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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
This is Cory Worden's presentation on High-Reliability Safety Culture Development.
This is a JSA quick guide to Hazardous Materials use.
This is a JSA quick guide to Occupational Disease Exposure Prevention.
This is a JSA quick guide to Slip/Trip/Fall Prevention.
This is a quick guide to a JSA on Needlestick and Sharps Injury Prevention.
This is a quick guide to an operational JSA on Safe Patient Handling.
The keys to conducting an effective safety inspections are to know
the goals, identify who should perform the inspection and what
tools to use, understand how to find hazards and make sure to complete
all of the follow-up procedures
Design professionals can be held liable for construction safety even though they do not show authority, demonstrate control or are not contractually obligated to address safety.
•Implementing prevention through design (PTD) on construction projects could help eliminate hazards associated with construction activities.
•Implementing PTD not only reduces construction incidents, but also yields great benefits for project
parties relative to schedule, morale, constructability, cost and quality.
Ergonomic programs often lack resources: people, time and money. Part of the problem is
demonstrating the financial return of ergonomic improvements and ergonomic programs.
•OSH professionals can measure the value of improved workplace ergonomics in more ways than
the traditional reduction of injury costs. Improved productivity, quality and employee retention can
provide greater returns.
•This article shares various models of cost justification and the elements of determining the
return on investment, and provides guidance on the investment and results data needed to calculate
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