OSHA Pushing For A Safe Black Friday

Black Friday crowd

In preparation for what could be the biggest shopping day in American retail history, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is encouraging retail employees to take the necessary precautions to prevent workplace injuries during Black Friday. As Black Friday begins to rapidly approach, many retailers are focused on any last

Reducing the Risks of Serious Injury in the Workplace

prevent injuries with safety gear

The following is a guest post by Steve McLeod of Fire and Safety Australia about reducing injuries in the workplace. Fire and Safety Australia is Australia’s leading provider of National Fire and Safety Training. Their purpose is “to forever change safety in the world, one experience at a time.” Workplace injuries are often tragic for

Behavior-Based Safety

Behavior-based safety

Behavior-based safety (BBS) strategies started spreading through organizations about 20 years ago and have been a hot topic ever since. Like anything, its had a fare share of criticism over the years, but more importantly it has proven to be a key factor in improving safety for thousands of organizations around the globe. It is

Safety Culture 101

There was a time when hearing  “highly productive company” and “safety is a number one priority” in the same sentence would be a laughable dichotomy, getting more eyes rolling than heads nodding. Thankfully, this mindset is a fading thought. Implementing safety as a vital part of your companies core values is now seen as a

June Welcomes National Safety Month

It’s June again, this could only mean one thing! That’s right, it’s the National Safety Council’s annual National Safety Month. This year is especially significant in that it also marks the 100th year of the NSC. The annual event is designed  to educate and influence behaviors around leading causes of preventable injuries and deaths. This

Is Your Organization Ready When Disaster Strikes?

According to the Insurance Information Institute, 40% of businesses affected by a natural or human-caused disaster never reopen. When disaster strikes, consumers can only wait so long before moving on to another supplier or service provider if you are not able to get operational in time. Insurance might help to recover some of your loses,

Safety Blog – Common Barriers To Implementing Workplace Safety Programs

Assessing exactly where you are, is the starting point towards workplace safety improvement. Secondly, you may have to recognize the culture that exists in your company, sum of organizational practices and history. However, implementing new safety regulations is not always without opposing elements compromising quality. Remember, being safe can never be the core objective of