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Many organizations are increasingly digging into their data to uncover new insights and make better-informed decisions. Here are eight safety metrics your safety department should be reporting on each month.

The Importance of a Safety Manual – With a free download

To be the top manager or owner of a company requires attention to detail, but you cannot micromanage everything. It's standard practice to develop standards and formalize them as policies and procedures in a manual. As an employer or manager, avoiding creating a safety manual could cost you 100x more than building it. You must keep your workers safe, and your safety manual will help prevent illness, injury or death in the workplace.

Why are Toolbox Talks Important for Safety?

A toolbox talk is an informal way to educate your workers overall about safety. Toolbox talks are focused on a particular safety issue, and are meant to raise awareness for workers to keep safety top of mind. They also help stay compliant to OSHA and Occupational Health and Safety for keeping your workers informed - Toolbox Talks are the easiest way to ensure that your employees are taught to recognize and avoid unsafe conditions in their work environment.

Healthy Hydration Leads to Higher Performance

As summer temperatures creep up, there’s a good chance that your employees aren’t staying properly hydrated. According to Medical Daily, up to 75 percent of Americans are in a state of chronic dehydration—and even slight dehydration can impact workplace productivity, alertness and reaction times.

125 Toolbox Talks Topics For The Summer

Health and safety are extra essential in summer because of the environment's additional hazards. We've compiled a list of 125 health and safety topics you can talk about with your workers.

8 Construction Safety Meeting Topics to Choose from

To ensure that a site or project is as safe as possible, a strong safety culture must be established which includes ongoing education, reminders, and discussions around all aspects of safe work. In this article we discuss 8 safety meeting topics that would be appropriate for a construction site.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)Toolbox Talk

There are not many topics more pertinent to onsite safety than personal protective equipment, commonly known as PPE in the construction industry. In this article we break down the points to hit for an effective PPE toolbox talk.

10 reasons to use Safety Management Software

Scanning documents, using spreadsheets and email, or simple form submissions systems are not enough to manage safety programs and meet regulations efficiently. Here are the top 10 ways safety data tracked by safety management software can help manage health and safety risks in your organization.

Why its important to track COVID-19 vaccinations in the workplace

Keeping track of employees who have received a COVID-19 vaccination is crucial in providing a workspace that is safe for all employees. Knowing which of your employees are at greater risk of getting sick or spreading COVID-19 will help you plan your workspace and business accordingly.

How to decrease workplace incidents

The only way to decrease incidents in the workplace is to be proactive with prevention. Here is a list of safety suggestions to get you started on your path to zero incidents in the workplace.

How to implement Behaviour Based Safety

Behavior-based safety is more of a holistic approach to implementing safety rather than a compliance or regulation approach. The outcomes are far easier to achieve when you have an entire workforce all reaching for the same goals instead of the work of a single safety manager attempting to stay compliant. Read more to find out how.

8 safety metrics you need to track every month

Many organizations are increasingly digging into their data to uncover new insights and make better-informed decisions. Here are eight safety metrics your safety department should be reporting on each month.

Screening Visitors in your workplace for COVID-19

While employees are the priority, it's essential to think through how to screen your visitors for COVID-19 too. Find out in this article how you can include them in your screening plan.

60 Toolbox Talks Topics Ideal for Spring Time

As the snow melts and the seasons warm health and safety can often start to lax as workers are excited to enjoy the warmer weather. To help you keep safety at the forefront of your worker's minds we’ve compiled 60 health and safety topics you can talk about with your workers.

President’s Biden’s Executive Order on Workplace Health and Safety

Returning workers safely to their workplace is one of the key factors to restarting and reviving the economy. Read about President Biden's “Executive Order on Protecting Workers’ Health and Safety”, directing the federal government to immediately adopt stronger safety guidelines to reduce the risk of workers contracting COVID-19 while in the workplace.

What post-COVID-19 vigilance should look like

The COVID-19 pandemic changed workplace operations dramatically. Staying resilient and vigilant is more important than ever. Here's what post-COVID-19 vigilance should look like to keep your workplaces safe.

Paying Attention to Employee burnout

Although burnout is typically associated with medical professionals, first responders, and business executives, it can actually show up in any profession. Learn more about how it can affect safety professionals and what you can do to help your workers relieve stress.

