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Does Your Emergency Action Plan Fit Your Business?

By Susen Trail in Safety Culture

09/08/2020

While hurricanes have been decreasing in frequency and severity before and since hurricane Katrina the book Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink provides an excellent example of how plans and programs made simply to match accreditation standards, or OSHA standards can turn an emergency into a...

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Why Lagging Indicators Don't Work

By Susen Trail in Safety Culture

08/26/2020

The following wide-spread and long-standing safety weaknesses can all exist within a culture based on ever lower incidence rate numbers and zero goals rather than a wholistic approach to safety management:

  • Worker-focused behavioral safety programs
  • Deferred maintenance on...

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Simple Safety Coach Product Development Process

By Mike Harper in Simple Safety Coach News & Information

08/06/2020

In Part I of this blog series, we discussed why we created Simple Safety Coach.  Part II provided an overview of what we have put into the software, and why.  Now in Part III,...

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What We Built Into Simple Safety Coach, and Why

By Susen Trail in Simple Safety Coach News & Information

07/21/2020

"Water, water everywhere nor any drop to drink." This is a line from English poet Samuel Taylor Coolidge’s Rime of the Ancient Mariner. It refers to sailors dying of thirst surrounded by the salt water of the ocean.

As we discussed in part one, our team at Simple Safety Coach not...

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Why Did We Create Simple Safety Coach?

By Susen Trail in Simple Safety Coach News & Information

07/05/2020

At Simple Safety Coach, we did not transition an old, existing, software product from a previous purpose.  We didn’t look at other safety management software companies, much, to copy what they considered was currently hot in the market.  We based our software product development...

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Benefits of Electronic Pre-Shift Surveys

By Susen Trail in Safety Culture

06/25/2020

Pre-Shift Surveys that can be completed on a computer or mobile phone, before the employees even leave the home, have many advantages over taking an employee’s temperature once they arrive.

  1. Using a temperature of 100.4’F to exclude employees from the workplace will...

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OSHA Covid-19 Update

By Susen Trail in Good Safety Practices

06/05/2020

Prior to understanding that bacteria and viruses from contaminated material and hands transmitted disease doctors seldom washed their hands.  As a result each patient treated was exposed to every disease the doctor had seen earlier in the day.  OSHA and Safety and Health...

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Safety and Health Professionals are Essential

By Susen Trail in Safety Culture

05/25/2020

Did you know that Safety and Health professionals are considered essential? 

While the Bureau of Labor Statistics recent statistics show an increase in the number of preventable fatalities the number of qualified safety and health professionals is still flatlined and aging. ...

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Skin Is Handy, So Protect It

By Susen Trail in Good Safety Practices

05/07/2020

Depending on who you ask, or which website you read, (I agree with the CDC) skin is the largest organ on the body.  Skin comprises 10% of body mass, usually weighing in at about 8 pounds, and has an area the size of the average house doorway.  Skin is the body’s first line of...

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How Does Noise Work

By Susen Trail in Good Safety Practices

04/27/2020

How does noise work?  You don’t have to take a physics class to know the phrase ‘sound waves’.  This is a correct term to use when talking about noise.

You know when that car drives up beside you with the radio blaring and you can feel your car vibrate? ...

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