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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Ideas to Increase Employee Participation in Safety - By Dr.Isabel Perry, 21stCenturySafety

Employee participation is vital to the success of safety and health programs. The workforce members often know the most about potential hazards associated with their jobs. Successful programs tap into this knowledge base. The following ideas may help encourage employee participation for safety. Action Item 1: Encourage workers to participate in the program By encouraging…

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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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Active Safety leadership for sucess- By Dr. Isabel Perry, 21stCenturySafety

Organizations that have undergone major safety culture changes often agree that management commitment is the single “overwhelming” factor in achieving an effective safety and health program. Management leadership is a constant demonstration by the key managers in an organization that safety and health is a critical element of daily operations. The following 18 examples are…

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Tips to Ease your backpain - Dr.Isabel Perry, 21stCenturySafety.

Back injuries account for nearly 20% of all injuries and illnesses in the workplace and cost the nation an estimated 20 to 50 billion dollars per year. Watch your back! Abusing it can cause painful and even permanent injuries. Your back can slowly get worse or can suddenly “go out.” Either way, the results are the…

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