Shawn Macpherson

Recent Posts

Perilous Jobs - What to Do When a Coworker Seems Distracted

Distractions are normal or expected (at work just as in life). The important thing is how well we manage them. Distractions in an office can cause decreased productivity and reduced revenue. But...
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Topics: safety management, workplace safety, inspection basics, equipment safety

Do You Have Natural Safety Leaders in Your Teams?

Enterprise leaders play a crucial role in an organization’s safety performance, even though they’re not directly performing the work that involves safety procedures. They are responsible for...
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Topics: safety management, safety awareness, workplace safety, inspection management

How to Determine Inspection Schedules for Your Company

Developing and implementing a strong inspection system requires determining the type of inspections to conduct and who is responsible for seeing they’re completed. It also includes knowing how...
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Topics: safety management, inspection management, inspection best practices, equipment safety

How to Develop a Safety Incentive Program

Launching a new and exciting workplace safety program sounds easy, but the overall results may fall short of your objectives without an ongoing safety incentive program.
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Topics: workplace safety, inspection management, inspection best practices

Are You a Snitch If You Report Safety Issues? Not If You Do It Right

In the workplace, we can encounter people who don’t act appropriately—from a coworker frequently checking his phone to colleagues who try to cut corners to finish their work earlier. These are...
3 min read

Topics: workplace safety, inspection management, inspection best practices

Every Company Needs Safety Superheroes

In the last decade or so, there has been a boom in superhero movies. People just love seeing good guys saving the day. A hero is one who protects, like Yoda protecting Luke as a Jedi Master, Harry...
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Topics: safety management, safety awareness, workplace safety, inspection basics

What’s up With Your Tailpipe?

The inspection of a vehicle's exhaust system is a critical test. A faulty tailpipe can be the reason why an engine fails this test. Being thorough, specific, and knowing what to check is crucial...
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Topics: safety management, inspection management, inspection best practices, vehicle safety, inspection forms

Company Leaders Set the Tone for Safety Best Practices

Company personnel follow the example of their leader. Attitudes are contagious, so it is of utmost importance that leaders have the right attitude.
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Topics: safety management, workplace safety, inspection basics, inspection best practices, inspections and profitability

Six Reasons Vehicle Inspections Benefit the Bottom Line

Every company should take road safety seriously and employ different methods to ensure that their drivers can reach their destination safely. Daily vehicle pre-use checks shouldn’t be performed...
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Topics: why inspect?, safety management, inspection management, inspections and profitability, vehicle safety

The Payoff of Facility Audits and Equipment Inspections

Company departments or individuals responsible for overall facility maintenance often find themselves in an undesirable position. Whether it’s due to a constrained budget or simply being too busy...
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Topics: inspection checklists, legal compliance, inspection management, equipment maintenance, equipment safety, inspection forms

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