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Got Safety Plans to Ensure Compliance?

Got safety plans to ensure OSHA compliance? These employers didn’t, and look what happened to them. Here are some recent OSHA enforcement actions that highlight the need to implement effective safety plans to avoid accidents, injuries, and OSHA breathing down your neck. OSHA Says Manufacturer Willfully Exposed Workers A manufacturer in Ohio faces $536,000 in […]

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Effective E-Learning

E-learning is a versatile and highly effective form of training. What is e-learning? It is training that is delivered electronically via the Internet or an intranet. Unlike traditional training, the trainer and the trainees do not need to be in the same room. E-learning can be self-directed, with trainees working alone, scheduling their own training. […]

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Myths and Facts About Older Workers

The NIOSH publication Age Awareness Training for Miners takes aim at some common misconceptions about older employees. Here are the myths and facts, according to NIOSH. MYTH: You can’t teach an old dog new tricks. FACT: Older employees may take longer to master something new, but they will become just as skilled as younger workers […]

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Try Safety Training Plus, Expert Urges

A noted industrial safety consultant explains that the training can be about more than just accident avoidance. It can actually help workers do their jobs better. When is safety training more than just safety training? The answer: When it also helps workers do their jobs better. That’s more than possible, says Ben Wurtmann of New […]

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Early RTW Is a Win-Win

When workers are injured on the job, early return to work (RTW) makes good sense for employees and employers. Spend a few hours in front of the TV on a weekday, and you’ll get an eyeful of what injured workers see every day—ads for lawyers promising large settlements for their injuries. That’s why workers’ compensation […]

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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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What to Tell Workers About Spirometry

If you’ve got respiratory hazards in your workplace, your workers should know about spirometry testing, which helps reduce or prevent worker exposure to respiratory hazards. What is spirometry? Spirometry is a common pulmonary function test that measures how well a person moves air in and out of the lungs. Workers who inhale some types of […]

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Poll Shows Businesses Lacking in Preparedness

Is your workplace prepared for an emergency or disaster? A new poll shows that many employers may not be as well prepared as they should be. More than a decade after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, only a third of surveyed organizations believe they are well prepared for threats and disasters, even though about […]

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Exercise Excuses

May is National Physical Fitness & Sports Month, so it’s a good time to discuss the reasons why your employees don’t “get off the couch, and get active!” Offer them practical tips to overcome those excuses. Undoubtedly, your employees know they should be exercising more. They’ve been hearing this since they were children competing for […]

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There’s No Place Like (a Safe) Home

National Safe at Home Week is August 27 to 31, which is a great time for a brief home safety training session. You can help keep your workers safe at home—and, therefore keep them on the job—by conducting occasional off-the-job safety training. In your training, make the connection for your workers that the safety practices […]

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