ARTICLES ABOUT safety training

January 20, 2017

Are You a Competent Person in OSHA’s Eyes?

Anyone who has some degree of responsibility for worker safety is probably familiar with OSHA’s requirement that safety oversight be handled by a “competent person.” But what exactly does that mean? What makes an individual “competent” in OSHA’s eyes?

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January 19, 2017

Watch Your Six

What makes matters worse is that once a back has experienced trauma, it will never fully recover. No wonder so many view back pain as inevitable as death and taxes.

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January 1, 2015

Better Discipline for Safety Violations

Even if they were not mandated by law, workplace safety programs benefit workers and employers alike by reducing the number of injuries, enhancing productivity, and even improving the quality of work performed. When everyone knows and follows the rules, everyone benefits from a safer workplace.

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October 1, 2014

Seven Useful Strategies that Set the Tone for Safety

Safety Management Group advises our member on how to set the right safety tone and establish a culture of safety among district employees. Maintaining buy-in from your team is crucial to keeping safety a top priority at your organization, reducing risk, and keeping financial losses at a minimum.

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October 1, 2014

Emergency Response Procedures: Coping with Power Outage

When most of us think about emergency planning, we think about fires, earthquakes and other large scale disasters. It is also important to consider much more routine, but potentially damaging and costly events such as power failures. How will you cope when a power outage interrupts work at your district?

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October 1, 2014

AED Maintenance: Is Your AED Ready to Save a Life?

Automatic Electronic Defibrillators (AEDs) are instrumental in diagnosing and treating heart-related emergencies. In Colorado, the law does not require any employer to have AEDs, but their effectiveness in preventing loss of life makes them something every district should consider owning.

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July 1, 2014

Real Safety Begins with Real Values

Company safety culture should go beyond regulations and equipment to provide a clear sense that safe practices are an important part of everything the company does. Ron Hanson of Safety Management Group shows how to establish that culture in your company.

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