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Assessing and Planning Your Safety Training

Yesterday we looked at the many benefits of turning over various safety responsibilities to your employees. Today we move on to assessing and planning your safety training. Legal Issues The need for safety training is sometimes only implied in OSHA legislation, rather than spelled out. BLR’s Safety Audit Checklists notes, for example, that the general […]

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Safety Plus: Get Your Employees Involved

Why are successful supervisors in many organizations turning over more safety responsibilities to their employees? It isn’t because they’re shirking their duty. It’s because these supervisors have learned that the more their employees participate in safety programs, the safer the workplace becomes. OSHA has long advocated employee participation as basic to workplace safety. An agency […]

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Revamp Your Return-to-Work Program

Yesterday we reviewed the benefits of returning injured workers back to the job as quickly as possible. Today we look at one company’s innovative return-to-work (RTW) strategy and invite you to an audio conference that will show you how your RTW program can boost retention, reduce costs, and avoid lawsuits. Intracorp, a subsidiary of Cigna, […]

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Making Return-to-Work Work for You

Spend a few hours in front of the TV on a weekday and you’ll get an eyeful of what injured workers see every day: Ads for lawyers promising large settlements for their injuries. But experts recommend getting employees off the couch and back on the job as soon as possible. Today we’ll look at the […]

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Be Heart Smart: Provide a Helping of Healthy Information

February isn’t only for valentines and chocolates. It’s also a time to think about heart health. Our Safety Training Tips editor tells you why. Nearly a million Americans have heart attacks every year, and heart disease is a leading cause of death for both men and women. Of course, it doesn’t need to be that […]

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Preventing Workplace Violence: Don’t Overlook the Basics

Yesterday we looked at the tragic but all too frequent problem of domestic violence manifesting itself in the workplace. Today we look at steps you can take—including training your employees—to short-circuit all types of workplace violence. There are many basic steps employers can take to lessen the risk of violent workplace incidents. We hope your […]

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When Domestic Violence Comes to Work

Chances are very good that there are people in your workplace who are being abused. The issue often manifests itself in the workplace in one form or another, and it’s a problem you simply cannot ignore. Here’s why. According to estimates from the National Crime Victimization Survey, in 2001 there were almost 700,000 nonfatal violent […]

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Bloodborne Pathogens: Who Needs Training?

Yesterday, we reviewed a report stating that 60,000 Americans were put at risk of contracting hepatitis B or C over the last decade because nonhospital healthcare workers failed to follow proper precautions. But the risk of contracting hepatitis and other bloodborne pathogens (BBPs) is not limited to the healthcare setting, and today we turn to […]

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Is Your Health Clinic Putting Your Life at Risk?

Over the last decade, more than 60,000 people in the United States were put at risk for contracting hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) because workers in nonhospital healthcare facilities failed to follow basic infection control practices. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is now on the case. That disturbing […]

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Teach Workers How to Treat Workplace Burns

As we near the end of National Burn Awareness Week (February 1-7), our Safety Training Tips editor says it is an ideal time to teach your employees about the nature and treatment of workplace burns. Burns are a common workplace injury. When they’re not too serious, burns can usually be effectively treated with simple first […]

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