Establish a culture of safety by charging your team to conduct daily inspections of their workplace or job site to proactively identify potential hazards. If your job site changes rapidly, consider making inspections more frequent to increase the likelihood of preventing injuries.
Workplace Safety Success Story
The T500J Tow-Pro Hits the Slopes
Operations manager Marlin Van Zandt keeps the slopes of the Snow Valley Ski Club in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada open for nearly 12 hours a day, which means lighting the grounds well into the night for skiers as well as his staff. Reaching the bulbs, some installed as high as 45 ft off of the ground, with a small utility machine or a self-propelled lift was not practical with 150 vertical ft of slopes between him and the lights. However, the trailer mounted T500J was easy to operate and move around the grounds. Now, Van Zandt and his team use the T500J for multiple applications, increasing safety and efficiency throughout the resort. Click here to read the whole story.
A research study found a strong correlation between random inspections and a 9 percent decline in workplace injuries as well as a 26 percent drop in the cost of reported injuries when compared to facilities that were not randomly inspected.
A study published by Marsh Risk Management Research found that a shortage of experienced construction workers could lead to an increase in workplace injuries as inexperienced workers assume leadership roles, sounding the alarm for increased safety vigilance.
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Fact Sheet: Effective Workplace Safety and Health Management Systems
OSHA encourages businesses to adopt Safety and Health Management Systems (SHMS) to reduce the extent and severity of work-related injuries and provides a range of resources to facilitate the adoption of a SHMS. Get the OSHA SHMS Fact Sheet.