Jockeying for Safety with a Safety Management Plan--Call to Action!

Jockeying for a Safety Management Plan

Coming up with a safety management plan for a jockey is no bed of roses. A man weighing a little over a hundred pounds who regularly sets about controlling a half-ton horse, while trying to gain the lead in a pack of equally proportioned horses and riders. There have been 128 riders killed during races in the United States since 1940. The Permanently Disabled Jockey’s Fund currently helps support 60 riders with spinal cord and brain injuries. … [Read More...]

Slipping into Autumn Safety with a Safety Management Course--Call to Action!

Slipping into Autumn

Autumn brings the rich, beautiful colors of fall leaves. People spend hours during their weekends on driving or walking tours just to take in all the beauty. But as it gets colder, those leaves fall to the ground, creating a domino effect of slip hazard. Deciduous trees like maples and oaks lose their leaves each fall. These present two problems for exterior walkways. First, the leaves collect in drains, clogging them. This means water overflows … [Read More...]

swing shift

Night Shift Work Impacts Health and Safety

More than 15 million people in the United States regularly work late in the evening, at night, or on rotating shifts. These late hours  are essential in a wide range of industries, as diverse as all-night eateries, hotels, fire departments, industrial plants and factories and television stations. Health and safety consultants have pointed out a number of problems that develop for workers on these shifts, affecting both safety conditions at the … [Read More...]

Jockeying for Safety with a Safety Management Plan--Call to Action!

Jockeying for a Safety Management Plan

Coming up with a safety management plan for a jockey is no bed of roses. A man weighing a little over a hundred pounds who regularly sets about controlling a half-ton horse, while trying to gain the lead in a pack of equally proportioned horses and riders. There have been 128 riders killed during races in the United States since 1940. The Permanently Disabled Jockey’s Fund currently helps support 60 riders with spinal cord and brain injuries. … [Read More...]

"Leaves of Three, Let Them Be": Tips for Handling the Poison Ivy Blues with Safety Management Courses--Call to Action!

“Leaves of Three, Leave Them Be!”

Poison ivy is more than a menace at picnics. It also grows around job sites, ready to cause problems when you least expect it. If you work outside, know how to recognize the plant and protect yourself from its irritating effects. Many safety management courses teach workers how to identify the plant, but here is a primer on it. What Harm Does It Do? Poison ivy causes a rash that turns into blisters. But the rash may not appear right away. You … [Read More...]

Reinforcing the Serious Business of Safety with a Health and Safety Plan--Call to Action!

The Serious Business of Safety

Children watching a big office building going up might see a construction site as a giant sandbox with adults at play. Danger happens when the workers get the same idea and engage in horseplay. Practical jokes and roughhousing are natural among a group of workers, mostly men, doing a hard job together day after day. But it can create problems, like unintentional accidents and building resentment that invites retaliation in kind. Types of fooling … [Read More...]

Hammering Home Safety with Health and Safety Courses--Call to Action!

Hammering Home Safety

Cartoon are rife with characters holding up a swelled, throbbing thumb caused by banging it with a hammer, trying to do some do-it-yourself home maintenance. The hammer is one of the most basic tools for a homeowner and one of the most useful. Unfortunately, users tend to take its operation for granted. Workers and homeowners might scoff at the need for health and safety courses on Hammering 101, but the low-tech hammer can cause major … [Read More...]

safetyBUILT-IN at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Press Release: safetyBUILT-IN to Lead FC2C Session at Malaysia Training Event

"The head of one of the nation’s leading safety-leadership development companies has accepted an invitation to one of Asia’s top training events" (July 20, 2014, Denver, Colo.) --- Representatives with safetyBUILT-IN announced today that its Principal, Eric Svendsen, Ph.D. has accepted an invitation to facilitate at the Opus Kinetic event, Sept. 2-3 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. “We’re very excited to bring the ‘From Compliance to Culture’ … [Read More...]

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"You want ME to lead the safety meeting?!" Making Everyone Owners of Your Health and Safety Plan--Call to Action!

“You want ME to lead the safety meeting?!” Turning Front-Line Employees into Safety Leaders

There's a maxim that we mentioned in another article in this series that goes like this: “No one disagrees with their own ideas.”  There we suggested that … [Read More...]

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Jockeying for Safety with a Safety Management Plan--Call to Action!

Jockeying for a Safety Management Plan

Coming up with a safety management plan for a jockey is no bed of roses. A man weighing a little over a hundred pounds who regularly sets about controlling a half-ton horse, while trying to gain the lead in a … [Read More...]

Reinforcing the Serious Business of Safety with a Health and Safety Plan--Call to Action!

The Serious Business of Safety

Children watching a big office building going up might see a construction site as a giant sandbox with adults at play. Danger happens when the workers get the same idea and engage in horseplay. Practical jokes … [Read More...]

Taking Precautions, Saving Lives with Safety Officer Training--Call to Action!

Taking Precautions, Saving Lives

9/11 seems so long ago, and yet it seems like yesterday. One hero that day was Rick Rescorla. He was the security officer for Morgan Stanley, the financial giant that occupied 22 floors in the South Tower of … [Read More...]

Slipping into Autumn Safety with a Safety Management Course--Call to Action!

Slipping into Autumn

Autumn brings the rich, beautiful colors of fall leaves. People spend hours during their weekends on driving or walking tours just to take in all the beauty. But as it gets colder, those leaves fall to the … [Read More...]

"Leaves of Three, Let Them Be": Tips for Handling the Poison Ivy Blues with Safety Management Courses--Call to Action!

“Leaves of Three, Leave Them Be!”

Poison ivy is more than a menace at picnics. It also grows around job sites, ready to cause problems when you least expect it. If you work outside, know how to recognize the plant and protect yourself from its … [Read More...]

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