Safety committees

A safe workplace is good for employees and the general public as well. Creating a safe workplace environment requires buy-in from the top level of management and participation all the way down to front-line workers, but achieving universal participation can be a challenge. As noted by WorkSafeMT, research shows that employees are more likely to support and use programs in which they have had input and the safety committee is…

2015 OSHA reporting and recordkeeping changes

The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (also referred to as the OSH Act) was signed into law to help reduce workplace injuries and illnesses. The OSH Act established that employers have the responsibility to provide a safe workplace, and also created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA, a division of the United States Department of Labor, has the power to set and enforce workplace protective safety…

Hand the keys to a safe driver

Businesses are expected to put safe drivers behind the wheel. Most business owners are aware of this expectation and strive to meet it. This article provides tips and best practices for fleet safety, which always starts with the driver. Have a formalized hiring process Best practices for fleet safety start with doing the homework up front. Institute a formal, written hiring process in order to screen out unsafe drivers before…

What to do if you’re in a car accident

Car accidents can happen in the blink of an eye – even to careful drivers. Knowing what to do in the event of a car accident can help make the best of a bad situation. (1) Take a deep breath (2) Move your car to a safe area, if possible  Activate hazard lights and/or flares  Turn your car off  Put your car in park and/or make sure…

Refocus on the task at hand while driving

One of the most dangerous – and potentially deadly – things you will do during your lifetime is to drive. The decisions you make as a driver can impact your life forever, as well as the lives of your family, friends, coworkers and other people you don’t even know. You can’t really multi-task Our lives are more complicated than ever before. Every day, we are constantly being asked to do…