational Disobedience is a slowly encroaching behavior of disregard for the safety rules and policies in their workplace.  It occurs when safety rules are unequally applied, or...

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Steps to Implement Leading Indicators

By Mike Harper in Safety Culture

11/03/2020

The process involved with implementing leading indicators as part of your safety initiatives is a little different than tracking lagging indicators.

Implementing leading indicators has a slightly different flow than lagging indicators.  Overall, the steps are:

  1. Select a...

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Seven Types of Cost Estimates to Calculate Your ROSI

By Susen Trail in Safety Culture

10/27/2020

ROSI is Return on Safety Investment.  Often even experienced Safety Managers don’t have a strong background in business or budgets.  This can be a major handicap when trying to get needed safety equipment or changes to employee exposure conditions.

The initial and...

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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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