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OSHA Updates VPP Plans, Delays Compliance Date, and Releases New Training Videos

For an agency that has been moving at a near-record pace this year, July and August proved to be exceptionally active months for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA®).  Recently, an OSHA official gave a long-awaited update regarding the processing of Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) applications. The agency announced it’s delaying the compliance date for certain provisions of its general industry beryllium standard. And finally, the administration released comprehensive FAQs and training videos on their 2016 silica rule.

Let’s dive in.

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Topics: employee safety, OSHA Compliant Safety Incentives

Being Human in the Robot Age: The Danger of Constant Distractions


We are surrounded by machines.

I’m using one to write this article. Before I finish, my watch will alert me that it’s time to stand. I will likely hear Aurora – the tone my smartphone plays when I receive a new email – more than a dozen times.

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Topics: workplace safety, employee safety

2018 National Truck Driver Appreciation Week: Reduce Risk and Boost Engagement (Sep. 9th–15th)

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week will be here before you know it! This year the festivities kick off on September 9, 2018, and continue through September 15. If your company is looking for ways to help celebrate your road warriors, then you’re in luck!

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Topics: Appreciation, Employee Recognition, Transportation

ProcessMAP and C.A.Short Company Launch a Unified Solution for Proactive Safety Management

Earlier this year we met internally to talk about how we see our role in safety incentives in the workplace. And the one thing we all kept coming back to is that we are "all-in" on helping organizations build a culture of safety that drives increased performance and job loyalty.

That's why we took our OSHA-Compliant Safety Incentive Program to the next level by partnering with ProcessMAP, the industry's leading data intelligence cloud platform for Risk, Health, and Safety Management.

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Topics: Incentivized Safety Programs, employee safety

5 Employee Recognition Ideas You Can Use to Show Appreciation Year Round!

One of the most effective means of improving engagement and safety at any organization lies in ensuring every employee knows that they’re a valuable member of the team. And while many businesses offer employees Years of Service awards when they reach significant milestones, most companies fail to provide their employees adequate recognition throughout the year.

If a business fails to utilize day-to-day recognition, they are making a crucial misstep that could have a significant impact on not just employee morale, but on their company’s bottom line. The following five tips are designed to help your company recognize employees without the need of a special event.

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Topics: Employee Recognition, Appreciation

How Can My Company Improve Employee Engagement?

  1. Introduction
  2. What Is Employee Engagement?
  3. The State of Employee Engagement
  4. The Benefits of Employee Engagement
  5. Measuring Employee Engagement
  6. The Fundamental Elements of Employee Engagement
  7. The Building Blocks of Employee Engagement
  8. 11 Ways to Improve Employee Engagement at Your Company
  9. Next Steps
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Topics: Employee Engagement

10 Best Practices for Creating Years of Service Awards that Work in 2018

This article is dedicated to Buford Ellis, whose dedication and commitment to C.A. Short Company has inspired us for more than 60 years. You’ve made us better employees, better managers, and better friends. May your retirement be filled with the same love you showed all of us.

YOS awards have been a mainstay in the business world for decades. However, a rapidly changing workforce has altered how we must approach them. What worked 30, 20, or even 10 years ago is no longer enough.

That’s why C.A. Short Company is proud to share with you these 10 best practices for offering Years of Service awards in 2018.

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Topics: Employee Recognition, years of service awards

The Human Connection: RPI, Chance Encounters, and the Power of Relationships

We are all connected.

At times, this is easy to forget. There’s always another email to send, phone call to return, or report to deliver. With so many tasks and responsibilities, it’s hard to remember there are actual humans involved in the process. That’s a crucial mistake.

So much of our success depends on others. There is power in our relationships, the kind of strength that only comes when we combine forces. Together, we prove that we are greater than the sum of our parts.

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Topics: RPI, Employee Engagement, Employee Recognition, Communication

OSHA Update: New Rule Proposal and Enforcement Extension, Senate Wants Changes

 


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA®) has made many significant changes in 2018, and the agency shows no sign of slowing down. In the past few weeks, they proposed a new rule that could affect 100,000 crane operators, launched a database of workplace chemical information, and extended a major enforcement date. The U.S. Senate also weighed in, proposing a boost to the agency’s budget while also calling for the timely online posting of workplace fatalities.

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Topics: Osha, Safegagement, Safety

Take Our Quiz: Safegagement in the Consumer Packaged Goods Sector

Over the past several weeks, we’ve talked a lot about the Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) sector. We’ve shared with you the tremendous results Sysco Kansas City experienced after investing in Safegagement™, troubling statistics that haunt the manufacturing, warehousing, and transportation industries, and steps you can take to improve retention, safety, and profitability.

Now it’s time to have a little fun and find out how much you know about one of the nation’s most challenging (and rewarding) sectors. Test your knowledge by taking our 10-question quiz below.

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Topics: Safety, CPG, turnover, Safegagement, Employee Engagement

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