Articles Tagged with ''accident prevention''

“Let’s be careful out there”

How business can learn From U.S. Army safety practices
By Chad Storlie
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The U.S. Army has a safety rate that is 9X lower than U.S. businesses, despite training for war on a daily basis. The difference in the U.S. Army and U.S. business accident rates is driven largely by the safety procedures the U.S. Army uses, the Risk Management Process.


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Fast forward: 3 tech developments that could revolutionize safety & health

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After being gently woken by natural sunlight (courtesy of a mobile phone app), a worker fumbles for his Google Glass, which helpfully points out any hazards he might find around his home – from a stray child’s toy lying at the top of the stairs to a puddle of water on the bathroom floor – as he gets ready for work.


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Ice bucket challenge safety alert

By John Drebinger Jr.

Opportunity Teaching. Every day, events in the world give us the opportunity to teach a safety concept or principle. When you pay attention to the news and social media you will be able to capture subjects your employees are actually thinking about; therefore, your message is more likely to be remembered.


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GE VP Speech at VPPPA

GE’s philosophy: Fix systems, not people

By Dave Johnson
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By ISHN Editor Dave Johnson, reporting from the annual VPPPA conference: Mistakes will happen, it’s human error, people are people working within the context of systems, so GE takes people out of the equation and focuses on risk, the risks of the systems that employees work within, said Ann R. Klee, the VP for Environment, Health and Safety at GE, speaking at the opening session of the 30th annual meeting of the Voluntary Protection Program Participants’ Association (VPPPA), in National Harbor, MD, outside of Washington DC.


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Lockout/tagout in the food industry

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The food manufacturing industry includes animal slaughtering as well as the processing and packaging of meat, dairy, fruit, vegetable, grain, seafood, beverages, and bakery products.


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How to prevent backing vehicle injuries at roadway construction sites

NIOSH Workplace Solutions brochure
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Moving construction vehicles and equipment pose a significant risk of injury and death to workers on roadway construction worksites – risks that are heightened by poor visibility and day-to-day changes in the layout of the site.


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How one company cut work-related accidents by 60 percent in two years

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A company-wide initiative that included management commitment and lots of employee commitment led to a 60 percent decrease in Lost Time Accident Frequency (LTAF)* at UPM, a company involved in reformation of bio and forest industries.


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Safety innovation eliminates trip hazard

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IFAP (Industrial Foundation for Accident Prevention) and SKILLED Group, have taken their passion for safety to the next level by joining forces to help organisations achieve recognition, who have developed an innovative safety initiative.


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Zero injuries - goal or vision?

By John Drebinger Jr.

I really enjoy hearing from you, my readers. I recently received an email from someone who had read my book, “Mastering Safety Communication,” and they asked the following question:


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Award-winning video shows Tulsa’s safety turnaround

High workers comp costs led to radical change
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 A workplace safety video produced by the city of Tulsa, Oklahoma has won a state-level award, but Tulsa’s real prize may be a sharp drop in recordable injuries among city workers. 


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