Category Archives: reducing injuries

Four Steps for Managing Employees from Afar (from Construction Business Owner)

Follow these steps to avoid OSHA violations and ensure your workforce values safety and professionalism regardless of who is watching. Written by: Howard Mavity Published: June 1, 2014      A CEO friend of mine was trying to exit a … Continue reading

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How Do You Protect Employees Away From the Company?

Many employees work alone at a customer’s site or on the road with no immediate supervision or the presence of a safety professional to check for hazards. Many employees, such as journeymen electricians and NCCCO crane operators are trained to … Continue reading

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OHS Online: More About “Why Do Employees Choose To Get Hurt?”

OHS Blog: Why Do Employees Choose to Get Hurt? August 1, 2013 05:13 by Howard Mavity Despite having handled nearly 500 workplace fatalities, I once found myself hanging three stories from a gutter because I had wedged a piece of … Continue reading

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Distracted Working

I recently wrote an expanded article on “Why Employees Choose To Get Hurt” for Occupational Health and Safety Magazine, and while reviewing materials, came across a fascinating little gem in the The Auto Club Group’s “Going PLaces” Magazine.  In addition … Continue reading

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Employee Engagement or Involvement?

At some point we shifted the discussion from employee “involvement” to employee “engagement.”  One dictionary defines “involvement” as:  the act of taking part in an activity, event, or situation The same dictionary defines “engagement” as: the feeling of being involved … Continue reading

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Can You “App” Yourself To Safety Success?

Safety “apps” are a hot topic.  Even techno-challenged souls use apps to spot check noise, avoid heat stress, or conduct basic safety inspections.  Even OSHA announced in January, “Winners of an OSHA App Challenge.”  While recently teaching in the AGC’s … Continue reading

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Why Is Common Sense So Uncommon?

Don’t get me wrong. I make a handsome living in part because common sense is anything but common. However, I like to prevent labor and employment problems, and I’d do anything to reduce the number of workplace deaths.  So I … Continue reading

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