2017: What’s New in Workplace Safety and Health

2017 is already shaping to be the year of change. The U.S. Department of Labor issued several updates to existing standards that just went into effect as well as recommended practices for...

Foundations for Safety Leadership: New OSHA 30 Hour Training Module

OSHA’s Outreach Training Program and the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) have developed a new OSHA 30-Hour construction training elective module: Foundations for Safety...

7 Core Elements of An Effective Safety and Health Program

"According to the National Safety Council, workplace injuries and illnesses cost our economy 198.2 billion dollars a year. That's over half a billion dollars each day! Employers who invest in...

Safety Culture vs. Safety Climate: The Differences and Indicators

Safety culture and safety climate are related yet different concepts, the use of which could be confusing. This blog will further explain the distinction in these two concepts and their...

[Webinar] Building a Safety Culture: Improving Safety and Health Management in the Construction Industry

"Safety and health considerations need to permeate all levels of a construction company’s culture, informing decisions, planning, activities and behaviors. It is not enough to simply have safety...

Top 10 OSHA Violations In 2016 And How To Avoid Them

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently announced preliminary results for its most frequent violations at the National Safety Council (NSC) Congress & Expo.

Top 5 Reasons Companies Invest In Current Safety Management Practices

The benefits of a strong safety culture are increasingly recognized, leading companies to realize the difference a passive approach makes in comparison to an active one. Companies that passively...

From Hurricane Matthew To Emergency Preparedness: A 3-Step Guide

The southeastern coast was hit hard by Hurricane Matthew this weekend, leaving trail of devastation with at least 21 dead (reported on Monday morning), thousands of people stranded and millions...

7 Aspects of A World Class Safety Program (Part 2)

We’ve discussed the three aspects of a world-class safety program, the importance placed on which showed the most striking difference between 2012 and 2015, according to the SmartMarket Report’s...

[Whitepaper] How To Implement An Effective Health And Safety Training Process

While nearly all of the 2016 SmartMarket Report survey respondents (97%) indicated that their companies provide environmental health and safety (EH&S) training, fewer (87%) stated that their...

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