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Marketing Makes It Stick

The Coca-Cola Company has a logo of a bottle cap that says, “Always Safety” on it. Around the bottle cap the message reads, “On Top of Everything We Do.” It is relevant to their business, catchy, and sends the right signals. Before you get to this point in your safety program, there are a few items that need to be in place.



You have management commitment, meaning that the senior managers are behind the safety program. They provide the necessary resources to fulfill the objectives of… Continue

Added by Scott Mastley on February 19, 2009 at 1:05pm — 1 Comment

Developing Safe Working Habits

Is safety first? We like to say it, put it on posters, and repeat it at company functions, but do we mean it? The first time we ask an installer to drive a vehicle that hasn’t been completely maintained, a fabricator to operate a table saw without a splitter or a guard, an office employee to jump on a forklift, or a loader to handle an awkwardly heavy load by himself, we send the real message—that safety is only first when it is convenient.



Instead of trying to prove such a… Continue

Added by Scott Mastley on February 19, 2009 at 1:03pm — No Comments

Improving Safety While Cutting Costs!

With difficult economic times for all companies, reducing costs is at the top of everyone's mind. I would like to invite you to a FREE webinar on March 4 at 2pm EST that I am hosting with Occupational Health & Safety. This seminar will demonstrate how you can improve safety while reducing both the direct and indirect costs of incidents through an investment in a modern safety incentive program. If you are interested, please follow the link below to… Continue

Added by Brian Galonek on February 18, 2009 at 10:03am — 3 Comments

Job Site Available for Safety Pros

Job Site Available for Safety Pros



The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), Des Plaines, Ill., reminds safety professionals that its Nexsteps job board offers members information on available positions. The Web site (www.nextsteps.org) offers job seekers the ability to review and apply for safety, health and environmental jobs, and employers can review resumes and post positions. Currently there are close to 50 job openings posted with more than 3300 active employers… Continue

Added by Michael Adams on February 17, 2009 at 12:20pm — No Comments

How safety professionals can market themselvse

I just read this great article about how to market yourself.

What do you think - did the author miss anything? I think being a member of this Online Safety Community is another good way to market yourself.

In economic times like these, we can all use a reminder to get "out there" and be more visible as professionals and individuals.

Added by Lara Kretler on February 13, 2009 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Cell phone use policy

Hi, I am new to the site and I am in need of a cell phone use policy. Not the canned-restricted or prohibited policies that are readily available. I am looking for a policy that outlines the use of cell phones as a tool for communication on a construction project.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Added by James on February 10, 2009 at 9:10am — No Comments

thanks for the warm welcome.

I am new to this website. My background is in safety testing products; drug, alcohol and HIV. I am researching a new food testing product to see if it fits our company mission. Our pricing is very competitive on the other test products but the food safety test kit is a new arena, so any information would be very helpful as I learn all the facets, which are many; USDA, FDa, etc...

Added by Sarah Lee Marks on February 9, 2009 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Reminder: Check your AED...

I was at a Recreation Center in a local community this week and looked at the AED they had hanging on their wall. The battery was Dead and so the device could not be used.



If you have an AED that does NOT give you an audible alarm when the battery capacity is low then the only way you can verify battery capacity is by looking at the battery gauge on the device (some devices dont even have those). If the battery is dead you can not save a life. While you are at it, please check your… Continue

Added by Douglas Comstock on February 9, 2009 at 5:33pm — 1 Comment

Top 10 Training Mistakes...Check Yourself!

Just when you thought you had it together, it looks like there are at least 10 mistakes instructors make that you may have overlooked.



Often the success of instruction is inadvertently sabotaged by none other than the instructor him or herself. Quality curriculum and exceptional preparation can be discredited by avoidable training faux pas which often leave the learning experience wanting. In exceptional cases these mistakes can be detrimental to future efforts both of the instructor… Continue

Added by Safety Training International on February 7, 2009 at 10:22am — 1 Comment

N. Texas Mother Pushes For Tougher Daycare Laws and Safety Training

DALLAS (CBS 11 News) ―



A North Texas mother has convinced state lawmakers to take action after a boy was left unattended in a daycare van in Dallas.



Police were out at Sheranda's Playhouse in East Dallas Wednesday, continuing their investigation on claims that a 7-year-old boy was left alone in a day care van for five hours. The boy was not physically injured.



Currently, daycare center… Continue

Added by Safety Training International on February 5, 2009 at 12:28pm — No Comments

Going Green! It wasn't the Exxon Valdez captain's driving that caused the Alaskan oil spill. It was yours. (Greenpeace Quote)

So, ever since I was a kid I've always been connected to our environment. To this day I love to hike, bike and run in the outdoors. I sometimes even take a polar bear dip in Barton Springs .... even in the winter time





The United States of America has always been blessed with an abundance of fertile and endless resources. In time we have learned to travel down a path of what I… Continue

Added by Dan McGreevy on February 5, 2009 at 11:52am — 3 Comments

OSHA and Workplace Safety

Employees have the right to a workplace that is reasonably free of safety and health hazards. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is the federal agency that seeks to assure the safety and health of America's workers by setting and enforcing workplace safety standards.



