Archived 2020 - Safety E-Quick Tips


  • The COVID-19 virus has gotten everyone to think about their well-being – at least when it comes to the virus.

    This pandemic has created a whole new normal, not for just the U.S., but for the whole world. The world economy has lost trillions of dollars and as a result, countless businesses have been brought to their knees.

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  • It started out a typical workday as he headed out the door with his coffee in hand for his 20 minute drive to the project.

    But it wasn't going to end the typical way.

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  • If the COVID-19 virus has taught us anything it is that when we work together, we have the ability to protect one another from a hazard.

    A pandemic that was spreading like wildfire in areas where large groups of people were gathered together has been controlled for the most part and the curve, as they call it, has been flattened.

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  • I’ve been reminded over the past couple of weeks just how complacent some companies have become about workplace safety.And I’ve seen in my own backyard.

    Well, maybe not my backyard, but at least in my neighborhood.

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  • Most workplace accidents happen because employees and/or employers make poor choices.

    So, what happens when everyone makes good choices when it comes to workplace safety?

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  • Now as businesses are beginning to get back to work, it’s important to understand how to protect your company from costly OSHA citations that could be caused by the COVID-19 virus.

    I’m guessing that most, if not all, of you understand that if you don’t provide employees the required PPE and make sure your employees practice safe social distancing, you could be cited if OSHA were to visit your workplace.

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  • A lot of our clients tell us it's tough to find time to provide their employees with safety training and our answer is always the same. You must make time!

    Here are a few ideas to get safety training in whether you have 10 minutes or a day available.

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  • We all make choices every day.

    Choices like what we will eat today, what we will wear, what we will do or where we will go.

    In fact, when you think about it, everything we do in a day requires us to make a choice.

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  • As we all prepare to restart our economy, or as some might say, go back to work, it’s a good time to think about how companies will ensure everyone is provided a safe workplace.

    Social distancing, as it is called, will be much tougher to maintain since many workplaces were never designed with the idea of providing 6 feet of space between every worker, customer or client.

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  • For several weeks now, all we’ve heard about is how we need to do everything we can to stay away from one another to flatten the COVID-19 curve.As I mentioned last week, it seems to be working.

    Working so well that this past week, we started to hear about how our government is looking to get things rolling again.

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  • And today as we continue to see many businesses shut down and those out of work struggling to make ends meet, we are just now beginning to see a little light at the end of the tunnel.

    A light that will come none too soon for all of us.

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  • Today’s Safety E-QuickTip is one from the past, and when I say past, I mean all the way back to 2010. But I felt based on our current situation it is one worth repeating.

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  • As the COVID-19 virus continues to control how we live our lives today, it’s time to remember that we can help determine just how long it will last.

    That’s right.This virus is no different than any other hazard we face at work or in our daily lives; it can be controlled if we work together and follow the experts’ recommendations.

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  • How many of you are stuck at home?We have staff in 3 states and all of us have been advised by governors to only go out if necessary and avoid groups of 10 or more.We are all working from home, some of us with kids and/or significant others out of school and work.

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  • Many of our clients are asking for documents about pandemic preparedness and coronavirus. If you are a client of ours, you can find these documents in your Client Center by typing in pandemic or corona in the Search by Keyword field.Most of the documents are available in English and Spanish.

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  • Over the years I have seen companies spend weeks, months and even years working to develop their company safety program, only to find their program sitting on the shelf collecting dust or in their computer hidden away in a file.Never implemented.

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  • Without a safe workplace, employees get injured and production is interrupted, employees’ lives are affected (in a bad way) and the company incurs both direct and indirect costs associated with those accidents, making it difficult for the company to function and make a profit.

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  • When it comes to production and workplace safety, which do you believe is more important?

    Some might say production is more important while others might say workplace safety.If you take moment and really think about it, I believe you will find that both are equally important.

    Why is that?

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  • They happen when you least expect it.

    You aren’t notified via email, Facebook or any other social media – And no one calls you on your cell to give you a heads-up.

    What are they?

    Workplace Accidents.

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  • As I’ve said before – workplace safety is not rocket science. But to make a workplace safe, it does take some effort on everyone’s part.

    So, this week I’d like to share a few simple, but effective ways to ensure that everyone goes home at the end of the day in the same condition they came to work that morning.

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  • As I’ve said before – workplace safety is not rocket science. But to make a workplace safe, it does take some effort on everyone’s part.

    So, this week I’d like to share a few simple, but effective ways to ensure that everyone goes home at the end of the day in the same condition they came to work that morning.

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  • Have you ever gone on the Internet and typed in something like, “workplace accident pictures waiting to happen?”

    If not, you should. Because you will see some pictures that you won’t believe.

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  • Like any construction project, when you are working with others who are or have been in the trades, discussions take place regarding projects that everyone has worked on.When you are a safety consultant, many discussions involve workplace safety.

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  • Today I’d like to talk about the value of workplace safety, and to help get my point across we’ll talk about two things: the direct and indirect costs associated with workplace accidents.

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  • Last week we talked a little about some ways to improve your safety program in the upcoming year. We considered two scenarios.

    The first was for those companies that didn’t experience any workplace injuries or OSHA citations and second, those that had experienced workplace injuries and/or OSHA citations.

    Now it’s time to implement those ideas because putting it off could cost you and your employees!

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