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How to Write a Successful Workplace Safety Quiz

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You've gone through your carefully prepped slides, engaged your employees, emphasized only the most important stats and otherwise given an Oscar-worthy safety presentation. But the real test comes next. That's when you find out whether anything you said stuck with your employees or whether all they heard was Charlie Brown's teacher: wah wah wah wah. The workplace safety quiz is an excellent way to measure your safety presentation's success. To make sure your questions are giving you helpful information, consider these tips from teachers and quiz writers.

How to Improve Safety Culture in the Workplace

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You've just accepted a job as an OHS professional in a new industry. With a goal to improve accident prevention and safety measures, you arrive on the first day excited by the challenge. Within a week, however, you start to see the signs: shortcuts, poor safety equipment, a production-at-all-costs attitude. If you've come from a company where employee safety was a top priority, it might feel like you've landed in a foreign country where no one speaks "Safety". Luckily, researchers have studied and written extensively about safety culture. Here's some of their advice to help you improve safety culture in the workplace.

10 Personal Strategies for Safety at Work

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What would you do if you couldn't work because of an injury? Even with worker's compensation, both your finances and your pride can take a hit when you're unable to provide for your family. Chances are, your company has workplace health and safety rules, as well as safety equipment to protect you from workplace hazards. Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) professionals specialize in accident prevention and safety measures, but employee safety is really everyone's responsibility. Beyond obvious measures like avoiding common workplace hazards, what can you do to protect your body and your income? These safety-in-the-workplace tips give you personal strategies to stay safe and healthy.

How to Get Floor Supervisors to Enforce Workplace Safety Rules

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In an ideal world, OHS professionals would set workplace safety policy and everyone, from the CEO down to the floor, would embrace workplace safety rules with open arms. If you're a safety manager, we can bet that your scenario looks a little different. Staff often take some convincing to change their ways, even in the name of employee safety.

Through Fresh Eyes: Accident Prevention and Safety Measures at Work

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When people think about accident prevention and safety measures, they often focus on dramatic accidents. This makes sense; accidents are scary and life-altering.

Visual Artist Creates Street Art Stencils With Slice Precision Cutter

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Little Rebels, © Kelly Manning 2016 (aerosol and stencils)

Workplace Health and Safety in a Department of One

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Answer me quickly: workplace safety is whose responsibility? The correct answer is "everyone's", right? While that may be true, not everyone has "workplace health and safety" listed in their job description. Often, only a handful of people is officially in charge of employee safety. And sometimes, it's only one person. You.

Change Everything: The Power of a Strong Workplace Safety Culture

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In 1987, as aluminum giant Alcoa's new CEO, Paul O'Neill knew he needed to change company culture from the ground up. The place was rife with labor disputes and losing money. In his 2012 book, The Power of Habit, New York Times journalist Charles Duhigg explains how O'Neill addressed these issues and steered the company to success by honing in on one seemingly isolated aspect of Alcoa's operations: safety culture.

Our Best Workplace Safety Articles (So Far)

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Slice has been bringing joy to safety geeks since 2008. One of the ways we do that is with helpful workplace safety articles in our blog. We're always researching new ideas for blog posts that will help safety professionals reach employee safety goals. To that end, we recently sent out a survey to learn more about your workplace safety challenges. Here's a roundup of interesting things we learned:

Heads Up! OSHA Fines to Increase in 2016

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For over 40 years, America's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has regulated health and safety standards in the workplace. OSHA educates and advocates for workplace safety, and as a regulating body it also hands out fines for safety standard violations. Intended as prohibitive measures, citation fines punish companies with unsafe work environments or that show a disregard of safety regulations. OSHA recently announced that the fine levels--which haven't been changed since 1990--are due for an update.

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