Archived 2014 - Safety E-Quick Tips
- These Are Just A Few Ideas...
I hope you will take a little time to reflect on your company's employee safety efforts. This is something we can and need to do.
- Drinking and Driving Don't Mix
It's always important to remember that drinking and driving don't mix...
- Wouldn't It Be Great To Know Before Your Workday Begins...
Wouldn't it be great that when you woke up today you already knew how your workday was going to go especially when it comes to your safety?
- Luck Was On Their Side...
So how will you determine if your company is really providing a safe workplace for its employees?
- Just 5-10 Minutes A Week Is All It Takes...
A 5-10 minute safety meeting every week about a specific hazard your employees may be exposed to goes a long way...
- Why Is It That These 2 Stories...Ended So Differently For One Than The Other?
A few weeks ago I was watching the news and a story came on about window washers hanging from The World Trade Tower One Building in New York City and the rescue that took place.
- I've Been Doing It This Way For The Past__Years!
This past week I had 2 phone calls where I heard the saying "I've been doing it this way for the past __ years and we haven't had any serious accidents."
- How Does This Relate To Employee Safety?
But that's not where I'm going with the Safety E-QuickTip because I'm looking at this from a little different angle and that is . . .
- Many Employers Believe They Have To Spend Their Time Trying to "Reinvent The Whe
Every week we hear from employers who are struggling with the process of putting together their company safety program.
- Working Safely Is Not Just About You
Last week I was talking with an employer about a recent accident at one of their jobsites.
- Employee Misconduct Defense With OSHA
...we were discussing the 4 requirements that an employer must meet if they are going to use the Employee Misconduct Defense after being cited.
- Did You Know. . .
Sometimes I think it's a good idea to let you know what OSHA is up to and maybe even clarify a few things about OSHA regulations.
- OSHA Can't Cite Employees - They Can Only Cite Employers!
In our last 3 issues, we discussed 3 of the 4 critical elements of a successful safety effort...
- Step 3-Perform Regular and Frequent Inspections
In our last two issues we discussed developing your company's policies and procedures . . .
- Step2-Effectively Communicating Your Company's Safety Policies and Procedures
So here's the next step -
- Step 1-Establish Company Policies and Procedures
In the August 25th Safety E-QuickTip I mentioned that I was going to review the four steps that I believe will help you get your safety program in place and implemented.
- Don't Worry-There's Still Hope For You
When you see the words safety program, what is the first thing that comes to your mind?
- What Does That Mean To America's Workforce
Well, here we are again. Another Labor Day Weekend.
- That Just Doesn't Make Sense. . .
Every day as I talk to existing and potential clients I realize how important it is for a company to get started on implementing a company safety program.
- But As I Started To Think About What He Said. . .
I was talking to a friend who is scheduled to have back surgery this week.
- And Then It Happened. . .
Have you ever gone to a minor league baseball game?
- When Was The Last Time Your Company Put On A Safety Meeting?
When was the last time your company put on a safety meeting? Do you put on a meeting every day, every week, or every couple of weeks?
- But That is Not Necessarily the Case. . .
Last week I talked about how important it is to take a step back and listen to what others are saying when it comes to employee safety and OSHA compliance.
- Take a Step Back and Listen. . .
This week I had the opportunity to sit down with a couple of clients and experience something a little different and I would like to share that with you today.
- What Would You Do If You Saw an Employee Working in an Unsafe Manner?
Through the years I've talked with hundreds of employers who have had employees seriously injured and even killed at their workplace.
- It's a Proven Fact That When a Company Implements a Safety Program...
Today I'm going to wrap up a 4-part series that has reviewed reasons given by both employers and employees as to why company safety programs don't get implemented, along with the reasons why they should.
- So How Does A Properly Implemented Safety Program Help Increase Production?
A couple of weeks ago we reviewed the top 5 reasons I've heard over the years from employers. . .
- As An Employer Some of You May Disagree...
In last week's Safety E-QuickTip, I reviewed the top 5 reasons...
- It Was Hard For Me to Believe...
Earlier last week I started writing this week's Safety E-QuickTip regarding the 5 top reasons I've heard over the years from employers as to why they haven't implemented a company safety program.
- Do Your Part Today; The Life You Save May Be Your Own...
Today I'd like to review a few facts regarding fatalities in the workplace.
- How Inconvenient Revisited
The other day I was walking through a home improvement store when I heard a customer complaining.
- Did You Know That According to The AAA...
Hope your Memorial Day weekend is going well.
- Always Take Weather Warnings Seriously...Your Life May Depend On It!
One would have to have been living in a cave for the past year to not know the possible devastation of inclement weather.
- How Would You Like to Look at Another Vehicle and See...
A couple of weeks ago, one of our readers sent in a request . . .
- What Do You Think Of When OSHA . . .
You may think about some of the stories you've heard from other employers regarding OSHA inspections...
- Or Will Your Palms Begin To Sweat...
In the last couple of weeks I've had a few more calls than normal regarding OSHA inspections.
- Next Time You Go To Use a Ladder...
I was driving down the road the other day and I saw a man standing on the top rung of an extension ladder...
- That Was Employee Safety As His Company Knew It
I was talking to a client who had just purchased a safety program and he said he was a little overwhelmed.
- What Were They Thinking?
I was driving down the road on Saturday when I saw a backhoe sitting alongside the road next to a hole in a lawn area.
- We Can Never Let Our Guard Down Because...
In last week's Safety E-QuickTip, I talked about how "Safety is everyone's job and it can never take a day off!"
- Safety Is Everyone's Job...
I often hear management personnel say, "When I talk about workplace safety, no one seems to really listen,"
- Safety E-QuickTips is a Weekly Email Designed...
This past week I received a call from an existing client and during our conversation she mentioned...
- OSHA Says You Are Responsible For...
Several times a week we receive calls from clients who ask how they can remove sections from their safety programs.
- "Work Smarter"
When it comes to workplace safety, several phrases come to mind. Some that have a positive meaning and some not so positive.
- So What Will You Review With Your Employees?
As we start to move toward spring, it's a good time to make sure that all of your employees are up to date with their safety training.
- Out of This Retreat Came Several Ideas...
As a company, we are always trying to find better ways to meet our client's current safety and OSHA compliance needs while also trying to plan for their future needs.
- The Effect Site Specific Safety Programs Have Had On The Safety Industry
For the last couple of weeks I've talked about how much more difficult it is today for employers to meet current safety requirements...
- Boy Was I In For a Rude Awakening!
...I talked about how much more difficult it is today for employers to meet current safety requirements than it was when I first got involved with safety in the early 90's.
- There is No Question That Meeting OSHA Requirements Can Be Tough, But...
In the early 90's when I first got involved in developing safety programs for employers, our job was pretty simple.
- Every Year We Receive Hundreds of Phone Calls Asking Questions
Every year we receive hundreds of calls asking questions about OSHA 300 Logs
- The Course WAS NOT a Recognized 10 Hour
...I received a call from one of our clients regarding a certificate that an employee had provided...
- The New Year is Here - Are You Ready?
New Year is here - are you ready?