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Emotional Intelligence and Safety

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Safety leaders are strong in technical skills — hazard assessment, risk management and safety controls — but soft skills can vary widely. In fact, a common question raised in many safety workshops is “How can I get the employees to take the time to practice safety on the job?” Consider looking beyond the technical —…
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OSHA Reporting Requirements 2019

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June is National Workplace Safety Month!  To make workplace establishments and industries safer, OSHA gathers data on injuries and fatalities.  This information helps analyze industries to create standards to protect workers and prevent future accidents. OSHA launched the Injury Tracking Application (ITA) to collect this data electronically.  The following employers are required to submit The…
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Super-cali-OSHA-listic-expi-ali-docious: A Safety Song

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In 1964, Mary Poppins hit the theaters, and the word Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious was born. To commemorate it’s return to theaters, let’s have some fun with Pryor’s rendition of Super-cali-OSHA-listic-expi-ali-docious!   ♫ When noise is loud, and all you hear is danger all around, Then drop those decibels, and safety soon shall re-abound.   Look! We need…
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OSHA Ergonomics

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In my former career as a facilities manager I was tasked with overseeing all of our OSHA compliance. We were a small company of forty-five employees primarily all office/desk workers. A few months after we moved into a newly built facility with all new furniture (chairs, articulating keyboard trays, etc.), we had a few employees…
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Four Activities to Build a Safety Culture

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has a mission to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women, by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance (osha.gov/about.html). Making sure those standards are met, of course, is up to your organization. While OSHA publishes a myriad of…
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The Sounds of Safety: OSHA Headphone Use

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Sound is a constant in workplace life, but noise doesn’t have to be. Given the dangers of excessive noise on worker health, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires organizations to “administer a continuing, effective hearing conservation program.” Through its rules and regulations, OSHA lays out a number of requirements related to limiting unacceptable…
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OSHA Safety Slogans and Tips

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Organizations implement many practices to protect their workers, but the best motivators for staying safe come from workers themselves. People respond differently to different messages, so having a diverse set of slogans and tips on safety posters across the organization can maximize your impact. Here are eight sources of motivation, with safety slogans and tips…
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Slips, Trips and Falls…OH MY!

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Slips, trips and falls on walking working surfaces constitute the majority of general industry accidents. About 20% of all disabling occupational injuries result from falls, over 200,000 a year and 15% of all accidental deaths are attributed to slip/trip/fall incidents, second only to motor vehicles as a cause of fatalities. Because of this, OSHA has…
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