Optimum Names Scott Rasor Executive Vice President of Insurance and Risk Management

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LISLE, Ill. – Leading safety management and safety culture solution provider Optimum Safety Management® is thrilled to announce the addition of insurance industry veteran Scott Rasor to the team as Executive Vice President, Insurance and Risk Management. Rasor’s hiring serves as another significant investment by Optimum to their customers’ safety and profitability, further committing to […]

What Your Leadership Style Says About You

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Leadership is not a monolith. All leaders work toward achieving a desired result by precisely balancing their emotional investment in their people and their logical investment in their end goals. But the balance between these factors can vary between any two leaders. Because there are many different paths effective leaders explore to acquire their desired […]

Are Your Supervisors Seeing Hazards? Studies Suggest They’re Not

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Supervisors are key employees for organizations. They have the greatest insight on the ground-level, day-to-day operations. They are influential team members and have a greater responsibility for safe working practices on-site. They harness their insights and responsibilities to brief the other employees on safety hazards and ensure risks are mitigated. But supervisors are not infallible. […]

Safety Update: White House Issues New Rules on Vaccines

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[September 10, 2021] – President Biden imposed new vaccine rules on Thursday affecting federal workers, large employers, and health care staff. These new requirements could apply to as many as 100 million Americans. As your safety partner, we to ensure you are aware of these recent changes. Key elements of the new plans include: OSHA […]

Bring Safety Home: How to Develop a Home Emergency Plan

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Emergencies are unpredictable. They put lives and resources in danger at a moment’s notice. Which is why so much time and effort is used to develop emergency plans in the workplace. Proper planning is the buffer that mitigates the impact of emergencies, saves lives and resources, and keeps organizations prepared. Employees are familiar with the […]

5 Tips to Improve Forklift Safety

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Workers take notice when large pieces of heavy machinery are brought onto a worksite to complete part of a project. These machines require special attention, loading and unloading requirements, use by specific operators, careful operation procedures, and plenty of space. They make their presence known as soon as they show up and workers snap to […]

Talking in Circles: Is Your Company Sending Mixed Safety Messages?

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Signs, pamphlets, talks, and meetings all tell a story about safety. But it’s up to an organization to determine whether that story is fact or fiction. Employers run into issues when there is a clear disconnect between the company’s safety message and their safety reality. And employees are the first to take notice when an […]

Help Supervisors Find Their Voice and Boost On-Site Safety Communication

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Clear communication keeps worksites safe and injuries low. Morning safety briefings and regular one-on-ones alert workers to pressing safety concerns and focus the team to watch out for each other and pay attention to the tasks at hand. But not all supervisors are naturally gifted communicators. It’s difficult to follow along while listening to a […]

How On-Site Safety Coaching Elevates Your Safety Training

Dedicated safety training is necessary for every organization. These safety sessions are set up as immersive experiences by design because the knowledge employees gain is fundamental to keep themselves and others safe on the job. Workers that attend safety training courses are able to dig into the material without distractions to fully engage with the […]

Top Ways to Combat Safety Fatigue

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Humans can only operate at peak efficiency for so long. We eventually work through so many tasks and decisions during the day that we reach a point of mental exhaustion. It’s during these points of mental overload that critical decision-making becomes more lax and we take on a higher tolerance for risk. This diminished acuity […]

Turn OSHA Top 10 Lists into Site-Specific Action Plans

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) publishes an updated list of the top 10 most cited standards from data collected during the previous year. The list is created both from data collected directly by OSHA and from other sources of labor statistics to provide transparency and insight into the most common safety issues plaguing […]

How Good Are Your Team’s Safety Briefings and How Can They Be Better?

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Keeping worker safety at the front and center is key to keep projects on track and on budget. And it’s more likely for safety to remain a priority when the whole team is aligned on expectations and duties at the start of every workday. Because quality communication is a fundamental pillar for continued safety success. […]