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Separating People from Hazards
Separating People from Hazards

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Creating a Culture of Safety Within Your Company
During the era of industrialization in America, (Between the Civil War and World War I) hazardous working conditions and frequent serious accidents resulted in economic and social losses. These losses prompted calls for government to take action. The initial pressure for government remedies came primarily from labor groups. Investigations by state labor bureaus of dangers to workers' safety and health helped fuel a successful drive by labor for state factory acts in the industrial North, beginning with the Massachusetts Factory Act of 1877. The system of factory inspection that evolved produced significant improvements in the workplace. After 1900, middle- and upper-class Progressives added their support to the movement for government regulation of workers' safety and health. These reformers sought to overcome shortcomings that had developed in factory legislation and enforcement. They also introduced the twin innovations of workers' compensation and administrative rule making by industrial commissions. Complementing these new public initiatives, many corporations established voluntary safety programs. In addition, industrial health received special scientific and public attention in the Progressive period and was the subject of several government and private investigations.
Over the years, worker safety has become a higher and higher priority. The value of the individual employee has been more realized and companies make their worker’s safety a priority.
…Most of the time.
Unfortunately, we still have companies placing the welfare of their employees behind the  "primacy" of profitability.
In Las Vegas Nevada, the DOL’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has ordered MGM Resorts International to reinstate a whistleblower and pay damages of $325,000 for violations under the whistleblower provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
A culture of safety is a mentality taken by the organization and all involved. The mentality is driven by leaders who understand their responsibility to their employees.

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Right here in Niagara Falls, NY.

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