Archived 2012 - Safety E-Quick Tips
- Remember, When You Provide Your Employees Training. . .
Last week we discussed sources of safety information and methods of developing your company's policies and procedures
- If You're Like Most Employees
Did you get your company safety program implemented in 2012?
- It's Not Over Until It's Over
You've probably heard the sayings, "It's not over until it's over", "The opera ain't over till the fat lady sings," or "Don't count your chickens before they hatch."
- You Need to Establish a Safety Program That is Right for Your Company
Over the years we have represented hundreds of employers who have been cited by OSHA.
- For Many Employers, The Holiday Is...
When is a good time to provide employees continued awareness of hazards in the workplace?
- Safety and Happy Holiday Season
We are fast approaching the traditional holiday season.
- You've Got To Use Your Safety Program All The Time
Employers have told us that one of the most difficult times to keep up their safety effort program is when they are most busy.
- You Must Protect Your Employess From...
Last week I received a call from a client who had just recently purchased one of our online safety programs in PDF format.
- They All Make Sense Right...
Over the last few weeks we've been talking about the Competent Person.
- Why Many People Find It Difficult To Do Their Job As a Competent Person
If you've been reading along the past couple of weeks, we've been talking about the competent person.
- What Is The Competent Person's Job?
Last week I reviewed OSHA's definition of a Competent Person
- Competent Person Means...
Today more than ever, employers are documenting a designated Competent Person to meet OSHA and workplace employee safety requirements.
I've always said when it comes to safety anything worth saying once is worth saying again and again and again.
- With That In Mind
Did you know that you only need 50mA across your heart to kill you and there is enough in a 9v battery to kill you under the right conditions?
- The Meat and Potatoes of Safety
There was an inner city Army National Guard unit that had monthly training meetings and every Saturday and Sunday they were fed steak, baked potatoes, chicken and mashed potatoes.
- Safety Is Not Cheap
It is clear that to provide your employees the ability to work in an environment that is free from recognized hazards costs money.
- Did You Know-5
Last year on Labor Day weekend I found a few interesting items about the holiday that I felt very few people would know.
- Did You Answer Yes to All 8 Questions?
As a safety consultant each week I hear all sorts of questions regarding safety. Makes sense, right?
- You Should Work As If You Are Being filmed
Every once in a while, a local newspaper will run a photograph of some innocent worker on a random job site.
- Sometimes Safety Information is right in Front of Your Face
Do you ever look at the data (information) plate on a piece of equipment?
- Can We Learn From Accidents
Just the other day I was watching TV when I saw a commercial that really made me think. It was a young girl talking about the dangers of texting while driving.
- What Is Your Life Worth
These days we seem to put a value on everything. My house is worth $, my investments or 401k are worth $, if I continue my education it will be worth $ and it goes on and on.
- We Have Updated Our Website: Effective 7/20/12
To better serve you, we have redesigned several areas of our website which are now live.
- Jewelry, Long Hair and Loose Clothing In The Workplace
About 2 weeks ago my wife read an article to me from the newspaper that caught my
- It Could Cost You Your Life
Over the years I've heard some unbelievable stories from employees and management about near
This week I'd like to talk directly to the company owners and those responsible for managing
personnel and safety for the companies.
- Something That Everyone Needed To Hear
...we put a lot of emphasis on trying to show our clients how to protect their companies from
exposure to costly OSHA citations.
- Over and Over — The Same Thing
Please get this out to your employees so they better understand the value of safety meetings and sometimes even talking about the same safety issue over and over again.
- Needless Accidents are Just That — Needless
Many of the tasks that you perform could be classified as "art" in the sense that you mold, shape, build, create and make things. But while you are doing these things, you must follow certain safety rules. There is no vagueness — no real weighing of the issues — no serious judgment involved. Rules and procedures are in place and you must follow them — it's part of your job.
- Reasons To Use A Workplace Safety Inspection Checklist
This week I'd like to share with you one way that employers can see if their safety program and efforts are working and where they may need to work on things a bit.
- Get Your Employees Engaged In Your Safety Efforts
I hope everyone had a great Memorial Day weekend. We couldn't have asked for better weather
here in northeastern Ohio and the food was pretty good, too.
- Take Control Of Your Next OSHA Visit
With summer coming up this is always a good time to review how you can help protect your
company during an OSHA inspection, just in case.
- This Can Be Done By Forming A Company Safety Committee
Last week we reviewed the 4 requirements that every OSHA compliant safety program must
include. They are:
- Does Your Company Safety Program...
you are probably beginning to see that the
real value of being ready for an OSHA inspection goes way beyond just protecting your
company from costly OSHA citations.
- NOTHING We Do Is Important Enough
In last week's Safety E-QuickTip I asked you to share any additional items you believe would
show everyone in your company the value of being prepared for an OSHA inspection.
- The Real Value For Your Company...
Last week I started off by telling you that I don't believe that most of you reading Safety EQuickTips would be prepared to protect your company from citations should OSHA show up at
your worksite today.
- Being Ready For An OSHA Inspection Is More Difficult Than...
Are you prepared if OSHA shows up at your worksite today to do an inspection?
- No One Saw It Coming
...but I have represented more than
10 that have included a fatality. In each of the cases I can tell you that no one saw it coming.
- Who Has To Comply With OSHA Regulations
Recently I've had several employers ask who has to comply with OSHA regulations.
- As Difficult to Implement as it is to Keep a New Year's Resolution
Many of us, year after year, make New Year's resolutions.
- OSHA Citations On A Multi-Contractor Worksite
...and their biggest concern was that they were being cited for
hazards that were not caused by their work.
- But What If...
The basic concept behind a good safety program and overall safety effort is simple:
- Why Is Enforcement Important To You
In our 4th and final issue of this series we will discuss enforcing the provisions of your
- Work Site Safety Inspections Accomplish Multiple Goals
In our last two issues we discussed developing your company's policies and procedures
which, in essence, is your written safety program.
- Why Is Training (Communicating) So Important
In our previous issue we discussed sources of safety information and methods of developing
your company's policies and procedures which, in essence, is your written safety program.
- What Will Your Company Do In The Second Half?
If you had a chance to read last week's Safety E-QuickTip "It Is Now Half Time," I hope you
have decided to take me up on my challenge. To make it clear as to exactly what my
challenge was, I thought it might be a good idea to say it one more time.
- It Is Now Half Time
This week I wanted to take
a little time to revisit a subject that I believe is key to protecting your employees,
reputation and profits and then this happened. . .
- The Real Cost Associated With Safety...
It is clear that to provide your employees the ability to work in an environment that is free
from recognized hazards costs money.
- Are You Using A Workplace Safety Checklist
Within a truly comprehensive safety program are items that take the written words and turn
them into action.
- One Of The Worst Winters In History
Last week I was considering writing my Safety E-QuickTip about protecting workers from cold weather.
- When It Comes To Employee Safety, Luck Won't Cut It
As the new year begins, we at U.S. Compliance Systems wish everyone good luck in 2012.
- Our Definition Of Real OSHA Compliance Is
Our definition of real OSHA compliance is -