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Kata Method: The Scientific Problem Solving Process to Consistently Achieve Safety Goals

Kata is a Japanese term referring to structure or routine and its purpose is ongoing improvement: following the routine is a practice and it allows you to get better at whatever it is you're doing. When applied to business, it's divided into the improvement kata, which is the four steps your organization can follow to make improvements and the coaching kata, which is the steps taken by leadership to help employees implement the improvement kata.
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E-Learning 101 for Safety Professionals

Introduction E-Learning programs have experienced a significant rise in popularity in recent years as people from all over the world and from all walks of life begin to appreciate the advantages offered by learning online. Although the approach has become extremely popular among students of all types due to its convenience, E-Learning is also very effective. A meta-analysis conducted by the U.S. Department of Education found that students in online conditions performed better than students who learned the identical material through traditional classroom instruction.
Topics: E-Learning Safety Resources

.Com Safety Blogs: Online Sources for Blue-Collar Industries

In a recent post, we looked at .gov safety blogs on the net. Many others exist that you shouldn't overlook, especially when considering how wide the need is for safety information in the workplace.
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.Gov Safety Blogs: Online Sources for Blue-Collar Industries

As a manager in a blue-collar industry, you're perhaps a bit frustrated lately trying to find reliable information online about safety in the workplace. With literally hundreds of blogs out there about workplace safety, which ones can you rely on?
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Budgeting Tips for the Safety Department

If you are an Environmental, Health & Safety professional, you know how challenging it can be to plan and budget for the EHS program. Undoubtedly, you have also experienced the disappointment of budget shortfalls which limit much needed progress and improvements. Even though most companies feel that environmental, health and safety challenges are a top priority, they don't automatically budget accordingly. Since all company departments are competing for a limited amount of budget dollars, it’s imperative the EHS budget is easy to read and understand, logically organized and most of all justifiable. The focus of this article will be EHS budget justification.
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