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Safety and Performance Excellence: How to Strategically Improve Safety Performance

Discussing “how” to improve is tactical. Discussing “what” to change is strategic. Sound strategy establishes a framework that helps everyone in the organization make decisions aligned to move the performance toward the goal or goals. It clarifies and prioritizes which activities will be most effective in accomplishing the desired changes. The following model is one […]

BOP/BOPR Price Increase

To All DVSC Customers, The Delaware Valley Safety Council is a member of the Association of Reciprocal Safety Councils (ARSC). ARSC is an organization comprised of twenty-four safety councils nationwide that is responsible for the Basic Orientation Plus® and the Basic Orientation Plus® Refresher safety training programs. These programs have saved lives, prevented injuries and […]

Getting Workers to Wear Eye Protection

It’s a good thing the question is limited to the most common reasons why workers don’t always wear protective eyewear when they should, because addressing even a small percentage of the reasons we’ve heard over the years would take far too long. And while non-compliance is, was and will continue to be a problem, it’s […]

Fall Safety in the Manufacturing Industry

Within the past decade, fall prevention violations are No. 1 on OSHA’s list of most-violated construction standards, and they often result in tragic outcomes for workers and cost businesses a substantial amount of money and damage to their reputations. It is fair to say that the indoor industrial work environment – including factories, warehouses and manufacturing […]

Law Enforcement Officer Wins NIOSH Safe-in-Sound Award

An innovative sheriff’s deputy has been named the winner of NIOSH’s Safe-in-Sound Excellence in Hearing Loss Prevention Award. Ryan Lee Scott, deputy sheriff with the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office in Florida, was honored for his work that examined noise exposure among law enforcement officers and sought solutions to protect their hearing. Scott’s efforts include developing an […]

Engagement Is Key to Improving Safety, Ergonomics and Wellness for Aging Workers

How effectively is your organization engaging its aging workers? The measures you take to understand and address the emerging needs of workers as they go through the aging process will go a long way to helping your firm meet its productivity objectives and achieve or maintain operational excellence. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, […]

Associated Builders and Contractors Releases Annual Report, Honors National Safety Award Winners

The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) recently released its annual report which measures the construction industry’s overall safety performance. The Safety Performance Report utilizes data from the organization’s member companies to determine what constitutes world-class safety as well as providing tips to improve company programs. The methodology of ABC’s Safety Performance Report is summarized as […]

The National Movement in Ladder Safety

Why do ladder accidents happen? If a ladder is in good condition and is used properly, it will almost never be the cause of an accident. Then why are there so many accidents involving ladders? Statistics show that 500 workers will go to the emergency room each day because of a ladder-related injury. Ladders are […]

The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries Touts New Safety Apps

The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) is offering two new, free apps that were developed with grant money awarded by L&I’s Safety and Health Investment Projects (SHIP) Program, which funds innovative projects that prevent workplace injuries, illnesses, and fatalities and help injured workers return to work. “We hope all employers will give […]