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Safety Management

Safety is a process, and as such, needs to be managed. This section offers resources to create a viable safety program, sell it to senior management, train supervisors and employees in using it, and then track and report your progress. Look also for ways to advance your own skills in these areas, both for your current job, and those that follow.

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Ensure Compliance with OSHA’s Lockout Standard

OSHA’s lockout/tagout standard [29 CFR 1910.147] requires employers and employees to take proper steps to prevent unexpected machine startup accidents.

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Make Sure Your Workers Are Safe from Unexpected Machine Startups

Workers are at risk of severe injury and death during machine maintenance and servicing if proper lockout/tagout procedures are not followed.

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How to Control Combustible Dust Hazards

Controlling combustible dust hazards is essential for preventing catastrophic accidents, and control begins with assessment and training.

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Combustible Dust: A Challenging Issue for Safety Professionals

In today’s Advisor, we focus on standards and other considerations that can help manage combustible dust hazards.

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Ladder Safety Q&A

Today, we present some questions about ladder safety sent to Safety.BLR.com by safety professionals and other managers, with answers from our experts.

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New Research Reveals Ways to Improve Ladder Safety

A NIOSH research team finds that 43 percent of fatal falls in the U.S. involve a ladder. Among workers, about 20 percent of fall injuries involve ladders.

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Minimize the Potential for Accidents: Before, During, and After Hazardous Material Handling

Make sure employees who get anywhere near hazardous materials understand the risks and the precautions.

Depending on the hazardous material and the amount, hazards can range from moderate to deadly. Your employees also need to realize that hazardous substances can be hazardous in different ways. They can be:

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7 Steps for Getting Injured Workers Back on the Job

When an employee is out of work due to an injury or illness, it’s in everyone’s best interest to get that person back on the job safely and as soon as possible..

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How to Reduce Workers’ Comp Costs

Take these steps before, during, and after claims are filed to reduce workers’ comp costs.

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What You Can Do to Prevent Combustible Dust Explosions

Combustible dust explosions have destroyed workplaces and killed employees. Take action now to prevent a disaster.

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