10 Skills Safety Professionals Must Have

10 Skills Safety Professionals Must Have

Wide Range of Skills for Safety Professionals If you are working as a safety manager or in another safety professional role you will need to have a wide range of different skills in order to meet the needs of the job. While every position will be slightly different, there are many skills that are necessary

Incentives and Safety Programs

Incentives and Safety Programs

By far one of the hardest elements of running a successful business is, safety. From transportation, to production floors, to assembly lines, to just walking around an office, business owners expose themselves and their employees to some degree of risk at every level. Often, new programs or ideas for safety improvement are touted as a

How to Make sure Employee Training is Effective & Retained

How to Make sure Employee Training is Effective & Retained

Employee training is one of the most difficult parts of managing an effective team. Especially in a work environment where work safety comes into play often (for example, in a physical labor-heavy industry), the retention of training information becomes critical to your business’ success and longevity. Unfortunately, few managers have made it through their careers

Writing Effective Safety Procedures

Writing Effective Safety Procedures

When running a business it is the responsibility of you and your safety team, which varies with the size of your operation, to make sure that employees in your charge are adequately protected at all times. A safe workforce is a happy workforce, and a happy workforce is a productive one. Safety procedures serve another

Downside to Incentives

Downside to Incentives

When it comes to improving workplace safety, there is no shortage of ideas on how it should be done. One controversial method many organizations have tried is using some sort of incentive or compensation program for improved safety. If, for example, employees attend or participate in a safety seminar, they may be rewarded with a

S.E.A.T Coaching Positive: Correction

S.E.A.T Coaching Positive: Correction

Depending on the dynamic between employees and managers in a workplace, approaching and opening a dialogue about unsafe behaviors can be a little bit daunting. You want to approach the situation in a delicate way, as to not bruise egos or spark tempers, but you also need to be firm in communicating your expectations. To

Who Manages Safety?

Who Manages Safety?

Who truly manages safety within the workplace? Is it the managers and supervisors, or the people in the safety department? This has been a common debate in the workplace for years. In fact, in some work environments nobody really takes on this full responsibility. In these situations when an accident happens, fingers get pointed in

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