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Safety Culture

Using Incentive Programs to Promote Workplace Safety

Using Incentive Programs to Promote Workplace Safety

A few years ago, I worked for a factory where they gave our teams rewards whenever our safety numbers were good. One time, I didn't bother putting on safety gloves and I cut myself opening...Show more
Transportation Safety

Transportation Safety

A freight train derailed in the winter of 2004 in the Canadian town of Whitby, Ontario. It was traveling westbound through a suburb that included overpass bridges to clear the north-south...Show more
A Stark Reminder of the Importance of Tool Tethering

A Stark Reminder of the Importance of Tool Tethering

They say nothing in life is certain except for death and taxes. But Cody Tilley (and workers like him) would probably add gravity to that list, too.Tilley was working 30 feet in the air,...Show more
Eye Protection

Eye Protection

I really have problems with anything near my face, so I wasn’t too happy when my boss told me I had to wear the proper safety eye googles for the job I was about to do. Not only that,...Show more
Silence Means Consent

Silence Means Consent

If you witness at-risk behaviour and you ignore it, or walk by it, your silence has told that person their behaviour is acceptable. Peer pressure is extremely effective in changing group...Show more
Safety Induction Video - 36 Workplace Health and Safety Training Topics

Safety Induction Video - 36 Workplace Health and Safety Training Topics

Safety Induction Video - 36 Workplace Health & Safety Training Topics
A Healthy Safety Culture Shifts Safety from a Priority to a Value

A Healthy Safety Culture Shifts Safety from a Priority to a Value

Labeling something a 'priority' means that it can be rearranged. It’s human nature to shift priorities according to the pressing demands of the moment. But values remain constant. The...Show more
Cell Phone Distraction

Cell Phone Distraction

Can you hear me now?,” the catchphrase used by Verizon, has become part of our culture. Cell phone use has expanded into every activity in our lives, from emergency communication to picking...Show more
Step Up and Stop Unsafe Work Practices

Step Up and Stop Unsafe Work Practices

Unsafe practices can easily creep into the workplace. Sometimes it’s due to worker inexperience. Other’s it may a result of time pressure to complete a job. Regardless of the cause, if you...Show more
Customize Your Personal Protective Equipment

Customize Your Personal Protective Equipment

Personal protective equipment includes respirators, safety glasses, gloves, helmets, chemical suits, steel toe boots and fire resistant clothing. Wearing them is imperative, but so, too, is...Show more
Supervise Children Around Water

Supervise Children Around Water

Children can drown in just a few inches of water. So, it is imperative that they are supervised at all times when they are in and around water. Backyard pools must be fully fenced, with a...Show more
Parking Lot Safety

Parking Lot Safety

Your work parking lot can be a dangerous place, especially at night. Cut your risk factor by using the building's main entrance, parking in the most high-visibility area you can and walking...Show more
Safe Travel Tips

Safe Travel Tips

Travel smart by labeling your luggage, and make an inventory of luggage contents and carry it with you. Make copies of all of your important documents and carry them with you, and leave an...Show more
Travel Safe Packing Tips

Travel Safe Packing Tips

When packing for a trip, ensure that you pack your own bag. Leave sharp objects, such as scissors, at home. Charge your technology before packing it and have it ready for inspection. Carry...Show more
Working with Hearing Loss

Working with Hearing Loss

Around 10% of workers have some degree of hearing loss. Employer's can show consideration by placing their desk in a quiet area, rearranging foot traffic routes to reduce noise levels, and...Show more
Construction Equipment Dangers

Construction Equipment Dangers

Heavy equipment that is used on a construction site can pose a potential work hazard. Reduce the risk by following some common sense precautions. Never assume that the operator of a crane,...Show more
Put Engineering Controls in Place

Put Engineering Controls in Place

An engineering control is a change that is made to a workstation, tool or piece of equipment in order to eliminate or reduce exposure to a chemical or physical hazard. It may also involve...Show more
Chemical Storage Safety

Chemical Storage Safety

Check with MDS before storing or removing a chemical. Check if it needs to be kept away from anything including light, water, air, high or low temperatures, or other chemicals in order to...Show more
Leave the Job Hazard Free

Leave the Job Hazard Free

Before a job is over, you need to do a safety check. Ensure that there are no loose parts, debris or unsecured components. Check that the job will not be unduly effected by inclement...Show more
Office Safety

