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Bottoms-up —Realizing You Need Safety When it’s Too Late

The belief is that every alcoholic has to hit rock bottom before they realize they have a problem and can start on the road to recovery.  With some employers the same can be said about their safety program.  What triggering event will it take to shake them up and get them to understand that they have requirements to follow and ...

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Where’s the value in contractor vetting?

contractor safety

ISNetworld, BROWZ, First Verify, PICS, and other third party vetting providers serve to ensure that your health and safety programs and practices meet client requirements.  To put it another way, if you want a client’s business, you’d better have what the client is looking for.  The formal vetting of contractors to pre-qualify them for work has been around for a ...

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Recipe for an accident

I still believe my mom has the best recipe for banana bread.  “The secret…” she told me, “…is in adding an extra banana.”  As safety professionals, our focus is on accident prevention, and that’s where it should be.  However, coming at it from a different angle can shed some light and reveal unseen causes. Let’s examine the “ingredients” that go ...

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Silence is a silent killer

Parents know the value of silence—a blessing when faced with sibling disputes and chaos around the house.  But when it comes to your company’s safety program, silence proves to be a persistent obstacle that puts employees at risk and prevents safety programs from achieving greatness. As an employer you know you’re on the right path to developing a world class ...

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Making safety stick

As an employer you’ve just sent several employees through a day and a half of safety training.  Upon their return you place a copy of their training certificate in their training file.  No more worries about these employees.  You can expect them to use their new knowledge to remain injury-free indefinitely, right? Even though the employees are now armed with ...

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