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Benefits of Electronic Pre-Shift Surveys

By Susen Trail in Safety Culture

06/25/2020

Pre-Shift Surveys that can be completed on a computer or mobile phone, before the employees even leave the home, have many advantages over taking an employee’s temperature once they arrive.

  1. Using a temperature of 100.4’F to exclude employees from the workplace will...

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Safety and Health Professionals are Essential

By Susen Trail in Safety Culture

05/25/2020

Did you know that Safety and Health professionals are considered essential? 

While the Bureau of Labor Statistics recent statistics show an increase in the number of preventable fatalities the number of qualified safety and health professionals is still flatlined and aging. ...

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How Technology Can Assist with Social Distancing

By Mike Harper in Safety Culture

04/05/2020

The adoption of safety management technology spans everywhere from a few paper forms sitting around the office to completely automated desktop and mobile apps.  Most companies fall into the majority category of having some form of technology to help manage safety processes but are still...

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List of Steps to Manage Return to Work After the Quarantine

By Susen Trail in Safety Culture

03/30/2020

Recently I came across bing.com/covid with a map of all the countries in the world and the statistics about the disease at each location.  Very user friendly with small dots for few confirmed COVID-19 cases and large dots for...

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Case Study of the Diamond Princess Coronavirus Outbreak

By Susen Trail in Safety Culture

03/23/2020

On January 21,2020 an 80 year old Hong Kong man came aboard the Diamond Princess, a cruise ship, and he disembarked on January 26th.  On February 1, 2020 he tested positive for COVID-19.  On February 3rd the Diamond Princess docked in Japan’s Yokohama port and the...

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Celebrating International Women's Day - Alice Hamilton

By Susen Trail in Safety Culture

03/08/2020

Happy International Women’s Day!

And what better way to celebrate than to share some information about one of America’s first Industrial Hygienists: Alice Hamilton!

Alice was born in 1869 in New York but lived most of her life in Illinois.  During her life she was...

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Is Your Rearview Mirror Larger Than Your Windshield?

By Susen Trail in Safety Culture

03/01/2020

Business owners or managers, when you advertise your business, do you showcase how many days since you last failed?  You don't.  Yet every day most employees pass a sign that boldly reports the number of days since hazards in your workplace hurt a fellow employee. 

When...

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Root Cause Analysis vs Behavior-Based Safety, Part II

By Susen Trail in Safety Culture

11/03/2019

In Part I we learned from an article by Lee Shelby called

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Root Cause Analysis vs Behavior-Based Safety, Part I

By Susen Trail in Safety Culture

10/23/2019

Recently, I was at a safety conference where the keynote speaker was Eric Giguere, who, even though he had never been trained in it before, volunteered to work with a crew installing sewer pipe.  He recounted how his...

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You Might Be Safe If...

By Susen Trail in Safety Culture

09/08/2019

Indications of effective Safety and Health Management:

  1. Prior to, or at the start of, each employee's first day onsite they will be told:
    • Where the Safety Data Sheets are located and that they are expected to be familiar with the hazards of the...

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