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 ...

Defining Management Commitment for Safety

Management commitment is a term we hear frequently from regulatory agencies, in forum discussions, in training and from our peers and mentors.  I often wonder if we really understand how to define it and the steps required to incorporate it into our safety programs. We should first preface this ...

Team Execution Sprint

We all have a never ending load of work to be done. We know that if we were able to put together better materials, implement new process, put new tools in place we would be more efficient. However, how to we find the time. The Team Execution Sprint is a framework used to execute a block of work in ...

Keys to Sustainability

Why do safety programs fail? Because they are viewed as a short-term "program" that will lose momentum in a few months. What are they keys to sustainability and how can organizations ensure continued success? The first step is to make sure your safety team has a common vision. This video introduces ...

Management Support Is Essential for Safety - But What Is It?

Management support: We all say we want it, need it, and can’t do our jobs without it.  Saying that management support is essential for safety “success” has in fact become something of a safety profession mantra.  A majority of safety professionals, 51.2% according to a 2002 ASSE survey ...

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