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June 2022 Newsletter

Safety Reports Will Attend the 2022 ASSP Safety Conference & Expo in Chicago

From June 27th through June 29th Safety Reports will be attending the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) conference & expo. ToolWatch, who recently acquired Safety Reports will also be in attendance and both companies’ solutions will be presented for the first time in a single environment. Safety Reports, ToolWatch, and many of the safety industries leading providers will be showcasing their products and how they can help your business take your safety program to the next level.

If you are interested in reading more about or registering for the ASSP Conference & Expo, click the link below for more information.

Steve Polich Sits Down with ToolWatch to Discuss Tips for Creating a Safety Focused Culture 

  Everyone who has worked in a company with an outstanding safety record knows that a safety focused culture treats safety as much more than a checklist item that needs to be done to keep managers off your back. A true culture of excellence around safety requires it to be a value that is ingrained into every action that an organization takes. To celebrate construction safety week, Safety Reports Co-founder Steve Polich sat down with ToolWatch to discuss 4 tips for creating a safety focused culture.  
Within the discussion Steve goes into detail on specific topics that can affect whether a company’s safety standards fall above or below industry standards. These topics include… 
  • Focusing on employee mental health and wellbeing
  • Making your safety program easy for employees
  • Utilizing modern safety solutions to appeal to younger workers
  • Making safety a priority, not a process  
If you are interested to read more follow the link to the blog post below.

4 Tips to Help Eliminate Pencil Whipping

Most employers require their employees to conduct safety inspections and document their findings. How confident can you be that the data they provide is accurate? Are you happy when report after report comes in with a 100 percent compliance score? Are you satisfied just getting a completed inspection on file? Does accuracy matter?

Within a safety program it’s very easy for the process to simply turn into workers checking off a box to keep management off their back. Within this blog post Safety Reports goes into detail on how to setup your safety program to ensure that your workers aren’t simply going through the motions to avoid getting into trouble. 
If you are interested to read more follow the link to the blog post below. 
OSHA Enforcement

OSHA Enforcement Activity

OSHA enforcement activity is on the rise and so are penalties for non-compliance. Following are just a few examples:

US Department of Labor cites Athens lumber manufacturer for ignoring required safety precautions after forklift fatally
strikes worker 
Illinois construction contractor continues to
ignore deadly fall hazards, faces $263K in fines after Park Ridge inspection finds roofers exposed to risks 

OSHA QuickTakes

Stay on top of the latest OSHA news, initiatives, and products to help identify and prevent workplace hazards.

An OSHA directive provides guidance for on when compliance officers should initiate an inspections of a crane operator’s training, certification, and evaluation under the Cranes and Derricks in Construction standard.
Learn More
 Events were held across the country during the National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls, May 2-6. Download your certificate of participation.
 US Department of Labor, stakeholders sign partnership to train, protect workers from construction hazards at Wisconsin Center Expansion project
OSHA to offer on-site, online training event from Aug. 2-4 to enhance safety, health of federal workers
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US Department of Labor reminds Southwest employers that workers need protection from the dangers of heat illness
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US Department of Labor renews ‘Star Level’ designation of Acushnet Company, Custom Operations for workplace safety, health achievements
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