Incident reports are crucial to establishing safety for employees as well as establishing best practices in the workplace. Properly documenting incidents helps identify dangers in the work environment and avoid situations that could potentially endanger people.Read More
Returning workers safely to their workplace is one of the key factors to restarting and reviving the economy. Read about President Biden's “Executive Order on Protecting Workers’ Health and Safety”, directing the federal government to immediately adopt stronger safety guidelines to reduce the risk of workers contracting COVID-19 while in the workplace.
The COVID-19 pandemic changed workplace operations dramatically. Staying resilient and vigilant is more important than ever. Here's what post-COVID-19 vigilance should look like to keep your workplaces safe.
Although burnout is typically associated with medical professionals, first responders, and business executives, it can actually show up in any profession. Learn more about how it can affect safety professionals and what you can do to help your workers relieve stress.
As defined by the CDC, masks are a simple barrier to help prevent respiratory droplets from traveling into the air and land on other people. Here are 8 common questions you can cover at your next toolbox talk about wearing face masks to help prevent the spread of viruses like COVID-19.
Social distancing is an important step in reducing the spread of a contagious disease. You can help protect yourself and others by adjusting daily habits to decrease close contact with others. In this article, we take you through some of the essential points in working together at a job site.
Working in extreme heat can cause occupational injuries and accidents. Heat stress can cause medical conditions like heat stroke, exhaustion and cramps, and accidents can result from dizziness, sweaty palms, and falls. In this article we highlight the measures to prevent heat stress and symptoms to look out for while working in hot conditions.
Do you know how much money is lost every year due to unplanned work stoppages caused by occupational injury? Find out in this article why toolbox talks are so important to the workplace.
Construction sites are often hazardous, and health and safety issues are often more immediate than in any other workplace; an effective Safety Management System (SMS) can truly save lives. In this article, we take a look at the risks involved in construction, and how a systematic approach to safety can help mitigate them.
The four pillars of an effective safety management system in the aviation industry allow senior management and those in charge of safety to plan and implement a safety program that’s effective, comprehensive, and life-saving. For that reason, these pillars of safety management systems can and should be applied to other industries—including the construction industry, which presents numerous dangers. Here’s how the four pillars, or SMS components, can be applied in construction.
OSHA safety meeting topics are primarily aimed at keeping everyone onsite safe just like any other safety meetings. However, they also help employers to ensure compliance with OSHA standards, as non-compliance can bring warnings, citations, and increasingly hefty penalty fines according to the severity of the breach.
To ensure that a site or project is as safe as possible, a strong safety culture must be established which includes ongoing education, reminders, and discussions around all aspects of safe work. In this article we discuss 8 safety meeting topics that would be appropriate for a construction site.
Good housekeeping on a construction site underpins all kinds of safety practices and goes a very long way towards reducing incidents. In this article find out how a toolbox talk on the topic should emphasize how crucial it is to keep things shipshape, the possible consequences of not doing so, and how housekeeping is managed and implemented.
Whether it’s winter cold and snow or scorching heat of summer, extreme weather cannot be ignored by workers. In this article we will go through some Toolbox Talks on working in harsh weather, particularly for sites in climates where work is likely to be severely affected.
Electricity is an enigmatic hazard on any construction site. It can cause huge amounts of damage, and yet is invisible. Here are a few of the things you should be thinking about when scheduling electrical safety toolbox talks.
There are not many topics more pertinent to onsite safety than personal protective equipment, commonly known as PPE in the construction industry. In this article we break down the points to hit for an effective PPE toolbox talk.
Of all the dangers on a construction site, falling from a height is perhaps one of the most immediate and scary. In this article you can read through best practices and fall protection topics you can present at your next toolbox talk.
A culture of safety to which each and every employee or manager contributes is the path to excellent safety outcomes. In this article we take a closer look at initiatives such as substance abuse programs, site-safety committees, and more to help you maintain a strong culture of safety.
As technology evolves, companies are also changing the way they manage workplace safety. Here are 5 ways companies make the most out of safety management software.
Site safety committees (or project safety committees) are a good way to achieve safety culture leadership that motivates and engages all employees. What, however, do they actually do? The article covers important roles of site safety committees, and how to ensure they are fulfilling them effectively.
Reporting and analyzing “near misses” on a worksite is a crucial way to improve safety culture. How exactly can you improve safety culture through analyzing near-miss situations? Here are our top tips.
In this article, we have loosely followed six dimensions of a positive safety culture as outlined by Jamie Hall, COO at Safe Work Manitoba. Essentially, they are necessary mindsets that contribute to a safe work site—it all starts with people and their attitudes, from management on down.
What is safety culture as pertains to a specific site? What should an orientation include? Here are a few ideas to get you started.
Here are five tips that will help you build a strong culture of safety with engaging, interesting toolbox talks. Keep these in mind as you plan your regular safety briefings.
Although it’s a difficult subject to touch for both employers and employees, recognizing and treating issues of substance abuse is a huge aspect of keeping everyone safe on a worksite.
When it comes to establishing a company safety culture and ensuring that it sticks, you need to start everyone off on the right foot. Here are a few things to think about when putting together an on boarding program for new hires.
Drones were somewhat of a novelty and considered more as a play thing. However, as the technology advanced we saw the potential for everything from tactical police drones to construction use. Read about how the public safety sector is benefiting from these buzzing pieces of tech.
It wasn’t until a few years ago that robots really became a viable possibility for construction. Since then, we’ve seen amazing advances in the potential use of robotics in high-risk industries. Learn more about how robots could change the construction industry.
Wearable devices are usually associated with fitness and mobile task management, but new technology is making it an integral part of safety on the job. Learn more about how wearable safety technology is changing the risk management landscape for the better.
Electricity is an incredibly powerful force—it’s a miracle of the modern age, and plays a part in all of our daily lives. But it has the power to be extremely dangerous if not treated with the proper level of respect.
This article on safety management for roofing contractors explains the main hazards to roof workers and how to control them to reduce accidents and injuries during roofing projects.
For the aviation industry, a Safety Management System allows every operator and product/service provider to create a systematic way to categorize hazards and manage risks effectively. Read this article to learn more.
In construction, misjudgments can easily turn into injuries and fatalities. All it takes is a few seconds and a lapse. How do you guard against those split-second distractions and errors that put life and business at risk?
Equipment failure is directly linked to the majority of construction accidents every year. Not everything is preventable, but implementing a safety management system is a great place to start in the quest for a safe workplace.
When many of us think of safe construction sites, we envision yellow hard hats, reflective orange vests, glasses, and essential toolbox talks. But all of these things are useless when they aren’t used and implemented properly.
TRIR is a formula used to calculate the number of OSHA-enforceable safety violations per total hours worked. If you’re wondering how OSHA makes their decisions, here's a perfect chance to get familiar with TRIR calculations.
Fire Prevention Awareness Week falls in October every year, but fire safety is important all year round. Every business should designate one day each month to focus on ensuring their fire extinguishers are ready for use, thus extinguishing the headaches around annual inspections.
Incident reports are crucial to establishing safety for employees as well as establishing best practices in the workplace. Properly documenting incidents helps identify dangers in the work environment and avoid situations that could potentially endanger people.