Does your business have a workplace violence policy and train in the event that something should happen? Or better yet, train to prevent it from happening in the first place? That’s right, there are ways you can train to prevent many of these … [Read more...] about What’s your workplace violence prevention policy?
While used almost interchangeably, lockout and tagout are two different things. They are both designed to ensure equipment is kept deenergized while being serviced, but they are two different tactics. And this can cause confusion, even among safety … [Read more...] about Don’t confuse tags as “tagout” when used on locks!
If you’re like most people with a safety role, you have been faced with the question, “where did you find that? OSHA doesn’t say it in their standard!”, followed by hours of research to try and figure out where a regulation comes from. That is often … [Read more...] about What’s the difference between laws, regulations, and consensus standards?
Many businesses do not manage their emergency exit signs and doors very well. I see this over and over again in facilities I visit. Historically, some of the worst catastrophes in our nation's history have been related to emergency exit issues. Let's … [Read more...] about Emergency exits
When you think of safety professionals in your organization, what are their roles? Many managers, employees, and safety professionals themselves struggle to define the role that the safety professionals play in their organization. Is it to write … [Read more...] about What is the safety professional’s role in your organization?