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Does Punishment Create Compliance?

Does Punishment Create Compliance?

When somebody does something wrong at work, most employers use punishment in response to the undesired behavior. By using punishment, they hope to stop the undesired behavior and guide them to act in a more appropriate way. For many people the use of punishment is an innate response stemming all the way back from childhood.

OSHA Compliance Counts – Auto Industry

OSHA Compliance Counts – Auto Industry

OSHA is known for their great dedication towards employee health and safety. In fact, if it wasn’t for OSHA’s safety standards and guidelines, many workplaces would be quite a bit more hazardous than they currently are. Anyhow, OSHA makes it a regular practice to visit businesses in order to make sure they are indeed in

Make Lockout/Tagout Programs Effective

Make Lockout/Tagout Programs Effective

Effective lockout/tagout programs are possible if certain criteria are met. Missing just one step of OSHA’s LOTO program could place employees in real danger risking either severe bodily harm or even death. Just imagine working on a piece of hazardous equipment and someone unknowingly starts the equipment while you are directly under the point of

Hazard Harmony Between OSHA, NFPA, and HMIS

Hazard Harmony Between OSHA, NFPA, and HMIS

Three big players in the field of safety include OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association), and the HMIS (Hazardous Materials Identification System). All three organizations aim to provide certain levels of protection to employees and people regarding safety and health hazards. However, OHSA has done some recent revisions to

OSHA Warning Labels

OSHA Warning Labels

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration or OSHA is dedicated to the health and well-being of employees while on the job. Day in and day out employees are exposed to potentially dangerous situations based upon their specific job functions. Whether a person is employed at a manufacturing facility, an auto body shop, or within a

Management Auditing

Management Auditing

The word audit can sometimes be daunting to even the most responsible and organized business owner. An audit can potentially expose issues related to safety, finances, and overall basic function. When defined, an audit can be described as an official inspection of an organization’s accounts and processes routinely conducted by an independent entity. Maybe one

Aerospace’s AS9100 QMS Standard

Aerospace’s AS9100 QMS Standard

Although AS9100 is fairly new to the industry, making its debut in October of 1999, it is quickly becoming a mandatory staple within the aerospace industry. The AS9100 standards were designed and developed by the International Aerospace Quality Group. The AS9100 is basically an aerospace quality management system that focuses on meeting the needs of

Arc Flash Software

Arc Flash Software

An arc flash happens when electrically energized equipment undergoes an electrical fault. It is actually a flow of electric current in the surrounding air. The temperature around the equipment may rise to temperatures of about 30,000 degrees Fahrenheit, causing even metal to vaporize. When this metal vapor and the hot air combine, a great explosive force

Pipe Marking standards – ANSI compliant

Pipe Marking standards – ANSI compliant

The use of a piping system is a common phenomenon within industrial facilities. These pipes can sometimes carry dangerous substances. It is for this reason that they should be well labelled so that people know exactly what kind of substances they carry in them.  A pipe label designates potential hazards carried, direction of flow, and

The Core Functions of OSHA

The Core Functions of OSHA

According to the available statistics, more than sixty percent of the accidents in the workplace are preventable. Prevention can be achieved through a proper educative system targeting the employer, the employees and the general public. Negligence forms the major component of the causes of these accidents while the rest are due to lack of proper

OSHA Empowers Employees

OSHA Empowers Employees

Traditionally, organization’s management had the role of designing and implementing safety rules without the necessary participation of the employees. The system was straightforward and often not to the benefit of the employees. However today, revised regulations on workplace safety have emphasized on the involvement of employees by recognizing that they are the major players and

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