How Recognition Programs Support Continuous Safety Improvement

Safety strategies have become an essential part of every business management plan. No matter what the industry, OSHA requires employers to provide a safe and healthy work environment for all their employees. But it isn’t enough to merely say that the workplace is safe or assume that there aren’t hazards. Employers need a Continuous Improvement Safety Strategy that encourages employees to prioritize safety and remain an active part of improving…

Safety Improvement and Recognition Programs for the Construction Industry

Safety is the most important concern on any job site. Successful companies are ones that prioritize safety above all else. There are 10.3 million workers employed by the construction industry. Working with heavy machinery, being suspended from heights, and taking part in dangerous demolitions, construction workers face a lot of hazards. Of the ten million workers in the construction industry, OSHA says that 23 percent of private sector work-related deaths…

Raise Awareness about Heart Health Month

  We want every workplace to be healthy and productive. Did you know that heart disease costs the United States around $200 billion annually? Your workplace can help lower employee risks of heart disease and heart attack during the month of February and throughout the year. February is American Heart Month. Raise awareness about the importance of healthy eating, exercise, and routine health screenings with these tips! Raise Awareness about Heart…

Employee Rewards and Taxes: What You Need to Know

  The mark of a successful safety recognition program is one where employees are engaged and achieving safety goals. Their incentive to stay active in a company’s safety program is the rewards they receive for observing safe behaviors in the workplace. Giving awards boosts employee morale and increases their motivation, but the IRS imposes specific limits as to what is and what is not tax deductible. Here’s what’s new for…

New Year, New Safety Recognition Program

As you’re closing the books on another year, you may be thinking about the goals you want to reach in the next. Safety is always at the top of your priorities and in the coming year, you want your company to exceed expectations. But how will you help others in your organization prioritize safety and stay focused on meeting safety goals? With the updated 2019 OSHA rules requiring that organizations…

Building and House Fires

It’s unfortunate, but holiday time often sees an increase in the number of building fires reported across the country. Businesses and homes can be affected. Holiday lights, Christmas trees, candles, turkey fryers, and ovens left unattended can all cause building fires. There are things you can do to help prevent fires and keep your family safe. To decrease the likelihood of a fire be sure you have high-quality smoke alarms…

Holiday Car Trouble

With so much going on around the holidays, it can be easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle. Things you might be adamant about during other parts of the year might get set aside as you take on more projects around the holidays. Decorating, baking, shopping, wrapping gifts, and spending time with family can distract from important safety protocol. Maybe you didn’t check the gauges on your…

Kitchen Safety Tips

The holidays are an exciting time. Kids are off school, families are gathering for fun holiday festivities, the snow is falling, and everyone is feeling the magic of the holiday spirit. It’s easy to get caught up in the wonder and merriment of the season and forget that bad things can happen even during the most wonderful time of the year. Whether you are hosting a company potluck or your…

Protect Against Holiday Identity Theft

Identity theft is always something to be concerned with. During the holidays, the threat of identity theft increases. During the holiday season, your employees will be making more purchases than other times of the year. They may even be spending larger amounts of money than their usual spending habits. Busy holiday shoppers who do not take time to protect their credit card and banking information are vulnerable to financial risk.…