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…

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.…

Get Ready for Safe + Sound Week

  Is your company ready for Safe + Sound Week? From August 13th to August 19th, companies across the country will be celebrating their commitment to safety by hosting events and raising awareness about workplace safety. Lead by OSHA, Safe + Sound week is a national event that promotes the value of safety and health programs. Your employees are working hard to complete their daily tasks while also staying safe…

Safety Awards

  Achieving your company’s safety goals is worth a celebration. Whether the goals you had for your team were to complete safety training, implement new safety practices, or improve work hazard reporting systems these are all excellent reasons to recognize your team with awards. Not sure how to get started? Let the Safety Pros show you how! Many companies have the mindset that they are too small or that they…

Is the Flu Buggin’ You?

  So far, 2018 has been marked by one of the worst flu seasons on record. And according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), it’s only getting started. As the CDC reports, the 2017-2018 flu has been worse than normal because this year’s prevalent strain, the H3N2 virus, is especially severe and has proven to be more resistant to flu vaccinations. Since the start of flu season in October…

Promote Family Health and Safety

  Safety culture is made stronger when employees have internalized their reason for practicing safety every day. For many, their families are the reason they pledge to stay safe. Show your support for their personal safety inspiration by promoting health and safety at work and at home. Hosting a family health and safety fair is a great way to share safety information and show your employees that you care. Planning…

Are You Flu Season Savvy?

Preparing your workplace for flu season is essential in maintaining a healthy environment for your employees. It is estimated that 20% of the Americans get the flu every year, leading to 111 million workdays lost due to illness. This means lost time, lost productivity, and hits to the company’s bottom line. Being proactive about flu protection can cut down on how employees are affected by the virus. Knowledge is power…

Have an Emergency Response Plan

  Administering basic first aid at the scene of an accident or the onset of an illness can be lifesaving, especially if emergency medical treatment is not immediately available. A first aid provider is someone who is trained in the delivery of initial medical attention. They are able to use a limited amount of equipment to perform primary assessment of injury and illness before emergency medical services arrive. Having a…

Workplace Accident Expenses

  Every accident has something in common; they all cost something. There are direct and indirect costs to both the employees and the employer. The cost is more than dollars. Workplace safety planning and programs are typically centered on the upfront financial costs of an accident. Understanding the indirect costs of a workplace incident is just as important if you want to develop an effective safety and loss prevention program.…

Reporting Near Misses

  Some people may be tempted to write off near misses as “no harm, no foul” situations. Hearing this makes safety professionals cringe. Why? Because employers who track near misses, determine how they occurred, and take corrective action can prevent accidents from happening in the future. Employers should encourage all employees to report near miss incidents as soon as they happen. Employers should first start by educating workers on what…