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Understanding Social Compliance And Self-Audits

Businesses that have a sense of purpose – that is, they are motivated to provide value for all stakeholders and to improve the local and global society – tend to be more successful, generating more revenue. According to a survey, 58% of businesses that prioritize operating with purpose witnessed a 10% revenue increase in a three-year period. […]

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Hot Work Permit

What Is A Hot Work Permit And How It Works

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), from 2014 to 2018, United States local fire departments responded to an average of 4,580 annual structure fires from hot work activities. It was estimated that the annual cost of damage from hot work operations was approximately $484 million, and an average of 22 people died each year from […]

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Injury Incident Pyramid

Near Miss Reporting: What it is and Why it’s Important

According to the U.S Department of Labor, there were 4,764 workplace fatalities in 2020. Transportation incidents, falls, slips, trips, contact with objects and equipment, and exposure to harmful substances were the leading causes of death. Near misses contribute significantly to workplace fatalities regardless of their minimal effects at the moment. For every 600 near misses, 30 […]

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Food safety inspection

The HACCP Plan: How it Can Help Reduce Food Safety Risk

Food safety is a top priority for organizations. As noted by the CDC, more than 48 million Americans get sick each year due to foodborne illness, and over 120,000 are hospitalized. The agency also points out that challenges around food safety will continue to evolve thanks to changes in food production processes, supply chain options, […]

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Near Miss BI Dashboard

Incident Reporting: A key component of an effective safety management program

No workplace is perfectly safe. Despite best efforts, incidents happen — machines may experience sudden failures or staff may unintentionally expose themselves or others to risk. Consider recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), which found that private industry employers reported 2.7 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in 2020. While the […]

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Food safety inspections

Food Safety Handling: Taking a Bite Out of Operational Risk

It’s one thing for food to taste bad, it’s another for it to make you feel bad. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), however, 47.8 million Americans fall ill with foodborne illnesses each year — of those, over 125,000 are hospitalized, and more than 3,000 die. Put simply, food safety matters. The better […]

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Safety observation

Safety Observation: Five Steps to Reduce Workplace Risk

Unsafe processes and workspace pose a serious risk for workers and can lead to significant impacts on overall production performance. Consider recent data from the National Safety Council, which found that in 2020, more than 1.2 million workers suffered injuries or illnesses related to their job that required time off from work. The message is clear: […]

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Toolbox Talks

Toolbox Talks: A Great Tool to Improve Job Site Safety

What is a Toolbox Talk? Tool Box Talks are brief and informal safety meetings that take place on the job site and include all parties working collectively within the environment from general employees to management. Held prior to the start of job shifts, toolbox talk topics discuss identification, prevention, and first aid response to hazards […]

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Food safety in the supply chain

Essential Ingredients in Food Safety: Making the Most of GMP and HACCP

Informed by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), manufacturers are required to implement processes that actively reduce the risk of foodborne illness, both from known pathogens and unknown agents. These processes are critical track the type and nature of these illnesses and mitigate their impact — according to the CDC, 48 million Americans fall ill with food-related sickness […]

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Safety observation report

The Safety Observation Report: 5 Tips to Help Safety Managers

Workplace safety is critical to ensure both employee protection and productivity — staff missing work because they’ve suffered injuries on the job can negatively impact both staff morale and overall output. As noted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, however, workplace safety remains a challenge: In 2019 alone, more than 880,000 workers suffered nonfatal […]

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St John Packaging

St John’s Packaging Choose Certainty for Safety Inspections

Certainty Software for safety management Audits St. Johns Packaging is an international manufacturer of flexible plastic packaging based in Canada. They play a vital role in food and medical supply chain from manufacturing facilities across the world. With over 150 employees, SJ Packaging helps customers pack, protect, preserve, and sell their products. The films, bags, […]

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BBS for Improved Safety and a Great ROI

Where do you see BBS in 5 years?

In this blog series we ask industry experts “Where do you see BBS in 5 years?” We have spoken with industry professionals Joseph Braun, EHS Manager at Ferrara Candy Company; John Peoples, Global EHS Manager at Huntsman Corporation; and Chad Rasmussen, EHS Manager at Cardinal Health to get an insider look on how to manage […]

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