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Systematic Workplace Safety: Asking Who and When?

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Preparedness takes different forms and needs different tools depending on who is impacted and when.  Here are two scales to consider: WHO: Is the focus on the individual, or the larger office or organization? WHEN: Is the focus on an immediate emergency or event, or longer-term safety planning? When combining these scales, there are four…
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Workplace Safety in a Remote Work World

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There has been a significant shift towards work-at-home arrangements over the past couple of years, and many see the remote workplace as a permanent feature in the future.  For organizations, this is a good time to think about new workplace safety needs in this virtual environment.  As we prepare for National Preparedness Month, here are…
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Bridging Work and Life – Eight General Tips for Preparedness

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For National Preparedness Month, it is useful to assess your readiness for an emergency.  If you were notified you had to leave your home within the hour, what would you do and what would you regret not having in place?   Here are eight tips to consider for increasing your preparedness: Develop a habit to keep…
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Assessing Workplace Safety in the New Normal

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For many years, workplace safety leaders have looked to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for definitive guidance on workplace safety. In a COVID-19 pandemic-savvy world though, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will also be a source of useful information. Many organizations have relocated staff to home offices to telework in…
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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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