SafeStart announced today that registration is open for the SafeStart Human Factors Conference—the first-ever conference designed by and for those that want to benchmark, share best practices and discover innovations and new research in human factors. The conference will be held November 5 and 6, 2019, at the Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro, TN.
In a recent safety excellence workshop, our firm facilitated a brainstorming exercise with a group of safety professionals interested in solving a particular problem they were experiencing in their safety journey. Their safety process was boring them to tears and they worried it would grow stale and become irrelevant with the workforce.
The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) Foundation and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) are entering into a collaborative partnership to protect the safety and health of our nation’s young workers.
An electrical contractor recently celebrated reaching the milestone of one-million safe working hours.
Wayland, Michigan-based Windemuller said in August, 2018 it hit the mark without any recordable OSHA injuries as of July. The company’s streak started in May 2016.
Machine Safeguarding Seminar ($995* per person) Instructor: Roger Harrison, Director of Training for Rockford Systems Location: Rockford Systems, Rockford, IL *Includes instruction, course materials, guard opening scale, grinder gauge and lunch for 2 days: Sept 18, 19, 20**, Oct 16, 17, 18*,* Nov 13, 14, 15 (or your location for larger groups, dates TBD).
With more experience traveling the real world seeing safety programs in action (or inaction) I realized that words matter. They not only communicate, but they can shape the very approach you take to your safety programming. They can get you stuck or they can liberate your safety culture.
The history and motivation behind the efforts NIOSH is putting into expanding and improving occupational safety and health in Wikipedia was discussed in earlier NIOSH Science Blogs (May 19,2015 and July 25, 2018) and thru the NIOSH January 2017 eNews.
Standard teaching techniques apply to all types of learning. But safety training exists on a level of its own given the life and death stakes involved. While safety professionals need to find teaching ideas that work, many find themselves falling back on the same tired slide presentations.
Safety training has been around forever. There are also safety orientations, safety coaching, safety mentoring, safety education, safety feedback. These staples of safety programs have one thing in common: showing employees how to recognize risks, know the rules, and avoid injury or illness.
Though widespread throughout industry, forklifts are four tons of rolling steel that can cause serious injury or even death when not maintained and used properly. In fact, forklifts and similar powered industrial trucks resulted in 11,000 injuries involving days away from work in 2016 (Bureau of Labor Statistics).