Posts Categorized: Safety

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Safety requires two main components: training and compliance. You teach your workers how to minimize risks, and then you ensure that they follow the correct procedures on an everyday basis. But to provide the right instruction, you have to understand the risks in the first place. How do you know what types of safety training your team… Read more »

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Almost every business owner recognizes the importance of a strong safety profile. That said, safety can get expensive. Maintaining the highest standards can put a burden on short–term resources, often making it difficult for small businesses to reach the peak levels of compliance.  At that point, it becomes a matter of priorities. Adding up the time and expense necessary… Read more »

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Safety is an everyday, all-the-time activity. To reach the highest level of compliance, the concept needs to form a core aspect of your corporate culture. But what does that mean in practice? Creating an optimal safety culture involves separating myth from an effective methodology.  The truth is many companies have an imperfect understanding of safety culture…. Read more »

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  Safety isn’t a one-time project. Rather, it’s an ongoing process. You should continuously review policies and upgrade procedures in order to lower risks as much as possible. A long-term approach to the subject requires you to constantly look around and ask yourself, “could this workplace be safer?”  Think of it like maintaining a healthy body. You have to… Read more »

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The recent coronavirus outbreak has put a new spotlight on routine workplace safety. With updated procedures rolling in regarding disease prevention, other day-to-day safety precautions might get lost in the shuffle. However, it’s essential to keep the basics in mind. The heightened awareness of workplace procedures makes it a perfect time for a refresher course on fundamental processes, like… Read more »

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The shipping and receiving area can be a dangerous place. If you’re working there, you need to stay vigilant to protect your own safety. Your company will do everything it can to prevent accidents. But, ultimately, it’s up to you to maintain the highest level of compliance.  Data show that 25% of industrial accidents take place… Read more »

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Safety is an everyday thing. It often comes down to relatively simple decisions, like what to wear. Performing a warehouse job safely and efficiently starts with the right dress code.  It’s important to get the little things right when it comes to safety. Avoiding injuries and accidents isn’t about special seminars or massive technology upgrades…. Read more »

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Running your business involves the constant interaction between people and machines. This creates an amazing productivity opportunity. However, it has a dark side as well. All that human/equipment interplay poses a potential safety risk.  The forklift represents a great example of this. It’s fundamental to running your day-to-day operation. At the same time, all that driving around… Read more »

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Welding poses obvious safety risks. It uses extreme heat to melt metal – the possibility of severe bodily damage is clear from a basic description of the activity. In other words, it’s a very dangerous job. However, as with any hazardous endeavor, though, those dangers can be avoided if you identify the risks and take proper precautions to… Read more »

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Safety should represent a company-wide mission. You need to be vigilant and consistent to enforce an effective safety regime. It requires a strict, no-nonsense approach allowing you to reach the highest levels of compliance. However, saying you want a no-nonsense safety regime is one thing. Implementing one is something else. Putting the procedures into place… Read more »