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The True Cost of Accidents & How They Impact Top Line Revenue

The cost of an employee injury should be fairly straightforward, but actually involves more factors than some organization’s realize. The true cost of a reportable injury is the combination of direct and indirect expenses, both of which have a severe, negative impact on your top line revenue. It is important to understand your indirect expenses and consider cost-saving options to reduce incidents.

7 Principles of Psychology You Can Use to Improve Your Safety Training

Employers are continually looking for better ways to train employees on safety standards in the workplace. Safety training is vital for the good of the company, as well as the individual employee, but it is often a dreaded part of the job. Management has a vested interest in getting their participants to be more engaged and actively retain the information provided. By implementing the following seven principles of psychology, you can help improve the educational practices for training your employees.
Topics: Safety Training

An Overview of OSHA's 2021 NPRM: Updating the HazCom Standard

An Overview of OSHA's 2021 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Updating the HazCom Standard The landscapes of hazmat regulations, chemical classifications and employee HAZWOPER training are constantly changing. And American industry leaders can expect more changes soon! In February 2021, the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) finally published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) for the HazCom standard. OSHA's goal aligns with the most recent revision of the UN's GHS. 
Topics: Hazard Communication

OSHA Guidance on Returning to Work in the Age of COVID-19

While both business owners and employees are eager to return to work after the COVID-19 shutdown, the virus has created a new safety hazard that every workplace must address. As a supplement to the Guidance for Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19 publication, OSHA has issued Guidance on Returning to Work. This new publication outlines nine guiding principles for a safer workplace and offers examples of how to implement them.
Topics: COVID-19 Corona Virus

Safety Software Overview

The right safety management software helps you stay compliant with industry, local, state, and federal regulations and keep your employees and visitors safe—and it should make it as easy as possible to do all that. For example, employees often don't report near-misses, because the process is too complicated or it takes too much time away from their work. With software to make that process easy and transparent, it's much faster and convenient for employees to comply and it goes a long way in creating a culture of safety.  That's just the beginning. Here's an overview of what safety software can do for you:
Topics: EHS Software