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OSHA Investigating Broadway Production After Actor’s Serious Fall

OSHA is investigating “Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark,” after one of its actor’s was seriously injured after a fall during a performance on December 20th. This is the fourth injury reported since October for the $60 million dollar Broadway production, according to the Wall Street Journal. The production had been under investigation since November 2nd, […]

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Stay Fire Smart—Don’t Get Burned!

Next week (October 4–10) is National Fire Prevention Week, and this year’s theme is “Stay Fire Smart: Don’t Get Burned!” Our Safety Training Tips editor provides some tips to help you achieve that goal. OSHA doesn’t specifically direct us to prevent burns, but the agency does build fire prevention into many of its regulations. For […]

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OSHA Telegraphs its Next Punch

The agency has preannounced its next “unannounced inspection” effort. Here’s where it will happen, what to expect, and what to do, if an OHSA inspector shows up at your door. Perhaps you’ve read newspaper stories in which the local police preannounce ahead of time where and when they’ll be setting up speed radar. OSHA officials […]

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Obesity Costlier to Business than Smoking, Alcoholism

Helping workers deal with weight problems will improve their health—and your profitability. Take a look around your workplace. Notice anything different? Do some of your employees seem a bit, um, bigger? Or, to put it politically incorrectly, fatter? A study released in April by The Conference Board states that more than one-third (34 percent) of […]

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Healthy Weight Loss

Every January millions of people resolve to lose weight. Many of those people are your employees. Why not begin the year with a wellness training session to help them lose weight the healthy way? Weight loss is a huge topic with reams of information out there. You can help your employees break it all down […]

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Slim Down Your Safety Training Budget with a "Lean" Approach

Just as “Lean” has helped cut waste in manufacturing and other industries, it can help make your safety training more successful and cost-effective. The basic concept of Lean in the corporate learning context is that “people should get the information they need exactly when they need it,” says Todd Hudson, head maverick at the Maverick […]

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Safety Always? It Starts with Effective Training

Find out how the safety director of a small company manages to deliver quality, cost-effective training that lives up to the company slogan Safety Always. For Jerry McGlynn, safety director for McWilliams Electric Co., bringing training in-house was a strategic decision. The family-owned business of about 90 employees calculated what it was spending to send […]

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The Invisible Hazard: Radon

Don’t let a potential killer into your home. Although many people don’t realize it, radon kills thousands of Americans every year. In fact, it’s the second leading cause of lung cancer—smoking is the first. Radon gas comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water. From there it gets into the air […]

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New Workers’ First Day at School

As students head back to school at this time of year, make sure your new employees attend your safety “school” during their first days on the job. Give them the safety training they need before they start work. Your new hires need to be made aware of how serious safety training is right from the […]

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