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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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OSHA Safety Week

By Susen Trail in Safety Culture

08/13/2019

OSHA’s Safe and Sound Week!

Every year, the second week of August, OSHA encourages employers to recognize the success of workplace safety and health programs by participating in their Safe and Sound...

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Involve Supervisors In Safety

By Susen Trail in Safety Culture

06/27/2019

There are many articles and blogs about employee engagement and getting through to the C-Suite (CEO, etc.) but this blog is about how to create a firmly engaged middle management.  An effective Safety culture requires Supervisor engagement opportunities in all aspects of Safety in order to...

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Do You Have a Safety Silo?

By Susen Trail in Safety Culture

06/12/2019

Do you have a Safety Silo?

When safety is seen as something separate from the company, as the job of the guys on the Safety Committee and/or the Safety Manager, then you have a Safety Silo.  Here are some diagnostics:

  1. If employees refuse to follow a safety practice...

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The Need for Management Support for Safety

By Tom Fitzgerald in Safety Culture

04/23/2019

As we alluded to in the previous articles, management’s philosophy on safety can set the tone and the culture of the entire organization.  You can understand how management feels about safety in the way they approach it.  Is safety something they feel they must do, or something...

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Safety Goals vs. Values

By Tom Fitzgerald in Safety Culture

04/01/2019

Your assignment to Safety Managment is a very important one. In my opinion, nothing is more important!   Danger may lurk everywhere in your organization; the equipment and environment can kill and maim in the blink of an eye.  Even more insidious, are the environments...

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You Have The Safety Role - Now What?

By Tom Fitzgerald in Safety Culture

03/27/2019

For some of us, we are lucky enough to have formal training and education in EHS (Environmental, Health, and Safety) prior to be given the resigns of “Safety Management”.  At some point, you had some interest in all the different topics of the job.  Maybe the science and...

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World Day for Safety and Health at Work

By Susen Trail in Safety Culture

04/28/2018

April 28th is the World Day for Safety and Health at Work. This is a great opportunity to take a few minutes to reflect on how far workplace safety has come, while considering the possibilities in front of us that will produce even better results tomorrow.

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