Winter Safety: 3 Tips for Avoiding Slips, Trips, and Falls in the Snow

Winter is in full swing, and so are the additional safety hazards that come with ice, snow, and sleet. The only way to ensure that your employees always have sure footing in slippery conditions is to make necessary safety changes for the season. These precautions are especially important if you work outdoors and need to … Continue reading Winter Safety: 3 Tips for Avoiding Slips, Trips, and Falls in the Snow

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Cold and Flu Season: Illness Prevention in the Workplace

Nobody likes getting sick — and it’s even worse when coughing, sneezing and headaches lead to lost time at work. Unfortunately, it only takes one person to get a large group of employees sick, so it’s important to understand the nature of colds and the flu in the workplace. This cold and flu season, you … Continue reading Cold and Flu Season: Illness Prevention in the Workplace

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12 Days of Christmas

Here at CLMI, we believe that safety should always be top priority, especially around the holidays. The holiday season can be unexpectedly hazardous with the added alcohol, increased fire hazards and frigid winter temperatures. To that end, we are sharing our top holiday safety tips inspired by the 12 days of Christmas. These simple fixes … Continue reading 12 Days of Christmas

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Seasonal Safety Tips: Winter Edition

In addition to the dreaded cold and flu virus, there are other winter hazards out there – ready to wreck your home, travel or workplace plans. Keep these safety tips in mind during the winter months to keep yourself in tip-top shape. You want to be ready when warmer weather returns!  

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A Disruptive Paradigm: Systems Thinking About Human Error

Systems thinking is a disruptive paradigm. Clearly it forces safety professionals and management to think differently about accident causation, but it also opens the door to many other possibilities. Initiatives like HOP hold great promise in making this shift away from behavioral causation. So here is the disruptive paradigm shift: Human error is not the root cause of most incidents. All human behavior (and error) is affected by the context in which it occurs, and the context is the sum of all processes or organizational systems that influenced the situation.

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Preventing Hand Injuries – Part 2

In my last post we discussed that OSHA is paying much greater attention to injuries to the fingers and hands.  The primary reason is that finger tip amputations, regardless of bone loss, must now be reported to OSHA within 24 hours.  OSHA has been following up and citations are being written.  In this post we will discuss prevention strategies … Continue reading Preventing Hand Injuries – Part 2

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Wait A Minute! Hand Injuries Do Matter To OSHA – Part 1

Recently, there has been a shift among safety professionals away from OSHA compliance issues and toward creating effective safety management systems. Articles in safety journals and speaker presentations are focused on helping safety pros learn to align safety with the overall management system of an organization and methods for supporting a positive culture.

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Safety Incentives Should Target Managers!

Measure And Reward For Actions, Not Outcomes Many of you who have read my blog articles in the past know that I am not a big believer in safety incentive programs.  Most are aimed at front-line workers and are based on injury records.   

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