Toolbox Talk: Wearing face masks to protect against disease

As defined by the CDC, masks are a simple barrier to help prevent respiratory droplets from traveling into the air and land on other people. Here are 8 common questions you can cover at your next toolbox talk about wearing face masks to help prevent the spread of viruses like COVID-19.

18 Toolbox Talks for Winter

With the end of fall just around the corner, winter is about to set in. The winter months bring their own set of challenges and safety hazards because of increased weather hazards such as the increased risk of slipping due to ice build-up, freezing temperatures and risk of snow build-up on worksites. We’ve compiled a list of 18 health and safety topics you can talk about with your workers to help them stay safe during the winter months.

60 Toolbox Talk Topics perfect for Autumn

With the summer month past and fall coming workers can become complacent and begin to let safety slip as the risks caused by extreme heat decrease. To help you keep safety in the minds of your workers we’ve compiled a list of 60 health and safety topics you can talk with your workers about.

Toolbox Talk: Social Distancing

Social distancing is an important step in reducing the spread of a contagious disease. You can help protect yourself and others by adjusting daily habits to decrease close contact with others. In this article, we take you through some of the essential points in working together at a job site.

Toolbox Talk: Watching out for Heat Stress

Working in extreme heat can cause occupational injuries and accidents. Heat stress can cause medical conditions like heat stroke, exhaustion and cramps, and accidents can result from dizziness, sweaty palms, and falls. In this article we highlight the measures to prevent heat stress and symptoms to look out for while working in hot conditions.

Increasing the Frequency of ToolBox Talks – why and how

Do you know how much money is lost every year due to unplanned work stoppages caused by occupational injury? Find out in this article why toolbox talks are so important to the workplace.

Safety Management System: Why Its Important for Construction Firms

Construction sites are often hazardous, and health and safety issues are often more immediate than in any other workplace; an effective Safety Management System (SMS) can truly save lives. In this article, we take a look at the risks involved in construction, and how a systematic approach to safety can help mitigate them.

Applying the 4 Pillars of a Safety Management System to Construction

The four pillars of an effective safety management system in the aviation industry allow senior management and those in charge of safety to plan and implement a safety program that’s effective, comprehensive, and life-saving. For that reason, these pillars of safety management systems can and should be applied to other industries—including the construction industry, which presents numerous dangers. Here’s how the four pillars, or SMS components, can be applied in construction.

Creating a Safe Work Environment: OSHA Safety Meeting Topics You Want to Cover

OSHA safety meeting topics are primarily aimed at keeping everyone onsite safe just like any other safety meetings. However, they also help employers to ensure compliance with OSHA standards, as non-compliance can bring warnings, citations, and increasingly hefty penalty fines according to the severity of the breach.

How to Give a Housekeeping Toolbox Talk

Good housekeeping on a construction site underpins all kinds of safety practices and goes a very long way towards reducing incidents. In this article find out how a toolbox talk on the topic should emphasize how crucial it is to keep things shipshape, the possible consequences of not doing so, and how housekeeping is managed and implemented.

Weather Toolbox Talk: Working in Extreme Heat or Cold

Whether it’s winter cold and snow or scorching heat of summer, extreme weather cannot be ignored by workers. In this article we will go through some Toolbox Talks on working in harsh weather, particularly for sites in climates where work is likely to be severely affected.

Electrical Safety Toolbox Talk Guide

Electricity is an enigmatic hazard on any construction site. It can cause huge amounts of damage, and yet is invisible. Here are a few of the things you should be thinking about when scheduling electrical safety toolbox talks.

Tips for a Fall Protection Toolbox Talk

Of all the dangers on a construction site, falling from a height is perhaps one of the most immediate and scary. In this article you can read through best practices and fall protection topics you can present at your next toolbox talk.

Initiatives That Help Maintain a Strong Culture of Safety

A culture of safety to which each and every employee or manager contributes is the path to excellent safety outcomes. In this article we take a closer look at initiatives such as substance abuse programs, site-safety committees, and more to help you maintain a strong culture of safety.

5 Highly Effective Methods that Innovative Companies Use Safety Management Software

As technology evolves, companies are also changing the way they manage workplace safety. Here are 5 ways companies make the most out of safety management software.

