Take 5 for Safety: Five Minute Daily Safety Meetings

Take 5 for Safety: Five Minute Daily Safety Meetings There are a few ways to Take 5 for safety: You could take five minutes to do a safety drill or take five minutes to surprise an employee with a safety pop quiz. You may also wish to take five minutes out of every monthly meeting …

Schoolies face Gold Coast balcony ban

Schoolies face Gold Coast balcony ban We wrote about this issue 3 years ago and it is still ongoing despite a tragic balcony death last year! Some apartment owners are doing the right thing. See recent article in the Courier Mail Having nearly been hit by a watermelon thrown of a balcony a few years …

Workplace Safety Tips For Winter

On-the-Job Winter Safety   If you or your employees work in a field and location where winter weather presents some safety concerns, you may wish to take some precautions.  Winter presents safety hazards in possible frostbite, wind-chapped skin, and hypothermia, and winter weather can often be severe enough to cause amputation or death.  The following …

Encouraging Employee Involvement in Safety

Safety:  Encouraging Employee Involvement   Employees are your first line of defense against safety concerns.  They are on the front lines and the assembly lines, and they witness more safety offenses and violations than even their managers can catch.  They also often have the best ideas for improving safety.  So, how do you help employees …

Christmas Light Safety

Christmas Light Safety Remember “Christmas Vacation” with Chevy Chase?  I love that movie because all the safety references are hilarious, but my favorite part of the movie is when Clark Griswald finally has all of the Christmas lights on his house, after many safety mishaps, and he plugs in the single extension cord, only to …