March 10, 2023

Training for new safety professionals, tips for an effective safety culture and more

The Texas Department of Insurance, Department of Workers’ Compensation (DWC)

DWC schedules free training for new safety professionals

DWC continues to offer free training for safety professionals through its New Safety Pro seminars. Upcoming sessions will provide information on inspections from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Registration is currently open for May and July online seminars.

The American Association of Railroads (AAR)

AAR announces steps toward safety improvement

Prompted by a train derailment and fire incident in Ohio last month, AAR has announced several actions planned to improve safety. Measures include an expansion of the use of physical detector devices and an increased focus on reporting and training.

Studies, resources, trends, news

Eight habits in a highly effective safety culture

An EHS Today article provides insight into Rod Courtney’s new book, The 8 Habits of a Highly Effective Safety Culture. Courtney discusses the evolution of workplace safety since the 1800s and explains eight key habits he believes create an optimized safety culture.

Trends in workplace violence

An Industrial Safety & Hygiene News article shares 11 trends in workplace violence that safety professionals should be aware of. Trends are based on a report released last year by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).

Resources for Workplace Eye Wellness Month

This month, the nonprofit organization, Prevent Blindness, is observing Workplace Eye Wellness Month. The organization states that 90% of work-related eye injuries could be prevented by proper eye protection and offers several resources for employers to help spread the message.

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