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Give Heat a Back Seat

Every year, dozens of workers die and thousands more become ill while working in extreme heat or humid conditions. More than 40 percent of heat-related worker deaths occur in the construction industry, but workers in every field are susceptible.

ASOHMS: What's the Point?

So, what’s the point of ASOHMS? Is it just another management system the Army is throwing at us? We sure don’t think so. Give it a try and find out!

  • 7 July 2024
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The Turning Point

When I went to work that morning, I never thought I would later be sitting in the emergency room with one broken hand and a piece of metal in the palm of the other. Complacency and overconfidence had won the day.

  • 16 June 2024
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Using Leading Indicators to Improve Safety: A Primer for ASMIS 2.0

Since lagging indicators don’t explain the “why” behind the bottom line, organizations may tend to respond with broad, generalized corrective actions. Waiting for the damage to be done before addressing the risks may send a message that worker health and safety isn’t a priority. It’s an approach that can impair an organization’s efforts at building a positive safety culture.

  • 28 April 2024
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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Why You Should be a Safety Salesperson

Most Army safety professionals did not seek out career paths to be business-minded salespeople. As unattractive as the role seems, this is a critical skill that must be adapted, learned and practiced. Safety within the Army does not happen without people. Organizations must develop acuity, grow partnerships and reduce barriers through reciprocal learning to increase success and drive initiatives.

  • 17 March 2024
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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Safeguarding Against Hazardous Energy

On-the-job accidents, such as the ones described above, are all preventable. The key is for management to develop and implement a LOTO program that clearly delineates the standards and ensures those standards are strictly enforced at all worksites within the organization.

  • 7 January 2024
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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