News & Information Blog

Update on OSHA's COVID-19 Vaccination, Testing and Face Covering ETS

By Susen Trail in Safety Culture

01/15/2022

When the 6th Circuit Court lifted the stay rule by the 5th Circuit Court, OSHA's enforcement of the Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) for Vaccination, Testing, and Face Coverings 1910.501 began on January 10, 2022.  This created immediate and large costs to...

Continue reading

Timeline of OSHA's COVID-19 Vaccination, Testing and Face Covering ETS

By Susen Trail in Safety Culture

01/11/2022

Federal OSHA's Congressionally assigned scope is protection of employees from hazards created within the workplace by work processes and work materials. 

For every past pandemic, OSHA has made the distinction that general protective measures are under the purview of the Department...

Continue reading

Thoughts on OSHA's COVID-19 Vaccination, Testing and Face Covering ETS

By Mike Harper in Safety Culture

01/05/2022

The views and information shared in this blog are our best interpretation of empirical, non-politicized, data.  Our Co-Founder, Susen Trail, holder of a Master's Degree in Molecular Biology from the University of Michigan, has been studying and researching COVID-19, and the response to...

Continue reading

OSHA's COVID-19 Vaccination Emergency Temporary Standard

By Susen Trail in Safety Culture

12/02/2021

As I'm sure you are aware, the Biden administration has tasked OSHA with putting standards in place to address COVID-19 in the workplace.  We'll start with "the basics."

An Emergency Temporary Standard, ETS, is allowed to bypass the notice and comment proceedings for 6 months and...

Continue reading

Hazards of Downloaded Programs for OSHA Compliance

By Susen Trail in Safety Culture

10/27/2021

Many downloadable programs have been written so broadly they could not represent a specific workplace.  This becomes a problem because, based upon my experience, Safety Managers many times often won't adapt the program to their workplace.  Often, they don't take out sentences or...

Continue reading

Safety Change Management

By Susen Trail in Safety Culture

10/07/2021

Whether it is top down, bottom up, or heavily dependent on middle management or Supervisors, change is hard.  People, in general, would rather remain miserable than risk change and its unknown future state.  The warning signs of a failing safety culture are often missed until...

Continue reading

The Importance of Staying Current

By Susen Trail in Safety Culture

09/22/2021

Over time, sometimes a very short amount of time, your safety programs and/or your chemical inventory will not include hazards and conditions your employees experience in your workplace.  Sometimes your chemical inventory will be accurate but the Safety Data Sheets, SDS, has been revised...

Continue reading

Don't Hide Your Light Under a Bushel

By Susen Trail in Safety Culture

09/08/2021

As we've shared in previous blogs, Safety Observations create many Leading Indicators that help your workplace transition from reactive, Lagging Indicators, to a risk prevention centric safety strategy.  This transition puts your Safety Culture onto a sustainable, healthy path.

When...

Continue reading

Are Your Performance Indicators Based on Failure?

By Susen Trail in Safety Culture

08/23/2021

Safety, like most other departments in a business, will have unexpected expenses.  Often other departments are viewed as pro-business while Safety is usually viewed as pro-employee.  The Sales department brings in money that moves the business forward.  The Maintenance department...

Continue reading

Efficient Investigations of Safety Observations

By Susen Trail in Safety Culture

08/08/2021

This is the third installment of our series on Safety Observations.  First, we discussed barriers to employee reporting which can result in a preventable hazard causing a near mis or an accident with employee injuries and/or property damage.  Our second installment discussed how lack...

Continue reading

Looking to see if Simple Safety Coach is right for you?

About us

Our goal is to help you reduce the time and effort needed to administer Safety operations, while making your organization more knowledgeable and enhancing your workplace safety.

Join our mailing list

A short snapshot of current safety news and Simple Safety Coach updates and blog notices.

Join Now!

Contact

Simple Safety Coach, LLC
1835 E Edgewood Drive
Suite 105-68
Appleton, WI 54913

Go to contact page