Employee Rights Under OSHA



The Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act of 1970 created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) within the Department of Labor, in… Continue

Added by Safety Training International on February 5, 2009 at 7:20am — No Comments

All Public employees need to meet OSHA Standards?

Hello everyone here is a great article for Municipal Employees who are not currently required to meet OSHA Standards at the workplace. I wanted to share this with everyone I am meeting with the Governer of FL Task force in March to help organize this Training for city employees. I hope other States follow suit.



Larry



CSB Urges OSHA Coverage for All Public Employees

Jan 27, 2009 2:29 PM, by Laura Walter



Citing a fatal explosion in Daytona Beach, Fla., in… Continue

Added by Larry Riley on February 2, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

Success Is For Those Who Never Stop Learning

Today lifelong learning opportunities are plentiful and instructors well-versed in space age information delivery. Still, millions fail to take advantage. They need constant reminders of the pot of gold at the end of the adult education rainbow.



Five bright benefits come to mind. First is the prospect of a fatter paycheck. Job promotions go to smart people who keep up with the latest information and technology. It's just good sense to refresh and retrain for the workplace. New… Continue

Added by Safety Training International on February 2, 2009 at 7:35am — No Comments

Super bowl Food and Party Safety Tips

A FOOTBALL FAN'S GUIDE TO FOOD SAFETY



Personal Foul

In food safety, this penalty occurs when the health of your guests is placed in jeopardy because you fail to follow one or more of USDA's basic food safety messages. The following tips will help keep friends and family safe from food borne illness:

• Clean - Wash hands and surfaces often.

• Separate - Don't cross-contaminate. Keep raw meat and poultry apart from cooked foods.

• Cook - Use a food thermometer to be… Continue

Added by Ken Oswald on January 30, 2009 at 2:27pm — No Comments

Here's one for the dog lovers.

Sometimes PPE is not enough.

Did you hear about the police officer who reached into a sewage tank to rescue a dog? His uniform protected him... until the dog got out and shook itself, spraying the officer with raw sewage. Eww! You can read the full article here.

But hey, I still think it was worth it - and I'm sure the dog does, too.

Added by Lara Kretler on January 30, 2009 at 2:18pm — No Comments

Reducing Or Ignoring Workplace Safety During Business Downturns Costly, ASSE Notes

"Workplace safety processes must be in place at all times," American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) President Warren K. Brown, CSP, ARM, CSHMM, of Fairborn, Ohio, said today. "hey are even more critical during business downturns."



Brown is referring to recent reports of some companies cutting safety processes hoping to reduce costs.



"If companies believe they will save money by reducing or ignoring safety for their workers, customers and communities they do business… Continue

Added by Safety Training International on January 29, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Safety – OSHA – Automotive - Georgia role

OSHA implementation, audits and practical expertise related to automotive manufacturing is the focus. Incident investigation/problem solving, tool & equipment specification, fire and security are all a blend of this role in GA. You will assist a Manager in the day to day safety processes.



Seeking three plus years and Certifications such as ASP Safety Fundamental, OSHTech, or National Safety Council (NSC). Competency in advanced CPR/first aid, hazmat, firemanship will be… Continue

Added by Maryleigh Preston-McClure on January 23, 2009 at 10:29am — No Comments

E-Learning and You: The Benefits of Online Training

Online training is a must for busy professionals these days. Who can forget those crazy college days. Sleeping late, a class here and a class there, cram the night before an exam and then crash after the test for a long afternoon nap. Those days were a blast. But try doing that with a full time job

and payments coming out of your ears (probably still some from college.) That is where online computer training can come to your rescue.



Sure,… Continue

Added by Safety Training International on January 23, 2009 at 7:30am — No Comments

Sharing Culture of Safety with Customers and Employees

Giving Preparedness is the result of over twenty years of emergency management experience. Working with the American Red Cross and then as a consultant to the Federal Emergency Management Agency and with state and local governments has given me an understanding of what capabilities governments have to assist their citizens before, during and after a disaster. Watching the media coverage of Hurricane Katrina left me with a tremendous desire to help individual citizens prepare for disasters. That… Continue

Added by GivingPreparedness on January 22, 2009 at 11:21am — 1 Comment

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[General Industry] What is your workplace's policy on headphones? Working on one currently.

I have been tasked to create a headphones (and cell phone) policy for my employer. I am relatively new to this company, but so far they've let everyone listen to headphones and mess around with their…Continue

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****WARNING**** Despite the fact that this is a life event portrayed by actors, it's graphic. This video should be part of…Continue

Tags: texting, fatality, safety, car, driving

Started by Wendy. Last reply by Jen McDade Dec 5.

Safety update: OSHA announces fit-test procedures 1 Reply

Fabricators as well as other workers may be required to use respirators to protect themselves from inhaling fumes, particles, or dust when performing cutting, grinding, welding, coating, or painting,…Continue

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