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Fall Fitness Training

It’s late November and your employees may still be feeling sluggish after their Thanksgiving Day festivities! This may be the perfect time for wellness training to help your employees stay in shape as the days get shorter. Today’s Advisor gives you some fitness tips to pass along. Point out to your workers that it’s easy […]

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Keep CSI on TV

October is National Crime Prevention Month, a great time to train your employees to help keep violence and theft out of your workplace. Encourage them to be alert to potentially violent behavior. Tell them to be concerned if a customer or co-worker: Threatens violence Threatens to “get even” with you, co-workers, or supervisors Tries repeatedly […]

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An Essential Safety Management Tool for 2011

Week in Review, December 31 , 2010 Note to Readers: This newsletter appears daily, but we know some don’t always have the time to read it everyday. For your convenience, here’s a re-publication of what we covered this past week. Daily, weekly, or anything in between, we’re pleased to keep you informed with the latest […]

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Preparing for GHS

GHS is on the way. It’s been called a “sea change” in the way we communicate chemical hazards. Are you prepared? A plan to bring the United States into alignment with other countries in its approach to hazard communication, the Globally Harmonized System (GHS), could become part of the OSHA Hazard Communication standard within the […]

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How Can You Tell If Trainees Are Engaged in Safety Training?

If trainees aren’t engaged in training, they aren’t learning what they need to know. Here’s how to tell if they’re engaged or disengaged. The difference between effective safety training that employees apply to their jobs and training that fails to have a positive impact depends on whether or not trainees are fully engaged in the […]

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Polling the Professionals: What Your Colleagues Are Thinking and Doing About Workplace Safety

BLR regularly polls safety professionals like yourself to find out what people are thinking and doing about important safety and health issues. Here’s a sample of those polls, courtesy of Safety.BLR.com. If Mitt Romney is elected tomorrow, what direction will OSHA take? 39%    No significant change in direction 35%    Less compliance and enforcement driven 22%    […]

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The Air at Work

October is Healthy Lung Month, which is a good time for you to discuss airborne hazards and how your employees can protect their lungs. Start by discussing what causes lung disease on the job. The American Lung Association lists several workplace breathing hazards: Dusts Environmental tobacco smoke (secondhand smoke) Gases Solvent mists and vapors Welding […]

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Free Safety Special Report: Teaching OSHA Requirements to a Diverse Workforce

The Safety Daily Advisor® announced today the release of a free report for safety managers, Teaching OSHA Requirements to a Diverse Workforce. This report will be available for a limited time to share the five key steps to training employees on OSHA-required regulations as well as commonsense safety practices on the job. The report discusses […]

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OSHA Fines Metro-North $80,500 in Whistleblowing Case

An investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has found Metro North Commuter Railroad liable for unlawful disciplinary charges brought against an employee who filed a whistleblower complaint with OSHA. The employee, who worked in Metro-North’s New Haven, CT rail yard, had accused the railroad company of retaliating against him […]

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The Easy Way to Stay on Top of S&H Developments

As a safety professional, you have to stay on top of all the latest developments in workplace safety and health, and BLR’s OSHA Compliance Advisor is the easy way to keep up. Today, we conclude the roundup of research, surveys, and reports we began yesterday. Healthcare Costs A report released by the Center for Health […]

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