Safety Articles

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Predicting Workplace Violence: The Problem With Profiles

We’re not immune to the potential for workplace violence, but profiling and psychological tests are not the answer when it comes to predicting and handling these susceptible employees.

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11 Safety Tips When Handling Hand and Power Tools

For beginners, power tools may be overwhelming — and potentially dangerous. These 11 tips may offer a primer or reminder for pros using handheld tools

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Spotlight On: Respiratory Protection

Respiratory protection has been highlighted in the coatings and construction industries for years, and it has never been more prevalent in the mainstream than now. Get a few tips on how your crews can focus on respiratory protection.

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Preparing for an Active Shooter

In the case of an active shooter at your business, are you prepared to defend yourself? Be sure you have a plan to run, hide, or fight.

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How to Protect Employees From Aggressive Behavior at Work

At a recent workshop with about 250 attendees representing approximately 190 organizations, I performed an informal survey. I asked for a show of hands from those whose workplace had a written anti-bullying policy. Less than half of those in attendance raised their hands. I did the same for a workplace anti-violence policy. The response was better than half but still less than two-thirds.

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Abusive Supervision and Workplace Violence

When workplace violence takes place, it’s often at the confluence of multiple factors that have created a perfect storm. One of the most important common denominators in violent workplace incidents is an abusive supervisory style.

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How to Make Your Training Stick

Six months after you trained your home office staff, you discover that right after training, they started applying some of the customer-service strategies you taught them, but have now abandoned them and it’s back to “business as usual.”

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Greatest Hits: Why Respirators Matter and How to Pick Them

The application of coatings inherently includes personal safety risks. Contractors often encounter jobsites with dusty and/or vaporous conditions, and without proper protection, excessive exposure can result in a number of problems.

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Improving Your Toolbox Talks: 5 Tips

Toolbox talks can be an important part of your safety arsenal. Here are five tips to help make your next one even better!

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Hearing Safety

Exposure to environmental noise is one of the leading causes of hearing loss throughout the world. Every day we are flooded with transport, industrial, and recreational noises.