Tag Archives: preventing workplace injury

11May 2016
George Tharalson

What do you get when you cross a pedestrian and a mobile device? A pedtextrian.

And an accident waiting to happen… Mobile phones and other electronic devices have become so commonplace, it’s hard to imagine how we ever got along without them. They are essential to our work and personal lives by helping us ‘get … Read more »

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28Apr 2016
George Tharalson

Your Mother Doesn’t Work Here: Workplace Housekeeping

An Organized Workplace is a Safe Workplace. Cleaning up after yourself is likely the best workplace safety advice your mother gave you. Of course, your mother wasn’t thinking about cluttered construction sites or utility closets so packed with cast-off furniture … Read more »

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10Feb 2013
George Tharalson

Taking Charge or Putting Someone in Charge: The First Step in Creating Your IIPP

Developing and implementing an effective Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) can seem like an overwhelming task — particularly for a small business owner, but it doesn’t have to be. In my last post, I wrote the following summary describing what an IIPP is, and now I’ll address the next step to creating your IIPP. Read more »

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09Feb 2013
George Tharalson

Creating an Illness and Injury Prevention Program on a Dime

I think it’s fair to say that employers and employees value workplace safety and are willing to do what they reasonably can to avoid workplace accidents and work-related illnesses. Yet most of the supervisors and managers I know who have had an accident occur on their watch have found in hindsight that they could have done more to prevent it.
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