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Zero Injuries Is No Longer a Dream for Some

Read about how one Fortune 100 company set and achieved a goal to reduce the number and severity of workplace injuries by 50 percent in 5 years. The program was so successful, the company is already into its second 5-year challenge. Anyone who thinks changing safety direction and outcomes at a large company is impossible […]

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Family Business Brings Safety Training In-House

For Jerry McGlynn, safety director for McWilliams Electric Company, bringing training in-house was a strategic choice. In today’s Advisor, we learn more about why he made the choice and how he implements training. About 10 years ago, McGlynn’s father, who owns the company, began to calculate what he was spending to send employees out for […]

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Green Up Your Marketing Department

If you want your company to go greener, make it a goal for each department. Marketing is one area where there are significant opportunities to “green up.” Even a few, gradual efforts will be noticed and appreciated by your customers.  Here are some good places to start:

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Cell Phones and Driving: New Technology May Be the Answer

As we reported in yesterday’s Advisor, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has recently recommended that states ban all drivers from using cellular technology—including hands-free and Bluetooth sets. Safety experts have been saying for a long time that the real safety issue is distracted driving, not hand-held versus hands-free phones. Drivers can be distracted by […]

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Ladder/Scaffold Safety: The Ups and Downs

With millions working on ladders and scaffolds each day, the risks are high. Here are some ways to avoid those risks. It’s said that life has its ups and downs, and that’s certainly true of people who work on ladders and scaffolds. But for them, the downs can be especially painful. That’s led safety experts, […]

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Expert Explains How Safety Actually Adds to the Bottom Line

Senior management often sees EHS programs as a cost item only, but leading process improvement expert Robert B. Pojasek says they increase profitability and company value. What’s more, he’s written a book that teaches you how to build a business case that proves it. Yesterday’s Advisor recounted the results of a recent poll of ASSE […]

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Safety Agenda: Reduce CTD Risks, Train Your Workers on Safe Snow Removal

Today’s Safety Daily Advisor features two articles. Read on to learn how to reduce CTD risks and how to train your workers on safe snow removal. Find Out How One Manufacturer is Winning the War Against CTDs Good programs, effective systems, and strong leadership are among the elements you need to create a safer workplace […]

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How to Share in the New Economy

In kindergarten, we learned sharing was good and that we would be rewarded for offering a bit of our abundance to others. Today “sharing” is used to describe a whole new economy. That is, sharing our houses, cars, and even clothes with others has not only become the norm but also very good business.

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Trainerman’s 19 Terrific Safety Training Tips

Jonathan Klane, aka “Trainerman,” may dress like a superhero but his safety training techniques are even more important. Here are some of his super ideas: Yesterday’s Advisor introduced us to “Trainerman,” aka safety and health trainer Johathan Klane of Klane’s Education Information Training Hub, Fairfield, Maine. Klane, who conducts safety meetings in a superhero outfit, […]

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Is the "Silent Killer Stalking Your Workplace?

Carbon monoxide is called the “silent killer” because it’s an invisible, odorless poison. It’s so hard to detect without a monitor that it kills hundreds of unsuspecting people on the job and in their homes every year. Organic materials such as wood, oil, or gasoline produce carbon monoxide (CO) when they burn. CO is also […]

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