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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).

 

A Day...

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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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Effective Employee Training

By Susen Trail in Safety Culture

04/07/2021

Our Blog today takes you behind the scene to hear how a retired Safety and Health Officer evaluates the effectiveness your employee’s training.  It’s a bit diabolical. 

What OSHA Considers Effective Employee Training

Do you remember getting...

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Better Decision Making

By Susen Trail in Safety Culture

03/25/2021

Earlier this week I was reading an article in the Forbes Magazine on "Better Decision – Making in Times of Change" by David Michels.  Mr. Michels writes articles about Leadership Strategy, he states "I write about helping businesses achieve their full potential."  This is a core...

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Quarterly Conditions Checklist

By Susen Trail in Safety Culture

03/19/2021

In many parts of the country Spring is almost here and most of the snow is gone and we are getting the first look at our lawns since last fall and… it isn't pretty.  There are small patches of dead areas that were hidden by the grass around them.  I had my roof replaced just...

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OSHA Changes Under Biden Administration

By Mike Harper in Safety Culture

03/09/2021

OSHA generally can expect a round of changes with the introduction of any new administration.  These have varying degrees of impact to organizations.  One thing they have in common, however, is that it’s beneficial to know about and plan for the changes rather than scrambling to...

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