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Choose Life

A Safety Management Approach Bob Lapidus, CSP, CSMS Ever since I was a child, I believed that safety belts were life-saving devices to be worn when riding in a vehicle. I even asked my dad to install them in our 1958 Chevrolet, a car that […]

On Board with Technology: Drones

Special Report from United Contractors Magazine Construction companies large and small that are not already on the technology bandwagon need to climb aboard as the future brings more work, longer backlogs and a continued shortage of skilled labor. Read on to find out what Construction […]

Before We Begin

A Safety Management Approach Bob Lapidus, CSP, CSMS Oftentimes, accidents happen because we do not plan what we are going to do. We do not think about what hazards pose a threat to us on the particular job that needs to be done. There are […]

Understanding the Final GHS Deadline

From Safety+Health magazine: QUESTION: The next and final GHS deadline is June 1, 2016. What does that mean for me as an employer? Responding is Brad Montgomery, marketing and communications director, Accuform, Brooksville, FL. ANSWER: After many years, the final effective completion date for the […]

A Heart for Safety

A Safety Management Approach Bob Lapidus, CSP, CSMS Over the years, I’ve told my students in Safety Center safety management classes that managers either have a heart for safety or they do not. I have also admitted that if a manager does not have a […]

Four Ways to Adapt to an Aging Workforce

Article from Harvard Business Review by Michael North & Hal Hershfield Calls to maximize the utility of older workers – by honoring experience, providing training opportunities, and offering flexible work and retirement options – began to sound at least a decade ago. HBR [Harvard Business Review] […]

Eye Protection for Shop Safety

A Safety Management Approach Bob Lapidus, DSP, CSMS What makes for a safe workshop? Whether it be a metal shop, carpentry shop, vehicle maintenance facility, paint shop, or any of a myriad of other kinds of shops where skilled employees repair, maintain, and even build […]