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Bringing a Worker Back In—Where’s the Payoff?

If a highly skilled worker is injured or becomes sick, it’s easy to see the monetary benefits of getting that worker back to work as soon as possible. But what about your less skilled workers? What’s the benefit of making an effort to get them back to work in a hurry? Are you better off […]

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Returning to Work May Save Your Life

A recent study funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) found that in addition to fairly well-known negative outcomes, workers who suffer injuries that require days away from work are likely to die sooner than those who had injuries that required only medical treatment. Let’s take a look at this new […]

Do You Have Increased Liability Under New Construction Stormwater Permits?

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently issued the 2017 Construction General Permit (CGP) for stormwater discharges under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program, replacing the 2012 permit. Under this new permit, you may now be exposed to liability for someone else’s noncompliance if you are a builder or developer on a site […]

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5 Steps for Successfully Managing Diversity

Your workforce, your customers, and your markets are increasingly diverse. To promote individual and organizational success, you must welcome diversity and manage it well. These five steps will help you to manage diversity effectively.

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Looking for Safety Meeting Topics? Here’s a Whole Year of Ideas

Why reinvent the wheel when there are so many ready-made safety observances to link up to? The National Safety Council (NSC) publishes an annual list of safety meeting topics. Here are some highlights. With January already passed, it’s too late for National Radon Action month, but there’s still plenty of time to design some safety […]

Fire Drills: Why, When, and How

Preparation is the key to effective response to workplace fires. Fire drills help prepare employees to respond quickly, calmly, and safely. Fire drills play a very important role in workplace fire safety. Although OSHA does not require fire drills, it strongly recommends them.