Office Safety

The office can prove to be a dangerous work place. It can result in cuts, burns, slips, trips, falls, crush injuries, repetitive strain injuries and eye strain. To keep yourself and your...Show more
Be Hydrogen Sulfide Aware

Be Hydrogen Sulfide Aware

Hydrogen sulfide is a flammable, colorless gas that smells similar to rotten eggs. Odour, though, is not a reliable indicator of the hazard posed because our sense of smell can become...Show more
Good Hygiene

Good Hygiene

Good hygiene on the job is all about preventing accidental exposure caused by the inhalation or ingestion of hazardous substances. Workers who consistently apply good hygiene practices when...Show more
Supervisors as Role Models

Supervisors as Role Models

It is critical that supervisors in all work situations fully assume the mantle of being a role model in terms of safety. Whether you know it or not, your employees are constantly looking to...Show more
Tailgate Safety Meetings

Tailgate Safety Meetings

Tailgate safety meetings are short daily meetings that take place on field projects. The main purpose of these meetings is to alert workers of any potential hazards, accidents and unsafe...Show more
Job Safety Analysis

Job Safety Analysis

Job safety analysis is an accident prevention technique that should be used in conjunction with the development of a set of job safety instructions, safe systems of work and job safety...Show more
Hazard VS Risk

Hazard VS Risk

The hazard presented by a substance is its potential to cause harm. A hazard is associated with the degrees of danger, and is quantifiable. The risk from a substance is the likelihood that...Show more
Degrees of Hazard

Degrees of Hazard

An awareness of the differing degrees of hazard will enable appropriate control measures to be developed and implemented. Immediate physical danger can manifest itself through very short...Show more
What is a Competent Person?

What is a Competent Person?

Often, when the law requires particular items of a workplace to be thoroughly examined and tested it requires that the works be carried out by a competent person. There is no precise...Show more
Preventing Truck Operation Hazards

Preventing Truck Operation Hazards

Overturning is a definite risk when operating a truck or forklift on the factory floor. This often occurs when maneuvering with the load elevated or at too high a speed. Other causes of...Show more
Workplace Inspections

Workplace Inspections

Within an organization, there are several ways by which risks may be identified. These include workplace inspections, which are undertaken with the aim of identifying risks and promoting...Show more
Independent Safety Audits

Independent Safety Audits

Independent safety audits can be used to identify risks. The term independent here refers to those who are not employees of the organization being audited, but who, from time to time,...Show more
Walk for Health

Walk for Health

Walking is something that has immeasurable health benefits, but that many desk bound people do too little of. Many people do not realize that walking burns almost as many calories as...Show more
Small Hand Tool Safety

Small Hand Tool Safety

Small hand tools are a leading cause of on the job accidents. Reduce your risk by following some simple safety guidelines.Wear the appropriate personal protective equipment at all times,...Show more
Stay Secure

Stay Secure

Keep yourself and staff safe by following some basic security measures. Follow a buddy system when walking to or from your vehicle in the parking lot, late in the evening or at night. Limit...Show more
Water Safety

Water Safety

Drowning is responsible for taking the lives of 300 people every year in the United States. Furthermore, most of those drownings occur in the summer months. Young people are most likely to...Show more
Practical Noise Reduction Tips

Practical Noise Reduction Tips

A number of practical techniques can be used as part of normal day-to-day operational and maintenance procedures that will achieve significant reductions in the noise emitted, will cost...Show more
Noise Control Techniques

Noise Control Techniques

Noise pollution is a major workplace hazard which affects many workers. Once the nature and magnitude of a noise problem has been identified, a noise control program can be put in place....Show more
Placement of Warning Signs

Placement of Warning Signs

When designing and placing warning signs, follow these basic criteria:Only use warning signs when and where neededMake sure that all warning signs are clearly understandable and that they...Show more
Chemical Hazard Training

Chemical Hazard Training

Workers handling or using chemical substances should be provided with information about the substance and training in the techniques necessary to minimize the risk faced. As a result,...Show more
Chemical Emergency Procedures

Chemical Emergency Procedures

Every place of work that uses, stores or handles hazardous substances should prepare an emergency plan to cover all reasonably foreseeable events such as fire, major spillage or toxic...Show more
Preventing Chemical Exposure

Preventing Chemical Exposure

For every hazardous chemical, measures must be developed to ensure that under all foerseeable operating conditions no one, whether employee, visitor, contractor or member of the public, is...Show more
Construction Site Safety Checklist

