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Leveraging Safety Inspections for a Proactive Safety Culture

Encourage your staff to find as many safety violations items as possible during the week, correct, and log them on your inspection form.  Praise them for having a long list of items that were found and corrected, and trust that over a period of time, if you work the process, the number of items found will decrease. 

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Three ‘E’s For An Effective Safety Program

When it comes to enlisting the aid of our people in willing participation in the safety culture we are developing, encouragement is a key factor. We want an effective safety program, and we want ‘buy-in’ from our employees.

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OSHA Changes Silica National Emphasis Program

This new program will be measured for effectiveness by regional offices and the OHE through collecting data on the number of employees covered, the number of workers removed from hazards, reductions in worker exposures, abatement procedures implemented, and the number of violations related to specifically targeted hazards.

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Who’s Running Your House?

If the employees are not following our basic requirements for safety, whose fault is it?  The Safety Professional is not in charge of the project and has no authority over the employees.  Management should understand that if we have safety issues in our company, start looking at who’s running your house before you fault your safety failures on to the Safety Professional. 

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Safety and The ‘Care’ Factor

Employees will either work for us, with us, or against us. We lay the foundation for that by how we handle them. The key element to enlisting them to work with us (which is the best outcome), is the ‘care’ factor.

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