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Contractors must now evaluate and document crane operator readiness

There’s a certain vagueness in a new Occupational Safety and Health Administration rule that outlines requirements for crane operators, but one thing is clear:...

Toolbox Talks: 15 tips for Thanksgiving turkey frying safety

  According to the National Fire Protection Association: deep fryer fires cause an average of 5 deaths, 60 injuries, and more than $15 million in...
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Toolbox Talks: Are you condoning risky behaviors?

Recently, I was in a workshop at a safety conference where the presenter was talking about how organizations can contribute to errors and accidents....

Toolbox Talks: Tips for giving positive reinforcement

It should go without saying that positive reinforcement is the best way to improve worker performance. Study after study has scientifically validated what we...

Toolbox Talks: 3 keys to performance improvement

While recently attending a Human Performance Improvement conference, I had the opportunity to talk with a first-time attendee named Joe. I had been to...

Toolbox Talks: 5 tips to better communicate with millennials

Spoiler Alert: It’s the same as communicating with everyone else. Since the dawn of time, I imagine the older generation has looked at the younger...
Culture

Billy Arcement: Create the right culture for safety

What do your employees react to or say about your safety initiatives? Do they love it, or moan when they think about it? Not...

Toolbox Talks: Target zero is everyone’s target

In our last article, we looked at why we are inconsistent when it comes to backing our cars into parking spots. We offered two...

Toolbox Talks: Wait a minute; back that car up.

When you’re in a parking lot or parking garage, do you notice that some vehicles are backed into the parking spaces? As you picture...

Toolbox Talks: How a fractured thumb can result in uneven hip bones

A 17-year-old female Australian cricket player went to the hospital with a thumb injury. X-rays revealed a fracture down the middle of the knuckle on...

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