Goals, Resolutions and Challenges

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A GoalWith the New Year barely underway, many people are still contemplating resolutions and goals for 2016. All too often we set unrealistic goals, which only leads to frustration. In contrast, we shouldn’t set mediocre goals, leaving us unchallenged. Therefore, it is important to set “stretch” goals that create an attainable challenge, both personally and professionally. Continue reading “Goals, Resolutions and Challenges”

How to Evaluate Hazards in Your Workplace

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personal-protective-equipmentHazards exist in every workplace in many different forms. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), “The employer shall assess the workplace to determine if hazards are present, or are likely to be present, which necessitate the use of personal protective equipment (PPE).” Continue reading “How to Evaluate Hazards in Your Workplace”

What to Do After a Workplace Accident

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accident-investigationAccidents happen, but there are important measures to take afterward that can help minimize the probability of the same type of incident happening again. Conducting a thorough accident investigation is essential in preventing a similar accident or injury in the future.

Identifying the contributing factors of an accident can greatly reduce the possibility of another loss. By finding the root cause of an accident, you can identify the steps needed to eliminate the hazard(s) contributing to the loss. Continue reading “What to Do After a Workplace Accident”

Record Keeping: Measuring Successes and Failures

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recordkeeping-measuring-success-and-failureWe hear about record keeping all the time. It’s everywhere: on the sports page, with lists of wins and losses, who is batting .300, and who is in first place. It’s in the workplace as a measure of success: “Sales are up 28% over last year, and we have increased our staff by 10%.” Continue reading “Record Keeping: Measuring Successes and Failures”