Organizational Safety Culture

Is Workplace Safety Culture the Same as Organizational Culture? We’ve recently been asked the question: “Is safety culture the same as organizational culture?” In a moment where “culture” is a topic of conversation in any workplace context, it’s important to clarify these two concepts. Let’s start with some definitions… Organizational Culture: According to an article from Harvard Business […]

Lockout Tagout Procedures in 7 Simple Steps

Employers need to understand how important lockout and tagout procedures are to ensure safety on the job and that these procedures are only effective when employees follow through on all the steps in the full lockout/tagout process. Author: Reviewed by Amerisafe Safety Consultants What is a Lockout/Tagout? A lockout tagout procedure is used to ensure […]

The Importance of Safety Staffing: Why Every Industry Needs a Safety Advisor

In today’s fast-paced and dynamic business environment, ensuring the safety and well-being of employees is of paramount importance. Whether it’s a construction site, a manufacturing facility, or an office building, having a dedicated safety advisor on site is crucial. In this blog post, we will explore the concept of safety staffing and delve into the […]

11 Manufacturing Safety Topics & Tips to Discuss at Your Next Safety Meeting

Workplace safety is vital, particularly in high-risk fields like manufacturing. Ensuring the well-being of employees requires constant vigilance. One way to encourage a safe work environment is to review best practices and rules with your company. These safety guidelines and concepts can be applied to most manufacturing operations and will help keep employees safe and […]

10 Competencies of Effective Safety Leadership

Effective safety leadership is critical for any organization looking to ensure the well-being of their employees. But being a great safety leader means more than just enforcing the rules – it also means caring about the team and demonstrating safety values through your actions as a leader.  Let’s take a look at how effective safety […]

8 Key Components of a Successful Safety Management Program

A safe work environment is the cornerstone of any successful business. Too often, companies prioritize productivity or profits over safety – to the detriment of their workers. Thankfully, the idea that businesses must choose between good work environments and revenue is a myth. A well-designed health and safety program can improve productivity and ensure employee […]

5 Different Types of OSHA Inspections

What is an OSHA Inspection? The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a federal agency responsible for protecting the health and safety of workers in the United States. The organization conducts inspections to ensure employers provide safe working conditions for their employees. OSHA inspections are on-site visits that review workplace conditions and practices, identify […]

What is an Experience Modification Rate (EMR) and Why Does It Matter?

The experience modification rate (EMR) is a key factor in determining the cost of workers’ compensation insurance premiums for businesses. A higher EMR indicates that the company has had more claims, or more expensive claims, than the industry average. This makes it risky for insurers to cover them.  By understanding what factors go into their […]

The Critical Importance of Worker Feedback in Safety

A number of companies lean on their staff to create and enforce safety policies based solely on injury data and OSHA standards. These same companies wonder why they experience high employee turn-over rates and lower reported employee engagement. This is because they are overlooking a key contribution to build a successful safety culture: communication. Employee […]

The 3 Most Overlooked Safety Requirements

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There are many incentives for employers to stay on top of safety requirements and safe working habits. Avoiding costly fines, safeguarding workers’ lives and limbs, and ensuring work continues efficiently without broken equipment are all legitimate reasons for companies to make sure every safety requirement possible is being followed. But even the best of intentions […]

Recordkeeping: Is THAT Recordable?

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Safety data and metrics are invaluable performance indicators for employers. Recording and mapping the variety of incidents, events, and initiatives creates powerful insights for companies to leverage. But not all data is equal and not all records should be recorded and reported the same way. There are specific sets of records that are more important […]