Nelson-Jameson's Director of Regulatory Affairs, Wendy Johnson, and VP of Corporate Responsibility and Development, Mat Bartkowiak have co-authored a feature in the well-recognized Food Quality & Safety magazine. This article explores the practical strategies and considerations necessary for fostering a robust food safety culture within organizations, from continuous training and feedback mechanisms to aligning objectives and celebrating achievements. By engaging employees at all levels and reinforcing the importance of food safety, organizations can cultivate a culture where everyone is committed to safeguarding the health and well-being of consumers.
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- Aug 15 2023
Ensuring the safety of workers from hazardous energy is a fundamental responsibility, and while adhering to OSHA standards for Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) is crucial, there are additional steps that employers can take to elevate workplace safety. With increased OSHA scrutiny and fines in 2023, it becomes paramount to go beyond basic LOTO protocols to prevent scenarios not covered by guidelines. A comprehensive safety approach involves managing hazardous energy in six key areas, including scope, purpose, practices, authorized personnel, safety methods, and devices. Training plays a critical role in communicating procedures to all employees, with periodic reminders reinforcing workplace safety. Clearly defined roles and responsibilities, detailed guidelines, and contingency plans for unexpected events ensure a robust safety framework. Regular reviews and adjustments to LOTO procedures, coupled with the use of secure lockout/tagout devices, further solidify a workplace's commitment to ongoing safety.