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What Makes a Safety Incentive Program OSHA-Compliant?

Can a safety incentive program be OSHA®-compliant? If so, how can my company ensure these standards are met? What type of safety program is right for my business?

We hear these questions a lot because there’s a great deal of misinformation surrounding these topics. Today, we aim to clear up that confusion.  

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Topics: employee safety, Osha, OSHA Compliant Safety Incentives, Safety

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

C.A. Short Company and Sysco Kansas City Prove People Are Everything

 

One of the reasons I love working for C.A. Short Company is because they get it. They understand that a company’s greatest asset isn’t our intellectual property, production capabilities, or financial holdings. It’s our employees.

People Are Everything (PAE) is more than the name of our employee engagement, recognition, and safety platform – it’s the foundation of every decision we make. The best part is, we’re not alone!

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Topics: Safety, people are everything, CPG, Retention, turnover, Osha

OSHA® 2018 Update: New Regulatory Plans, Guidance on Tree Care Hazards


Less than a month after our last OSHA® update, we’re back with more big news. The agency recently announced some major regulatory plans as part of their Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Congressional Budget Justification. Additionally, OSHA published a new document, “Solutions for Tree Care Hazards,” which is about – you guessed it – hazards in the tree care industry.

Let’s take a closer look.

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Topics: OSHA Compliant Safety Incentives, Safegagement, Osha

OSHA® Update: Increased Fines & Inspections, Despite Fewer Investigators

OSHA®, the regulatory agency whose mission it is to ensure safe and healthy working conditions for U.S. employees, finds itself back in the news this month. This time it isn’t due to mandatory penalty increases or the fact that the bureau is still awaiting the approval of a new chief. Instead, it’s about the recent increase in inspections, despite the fact that there are notably fewer inspectors on the ground.

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Topics: Employee Engagement, OSHA Compliant Safety Incentives, OSHA Fines, Osha

Celebrate 2017 Customer Service Week with These Cool Ideas [FREE GIFTS]

Working nights, weekends, and everything in between. Ensuring each customer walks away with a smile. And don’t even mention what one experiences during the holiday season. Customer service representatives might not have an easy job, but they do fulfill a major role for your company. 

For these reasons, among many others, it’s important you make the most of this year’s upcoming Customer Service Week, which will take place October 2nd – 6th. Although showing your employees they’re appreciated should be a year-round process, the following tips should help you make the most of the week.

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Topics: Safegagement, Safety, OSHA Compliant Safety Incentives, OSHA Fines, Osha

September 23, 2017 Deadline: Are You Compliant with OSHA®’s New Silica Rule?

No one likes to see their workers fall ill, especially when it stems from on-the-job activities. Still, despite companies doing their best to protect their employees, far too many workers receive injuries or develop illnesses when they’re simply trying to do their job. This is especially true in the construction industry, where hazards abound -- some of them far less visible than others.

We’re all well aware of the dangers of operating heavy machinery or working at great heights, but did you know nearly a million American workers are exposed to dangerous levels of silica each year? This can create a multitude of health problems for your workers, and one government agency is looking to prevent this sort of thing from occurring in the future.    

In an effort to reduce lung cancer, silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and kidney disease in America’s workers, OSHA® has issued a final rule regarding employee exposure to respirable crystalline silica. Are you going to be compliant before their September 23, 2017 deadline? 

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Topics: Safegagement, Safety, OSHA Compliant Safety Incentives, OSHA Fines, Osha

Don’t Let OSHA® Fines Cripple Your Business: Focus on Employee Engagement Today

A railroad wheel maker in Ohio is fined $610,034. A California explosives manufacturer is charged $292,235. A Missouri plumbing contractor faces $714,000 in OSHA® penalties. These are not hypothetical scenarios, they’re what actually happened within the month of June alone. To be more accurate, these fines were issued within less than two weeks of each other. Sadly, there were many more that didn’t make this article.  

Regardless of your occupation or even industry, OSHA® fines can cripple your entire company. We hear it time and time again. Companies who have the best of intentions go under because of on-the-job accidents that are totally preventable.

The question then becomes, how do we prevent accidents, fines, and – most importantly -- loss of life from occurring? The answer lies in employee engagement.

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Topics: Employee Engagement, OSHA Fines, OSHA Compliant Safety Incentives, Safegagement, Safety, Culture of Engagement, Employee Engagement Strategies, Employee Recognition, Osha

OSHA® Announces Final Rule that Affects Over 100 Million Employees

With just a few more weeks remaining in 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA®) released yet another major rule change that will take place in 2017. The final rule, which will update General Industry Walking-Working Surfaces and Fall Protection Standards, will affect over 110 million employees.

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Topics: Safety, Safegagement, Osha

OSHA® Targets Manufacturing Industry to Reduce Amputations

OSHA®, the Occupational Safety and Hazards Administration, announced a number of major changes in 2016. And with just a few weeks left before the New Year, the administration just revealed another biggie for the manufacturing industry. In an effort to further reduce workplace amputations, a number of states are now facing a major crackdown by OSHA®. Will your job be affected? 

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Topics: Safety, Safegagement, Osha

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