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
Leveraging Your Resources for Safety Program Progress Dan Hannan, CSP As the safety leader for your company your challenges are many, and leveraging resources for safety program progress can be a great way to drive improvements. One of the items at the top of your list is likely the need to convince the decision makers
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
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
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,
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,
Mortenson Construction has announced that they will be utilizing Hilmerson Safety Rail Systems™ to protect workers at height and Current Cover™ to protect workers from electrical hazards.