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Return on Investment for Digital EHS Technology

Return on Investment for Digital EHS Technology

Companies are in the business of making money. Everything else, even if beneficial or complimentary, is secondary to the primary focus of staying in business. As a result, it often seems as though there are competing priorities to production and … Read More

Safety Observation Program

Safety Observation Program Defined

In a previous article, Purpose of Workplace Safety Inspections and Safety Observations, it was discussed that safety observations play a critical role in an overall safety management system. Further, the primary objectives of a safety observation program, ideally, are to … Read More

Employee Engagement Utilizing the Safety Observation Program

Employee Engagement Utilizing the Safety Observation Program

Why have employees engage in safety? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), research has shown that increased work-related engagement results in improved employee and customer satisfaction, safety, and overall performance and profits1. Each of the predominant … Read More

Safety Observation Training Program

Safety Observation Training Program

In a previous article, A Guide for Workplace Safety Inspections and Safety Observations, the framework to support a robust safety observation program was discussed. Specifically, the fundamental components of a comprehensive framework for an inspection and observation program were highlighted. … Read More

Workplace Safety

In Workplace Safety, How We React Matters

“Don’t shoot the messenger.” This idiom has been in our vernacular for centuries. The meaning of the phrase is simple – don’t blame or punish the bearer of bad news. While the news may elicit an unwanted emotional feeling, an … Read More

Safety Measurement Framework

Building the Safety Measurement Framework

In the previous blog article, Measuring Safety Performance, we discussed Dan Peterson’s take on performance indicators within an organization. Specifically, the assignment of differing indicators based on the role within the company, ensuring both relevancy and fairness. Mr. Peterson stated … Read More

Measuring Safety Performance

Measuring Safety Performance

In the previous blog article, Criteria for Safety & Health Performance Indicators (KPIs), we discussed the concept of Performance Indicators for Safety and Health, as well as how both leading and lagging indicators could be used in the development of … Read More

Criteria for Safety & Health Performance Indicators (KPIs)

Criteria for Safety & Health Performance Indicators (KPIs)

For years you have heard about leading and lagging indicators for safety and health. In 2016, I published an article for the National Safety Council’s Safety + Health magazine on leading and lagging indicators, as seen here: What are safety … Read More

Safety Assurance Methodology (SAM)

Safety Assurance Methodology (SAM)

The essential objective of a safety management system is to provide for a systematic approach to achieving acceptable levels of safety risk. At the start, a system analysis is conducted, hazards are identified, risk is assessed, and controls are put … Read More

Guide for Safety Inspections

A Guide for Workplace Safety Inspections and Safety Observations

As discussed in the previous article, the Purpose of Workplace Safety Inspections and Safety Observations , virtually every workplace conducts some form of periodic worksite safety inspections. This process is a typical component of a comprehensive health and safety plan. … Read More