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15 Epic Safety Fails & How to Avoid Them

15 Epic Safety Fails & How to Avoid Them

Workplace safety is extremely important and it’s something most people reading this page think about on a regular basis. Those who work in this industry often get to a point where they don’t see very many egregious safety failures because companies that employ safety managers typically have at least some standards in place. Every day

Wrong Ways to Use Floor Tape

Wrong Ways to Use Floor Tape

Using floor tape is a great way to keep your facility better organized, safer, and in compliance with many regulations. Floor tape is an easy-to-use option that is fairly quick to install and can last for years without any significant problems. Floor tape is only a good solution, however, if it is used properly. There

What No One Tells You About Pipe Marking

What No One Tells You About Pipe Marking

Ok, let’s be honest here. Unless you are a safety professional, or you work closely with safety professionals, the chances are that no one has really told you anything about pipe marking, right? But for those of us lucky enough to work in this industry, it quickly becomes all too clear that there is an

Improving Safety Through Broad Knowledge

Improving Safety Through Broad Knowledge

Conventional wisdom suggests that the safety manager at a facility needs to be an expert on things like applicable OSHA regulations, incident rates, and safety patterns at the facility itself. While all of this may be true, Dr. Judith A. Erickson argues that their knowledge must be much broader than that in order to truly

Classic Vs. Modern Definition of Root Cause | Which is Better?

Classic Vs. Modern Definition of Root Cause | Which is Better?

A post on LinkedIn by Mark Paradies of TapRoot recently discussed the difference between the ‘old fashioned’ definition of root cause, and the more modern version. Mark’s post, and the discussion it generated, were quite interesting and offer a lot of important insights that managers, business owners, and others can benefit from. Root cause is a key concept

Hand Safety

Hand Safety

When thinking about safety in the work place, it is absolutely critical to start with the hands. Over a million hand injuries occur in the workplace each year, with many of them causing a serious disability or even amputation. The most common type of injury is a laceration, which causes 63% of all disabling workplace

GHS Label Information

GHS Label Information

When it comes to labels, few are better known than the GHS labels (even if people don’t always realize that is what they are called). GHS, or the Globally Harmonized System, is an international set of standards that are agreed upon to help ensure people from across many industries and around the world are all

5 Workplace Safety Tips

5 Workplace Safety Tips

Safety Tips to Improve Employees Well Being There is a common saying that you’ll hear at safety conferences and industrial meetings, “A safe workplace is an efficient workplace.” It is sometimes changed around to say profitable workplace at the end, but in either case the fact remains that while the primary reason to focus on

The Recipe for Complete Lockout Tagout

The Recipe for Complete Lockout Tagout

When looking to improve the safety of employees and the overall facility during maintenance and other work on machines, there are few things better than the lockout tagout system. This system is designed specifically to prevent accidents and injuries when personnel are working in and around potentially dangerous machines. For example, if someone is going

How to Measure Your Near Misses

How to Measure Your Near Misses

While most people think of the workplace as a fairly safe environment today, there are still a lot of risks in place. Sure, we have come a long way from the dangerous (and all too often deadly) work environments of generations past, but there are still thousands of accidents and injuries each year. In addition,

GHS Labeling – The Do’s and Don’ts

GHS Labeling – The Do’s and Don’ts

Globally Harmonized System Labeling Globally Harmonized System (GHS) labeling is an important requirement in many facilities. Whether you are looking to implement GHS labeling in a facility for the first time or you are just updating your current visual communication standards it is important to get everything right. In addition to helping to ensure your

5 Measurable Safety Goals

5 Measurable Safety Goals

Preparing for Your 2016 Safety Goals When discussing workplace safety most conversations are fairly abstract and look at generic ideas that could be applied to many different facilities. This is not necessarily a bad thing as it can be very helpful when coming up with safety improvement ideas and strategies that can be implemented at