A written company safety manual is a critical component of safety in the workplace and an effective safety compliance program. Providing quick access to the company’s safety resources, the safety manual clearly conveys all of the various elements of the organization’s safety plan as an easy to use guide and Read More
An essential element for the improvement of safety in the workplace is the ability to measure performance. We want to effectively manage the safety challenges that we face and develop best practices that enhance performance.
In order to reach those objectives, we must embrace performance measurement tools that help us to Read More
When evaluating safety in the workplace, safety hazards will vary based on the different retail settings that we may work in, the types of job responsibilities that we may be involved with, and the factors and conditions found in the specific workplace. Hazards can be something easily seen (for example: Read More
Compliance initiatives are necessary to ensure safety in the workplace by validating that our safety program is in accordance with established guidelines, specifications, and legislation; and that the components of the safety program are being executed as expected. Compliance within the safety program is a prevalent business concern, and crucial Read More
Considering the tremendous diversity of retail settings, programs that promote safety in the workplace can be just as diverse. There is no universal safety program that is right for all retail organizations.
Every program must be tailored to the size, management style, and type of operation when designing the specific details Read More
Safety committees are a key component of safety in the workplace, offering an effective platform to get employees involved while creating greater interest in health and safety. They establish an opportunity to have safety concerns addressed, empowering employees with responsibilities and authority for safety improvements. Promoting cooperation and the exchange Read More
Every retail organization wants to provide a safe and healthy environment for employees and customers. We strive to prevent accidents, injuries and illnesses by promoting safe work practices and working conditions, achieving zero accidents and injuries in all aspects of our operations, and fully complying with all rules, regulations, laws, Read More
The buy-in and support of all levels of management is vital to maintaining safety in the workplace and the success of our safety programs. First and foremost, company leadership must clearly demonstrate that the organization cares, and is committed to the safety and well-being of our associates and our customers. Read More
An effective safety culture is widely accepted as being the essential component in the development and implementation any program supporting safety in the workplace. The safety culture reflects the attitudes, perceptions, values and beliefs that all employees within the organization share in regards to safety, and serves as a guide Read More
Three years have passed since September 11th, and despite all the new security precautions that have been proposed, we are still dangerously unprepared to prevent or respond to another catastrophic attack on American soil. Faced with this threat, the United States should be operating on a wartime footing here at home. Read More