Heat Stress Prevention Programs

  The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) notes heat is the number one weather-related killer in the United States. Heat stress from either exertion or simply being in a hot environment, puts employees at risk for illness and even death. Heat stress and other heat related conditions are preventable. Employers should take steps to recognize and prevent heat stress. Heat stroke, heat exhaustion, and heat cramps are just…

Toolbox Talks: Five Minute Safety Talks Benefit Employees and the Company

  “They’re a waste of time.” “I don’t have time to chit-chat…there is real work to be done!” “No one is listening, so why bother trying?” Are these things you catch yourself thinking when it comes time to plan your daily Toolbox Talks? As a supervisor, you may feel like there are better things to do than delay the start of the workday with a talk about safety. You may…

Building an Awesome Safety Culture

  Measuring safety culture can be difficult. According to OSHA, “Safety cultures consist of shared beliefs, practices, and attitudes that exist at an establishment. Culture is the atmosphere created by those beliefs and attitudes which shape our behavior.” How can you measure an organization’s attitudes and beliefs? Unfortunately, it’s not easy to answer this question. There is not one way to define if an organization’s safety culture is the best…