Qualities of a Safe Workplace

Keeping your workplace safe is vital to the health and wellness of your employees and your company’s bottom line. And while you must keep improving safety efforts in order to ensure that you never fall behind, it also is important to recognize a job well done!

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How to Measure Workplace Safety Performance

When it comes to your workplace safety performance, it is essential that you know where your company stands. Before you can measure the effectiveness of your safety performance, however, you need to know how to measure it.

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Hiring the Right Manager Helps Keep the Jobsite Safe

If you are hiring a manager or supervisor for a construction jobsite, you want this person to have knowledge and experience in all things related to the construction industry. You also want to make sure that this person possesses the type of leadership qualities that will inspire his or her team to do their best. Of particular importance is that this person can create a worksite that is safety-focused. Hiring the right manager helps keep the jobsite safe.

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Alcohol and Drug Use: a Danger to Everyone in the Workplace

Alcohol and drug use in the workplace is a serious issue. No matter how many safety programs are put in place, if employees are under the influence of drugs, no one is safe.Drug use on the job leads to a host of problems. These include absenteeism, accidents and injuries, decreased productivity, health issues and low morale. It also leads to high rates of employee turnover, increased workplace theft, and a rise in workers’ compensation claims.

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Bizarre Workers Compensation Claims are Serious Business

Workplace safety is a serious topic. And bizarre workers compensation claims are serious business. However, for every reasonable workers compensation claim, there will be others that may cause you to scratch your head and wonder just how a person decided they should file a claim.

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Hospital Safety

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It may surprise some people to learn that hospitals are one of the most dangerous workplaces in America. While improvements in workplace safety have made manufacturing and construction much safer, hospitals have not seen such significant gains.

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Storm Preparedness on Construction Sites

Spring brings with it storms and severe weather. Of all the places you could be when a storm is brewing—or strikes without warning—a construction site is one of the most dangerous.

In addition to the physical danger of being on a construction site during severe weather, storms can cost construction companies millions of dollars in damages. In order to keep people and property safe in the event of storms, it is important that workers are trained on what to do in the event severe weather strikes, whether a storm is a hurricane, tornado, or thunderstorm.

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Recognizing Common Workplace Injuries

No matter what industry you work in, safety must be a priority. While certain industries—construction, for example—are riskier than others, all workplaces need to work hard to keep everyone safe.

There are some very common workplace safety hazards that can occur in almost every job, whether you work in a hospital, a hair salon or at an insurance agency. Since these safety issues are universal and, unfortunately, all too common, it is important to make sure you are familiar with these dangers. Here are some tips on recognizing common workplace injuries.

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Housekeeping 101 for the Workplace

When you think of construction workers, you probably don’t imagine them doing housekeeping. The fact is, however, that housekeeping is one of the most important ways to keep construction sites, and those who work on such sites, as safe as possible.

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Keeping Your Workplace Safe on a Budget

In almost every company, managers and owners know that workplace safety must be a priority. At the same time, there is a feeling that if they really do all they can do to keep their workers safe, they will break the bank.

This is not only a dangerous mindset, it is an erroneous one, as well. The fact is, creating a safe work environment for employees—whether an accounting firm or a construction company—is always a good investment. And it costs much less than you would imagine. How is it possible keeping your workplace safe on a budget?

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