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You Can’t Afford Not to Train—but You Can Make Safety Training Affordable

If your training budget has taken a hit, don’t despair. There’s plenty you can do to create maximum training impact at a minimum cost (we like to think that the Safety Daily Advisor newsletter and website fall into that category). Today our Safety Training Tips editor gives you some other ideas. Contracting with safety consults […]

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Michaels at OSHA: What Will It Mean for You?

Does the confirmation of the new OSHA administrator mean the dawn of a new era of greater regulation and stricter enforcement? It’s too early to say for sure. But here’s a look at what might be headed your way. What can you expect from OSHA under David Michaels? Listen to what Michaels himself says in […]

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Get Your Workplace Ready for Flu Season

Experts say that one simple action can protect employees’ health and reduce costs of sick leave this flu season—hand washing. Yes, mothers everywhere were on the right track when they told us for years: wash your hands! Here are some important facts about hand washing from the Oregon Department of Health Services: Hand washing is […]

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Hazmat Training? You Need a Plan

Hazmat training requirements under the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration’s (PHMSA) regulations are nonspecific. But one thing is crystal clear: Employers are legally responsible for making sure hazmat employees are properly trained. Performance-based standards have a nice, industry-friendly sound to them until you realize you are the one responsible for designing and implementing a […]

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Getting the Most Out of Your Safety Budget

Yesterday, we looked at the first three of five steps for planning and conducting top-notch safety meetings. Today we pick up with steps 4 and 5, and we invite you to try a money-saving resource for meeting all of your safety training and compliance needs. (The first three steps to memorable safety meetings, courtesy of […]

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Are You Ready for OSHA’s Next Moves?

Yesterday, we described OSHA’s new enhanced enforcement initiatives. Today, we provide you with an essential safety and health resource that can help you respond to enforcement changes as well as additional compliance requirements that are likely as the new OSHA administration gains momentum. With the prospect of significant enhancement of OSHA’s enforcement practices and new […]

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Do You Twitter About Training?

It’s a new world of communication these days, and to keep your training current, you need to find ways to use new social media technologies in your training program. In fact, social media tools can help promote retention of training content, according to Thomas Stone, product design architect with Element K®. As the use of […]

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What Will Proposed Hazcom Revisions Mean to You?

OSHA has proposed a rule that would align its hazard communication standard (HCS) with provisions of the United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). Proposed modifications to the hazard communication standard include: Revised criteria for classification of chemical hazards Revised labeling provisions that include requirements for use of standardized signal […]

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Make 2011 Your Best Training Year Ever

Employee training may be your most important responsibility. Find out how to strengthen your training programs this year. The renowned American sprinter Jesse Owens observed, “A lifetime of training for just 10 seconds.” For some employees one critical decision influenced by years of training will make the difference between life and death. Whether you’re hoping […]

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