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Safety Best Practices to Implement in 2024

To improve safety, companies need to emphasize leading indicators over lagging indicators.

The beginning of a new year brings with it a multitude of new resolutions, new beginnings and new changes. If we employ this mentality in our personal lives, why not also in our workplaces?

The 2024 edition of NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, brings with it new opportunities and standards, including setting general requirements for electrical safety-related work practices and establishing electrically safe work conditions. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) national emphasis program's focus on harmful conditions, behaviors and hazards can bring attention to issues within your own workplace. 

Both of these provide great opportunities to make safety a top priority and resolution in the year ahead. By establishing a workplace safety plan that follows the practices laid out in NFPA 70E and OSHA standards, as well as incorporating preventative measures, you will actively help to build a safety culture throughout your workplace. Establishing safety as a core value of your company and a part of your mission will keep your employees safe and also avoid complacency in 2024 and beyond.

Read the full article online from EHS Today to learn more.

This article was originally published in February 2024 by EHS Today. Reprinted with permission of the publisher.

Shawn Gregg


Shawn Gregg, Vice President of Global Safety
Shawn Gregg joined Wesco in 2023, bringing over 30 years of industrial safety market knowledge and technical expertise. Gregg started his career as a safety engineer and has remained dedicated to producing and delivering safety solutions that keep workers safe.

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