Posts Categorized: Safety

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Safety happens on a day-to-day basis. It’s like working out or keeping up with your diet. It requires constant reinforcement and motivation. It’s not enough to make a speech about it occasionally and put up some posters. You need to take steps to make it a priority, day in and day out. This requires motivating… Read more »

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You can’t be on the work floor 24 hours a day, and it may feel like that’s what you’re trying to do sometimes. But if you are running two or three shifts, there are large parts of the operation process that take place outside of your direct influence. That’s why you need procedures in place… Read more »

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No doubt safety represents a big investment at your company. You likely spend large amounts of time and resources preventing accidents. But not all work-related injuries come from sudden mechanical failures or dangerous employee mishaps. Some are the result of the normal course of business: workers doing the same tasks over and over again, eventually… Read more »

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Sometimes it’s hard to take the idea of a company culture seriously. The concept can quickly devolve into a series of buzzwords and unrealized good intentions. Talk surrounding culture building can get very new age-y very quickly – the realm of corporate gurus and the business versions of self-help books. Setting aside the hype, though,… Read more »

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Many companies have chief safety officers, or other executives tasked with promoting a safe workplace. This represents a great way to signal commitment and is a good first step to achieving long-term safety goals. However, it also suggests a safe workplace is a concern that can be separated from the overall workflow. It’s someone else’s… Read more »

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Fatigue is a problem that labor staffing services and Houston businesses are acutely aware of because of its capacity to be a major safety risk. In July of 2017, the National Safety Council launched an initiative on occupational fatigue. What they found is that in addition to an increase in workplace risk, there are long-term… Read more »

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There is no doubt about it – our health is a major influence when it comes to productivity and professional success. As a supervisor, you want your employees to be happy and healthy, but did you know many of the most profound threats to your employees’ health are invisible? That’s right – your employees’ health… Read more »

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When it comes to managing safety in an industrial workplace, some hazards are obvious. However, there are lots of invisible risks that threaten the safety of your team every day. It is important to identify the invisible risks in your workplace, so you can keep your team safe, no matter what they are doing. Indoor… Read more »

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When someone starts a new job, they have a lot of information thrown at them very quickly. Not only must they meet their co-workers, learn the norms of the company and learn new tasks, but they must also stay safe. Spotting potential hazards is the first step in training employees to stay safe on the… Read more »

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If your employees are exposed to high levels of noise in your industrial workplace, their hearing is at risk. According to government data, approximately 22 million U.S. workers are exposed to noise hazards on the job. Noise exposure is a little different than other hazards in that it can take years for the damage to… Read more »