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Forgotten Workplace Safety Risks That Are Easy to Overlook

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on May 3, 2022 at 9:20 AM

One of the first steps in securing the safety of a workplace is being aware of all of the hazards and risks that exist. However, some workplace hazards are easy to overlook and forget about. Just because something is a minor risk or isn’t perceived as a risk doesn’t mean that it can’t cause harm to employees. To make sure your business doesn’t miss something, we wanted to go over some of the most overlooked workplace hazards.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Safety Management, Safety Culture, Human Resources

"How Do You Do That?" Blog Series - Question 1: Safety Committees

Posted by Katy Lyden on April 26, 2022 at 1:40 PM

Question: Our company decided to put together a Safety Committee and we really want people to volunteer to be on it but it’s been a week since we posted a notice asking for volunteers and so far the only names on the list are salaried managers and supervisors—but no hourly workers. We really don’t want to start picking hourly works to join or make it mandatory but if we don’t get a few hourly names soon, we’ll have to do that.

How do we get hourly workers interested in joining our new Safety Committee?

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Safety Management, Safety Culture, Human Resources

Ways That Employees Can Contribute More to Workplace Safety

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on March 8, 2022 at 2:50 PM

If there’s one philosophy that every company should preach about workplace health and safety it’s that it is truly a team effort. Businesses may set the rules and assume all legal responsibility, but it’s employees who have to follow procedures and keep everyone safe while working on the front lines.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Safety Management, Safety Culture

How Should Employees Address Workplace Safety Hazards?

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on January 31, 2022 at 5:19 PM

In occupational safety, there’s an old adage that if you see something say something. In other words, if a worker is concerned with any workplace hazard that may impact the safety of an employee, they should speak up. Unfortunately, it’s not always that simple when it comes to workplace safety hazards. But how should employees react to recognizing a potential safety hazard? Let’s look at the appropriate steps that should be taken to help address any workplace safety hazards.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Risk Management, Incident Management, Safety Management

Best Ways for Supervisors to Have a Positive Impact on Workplace Safety

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on January 20, 2022 at 10:30 AM

In the end, workplace health and safety often boil down to the actions of employees. If they don’t perform their job in a safe manner, accidents are bound to happen. But safety always begins at the higher levels of a company, which means managers and supervisors play a big role in preparing employees to follow safety rules and act in a safe manner.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Safety Management, Safety Culture, Human Resources

Measuring Cost vs. Benefit of Safety and Training

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on December 23, 2021 at 5:31 PM

When budget season comes knocking, your manager makes their annual demand: give me your safety ROI, which sometimes can translate to budget cuts.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Training Management, Safety Management

Tips for Promoting Safety Gear Among Your Employees

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on December 16, 2021 at 3:30 PM

Did you know that out of OSHA’s top ten most commonly cited standards, six of them are related to safety gear like fall protection or eye protection? And when you consider that 5,333 workers died on the job in 2019, it begs the question of how many of those deaths could have been prevented with the right safety gear.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Safety Management, PPE

What Role Do Employees Play in Regards to Safety in the Workplace?

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on December 13, 2021 at 9:45 AM

We talk a lot about your safety responsibilities as an employer. After all, under OSHA rules, the bulk of legal responsibility falls on you (barring a few extremely rare exemptions).

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Risk Management, Training Management, Incident Management, Safety Management, Safety Culture

What to Do When Employees Use Safety as a Reason Not to Work

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on December 9, 2021 at 2:00 PM

You work hard to ensure your customers have a great experience every time. But sometimes, the problem isn’t your product or your work.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Risk Management, Incident Management, Safety Management, Safety Culture, Human Resources

Safety Training: A Few Misconceptions

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on December 6, 2021 at 10:30 AM

It’s that time again: safety training. Companies spend hundreds to thousands of dollars on safety training each year, and yet, there are still a lot of misconceptions about what safety training entails.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Training Management, Safety Management, Human Resources

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