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March 24, 2014
Safety Daily Advisor Week in Review—March 17, 2014, to March 21, 2014

Last week, the Safety Daily Advisor talked about the importance of good housekeeping; shared strategies and tips for effective safety audits; and gave advice for training new supervisors to conduct safety training.

Fundamentals of good housekeeping: Clean, orderly, and safeThe importance of good housekeeping to your overall operation may not be incorporated into the company’s policy or work rules, but it should at least be firmly planted in everyone’s consciousness—from the CEO to the newest hire.

Workplace housekeeping: Don’t sweep it under the rug!Housekeeping is a task that often takes a backseat to other jobs that seem more pressing. But good housekeeping is important, too. It helps ensure a safer workplace.

Time for a safety audit? Try this audit planning checklistThe idea of some audits, like those by the IRS, might make your blood run cold. But when it comes to safety and health, an audit is a proactive tool that tells you if your program is achieving the desired results.

Successful safety audits: Critical issuesSafety audits help identify hazards, set safety and health goals, and prevent accidents. Before conducting an audit, though, you need to address some practical and legal considerations.

Teach your new supervisors how to train effectivelyDo your new supervisors know the importance of training their employees? Do they know the best ways to make their training efforts effective? This Advisor gives you training information to convey to your new supervisors.

BLR’s Safety Daily Advisor is a free, daily source of workplace safety tips, news, and advice.

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