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Announcing the 2019 Fall Scholarship Winner

Announcing the 2019 Fall Scholarship Winner

After months of sorting applications and reading through essays, it’s time to announce the winner of the Creative Safety Supply scholarship competition! Year after year we receive hundreds of submissions and this year it has been our pleasure to read about the experiences and goals of scholars all across the country, from all different backgrounds.

Emergency Action Plan (EAP)

Emergency Action Plan (EAP)

Poor emergency planning can mean disorganized chaos leading to injury or property damage. To avoid this, OSHA strongly recommends (and in some cases requires) businesses to have an emergency action plan in place. EAPs designate roles and responsibilities to employees during emergencies, and are designed to help organizations facilitate safe evacuations. Emergency action plans should be well

Lean Canvas

Lean Canvas

Business plans aren’t inherently Lean. They can take weeks or even months to complete, lengthy proposals may never be read, and teams can grow frustrated with trying to get their message across. The solution? Lean Canvas. In less than an hour, a team can put together a proposal that captures the essence of the organization’s values,

Safety Management Plan

Safety Management Plan

Implementing a safety management plan is arguably the most effective way for small- and medium-sized businesses to address workplace hazards, prevent injuries and illness, and meet compliance. Also known as safety and health programs, these plans are a proactive and collaborative approach to maintaining workplace safety. Safety management programs incorporate seven core elements as identified

Safety-Critical Systems

Safety-Critical Systems

Safety-critical systems are all around us, built into the planes we board, the cars we drive, and the medical devices we use. Also referred to as life-critical systems, they are the software systems whose failure or malfunction will likely result in death or serious injury, loss or severe damage to equipment or property, or environmental

Safety Engineering

Safety Engineering

As part of the field of engineering and a component of risk management programs, safety engineering is the discipline of designing environments, equipment, systems, and processes to reduce workplace accidents and improve safety. Health & safety engineers work to identify hazards, find problems within safety systems, and come up with solutions. While safety engineering has historically been

Toolbox Talks

Toolbox Talks

A toolbox talk is a short, informal safety meeting that is conducted by supervisors or foremen on the job site before the start of a work shift or specific task. Meant to supplement official safety training, toolbox talks facilitate discussions that address the particular environment and operations of the job site and promote your specific organization’s safety

Leak Detection

Leak Detection

Many businesses are constructed or repaired with inadequate plumbing materials, which unfortunately results in failed connections, broken pipes, and leaks. When your facility’s plumbing is flawed, this can lead to extensive water damage and other types of property destruction, especially over time. If pipes carry chemicals or gases, the situation can end up becoming a

Good Manufacturing Practices

Good Manufacturing Practices

Under the blanket of regulations in the federal food, drug, and cosmetic act that was passed by congress in 1938, the Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) were made to protect consumers from inconsistent product manufacturing involving medication, medical devices, and certain foods in any part of its manufacturing process. The FDA is the entity that oversees companies

Foot Protection

Foot Protection

The National Safety Council in 1995 counted a total of 180,000 foot injuries in the workplace with each one costing on average about $6,700 in compensation from the employer. This is why proper footwear PPE is extremely important for the employee to stay safe and for the employer to stay in compliance with OSHA. To combat this

Coefficient of Determination

Coefficient of Determination

The coefficient of determination is a statistic that assesses how accurately a model explains and predicts future outcomes for a dependent variable. It indicates the percentage of how much the variable is explained by changes in independent variables. It is symbolized by r-squared (R2). The coefficient of determination is often used in manufacturing to determine cause-and-effect relationships and

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is a federal agency that aims to improve public health through efforts to control and prevent infections, chronic disease, injuries, workplace hazards, and other threats to health and safety. Not only does it monitor the outbreak of diseases, it also functions as a resource and educates the public

Capability

Capability

Capability measures how well the process of a product is able to stay within the product’s determined specifications over the long term. Manufacturing capability in particular describes what a company is able to produce. It also establishes approved and standardized procedures for achieving that capability or otherwise producing a specific result. Achieving capability is a

Behavior-Based Safety (BBS)

Behavior-Based Safety (BBS)

Behavior Based Safety, when implemented correctly helps employees attain peak safety standards by creating an environment that keeps them accountable for their actions. BBS is primarily designed to increase the manageability and control over industrial workplaces by focusing on the workers’ attention to themselves as well as their peers’ safety through positive reinforcement. The big ideas

ACGIH

ACGIH

The American Conference of Government Industrial Hygiene also known as AGCIH is a charitable scientific organization that assists the working community by providing critical information on hazardous materials and the dangers they pose to health and environments. This information is distributed in the form of Threshold Limit Values (TLV’s) for chemical substances and Biological Exposure Indices (BEI’s) both

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