Construction Site Safety Checklist

Before work in undertaken on a construction site, there are a number of matters that should be checked: Provide site security – it is especially important to stop children from getting into...Show more
Sick Building Syndrome

Sick Building Syndrome

Sick building syndrome refers to the condition where you feel unwell while at work. However, when you leave, the symptoms clear up. The longer you stay in the building where your work is...Show more
Safe Chemical Handling

Safe Chemical Handling

There are various ways that chemicals can cause a hazard, including burning the skin or eyes on contact, catching fire and burning, becoming explosive through the rapid expansion of gasses...Show more
Protect Your Hands

Protect Your Hands

Wearing gloves is just one aspect of protecting your hands on the job. Any scrapes or scratches that break the skin have the potential to cause an infection. Every time you get a scratch...Show more
Protect Yourself from Bloodborne Pathogens

Protect Yourself from Bloodborne Pathogens

Bloodborne pathogens are infectious materials in blood that can cause disease in humans. These include Hepatitis B and C and HIV. Protect yourself by treating all blood and body fluids as...Show more
Be Prepared for an Emergency

Be Prepared for an Emergency

In an emergency situation, most people freeze. You need to be prepared to take action. That means that you are aware of how to recognize and activate and emergency alarm. You should also be...Show more
Be Aware of Pinch Points

Be Aware of Pinch Points

Pinch points are places where a body part or a piece of clothing can get caught up in machinery, between equipment or between a lid and a container when closing. Pinch point injuries can be...Show more
Take Extra Care with Chemicals

Take Extra Care with Chemicals

Carelessness around chemicals can be deadly. The necessary controls regarding storing, handling and mixing chemicals should be adhered to at all times. Anyone working with chemicals needs...Show more
Know Your Exits

Know Your Exits

In an emergency you do not have a lot of time to take in your surroundings. That is why getting familiar with the layout of buildings you are making smart safety sense. When you enter a...Show more
Maintain Your Hand Tools

Maintain Your Hand Tools

Check all of your tools before every use. First, ensure that you've got the proper tool for the job. Check the power cord for wear and tear and make sure that blades are not chipped or...Show more
Take Personal Work Responsibility

Take Personal Work Responsibility

On the job, you have a responsibility to give your best effort at all times. A lapse in concentration, an attempt to take shortcuts or a messy and unorganized workspace are potential safety...Show more
When in Doubt, Seek Help

When in Doubt, Seek Help

Many workers do not like to ask for assistance, viewing it as a sign of weakness. As a result they are likely to forge ahead when they are unsure of how to proceed. This can be dangerous....Show more
Make Safety A Team Effort

Make Safety A Team Effort

Safety needs to be a key component of everything an organization does. This means that all employees should be well aware of the safety requirements surrounding their duties and those of...Show more
Working Alone

Working Alone

It is especially important that employers put in place a health and safety working environment for employers who work on their own. There is no regulation that prohibits an employee from...Show more
Maintain Your Personal Protection Equipment

Maintain Your Personal Protection Equipment

Before strapping on your personal protective equipment, follow the 1-2-3 checklist of identify, maintain and inspect. Identify any potential hazards that you may face on the job. By doing...Show more
Are You Sleep Deprived?

Are You Sleep Deprived?

Most healthy adults need between 7.5-9 hours of sleep each night to perform at their best. You will function better and perform your work more safely if you get adequate sleep. Increase...Show more
Regularly Inspect Your Hand Tools

Regularly Inspect Your Hand Tools

Hand tools encounter a lot of wear and tear, which calls for regular maintenance to avoid injury. Look out for cracked wooden handles, mushroomed hammer heads and worn tool housings. If you...Show more
Ensure You Have an Effective Machine Guard

Ensure You Have an Effective Machine Guard

Moving machine parts cause many severe workplace injuries, such as crushed fingers, hands, amputations, blindness and fatalities, each year. Machine guards are engineered to protect workers...Show more
Recognizing Workplace Stress

Recognizing Workplace Stress

Learning how to deal with workplace stress can prevent physical and emotional health problems. Recognize the signs of stress and then track what is causing the stressful situation....Show more
Avoid Repetitive Fatigue

Avoid Repetitive Fatigue

Working extended shifts are a common cause of repetitive fatigue. Reduce fatigue by limiting extended shifts, and increasing break and mealtimes when shifts are extended. Jobs that require...Show more
Be Prepared to Encounter Blood or Body Fluids

