Tag Archives: safety culture

2017 CSD Pool Safety District of the Year

This year, we recognize Clifton Sanitation District for their efforts. They have fostered a safety culture where everyone’s voices are heard, and continue to demonstrate how safety comes first in all aspects of their organization

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An Open Letter to District Supervisors and Managers

As a supervisor in your district, you are looked upon as a leader and as such, you have a responsibility to guide your team, adapt to changes that come up, and plan for success. But part of that mission means ensuring that your district is both a safe workplace and a safe place for guests and visitors.

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Are You a Competent Person in OSHA’s Eyes?

Anyone who has some degree of responsibility for worker safety is probably familiar with OSHA’s requirement that safety oversight be handled by a “competent person.” But what exactly does that mean? What makes an individual “competent” in OSHA’s eyes?

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Member Spotlight: Evergreen Metropolitan District

In September 2016, the CSD Pool’s Safety Consultant Adam Johnsen had the privilege of visiting the good folks at Evergreen Metropolitan District. We were so impressed with this district’s dedication to safety that we had to feature them in this issue’s Member Spotlight.

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Charting a Safer Future

No successful journey begins with someone blindly setting out without a plan, a goal, or proper gear. Even organizations, like special districts for example, need to have those things established before embarking on any kind of a quest.

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Accident Prevention: What’s it Going to Take?

No one wants to see a coworker become seriously injured. Yet every year, millions of people suffer injuries on the job, ranging in severity from minor to life-threatening. We have the choice to be more proactive and safety-minded in the culture of our workplaces.

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Safety Committees: The What and Why

Some companies and managers view safety as a top-down concept. Management sets out the rules, and the workers are expected to follow without question. But without buy-in from the workers, those rules are likely to create dissension and lead to bigger problems – or prove to be inappropriate in real-world situations.

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Safety Update: Time To Go Hands-On

Last year, the CSD Pool suffered its first on-the-job fatality in years. It was followed by two more workplace deaths by the year’s end. Any death is tragic, and the fact that these were potentially preventable presses the point that safety is of critical importance because of the human and financial costs if proper safeguards aren’t taken.

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Seven Useful Strategies that Set the Tone for Safety

Safety Management Group advises our member on how to set the right safety tone and establish a culture of safety among district employees. Maintaining buy-in from your team is crucial to keeping safety a top priority at your organization, reducing risk, and keeping financial losses at a minimum.

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Real Safety Begins with Real Values

Company safety culture should go beyond regulations and equipment to provide a clear sense that safe practices are an important part of everything the company does. Ron Hanson of Safety Management Group shows how to establish that culture in your company.

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