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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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National Stafety Month - 2021 - Feeling Safe In Your Workplace

By Susen Trail in Safety Culture

06/15/2021

The National Safety Council says there were 4,493 "preventable" workplace in 2018.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics says the number of occupational fatalities were up by 2% in that year for a total of 5,250 dead people who went to work with plans for the weekend, vacations, dancing at their...

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National Stafety Month - 2021 - Returning From COVID

By Susen Trail in Safety Culture

06/08/2021

Seldom has there been an economic and social disruption that has swept the entire world creating anxiety, fear, and depression. After a year of isolation at home with these feelings it is small wonder that the transition back to the workplace is harder to implement than sending the workers out...

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National Stafety Month - 2021

By Susen Trail in Safety Culture

05/31/2021

When you use leading indicators to assess the health of your Safety Culture you stop reacting to, and start preventing, accidents.  Our blog this week will walk you through how easy it is to move from reaction to prevention with Simple Safety Coach (SSC).

 

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National Stand Down to Prevent Falls in Construction Week

By Susen Trail in Safety Culture

05/02/2021

On June 11, 2018 an employee of Konkol Construction, framing contractors, fell 14 feet from the top-plate (the upper horizontal framing piece of a stud wall) to the concrete floor below when the roof trusses collapsed.  The date of his death, 4 days later, is described as "(APPROXIMATE)"...

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Near Miss - Leading or Lagging Indicator

By Susen Trail in Safety Culture

04/19/2021

The 2015 National Safety Survey, conducted by the magazine Environmental Health and Safety, showed that more than 80% of companies in the survey track near misses as a metric of their safety culture.  It is very important to identify near misses and to prevent a recurrence with more...

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