OSHA Regional/Local Emphasis Programs: Have You Set Your Priorities?

Local Emphasis Programs (LEPs) are enforcement strategies designed and implemented at the regional office and/or area office levels. These programs are intended to address hazards or industries that pose a particular risk to workers in the office’s jurisdiction. The emphasis programs may be implemented by a single area office, or at the regional level (Regional…

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Test your Safety Savvy - by Dr.Isabel Perry, 21stCenturySafety

When we communicate with others, it is important that we are using the same verbiage with the same definitions. Clarity is critical. Look through the list to ensure you are current with commonly used safety terms. Close Call/Near Miss: An incident that could have, but did not, result in death, injury, or illness. They signal that…

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worker participation for safety - by Dr.Isabel Perry, 21stCenturySafety

Any safety and health program needs the meaningful participation of workers and their representatives. Workers have much to gain from a successful program and the most to lose if the program fails. They also often know the most about potential hazards associated with their jobs. Successful programs tap into this knowledge base. Worker participation means…

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The Leadership Oath / commitment for Safety- by Dr.Isabel Perry, 21stCenturySafety

I am continuously asked, “What should a leader do to demonstrate a commitment to safety?” “What does it take to have a safety culture?” Well, here you go — Nine Statements of Leadership Commitment to Safety. They are not listed to ‘cherry pick’ which ones a leader should demonstrate and which ones can be ignored.…

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OSHA campaign "Safe+ Sound" - by Dr.Isabel Perry, 21stCenturySafety

From June 12-18, 2017, organizations are encouraged to join OSHA, the National Safety Council, the American Industrial Hygiene Association, the American Society of Safety Engineers, and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health for the inaugural Safe + Sound Week. The event is a nationwide effort to raise awareness of the value of workplace…

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How to reduce disabling injuries - by Dr. Isabel Perry, 21stCenturySafety

Hand injuries account for one-third of the two million disabling on-the-job accidents each year.   Eighty percent of these injuries are caused by pinch points! The hands and feet contain more bones than any other single part of the body.  We use them all day, to do everything; they “take a licking and keep on ticking.”  Feet provide us…

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Success in safety costs - Dr.Isabel Perry, 21stCenturySafety.

Have you tried all the conventional methods for training……classroom training, posters, toolbox-talks, brochures, one-sheet reminders, and even e-learning? Yet, the impact on the bottom line for reducing accidents and reducing costs is not there. Moreover, to make matters worse, your associates are in various locations and difficult to reach which makes consistency lacking. Does all…

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