Other than high voltage shock, an arc flash and blast event is one of the most horrific electrical accidents a person can experience. When an arc flash occurs, temperatures in arc plasma can reach up to 10,000˚F.
Our most recent column (October 2017, pp. 16-17) covered part one (of three) in developing an actionable safety plan. First we described some key First Actions in implementation. Below we describe the three action areas. Part three will detail Sustaining Actions.
The beginning of a new year is an ideal time to review your training challenges, and consider online solutions that align with your needs. Following, we look at common workplace training challenges, and how today’s online solutions can help ease those burdens.
Unlike other business metrics, safety can impact our lives both on and off the job. To flourish in the business world, great organizations need to also evolve and elevate their cultures by making safety more than just a metric on a scorecard.
Building an organization-wide safety culture is important — making safety a priority for everyone keeps workers safe and spares your organization the consequences of injuries and illnesses. Here are five tips that can help you develop a total safety culture that’s engaging and effective.
The Walk Zone Safety Report could be a good resource for your next training session on walking-working surface safety. Many organizations underestimate floor safety risks and are unaware of high-risk walk zones in their buildings, according to a survey conducted by New Pig.
According to the Grocery Manufacturers Association, the majority of companies who go through a Class I recall can expect to see $10 million or more in losses as a result. A big part of the problem is traceability in food manufacturing. Not only do traceability issues allow problems to spread, they also lead to increased recall scope and cost.
A behavior-based safety (BBS) process's focus is on employee behavior during tasks or in reaction to surrounding environmental events- equipment failures, process breakdowns, poor lighting or other work conditions.
Among the articles in the April 2020 issue of ISHN Magazine, we get some expert advice on how to strengthen safety by emphasizing equipment reliability, discuss the methods that really work to identify hazards, consider ergonomic options in the materials handling industry, and much more.