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Behavior-Based Safety (BBS)

Environment, health, and safety (EHS) managers are always looking for ways that they can mitigate risk, take preventive action against potential hazards and incidents, and improve their company’s overall safety culture. Behavior-based safety (BBS) is an effective tool that can be put to use in achieving all of these goals. Basically, BBS is a method of avoiding human error and improving workplace safety by observing and analyzing employees’ behavior while they work. Let’s take a look at some of the key concepts of BBS, along with actions EHS managers and professionals can take to put the concepts to beneficial use at their organizations. Before we get started, however, we must first emphasize one thing in order to dispel a common misconception about BBS: Behavior-based safety is NOT about blaming the employee for safety mishaps. It is about positively reinforcing safe behaviors while providing corrective feedback when risky behaviors are observed. ...Read More



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In Summary- Daily Workplace Safety Tips

Safety in the workplace cannot exist on the best practice policies or the procedures and the guidelines alone. Creating the safe environment is based on how the well everyone in your organization communicates and the adheres to the safety policies or the procedures. The real foundation of any valid initiative is one that supports employees to quickly the identify possibilities for the improvement as well as the unsafe or risky behavior behaviors. Instead of the thinking of safety as the passive measure, you can break the organizational it down into the daily steps. These are the actionable things that everyone in the organization can do every day to ensure the higher level of the assurance as well as the productivity. The following given information or message explains the eight daily workplace health and safety tips that you can immediately implement the shared responsibility in the whole organization. ...Read More



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In Summary- Working in confined spaces

A confined space is one which is both enclosed, or largely enclosed, and which also has a reasonably foreseeable risk to workers of fire, explosion, loss of consciousness, asphyxiation or drowning. It may be small and restrictive for the worker or it could be far larger such as a grain storage silo with hundreds of cubic metre capacity. ...Read More



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Long working hours led to 745000 deaths

Long working hours led to 745 000 deaths from stroke and ischemic heart disease in 2016, a 29 per cent increase since 2000, according to the latest estimates by the World Health Organization and the International Labour Organization published in Environment International today. In a first global analysis of the loss of life and health associated with working long hours, WHO and ILO estimate that, in 2016, 398 000 people died from stroke and 347 000 from heart disease as a result of having worked at least 55 hours a week. Between 2000 and 2016, the number of deaths from heart disease due to working long hours increased by 42%, and from stroke by 19%. ...Read More



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