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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

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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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Target Ripe Workplace for an OSHA Inspection

By Susen Trail in Safety Culture

03/02/2021

I could tell within a 30 step walk into a workplace if it was going to be a long report or a short one by:

  • The amount of clutter in walkways and around work areas
  • Had 3 or more secondary containers with labels that were:

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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