News, Trends + Tips for a Safer Workplace

How to Address Employee Complacency with Safety Processes

Posted by National Safety Council

80510136_blogEvery safety manager is faced with the challenge of complacency at some point in their career.  Other business priorities (i.e. increased productivity, improved quality, and profitability) can distract managers and employees from their safety mission. This distraction causes employees to stop paying attention to their surroundings, resulting in increased risk to the organization and a rise in the number of near misses and incidents. The importance of safety in the organization becomes a “nice to do” rather than an integral component of the job.

So, how do you keep employees motivated, engaged, and even passionate about safety?  It starts with you. We’ve all heard the phrase “talk is cheap”. This is especially true when it comes to safety. To keep the message alive, it takes more than a presentation or posters on the wall.  Managers need to put actions behind the words to demonstrate their commitment to safety.

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Topics: Workplace Safety

The True Cost of Workplace Injuries [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted by National Safety Council

NSC_CO3_Iceberg_Infographic_previewWhen it comes to workplace injuries, worker's compensation is just the tip of the iceberg. Do you know what costs are lurking below the surface? Learn the true cost of workplace injuries by downloading and sharing our new infographic.

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Topics: Workplace Safety

Workplace Incidents and Near Misses - How to Recognize, Categorize and Document Them

Posted by National Safety Council

157345548The primary goal of workplace safety is to strive for a hazard free environment. However, despite our best efforts, events occur that demonstrate gaps in the system. Properly recognizing these events and determining the correct follow-up actions can be tricky. To help safety managers better respond to these events, it is important to understand the distinction between them:

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Topics: Workplace Safety, Prevention

Are you at risk for workplace safety incidents?

Posted by National Safety Council

NSC_CO2_Top_10_Preventable_previewEvery year, employees are injured in workplace safety incidents that are entirely preventable. These unplanned events lead to workman’s compensation claims, time off work, lost wages, and unnecessary pain and suffering for workers. To help you learn how to protect your employees, we have put together a free downloadable infographic, The Top 10 Preventable Workplace Incidents And What You Can Do About Them.

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Topics: Workplace Safety, Prevention

OSHA Demystified: Answers to the Top Frequently Asked Questions

Posted by National Safety Council

Safety_InspectionThe term OSHA is often met with the same trepidation as the term IRS. Whether you are relatively new to workplace safety or a long-time safety manager, understanding OSHA can feel like an insurmountable task. In reality, once you strip away the complex language, you’ll find OSHA’s mission and activities are laser focused on protecting employees in the workplace.  

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Topics: Workplace Safety, OSHA

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