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The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) is a British-based charity organization that works towards preserving lives and preventing life-changing injuries, which occur as a result of (Read on)

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The need to operate safely is fundamental to the success of any organization. Failure to operate safety can have severe negative impacts on an organization’s finances, regulatory... (Read on)
Introducing Our Latest Contributor: Wise Safety & Environmental

Safeopedia is proud to announce our latest contributor: Wise Safety & Environmental!
The Importance of Employee Engagement and Its Impact on Your Bottom Line

Most employees are not actively engaged in their work. Are yours? Learn about the benefits of an engaged workforce and what steps you can take to improve employee engagement in your organization.
Hazards vs Danger: Do You Know the Difference?

Hazards and danger are not the same, but they have an important relationship. Knowing the difference will help you improve your safety protocols and prevent future injuries in the workplace.
Enhancing Safety Culture through Mentorship Programs

Programs like Green Hand, Gold Hand are setting a new standard for workplace safety mentorship. Learn more about the best practices for establishing an effective safety mentorship program in your workplace.
Calculating Your Company's Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate

Calculating your company's lost time injury frequency rate (LTIFR) can reveal information that will help you assess and improve your health and safety program. Find out how to calculate your company's LTIFR and some of the benefits of doing so.
Top 5 Ways Industrial Workers Can Avoid Asbestos Exposure

Industrial workers are at high risk for asbestos exposure. Take your safety into your own hands with these simple precautions that can minimize your risk of exposure and prevent future asbestos-related health complications.
Get Your CEO to Support Safety with the Curve Approach

Using Curve language is a powerful way to cut through safety jargon. Find out how safety professionals can use this simple idea to communicate clearly, directly, and effectively with management.
Three Levels of Safety: The Safety Pattern

An employee's overall safety can be broken down into three different levels. Find out more about the importance of emotional, professional, and physical safety in the workplace and how you can build these elements into your safety program.
Safety Reporting Best Practices: Using Actionable Analytics

Many companies continue to struggle to meet their safety goals. Predictive analytics could be just the tool they need. Learn more about this cutting edge technique and what it means for safety reporting best practices.
Is the End of Globalization the End of International Standards?

Major players like the United States and Britain are reshaping the political landscape so that we may soon be living in a post-globalized world. What will this mean for international health and safety standards?
The Effects of Noise on the Body: Why Everyone Needs Hearing Protection

Noise is one of the most prevalent workplace hazards. What is worse, many workers don't even know that they are exposed to hazardous levels daily. Learn how to protect yourself and your employees by using proper hearing PPE.
How Predictive Analytics Is Changing the Game for Safety Reporting Best Practices

Predictive analytics is revolutionizing occupational safety by reducing incident rates and cutting compensation costs. Learn more about predictive analytics and how they are changing safety reporting best practices.
In Sight, In Mind: Reinforcing Safety Policies and Procedures

Constantly reinforcing safety messages is essential for creating a good workplace safety culture. Learn about the best practices for using visual displays to keep safety in sight and in mind.
5 Reasons You Struggle with Safety Buy-in and What to Do About It

Safety buy-in can be a difficult thing to achieve in the workplace. Kevin Burns offers his thoughts on the top 5 reasons you're not getting the kind of buy-in you'd like to see.
Is Your Desk Job Killing You?

Sitting has been declared the new smoking. Find out how sitting for extended periods of time is negatively affecting your health and what you can do to combat the adverse effects of a sedentary lifestyle.
Managing Employee Burnout to Reduce Deadly Accidents

Stress and burnout can be a major contributor to fatal workplace accidents. Find out how to identify the signs of burnout and how you can help your employees manage it.
Managing the Risk of Infectious Diseases in the Workplace

Infectious diseases pose a threat to the health of workers in many industries. Learn what you can do to help protect yourself and your employees.
FAQ: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Asbestos Handling

What kind of personal protective equipment do you need to handle material that might contain asbestos? Read this FAQ to find out.
Product Recalls and Company Liability: What You Need to Know about Chrysler's Gearshift Recall

In 2016, Chrysler issued a recall for faulty gearshifts. In terms of liability, it was too little, too late and it has cost the company. Find out more about the recall and what lessons company owners should learn from it.
6 Common Fire Sprinkler Myths Debunked

Many commercial buildings aren't equipped with fire sprinklers to keep employees and property protected in the event of a fire. Here, we debunk six myths that may be getting in the way of companies installing them.
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Tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, is the hearing ringing, buzzing, hissing, chirping, whistling, or other sounds in the ears that do not correspond with any Read more

The law of conservation of matter is a fundamental principle of classical physics that states that matter cannot be created nor destroyed in any isolated system, Read more

Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), colloquially called “mad cow disease,” is a disease of the central nervous system that occurs in cattle. BSE is a Read more

First responders reaction time involves the length of time it takes for emergency services to arrive at the scene of an incident. There is no federal law Read more

A Days Away from Work Case (DAWC) is a situation in which an employee suffers an accident at the workplace and, as a result of the injuries sustained, must stay at Read more
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