The number of people getting fatally injured has not reduced significantly for a number of years. This plateauing of workplace deaths suggests that the strategies to achieve progress in preventing major accidents are providing diminishing returns. And so calls for new approaches to safety management have grown.
Most times something bad doesn’t happen when we cut corners, so it is easy to fall into the trap of thinking that we are working “safe enough.” We need to focus our attention on being good instead of lucky.
Pet owners surely actively care for their pets. And the reciprocal benefits from our pets surpass any costs, right? How do those benefits both reflect and influence AC4P behavior? Actively caring for pets can improve one’s quality of life, family culture, and the human condition.
In March, 2019, United Piping, Inc, a pipeline construction company based in Duluth, MN and founded in 1997, surpassed a milestone – two million man hours worked without a lost-time injury. Key to this achievement in a hazardous industry is UPI Piping’s strong culture of safety values and practices.
Occupational safety and health professionals can transform their company’s safety program from a compliance-driven cost center into a corporate sustainability initiative with help from the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP). ASSP’s comprehensive Safety Standards Toolbox on Sept. 24-25 will give registrants access to four webinars and nearly 50 voluntary national consensus standards that promote industry best practices and address leading causes of citations.
You can’t deny the critical role of human dynamics when analyzing contributing factors to a workplace injury, or when developing interventions to prevent injuries and improve occupational safety and health.
In 2019, the U.S. is more health conscious than ever. Ninety-two percent of U.S. residents say it’s important to get an annual physical, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation, and 62 percent report actually getting the exam. It’s estimated about 44 million Americans get physicals ever year.
A desire to go beyond regulatory compliance and increase the safety of employees is behind a Minnesota manufacturer’s use of OSHA’s On-Site Consultation Program, through the Minnesota OSHA (MNOSHA) Workplace Safety Consultation (WSC). That’s how Malco Products, Specific Benefit Corporation (SBC), achieved an OSHA Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) designation in 2004 – a designation it has maintained to this day.
Leader in safety & compliance meets highest international standards for protecting employees and visitors
August 14, 2019
J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc., the nation’s leading provider of safety and regulatory compliance solutions, announced today that it has achieved ISO 45001.2018 certification. ISO 45001 is the international standard outlining best practices for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems. J.J. Keller is the first company in Wisconsin to be ISO 45001:2018 certified and the 17th company in the nation to attain this certification by DQS, Inc. since the ISO 45001 standard was introduced in 2018.
Among the articles in the December 2019 issue of ISHN Magazine, we have expert insight on selecting the right respirator, a link to the 2020 Buyers’ & Resource Guide, 10 safety mistakes that can land you in a courtroom, and much more.