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Amazon shows how safety fails can far-reaching negative effects

There is a lot to unpack in this article, but the bottom line is clear: if your employees don't feel safe — or worse: are getting hurt (and thus not safe) — the repercussions can extend well beyond your mod rate (experience modification rate, or EMR) and other "close-in" indicators.  It demonstrates why spending time (and … Continue reading Amazon shows how safety fails can far-reaching negative effects

OSHA inspections explained, a 5-minute overview

Few things can be as anxiety-inducing as an OSHA inspector arriving unannounced for at your facility.  This video from the Department of Labor is a high-level explanation of the process and how it works. It's important to know your responsibilities and your rights.  Don't wait until you're eye-to-eye to make sure your workplace is compliant and … Continue reading OSHA inspections explained, a 5-minute overview

“Active shooter” needs to be in your Action Plan

It's an unfortunate reality, but companies that don't have a plan in place for an active shooter are leaving a hazard unaddressed and employees at risk.  Physical security measures are a must and, as EHS Today writes, there is new technology emerging to help shorten response times and save lives.  Are you prepared for this … Continue reading “Active shooter” needs to be in your Action Plan