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Got a Plan to Reduce Lifting-Related Back Injuries?

Lifting-related back injuries are among the most commonly reported workplace injuries. They also cost big bucks and a lot of lost productivity. Here’s a four-step safe lifting plan that can help prevent lifting-related back injuries in your workplace. 1. Implement Engineering Controls Appropriate engineering controls can be highly effective in reducing lifting-related injuries. For example: […]

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Securing Your Organization’s Portable Electronic Devices

With increasing frequency, confidential business and personal information is stored on portable electronic devices such as laptops, personal digital assistants, removable disk drives, memory cards, and the like. Along with this trend has come a spate of highly publicized security breaches involving the loss or theft of equipment containing customer records, Social Security numbers, driver’s […]

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Winter Wheel Warning

Many areas of the country are deep into winter, so it’s a good time to do refresher training on winter weather driving. Your workers need to understand the specific hazards of snow and icy conditions on roads so they can adjust their driving accordingly, you use the “Why It Matters” points to drive the hazards […]

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Workplace Mold: The Straight Scoop

In recent years, concerns of mold and fungi growing in indoor environments have caused major upheavals among various building-related trades and businesses, as well as insurance companies and different levels of governmental agencies. Today and tomorrow we’ll try to separate the truth from the hype, and we’ll provide you with some tips for preventing or […]

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Beware New Headphones: These ‘Buds’ May Not Be for You

iPods and MP3 players present a new risk of workplace hearing loss, particularly when used with earbud-style headphones. Here are some steps to reduce these and other hearing-loss risks. You see it all around you … good hearing gone bad. Or at least going bad, according to recent studies warning that high-volume iPods and MP3 […]

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4 Keys to H1N1 Flu Preparation

The CDC says that even if your community has not yet felt the effects of H1N1 influenza, you should plan for a flu outbreak this fall and winter, and be ready to implement strategies to protect your workforce while ensuring continuity of operations. Here are four critical recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and […]

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Train Workers on These Five Strategies for Reducing Exposure Risk

Hazardous chemicals are a real and present danger in more than 3 million American workplaces, according to OSHA. If yours is one of them, train your workers to avoid the risk of exposure. 1.  Know What You’re Up Against Pay attention to safety training, and learn all you can about potential hazards. Ask questions whenever […]

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What Can Trainers Do to Work Successfully with SMEs?

Subject matter experts (SMEs) bring expertise and credibility to training, “ensure that the content really hits the mark,” and increase the adoption rate by learners, but trainers must engage SMEs in the process to ensure success, says Kendra Lee, president of KLA Group (www.klagroup.com). In today’s Advisor, Lee gives expert advice. “Getting them involved can […]

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DOC Looks to Protect Domestic Biodiesel

The Department of Commerce (DOC) announced that it has determined that Argentina and Indonesia provide “unfair” subsidies to its producers of biodiesel, thereby harming U.S. biodiesel producers that must compete with the low-priced biodiesel imported from these nations.

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