Safety: there’s an app for that.
Safety: there’s an app for that.
When you’re planning your workplace safety program, it’s easy to get caught up in the numbers. You want to reduce accidents by X amount, you want to record Y participation numbers in a given safety training. But if you don’t have a safety strategy when you start the planning process, you may well lose the forest for the trees.
A month ago it would have been unfathomable to hear about and see people gathering together in large crowds, especially during the throws of the coronavirus pandemic! But spend a few minutes watching the news and that’s exactly what you’ll see.
Having a robust lockout/tagout program which includes a well-rounded training program is the best way to help keep your employees safe while performing maintenance tasks on equipment.
On June 2nd, Michael Taylor, the host of the Workplace Safety Review Podcast and chair of Greenberg Traurig’s OSHA Group, sat down with John Howard, the director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Their focus was on a topic that’s familiar for many workers, EHS teams, and most ordinary people: the coronavirus pandemic.
Isn’t it strange how different the world looked just six months ago? Just a few months ago, we were coming into a new year. A rough one, perhaps, but a new year that would more or less follow the shape of any other. Life as we knew it would march on.
Then the coronavirus happened. The daily rhythms of life ground to a halt. Worse, people became a threat to each other’s health, and social contact that we often took for granted became a health hazard.
In these strange, frightening times, workplace safety is more important than ever – and so are functional EHS solutions like mobile EHS. Here’s why EHS teams need to invest in mobile solutions during COVID-19.
As they say in the theater, “The show must go on!" If you think about it, keeping up with your safety program isn’t really any different, is it? Maintaining your safety program and ensuring safety regulations are being followed are necessary to keep workers safe, regardless of what’s going on in the world.
We talk a lot about investing in your workers, investing in your safety program, and investing in your team. And while all three are essential to a successful EHS strategy, there is another important element that shouldn’t be overlooked.
What makes a leader? Is it charisma? Natural talent? The truth is, the best safety leaders aren’t those who are naturally brilliant or inhumanly dedicated. The best safety leaders are the managers and supervisors who inspire their colleagues to truly believe in safety and practice it in the workplace.
Workplace safety: it goes without saying how absolutely crucial it is to the day-to-day functioning of your business. It’s in your vested interest to keep your facilities in good shape and your employees aware of any possible dangers so that you can avoid the kind of dangerous, potentially life-threatening accidents that can derail an entire company’s ability to be productive.
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