5 Keys to Building High Performing Safety Teams

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Selecting an OSHA Response Team

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.26.5″ custom_padding=”28px|||||”][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.26.5″ custom_padding=”0px||9px|||”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.26.5″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.26.5″ custom_padding=”||0px|||”] Perhaps the most important step in preparing for an OSHA inspection is selecting the response team. Creating a team of both internal and external partners who can respond when an OSHA inspector arrives at the facility will help your entire organization prepare for success.   […]

Leading Safety Through a Pandemic


It’s no secret we’re navigating a challenging time this year – both personally and in our organizations. The outbreak of a global pandemic has forced us to walk into unprecedented circumstances. As an employer, you are likely overwhelmed by the uncertainty and constant pressure to make decisions. From new procedures to paid leave, there is […]

The Coronavirus and Your Workplace | Precautions to Take


Amidst news of the coronavirus (COVID-19), employers across the globe are taking precautions to protect their workforce from the potential impacts of this disease. Since the media seems to have varying opinions about the virus, our team at Optimum wants to encourage you and your organization to view information from reputable sources such as the […]

OSHA Releases NEP on Respirable Crystalline Silica

On February 4, 2020 the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released an updated National Emphasis Program (NEP) focused on silica exposure. Since the updated respirable crystalline silica standard became effective in June of 2016, OSHA has continued to focus on this issue across various industries. The updated NEP will further allocate resources to addressing […]

OSHA’s NEP on Amputations in Manufacturing – And How it Will Affect Your Facility

In December of 2019, OSHA issued an updated National Emphasis Program (NEP) focused on amputation hazards in manufacturing industries. The intent of this NEP is to reduce or eliminate amputations across the manufacturing sector through increased enforcement of OSHA standards. This increases the likelihood of an OSHA Inspector arriving at your facility – which means […]

The Real Cost of a Workplace Injury

We all know injuries can be expensive, but how many people know exactly how much an injury costs? Finding the real cost of a workplace injury not only shows the financial implications but forces us to think about the auxiliary effects of an incident. When a worker gets injured, what are the effects on production, […]

What You Need to Know About Cal/OSHA’s New Incident Reporting Requirements

In 2019 The Division of Occupational Safety and Health in California – better known as Cal/OSHA – updated the incident reporting requirements for severe injury. These changes have caused many California employers to update their procedures for navigating a workplace injury. However, there are still many employers who are unaware of the changes and the […]

Announcing the Optimum Center for Safety Leadership™

Optimum Safety Management™ announces the introduction of the new Optimum Center for Safety Leadership™ (OCSL). The OCSL will include a series of workshops designed to engage leaders across manufacturing and construction sectors and equip them to “own” safety in their workplace.

Tinted Face Shield Requirements

Tinted Face Shield Requirements The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that thousands of workers are blinded each year due to eye injuries. These same statistics showed that on average three out of five of these injured employees were not wearing the proper eye and face protection at the time of their injury. The majority of […]

OSHA Crane Operators in Construction New Rule

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Emergency Action Plan & Safety Management Training

Focus of the Month: Emergency Action Plan & Safety Management Training Savvy businesses have budget plans and staffing projections because they can be forecast with a reasonable amount of certainty. But how does a business plan for the unexpected? Natural disasters, severe weather, and other emergencies cannot always be predicted by reviewing data or studying […]