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OSHA Criteria for Recordable COVID-19 Cases

By Susen Trail in Safety Culture

10/19/2020

When comparing the current state of COVID-19 between countries, saying this one is worse than that one, is only possible when you normalize the data with a common denominator or by using a percent.  For example, location X has 1,000 cases of COVID-19, is it worse than location Y with 100...

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Using Leading Indicators for Better Predictions

By Mike Harper in Safety Culture

10/12/2020

Everyone talks about incorporating leading indicators to take safety to the next level.  Lagging indicators are the traditional (and easier to determine) measures, but keep you looking behind instead of ahead.

Leading indicators are activities that you perform, as an organization,...

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Data Has To Be Meaningful

By Susen Trail in Safety Culture

10/07/2020

When comparing the current state of COVID-19 between countries, saying this one is worse than that one, is only possible when you normalize the data with a common denominator or by using a percent.  For example, location X has 1,000 cases of COVID-19, is it worse than location Y with 100...

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Safety is Everyone's Responsibility But Not Everyone Finds a Way to Participate!

By Susen Trail in Safety Culture

09/28/2020

A few weeks ago we had OSHA Safe + Sound Week, the National Safety Council has National Safety Month, Construction Safety Week, OSHA’s National Safety Stand Down, and so on, and on. Workplaces often have a safety day, or week, or month that entails a lot of training and emphasis on...

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The Importance of Safety in Your Corporate Strategy

By Susen Trail in Safety Culture

09/21/2020

Harvard Business Review author Michael D. Watkins defines Strategy as "a set of guiding principles that, when communicated and adopted in the organization, generates a desired pattern of decision making. A...

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Information for Managing Employee Absences Due to COVID-19

By Susen Trail in Safety Culture

09/15/2020

As employees return to work and other social activities their chances of being exposed to someone with the virus increases.  In order to manage staffing needs for your business it is important to have some idea of how long it will be until your employee is well enough to return to work....

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Does Your Emergency Action Plan Fit Your Business?

By Susen Trail in Safety Culture

09/08/2020

While hurricanes have been decreasing in frequency and severity before and since hurricane Katrina the book Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink provides an excellent example of how plans and programs made simply to match accreditation standards, or OSHA standards can turn an emergency into a...

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Why Lagging Indicators Don't Work

By Susen Trail in Safety Culture

08/26/2020

The following wide-spread and long-standing safety weaknesses can all exist within a culture based on ever lower incidence rate numbers and zero goals rather than a wholistic approach to safety management:

  • Worker-focused behavioral safety programs
  • Deferred maintenance on...

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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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