Posts Categorized: Safety

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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 »

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Running an efficient business is key to maintaining a profitable enterprise. However, these attempts can go too far. An understaffed facility can lead to safety concerns, endangering employees and ultimately undermining your goal to save money. We understand the dilemma. Your goal is to keep costs down. That’s just good business. As a result, you… Read more »

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The best resource to keep yourself safe: yourself. The company can dictate all the correct rules and regulations, but if you and your coworkers just roll your collective eyes and ignore the protocols, the stated procedures will serve no purpose. You need to buy into a culture of safety. You need to know the applicable… Read more »

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A summer day seems like an innocuous thing. Who wouldn’t want to step outside on a warm, clear summer day? However, it’s one thing to take advantage of the sunshine by heading to the beach or taking a picnic to a park. It’s quite another to work in the scorching heat for an eight-hour shift…. Read more »

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OSHA citations are expensive in their own right. Within the last few years, Congress substantially increased the penalties the organization was allowed to levy against companies that violated safety regulations. The maximum penalty for what’s considered a “serious” violation can now run up to $13,260 and the top price for a citation in the “willful… Read more »

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While you try to avoid all workplace accidents, some situations pose a greater threat than others. A light injury or some property damage represent one kind of negative consequence. The death of a worker exists in a totally different category. As such, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, better known as OSHA, has designated its… Read more »

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It’s easier to deal with problems we can see. The structure of business makes measurable problems much more obvious (and therefore, simpler to fix) than the ones that manifest in subtler ways. It’s the logic of balance sheets and algorithms. Take safety. Physical safety hazards are relatively easy to identify and correct. They may prove… Read more »

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Injury risk alone should convince any company to uphold the highest safety standard. Beyond financial concerns or worries about violating regulations, any moral management team should do everything possible to protect the safety of its workforce. That said, the risks associated with a lackluster safety protocol go beyond personal injury. Even if an accident never… Read more »