Human Factors – How Do They Impact Safety?

Safety managers who take time to put detailed safety programs in place will likely have significantly safer workplaces. It is also important, though, that safety professionals prepare for the human factors involved in safety, which are often much more difficult to control than tangible things like written documents and safety signs. Human factors generally refer

Safety – Good for People and Business

Business leaders understand that safety is important for an obvious reason: it prevents accidents in the workplace. Some decision makers, though, may feel implementing safety plans is too time consuming or requires too many costs up front to warrant the investment. As it turns out, however, safety is not only good for employees; it also

Practical Tips for Emergency Planning

Dangerous situations can arise quickly in the workplace. Knowing how to handle these situations requires adequate emergency planning, and this preparation shouldn’t be taken lightly. Your facility could encounter physical hazards like fires, chemical spills, dangerous weather or even workplace violence. We hear about workplace emergencies in the news on a daily basis. Two weeks

Aisle Marking Tape Improves Safety

Keeping up on your workplace’s safety and organization should be at the top of your priorities. It’s not an easy task, especially if you have a large organization. Staying up on the latest trends and gadgets is great, but can be expensive if you’re constantly chasing the latest and greatest. One method that has been

OSHA’s Form 300A: What You Need to Know

What is Form 300A? OSHA’s Form 300A (Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses)  is a separate form aside from Form 300. It is a summary of all the work-related injuries and illnesses that have occurred in the workplace during the previous calendar year. Each of these incidents is also required to be individually recorded on

Floor Signs Improve Safety and Productivity

Every organization wants to improve their overall safety and productivity levels. These are two very common goals that anyone in management should always be seeking improvement opportunities for. The problem with many brainstorming events or meetings is that they focus on the home run opportunities, and forget about the little things that may be just

Top 10 OSHA Violations in 2013

To no surprise, fall protection violations were the number one Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) cited workplace safety violation in 2013. The recent release of the top 10 workplace safety violations was not big news as far as the actual violations are concerned, seeing how they are very similar year-to year. Other than the