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Maximize Employee Involvement for a Safer Workplace

Yesterday, we talked about employee involvement in safety programs. Today, we focus on safety leadership. No matter how engaged employees are, there can be no successful safety program without full participation of management. Dr. Terry McSween has developed a five-stage patented process he calls Values-Based Safety® that identifies leader behaviors essential for positive safety change. […]

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Safety & Health Under Obama: What to Expect?

Washington, D.C., is full of new faces and new initiatives. What are the implications for occupational safety and health of all these changes? Who stands to gain and whose agenda will be shoved to the back burner for the next 3½ years? There is no shortage of opinion about what the Obama administration will ultimately […]

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Week in Review, May 20, 2011

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 tips, news and advice on the profession. […]

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OSHA Says You Can Prevent Violence

This content was originally published in January 2000. For the latest in safety management, visit our archives or try our online compliance portal, Safety.BLR.com. OSHA Says You Can Prevent Violence Workplace violence incidents seem so unpredictable that it’s hard to believe that anything can be done to prevent them. Yet, that is exactly what OSHA […]

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The Case for Training, Part 2

Last week we gave you some good tips on how to make the case for training, which we’ll continue this week. To review the problem: One of the first challenges trainers face is a resistance to training from both employees and management. Employees are frustrated about taking time away from their jobs, and managers aren’t […]

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Protect Your Built-In Camera

January is National Eye Care Month, so it’s a good time to train your employees on vision health and safety. Get employees’ attention by saying that you’re going to put the focus on the built-in camera that is their eyes. Explain that the cornea that shields the eye is capable of out-performing the best optics […]

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Wellness Works, but Beware the Legal Landmines

Wellness programs seem like a simple, appealing way to reduce skyrocketing healthcare costs. But be aware that some programs can run afoul of federal and state laws. Wellness programs encourage employees to adopt or maintain healthy lifestyles—or at least take the first steps toward learning about healthy alternatives. Choosing healthier alternatives to reduce cholesterol levels, […]

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Week in Review, February 18, 2011

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 tips, news and advice on the profession. […]

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Should I Outsource Our Training?

Do you have the resources and the qualified personnel to accomplish your training goals in-house? Our Safety Training Tips editor says that you may find that after analyzing your company’s training needs you don’t have the best training materials or most qualified personnel in house. There are a variety of reasons why you might decide […]

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‘Tis the Season to Celebrate Responsibly

Drinking and driving are a problem all year around. But it becomes even a bigger issue at holiday time when so many people are out celebrating. Talk to your employees about their safety this holiday season. ‘Tis the Season to Celebrate Responsibly December is National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month, which makes it a […]

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