Safety Culture – Six Basic Safety Program Elements

If you run a small business, sometimes it is hard to keep up with all the rules and regulations. However, there are some very basic elements that must be implemented into a management system. One example is Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) Proposed ‘I2P2’ Rule.According to OSHA, the proposed rule will “require employers to

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Development of a World Class Safety Culture

Institutionalization of HSE-Defined The simple definition of institutionalized HSE is when a company has “embedded HSE into the way the company does business, e.g., HSE becomes as normal a routine as production and maintenance”. It begins as a concept, which might be loosely defined as a mixture of culture and adopted norms of behaviour. It

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Health and Safety at Work

What is most important at work? Efficiency, money, good climate, realizing ambitions, friends? Although, these are very important things they would be nothing without two other things: Health and Safety. Health & Safety law requires employers to look after the health, safety and welfare of employees. Employers are obliged to ensure that the risk of

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Focus on Leadership and Improve Your Safety Levels

In the quest to improve safety records, organizations often rely on motivational posters, classes or training programs to help teams minimize risk and improve safety performance. However, great safety records are not achieved through these efforts alone. Improving safety requires leadership – organizational leadership at the front lines that is equipped to develop a process-oriented

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8 Step Formula to Safety Communication Success

When it comes improving the safety culture of your organization, there is only one way you can drive change – communication. Yet, so many safety leaders have received such little training in how to influence when it comes to safety. Despite this being the absolute key in ensuring a safety workplace. Too often, safety leaders

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Construction Safety Training – The Role of Videos in the Training Session

Good construction safety practices benefit everyone involved. By reducing the numbers of injuries and deaths, they also lower property damage, legal liability, workers’ compensation claims, and time missed from work. A good safety training program helps the employer keep up with safety training requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). If the workplace

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