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Green Energy Jobs Aren’t as Safe as You Think, But Employee Engagement Helps

Green energy workers are on a mission -- they’re not just trying to power the planet, they’re trying to protect the earth. But, as we’ve seen so often, saving the world can be, and often is, a very dangerous job.

In addition to facing many of the same obstacles as the traditional energy industry, those who work in and around renewable energy sources face new challenges, some of which aren’t even fully understood. This article will take a look at some of those dangers. But, more importantly, it will examine how to create a safer work environment regardless of what you’re working on, in, or with, all by leveraging the power of Safegagement™.

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Topics: Safety, Employee Recognition, Employee Engagement, Employee Engagement Strategies, Boosting Productivity, Safegagement, Culture of Engagement, Green Energy Industry

Employee Engagement Makes the Oil & Gas Industry Safer, Reduces Fines

We know you work tirelessly to power America. We know you care about the well-being of your employees and their families. But, we also know how dangerous it can be to work in the Oil and Gas industry. The good news is, it doesn’t have to be that way – it’s possible for your company to reduce on-the-job injuries and fatalities, all the while increasing productivity and profits. But, how?

In short, by focusing on Safegagement™. We’ll discuss this in greater detail a bit later in this article, but let’s first look at a few trends we’ve observed in recent years.

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Topics: Safety, Employee Recognition, Employee Engagement, Employee Engagement Strategies, Boosting Productivity, Safegagement, Culture of Engagement, Oil & Gas Industry

Elon Musk: Creating a Safer Environment Through Engagement & Compassion

From developing the first electric sports car to attempting to colonize Mars, if there’s one thing you can say about Elon Musk it’s that he is a true innovator. But, despite his visionary-level status, not all is perfect in the house of Musk. According to a recent report by Worksafe, a California-based nonprofit that specializes in worker safety, Tesla’s Freemont, CA plant has a seriously high injury rate – more than 30 percent higher than the national average. So, how is Elon tackling the problem? Through employee engagement!

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Topics: Safety, Employee Recognition, Employee Engagement, Employee Engagement Strategies, Boosting Productivity, Safegagement, Culture of Engagement

What Can Employee Engagement and Recognition Do for My Business

“Does employee engagement really work?”

This is a question we’ve been asked a lot over our 80-year history in the employee engagement and recognition industry, and it’s one we never get tired of answering. At C.A. Short Company, engaging and recognizing employees isn’t just our job – it’s our passion! Every morning we wake up with one goal on our mind – how can we engage as many employees as possible.

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Topics: Employee Recognition, Employee Engagement, Employee Engagement Strategies, Boosting Productivity, Safegagement, Culture of Engagement

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

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

What Are the Top Ten OSHA® Citations for 2016?

As 2016 comes to a close, OSHA® has revealed their annual Top Ten OSHA® Citations list. The list – which is released every October – takes a look at the most frequently cited safety and health violations for the given fiscal year.

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Topics: Safety, Safegagement, Osha

2016 Gallup Data Proves That Engaged Companies Produce Safer Workplaces

We’ve known for quite some time now that Employee Engagement leads to much greater productivity and, ultimately, profits. Now, the latest Gallup data  has proven that companies that have a Culture of Engagement provide much safer workplaces than those that do not.

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Topics: Safety, Employee Engagement, Safegagement

OSHA® Breaks Tradition, Asks for Help in Identifying Leading Indicators

C.A. Short Company has long advocated the use of leading indicators as a means of creating a safe work environment. It turns out that OSHA® -- the Occupational Safety and Health Administration -- shares our beliefs so much that they are now turning to the public for help in identifying safety and health indicators in the workplace.

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Topics: Safety, Safegagement, Osha

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