Employee vs. Contractor: How Far Does Your Responsibility Go?

The lines between employer and employee can get blurry, so what does that mean for your responsibility to their safety?

We have a respnsibility to Subcontractors

The modern workplace isn’t always fixed to a single location, and often isn’t even a single organization. The role of Contractors and Subcontractors has grown considerably, with highly-skilled professional occupying roles on a contract-based part-time or provisional basis. Are they employees, or just employed?

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How to Get Results From Your Safety Audits

Uncovering the liabilities in your safety programs

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If you’re committed to safety in your workplace, it’s important to constantly revise your safety policies. The best way to ensure that your safety policies are effective is with a safety audit. In this article, we’ll review why audits are important to your company’s safety plans, and how you can successfully audit your workplace for safety.

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Safety as an Investment

Lives aren’t the only thing that a robust culture of safety can protect

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When you think about a safe business, you should think about more than safety as something you can provide for your workers at a cost to yourself. Safety, when done right, can make your workers safe and will make your business safer from a financial perspective. This transforms safety into a two-way street that has serious beneficial implications for your organization. This is Safety Culture, and investing in it is one of the safest moves a business can make.

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Real-Estate Agent? You May Be At Risk!

5 Tips That Could Save Your Life If You Work In Real Estate

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Last week in Arkansas, real estate agent Beverly Carter was reported missing when she did not return after showing a home to a potential client. Tragically, her body was found a few days later and a suspect is in custody, who is believed to have targeted Mrs. Carter because of her profession and because she at times worked alone.

You love your career as a real-estate agent – it comes with a lot of freedom and flexibility, and can be very financially rewarding.  However, by the fact you may be working alone, you could be putting yourself at risk to having an accident without aid being notified immediately, or even violent attacks.

This article will outline 5 tips that could save your life if you work in real estate.

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5 Ways to Jumpstart A Safety Meeting

If Your Safety Meetings Need Energy, These Hooks Can Help

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If you want a successful safety meeting, it’s important to get the attention of your staff early.  The best way to engage an audience is to show them how your topic relates to themselves.  When you’re talking about safety, the best way to get buy-in is to show your staff the repercussions of bad practices.

These 5 hooks can help get your next safety meeting off to a great start.

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5 Activities to Improve Your Next Safety Training

The next time you host a safety meeting, use these strategies to increase the engagement of your staff

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Studies have shown that training in the workplace has a positive impact on the safety practices of workers.  That’s why it’s important that your workers are able to get the most out of your next safety meeting.

Read on for 5 activities that can increase engagement during your next training.
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Managing the Safety of Lone Workers

Not all safety in the workplace is about prevention

fallen worker

Do you know if all of your people are safe right now?

In many companies and many jobs, the most obvious safety measures focus on prevention. As an employer, it is good practice to put every measure in place to mitigate the risk of an incident from happening. This can range from the obvious-putting on a hardhat to stop an injury from falling debris-to procedures and protocols that guide workers away from exposure to hazards. Unfortunately, safety isn’t just about mitigating the chances of an accident. In reality you can do everything by-the-book and accidents will still happen.

The other component of a good safety program is preventing bad situations from getting worse. For example, a broken leg is a bad injury that can lead to a much worse situation, or even death, if nobody knows that the leg is broken. In many jobs, workers are surrounded by coworkers doing similar or complimentary roles. In these workplaces, if a worker needs help there is a good chance that coworkers will quickly notice and begin to take action. But what happens if that worker is alone?

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Managing the Safety of Lone Workers

Not all safety in the workplace is about prevention

fallen worker

Do you know if all of your people are safe right now?

In many companies and many jobs, the most obvious safety measures focus on prevention. As an employer, it is good practice to put every measure in place to mitigate the risk of an incident from happening. This can range from the obvious-putting on a hardhat to stop an injury from falling debris-to procedures and protocols that guide workers away from exposure to hazards. Unfortunately, safety isn’t just about mitigating the chances of an accident. In reality you can do everything by-the-book and accidents will still happen.

The other component of a good safety program is preventing bad situations from getting worse. For example, a broken leg is a bad injury that can lead to a much worse situation, or even death, if nobody knows that the leg is broken. In many jobs, workers are surrounded by coworkers doing similar or complimentary roles. In these workplaces, if a worker needs help there is a good chance that coworkers will quickly notice and begin to take action. But what happens if that worker is alone?

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