Shawn Macpherson

Recent Posts

Coping with the Death of a Co-Worker

Coworkers are like another family. We spend so much time with them—working together, helping each other, and experiencing success and failures together. When the relationships with our coworkers...
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Topics: why inspect?, safety management, workplace safety

What are PPE Inspections and Why Should They Be Performed?

PPE stands for Personal Protective Equipment. As the name says, PPE’s purpose is to protect employees in hazardous work environments. PPE typically is designed to protect the head (skull, ears,...
2 min read

Topics: why inspect?, safety management, workplace safety, equipment maintenance, equipment safety

Why Does Leadership Sometimes Undermine Safety to Expedite Projects?

To expedite projects, executives, managers, and supervisors sometimes give safety procedures and protocols the lowest priority. Some even go as far as disregarding them completely. Why?
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Topics: safety management, workplace safety, inspection software, inspection management, inspections and profitability, audit software, audit/inspection software

Can We Make Carnival Rides Safer?

Carnivals and amusement parks have no shortage of accidents and disasters. When they happen, carnival goers usually end up with injuries and traumas — or dead.
2 min read

Topics: why inspect?, legal compliance, equipment safety

Why You Must Always Inspect Rental Equipment

In some situations, renting a piece of equipment is a more viable option than buying it. Renting is a straightforward and easy way for a company to get what it needs.
1 min read

Topics: safety management, OSHA, legal compliance, inspection management, equipment safety

Tips for Supervisors Conducting Routine Safety Walkthroughs

Routine safety walkthroughs are an essential component of every safety program. They allow safety officers and supervisors to evaluate the program, detect deficiencies, and identify actions and...
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Topics: safety management, workplace safety, inspection management, inspection best practices

Workplace Safety Risks: Responsible Vs. Irresponsible Personnel

Safety requires a personal commitment throughout the entire organization. Safety should be core value in a company rather than a “priority,” because priorities tend to change. Values don’t change.
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What Is the Difference Between Audits and Inspections?

Workplace inspections and audits are not only a legal requirement but also a great way of keeping your operation running without a hitch. They allow you to prolong the value of your assets, keep...
1 min read

Topics: safety management, inspection software, audit software, audit/inspection software

Why Leaders Should Push Workplace Safety

Leadership plays an essential role in any company's overall safety performance. Leaders establish the standards of an organization and are the ones with the power to enforce them. Of course, these...
1 min read

Topics: safety management, safety awareness, workplace safety, inspection basics, inspection best practices

How Far Have H&S Laws Come in 100 years?

When people reminisce about their lives, they often form a positive view. Nostalgia makes us forget about the bad things.
2 min read

Topics: why inspect?, safety management, workplace safety, legal compliance

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