Safety Inspections: How Often is Enough?

While implementing a robust and sustainable observation program for companies, one question comes up often:  “How many safety inspections should I do?”  My answer, of course, is, “It depends.”  As cryptic as it may sound, it is true. Safety inspection frequency will depend on several factors:

The Why, When, and How of Safety Audits: Everything You Need to Know

Most companies conduct periodic worksite safety audits. This process is part of the traditional landscape of a comprehensive health and safety plan. At regular intervals someone within the organization sets out to critically observe in an effort to identify and rectify hazards. Most organizations ...

Why Your Methods of Gathering Safety Inspection Data Aren't Working

You began with the best intentions and celebrated an early success. The company never had a Safety Inspection program before – but as the Health and Safety leader you managed to find the resources, influence executive support and start one. After the first year the results were obvious – half the ...

How BBS differs from other safety processes

BBS (Behavior Based Safety) is a process which focuses on employee behavior during work tasks or in reaction to nearby environmental events. These can include poor lighting, other equipment failures, process breakdowns, or other work conditions.

Safety Observations, Safety Prediction and the Ohio State Fair Tragedy

The recent Ohio State Fair ride collapse is still being investigated but the tragedy reminds us of two important key concepts in your approach to safety observations - Risk can be difficult to manage and it is critical to document the work you are doing.

3 Ways to use Safety Management Software to prepare for OSHA’s Crystalline Silica Rule

According to OSHA, more than 840,000 construction workers are exposed to respirable crystalline silica levels that exceed the new permissible exposure limit (PEL). To save an estimated 600 lives annually and prevent 900 new cases of silicosis each year a new rule was scheduled to go into effect to ...

What Makes an Effective Safety Professional?

An effective safety professional can exist in any industry, under any management style. What matters most is the manager. Managerial effectiveness varies, but it comes down to three components: Technical proficiency Teamwork Character

Identify, Record, Develop: Training and Engaging Your Workers

In order to initiate an effective safety program, managers must apply critical thinking principles to engage and train the workforce. Training and engagement are two key components to any well-rounded safety program. While they're different, bringing them together in a synergistic way can work in ...

Why Do Safety Inspections?

Work site safety inspections can be a vital part of your injury prevention efforts if done well. Most companies conduct periodic worksite safety inspections. This process is part of the traditional landscape of a comprehensive health and safety plan. At regular intervals, someone within the ...

How to really use Big Data and 21st-century technology by Nick Bernini

We are constantly hearing words like “Big Data”, “Data Scientist” and “Predictive Analytics” – but what do they really mean? How can they help to predict incidents and drive prevention? What is the importance of engagement? And how will that drive the predictive model?
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