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OSHA Targets Silica Exposure Risk to 2,000,000 Workers

In addition to targeting chemical plants in 2008, OSHA has announced a National Emphasis Program (NEP) on workplace silica exposure, which threatens some 2 million workers with a lung-crippling disease. Here, from BLR’s OSHA Compliance Encyclopedia, are some strategies to reduce the risk. Yesterday’s Advisor described a new OSHA National Emphasis Program (NEP) on chemical […]

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OSHA to “NEP” 28,000 Chemical Plants

OSHA has instituted an intense inspection effort called a National Emphasis Program (NEP) on 28,000 U.S. chemical plants. And it’s mobilized more than a third of its inspection force to carry out that effort. Memo to some 28,000 American chemical plants: You’re about to get “NEP’d” by OSHA. NEP stands for National Emphasis Program, which […]

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Cut the Power on Portable Power Tool Accidents

Portable power tools have revolutionized work, but also added new safety concerns. This Friday, our Safety Training Tips editor explains how to reap the benefits of these tools while minimizing the hazards. Here’s what he says you should do… Make sure workers recognize the risks. Power tools can be hazardous in various ways. For example:•     […]

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The 4 Elements of Effective Safety Training

What separates strong safety training from ho-hum efforts? Experts say it’s mastery of these four elements. In yesterday’s Advisor, we began a discussion of what the “Trainer’s Corner” experts in our sister publication, OSHA Compliance Advisor, say makes an effective safety trainer. Previously, we covered the preparation phase of training, specifically in deciding on what […]

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Do Your Safety Trainers Need Training?

Safety trainers need to know both their subjects and the art of teaching. The first step to mastering it is knowing what and whom to teach. Here are some tips for finding out. During our lives, we all have had effective teachers. And the content they taught and behaviors they modeled made us both smarter […]

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Workplace Drug and Alcohol Abuse Programs: What Your Policy Must Say

The heart of any workplace drug and alcohol abuse program is the policy that establishes and controls it. From BLR’s new guide, Essential Safety Policies, here are some key points to include. Yesterday’s Advisor began a discussion of workplace drug and alcohol abuse, which, despite the government’s decades-long war on drugs, drains business of more […]

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Workplace Drug and Alcohol Abuse: Steps to Stop It

Workplace drug and alcohol abuse costs businesses a hundred billion dollars a year, and that’s before the enormous human costs. But a solid antiabuse program can help curb it at your organization. Here are key steps in setting one up. One hundred billion dollars a year. That’s what the U.S. government estimates is the annual […]

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60 of the Employee and Supervisor Training Programs You Need… at One Low Flat Fee! Welcome to BLR’s New Employee Training Center

By BLR Founder and CEO Bob Brady BLR’s CEO has asked for this space today for an important announcement: If you do safety training, and you’d like to take advantage of a revolutionary new concept in how to get it done, fast, flexible and lower in cost per program than you can probably imagine, you’ll […]

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Safety Compliance: Why Supervisors Also Need to Know

You may be the safety professional at your organization. But by law, every supervisor has the same responsibility. That means they, too, have a need to know what you already do. And now there’s a special audio conference to help teach them. Yesterday’s Advisor broached the subject of what line supervisors and managers should do […]

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