Safety Culture Leadership: Site Safety Committees

Site safety committees (or project safety committees) are a good way to achieve safety culture leadership that motivates and engages all employees. What, however, do they actually do? The article covers important roles of site safety committees, and how to ensure they are fulfilling them effectively.

How to Improve Safety Culture: Near-Miss Analyses

Reporting and analyzing “near misses” on a worksite is a crucial way to improve safety culture. How exactly can you improve safety culture through analyzing near-miss situations? Here are our top tips.

Dimensions of a Positive Safety Culture

In this article, we have loosely followed six dimensions of a positive safety culture as outlined by Jamie Hall, COO at Safe Work Manitoba. Essentially, they are necessary mindsets that contribute to a safe work site—it all starts with people and their attitudes, from management on down.

Setting the Safety Culture at Your Work Site

What is safety culture as pertains to a specific site? What should an orientation include? Here are a few ideas to get you started.

5 Tips For Engaging Toolbox Talks

Here are five tips that will help you build a strong culture of safety with engaging, interesting toolbox talks. Keep these in mind as you plan your regular safety briefings.

Creating Positive Safety Culture With Substance Abuse Programs

Although it’s a difficult subject to touch for both employers and employees, recognizing and treating issues of substance abuse is a huge aspect of keeping everyone safe on a worksite.

Introducing New Hires to Your Company Safety Culture

When it comes to establishing a company safety culture and ensuring that it sticks, you need to start everyone off on the right foot. Here are a few things to think about when putting together an on boarding program for new hires.

Public Safety Drones: Eyes in the Sky and Beyond

Drones were somewhat of a novelty and considered more as a play thing. However, as the technology advanced we saw the potential for everything from tactical police drones to construction use. Read about how the public safety sector is benefiting from these buzzing pieces of tech.

Construction Robotics Creating Safer Worksites

It wasn’t until a few years ago that robots really became a viable possibility for construction. Since then, we’ve seen amazing advances in the potential use of robotics in high-risk industries. Learn more about how robots could change the construction industry.

Wearable Safety Technology

Wearable devices are usually associated with fitness and mobile task management, but new technology is making it an integral part of safety on the job. Learn more about how wearable safety technology is changing the risk management landscape for the better.

Professional Electrical Safety Tips for Home and Business

Electricity is an incredibly powerful force—it’s a miracle of the modern age, and plays a part in all of our daily lives. But it has the power to be extremely dangerous if not treated with the proper level of respect.

Roof Safety: Completing a Project Without Accident

This article on safety management for roofing contractors explains the main hazards to roof workers and how to control them to reduce accidents and injuries during roofing projects.

The Role of Safety Management Systems in Aviation

For the aviation industry, a Safety Management System allows every operator and product/service provider to create a systematic way to categorize hazards and manage risks effectively. Read this article to learn more.

Safety Scenarios: Human Errors in Construction can Turn into Deadly Mistakes

In construction, misjudgments can easily turn into injuries and fatalities. All it takes is a few seconds and a lapse. How do you guard against those split-second distractions and errors that put life and business at risk?

Equipment Failure: A Safety Management System Example

Equipment failure is directly linked to the majority of construction accidents every year. Not everything is preventable, but implementing a safety management system is a great place to start in the quest for a safe workplace.

Ways to Reduce the Risk of Workplace Construction Accidents

When many of us think of safe construction sites, we envision yellow hard hats, reflective orange vests, glasses, and essential toolbox talks. But all of these things are useless when they aren’t used and implemented properly.

Easier Ways to Calculate Your Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR)

TRIR is a formula used to calculate the number of OSHA-enforceable safety violations per total hours worked. If you’re wondering how OSHA makes their decisions, here's a perfect chance to get familiar with TRIR calculations.

Keeping fire extinguishers in good working order

Fire Prevention Awareness Week falls in October every year, but fire safety is important all year round. Every business should designate one day each  month to focus on ensuring their fire extinguishers are ready for use, thus extinguishing the headaches around annual inspections.

7 Essential Elements of an Incident Report, and a Free Template to Get You Started

Incident reports are crucial to establishing safety for employees as well as establishing best practices in the workplace. Properly documenting incidents helps identify dangers in the work environment and avoid situations that could potentially endanger people.