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Ergonomics Program Benchmarking Aon 2015 Safety Management Survey, Rachel Michael and Scott Smith

What does an ergonomics program look like in your organization? Do you have one? See how other organizations structure their ergonomics program and metrics in this free report. Aon surveyed ergonomics and health and safety professionals on the function and effectiveness of Ergonomic programs, including the following: • Who is responsible for ergonomic programs? • What is driving ergonomic efforts? • What is the experience with third-party vendors? • What metrics are being used and are they effectively measuring efforts and success?

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Safety Defined: A Means to Provide a Safe Work Environment, Daryl Balderson

Good definitions enable people to have a common understanding of a word or subject, which enables meaningful conversations and better decision making. Conversely, imprecise definitions make it difficult to agree and limit anyone’s ability to influence. •How safety is defined affects its application in the workplace and provides an opportunity to influence positive outcomes for workers, managers and an organization. •Safety is often applied in an organization without a clear definition or understanding of what safety is or how to achieve the desired outcome. Without clearly understanding what safety is, achieving meaningful, sustained safety performance is difficult. •This article proposes a new safety definition.

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Near-Hit Reporting Reducing Construction Industry Injuries, Eric Marks, Ibukun G. Awolusi and Brian McKay

•The construction industry continues to rank as one of the most hazardous work environments, experiencing a high number of workplace injuries and fatalities. •Safety performance improvement is needed to achieve zero injuries, illnesses and fatalities on construction sites. One systematic method of achieving this improvement is through the collection and analysis of safety data such as near-hits. •This article highlights best practices for collecting and analyzing near-hit information. A near-hit management program for assessing collected data is created so that lessons learned from reported events can be applied to mitigate future hazards on construction sites.

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OSHA Standards Why Do They Take So Long?, Jim Maddux

OSHA staff members are often asked, “Why do standards take so long?” In fact, as the saying goes, if I had a few dollars for each time I have been asked this question, I would be rich. OSHA is a complex agency involved in various types of work. OSHA staff inspect workplaces; set enforcement policy; issue guidance; maintain current web pages; develop and deliver training; administer voluntary programs such as partnerships, alliances and the Voluntary Protection Programs; conduct oversight of state OSHA programs, consultation agencies and education centers; and manage and administer in the federal government bureaucracy. The main reason that OSHA standards take so long is because the regulatory process is designed to be slow and deliberate.

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Mastering the Martial Art of Leadership, Robert Pater

Safety professionals can extend their perceptions by developing leadership antennae to help determine what is happening, inside themselves and within their organizations.

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Root-Causal Factors, Fred A. Manuele

•Identifying incident causal/contributing factors has long been a basic element in safety management systems. •Simply stated, the purpose of an incident investigation is to learn from history and to make improvements to overcome the management system deficiencies noted in investigation reports. •This article presents a concept for determining root-cause factors that OSH professionals can practicably apply.

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Leadership for Today’s Problems, Don Wilson

Traditional safety management approaches focus exclusively on measures to reduce workplace injuries. This ignores the fact that people are statistically safest at work and much more likely to get hurt off the job. The majority of injuries and accidental deaths occur outside the workplace, and a key issue that many employers face is how to use current safety management systems to protect employees 24/7. Additionally, there is a high cost to replacing employees regardless of whether they are on the clock when an injury occurs

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High-Reliability Safety Culture Development, Cory Worden

This is Cory Worden's presentation on High-Reliability Safety Culture Development.

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JSA Quick Guide - Hazardous Materials , Cory Worden

This is a JSA quick guide to Hazardous Materials use.

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JSA Quick Guide - Occupational Disease Exposure Prevention , Cory Worden

This is a JSA quick guide to Occupational Disease Exposure Prevention.

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