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9 Components of a Safe Working Environment

A safe working environment is a condition or state, it is not necessarily an event like an incident of an accident. This means that the low number of incidents or accidents doesn’t mean that the workplace is particularly safe. What really counts is the process of safety because it is an integral part of everyday

How to Change the Workplace Safety Culture

Setting out to modify or change the safety culture in a workplace is a daunting task. Working against you is the custom, practice and habits that have been built up over the years. However, this is not your biggest challenge. The biggest challenge lies in the belief system that occupies everybody’s mind. Again, this has

10 OSHA Requirements for Bloodborne Pathogen Training

The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) came into being in 1970 with a view to helping employers and their employees reduce workplace accidents, deaths and illnesses. The good news is that since OSHA was enacted, there has been a 60% reduction in workplace illnesses and injuries. The act has consequently reduced workmen’s compensation costs

The Importance of a Clear Health and Safety Policy

A health and safety policy will set down in writing who exactly is responsible for what, when and how with regards to health and safety issues within your organization. It should contain the aims of the business, as well as measurable objectives. It should be written in clear and simple language so that it can

How to Persuade Your Staff to Wear Personal Protective Equipment

Let’s face it, people don’t do what they’re supposed to do a lot of the time and there are a variety of reasons. This article shows a practical way of persuading your staff to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). To understand the behavior or lack of behavior by other people it is best to first

How to Investigate an Accident Or Incident in 9 Easy Steps

Get the overall picture by interviewing the people who know most about the accident or incident. This will enable you to carry out a thorough accident investigation. 1) Create the “right” environment. Create an atmosphere of co-operation. Explain reason for the interview- prevention. Ask for person’s help. Ask your questions and listen carefully to the