Workplace Safety Tips

There is a lot to know when it comes to keeping employees safe. This page is dedicated to providing useful workplace safety tips! This website started out by solely providing safety pros with free safety talks to help educate employees on a variety of topics. There is also The Safety Pro Blog which helps safety pros understand the bigger picture and think outside of the box.

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To continue with our missing to empower safety pros and help to keep employees safe, we have created this workplace safety tip page in July of 2021. This page will be dedicated to providing general safety information that lesser-experienced safety pros or frontline supervisors may need to develop competency on a specific topic much like OSHA does with their educational content.

Several pieces of content will be added to this page each month, so continue to check back!

Why is Continued Safety Education Important?

Safety pros or those who have safety responsibilities at work should never stop learning. There are always new hazards and best practices that come to light. Workplaces and work processes are dynamic, and getting buy-in from others in the workplace is never an easy task.

By educating yourself on an ongoing basis, you can develop competency in many facets that can significantly impact the odds of success throughout your career. Being component and confident in your role helps to get others on board when it comes to making improvements in the safety program.

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Getting Buy-In for Safety Improvement Through Competency

Understanding the OSHA regulations is arguably one of the easiest parts of a safety pro’s job. That is because these regulations are black and white. They tell you what you MUST do and what cannot be done. It is straightforward in the grand scheme of things.

Understanding how to implement solutions to not only comply with OSHA regulations but more importantly, to reduce the exposure for injuries to occur is the more difficult part of the job. This is because there are many factors to consider before moving forward.

These factors include:

  • Time constraints
  • Budget constraints
  • Lead times for tools, equipment, personnel, etc.
  • Ownership willingness to invest in a specific solution
  • Personnel training and education
  • Personnel receptiveness to the change

When you identify a safety concern or problem, you should always strive to bring feasible solutions to address the problem. By clearly communicating the issues and possible solutions that consider the above factors, the other stakeholders around you will be more likely to more open to the discussion brought forward regarding changes or improvements.

Competency leads to efficiency.

Safety Content Coming to this Page

This part of the website was created in July of 2021, so it will take some time to build up the library of content. The goal is to provide information on a variety of industries and topics. The first industries that will be covered are general industry, construction, and the oil and gas industry.

The articles below cover common hazards and safety best practices in these industries. Many of the initial posts will discuss topics from a higher level, with plans to get more granular as time goes on.

Browse the Most Recent Safety Tip Articles Below

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