Be Prepared to Encounter Blood or Body Fluids

If you need to administer first aid in an emergency and blood or body fluids are present, make sure that you use the correct PPE. You should have access to latex gloves, goggles, CPR mouth...Show more
Have an Emergency Response Plan

Have an Emergency Response Plan

You need to prepare a workplace emergency response plan before it is needed. An emergency action plan needs to be tailored to your worksite, involve a hazard assessment and spell out an...Show more
Handling Suspicious Mail

Handling Suspicious Mail

Suspicious mail has become an increasingly common workplace hazard. Take note of the following tell-tale signs; the use of low value stamps, insufficient postage, lack of a return address,...Show more
Understand Hard Hat Classifications

Understand Hard Hat Classifications

The appropriate head protection should be worn when facing potential falling object hazards. OSHA divides hard hats into three industrial classes. Class A provides impact and penetration...Show more
What is Regulated Medical Waste?

What is Regulated Medical Waste?

Regulated medical waste classifies waste materials that pose a danger of infection. Separate Federal and State regulations exist for the control of medical waste. Medical waste includes...Show more
Use a Windsock

Use a Windsock

Many workers are being asked to carry out their duties at work sites that have airborne hazards present. A windsock is a conical textile tube that indicates the wind direction. If your...Show more
Follow Common Sense Safety Practices

Follow Common Sense Safety Practices

Keeping safe in the workplace is largely a matter of common sense. That, however, is often an uncommon quality on the job. Keep safe by doing the basics well. Wear proper shoes. Use glasses...Show more
Know Your Way Around a Safety Data Sheet

Know Your Way Around a Safety Data Sheet

OSHA Hazards Communication Standard requires chemical suppliers to to provide a comprehensive Safety Data Sheet. This should be carefully scrutinized. It includes general information about...Show more
Store Hazardous Materials Safely

Store Hazardous Materials Safely

It is vital to properly store all hazardous materials, especially if you are in a flood zone area. Store products in their original container. Clearly label all containers, use water proof...Show more
Eye Safety for Welders

Eye Safety for Welders

When welding, PPE such as safety glasses, goggles, welding helmets and / or welding face shields must be worn. Equipment must have filter lenses with a shade number that provides...Show more
Workstation Stretching

Workstation Stretching

Lack of movement while sitting behind a computer can bring on muscle pain and strain. Every hour you should take a micro break. Break up your tasks so that you are moving around every 20-30...Show more
Don't Stockpile Hazardous Materials

Don't Stockpile Hazardous Materials

If released, hazardous waste can contaminate water supplies. Minimize the risk by purchasing the smallest quantities you can. Eliminate surplus materials rather than stockpiling them....Show more
Keep Safe When Using an ATM

Keep Safe When Using an ATM

When using an ATM by yourself, park your car in a well lit area. If possible, have someone with you. Fill out any necessary forms ahead of time. If you feel unsafe, leave the area. Report...Show more
Solo Worker Contact Safety

Solo Worker Contact Safety

Employers have a legal responsibility to ensure the safety of all of their workers, whether they are working with many colleagues or are alone on the job. By developing policies that take...Show more
Young Worker Safety

Young Worker Safety

New workers are more vulnerable to workplace hazards. If you are new to the job, it is especially important that you learn and follow established workplace practices. You must always wear...Show more
Caught Working Safe

Caught Working Safe

Our Rohit Team created a parody in support of workplace safety!
Know About Lockout-Tagout

Know About Lockout-Tagout

Lockout Tagout is a globally used system that ensures that hazardous power sources are isolated and rendered inoperative. A lock is placed on a device or power source, preventing the...Show more
Dangerous Construction Site Atmospheres

Dangerous Construction Site Atmospheres

The conditions under which work is carried out on construction sites is largely dictated by the weather, ranging from soaking wet to hot, dry and dusty. In all cases, suitable protection...Show more
Guardrail Systems

Guardrail Systems

"I was really excited about starting my new construction job and was very pleased to be assigned to work with a journeyman. I figured I would be able to learn a lot from this guy. As we...Show more
Wayfinding and Floor Marking

Wayfinding and Floor Marking

Floor Marking Tape is the best solution for creating an intuitive, easy to navigate wayfinding plan around any sized facility.For wayfinding principles, best practices and to learn how to...Show more
Asbestos Dos and Don'ts

Asbestos Dos and Don'ts

Asbestos in a natural occurring mineral that is made up of bundles of fibers that can become airborne when distributed. These fibers can get into lungs where they can lead to numerous...Show more
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