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When Safety Training Misses the Mark

When Safety Training Misses the Mark Dan Hannan, CSP Sitting through bad safety training is brutal. But it can be a double whammy for an employer who pays for a bad safety training, while paying employees to attend, and pushing pause on revenue generating work. OSHA’s compliance directive is simple. OSHA says workers must be

By |2018-06-15T14:53:21+00:00April 3rd, 2018|Safety Articles|

What if OSHA Didn’t Exist?

What if OSHA Didn’t Exist? Dan Hannan, CSP Sorry to disappoint but OSHA does exist and it's here to stay. But if OSHA was absent from our lives would we be better off? What would the workplace look like? Would pre-1970 “best-effort” safety practices be sufficient in today's workplace? Without OSHA would employers sensibly self-impose

By |2018-06-15T15:00:22+00:00February 9th, 2018|Safety Articles|

Are Safety Incentives OK?

Employers are often in one of two camps when it comes to safety incentives: Safety is a condition of employment. You are paid to perform your job well and stay injury-free. Your pay is your incentive to stay safe and if you can’t this is not the place for you to work. Safe behavior needs

By |2018-01-23T13:56:26+00:00January 23rd, 2018|Safety Articles|

How Will You Track Safety Performance in 2018?

Were you satisfied with your organization’s safety performance last year? Dan Hannan, CSP Regardless of your answer to that question, allow me to challenge you with this question—how do you know? It is critical to evaluate and understand how you are measuring success vs. failure of your safety program—are you only paying attention to injuries,

By |2018-06-15T16:20:36+00:00January 10th, 2018|Safety Articles|

OSHA Record Keeping in Minnesota: 3 Things to Know in 2018

Are you confused about Minnesota OSHA record keeping? How about electronic reporting requirements? You're not alone. Here are three things construction companies need to know about Minnesota OSHA record keeping going into 2018. Minnesota OSHA has yet to adopt the federal injury and illness reporting rule which went into effect January 1, 2017 - As such,

By |2017-12-28T17:37:08+00:00December 28th, 2017|Safety Articles|