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General Safety Review

The year’s end provides a good time to revisit general safety principles with your workers. Begin with the basics: There are two types of general hazards on the job: unsafe acts and unsafe conditions. Unsafe acts are actions workers take that ignore safety procedures and risk their own or co-workers’ health and safety. They include […]

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Polling the Professionals: What’s Up with Employee Training?

Yesterday, we presented BLR poll results on a variety of issues of importance to safety professionals. Today, we focus on poll results concerning one specific topic—employee training. How effective is your safety training? 61%    Somewhat effective 29%    Very effective 10%    Not very effective at all How much of your training sessions involve hands on participation? […]

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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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OSHA Sets Regulatory Priorities for 2010

Hazardous chemicals and substances play leading roles in OSHA’s list of regulatory priorities for 2010. Here’s a quick review of expected rulemaking. What’s new with OSHA? OSHA Chief Dr. David Michaels says, "We’re moving from reaction to prevention, beefing up enforcement, and moving the regulatory agenda forward." Regulatory priorities for this year have been set […]

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Training Teen Workers

Teenagers have more accidents at work because they lack the experience to prevent them. As their supervisor, you can help make up for that by showing them how to do the job correctly and safely—and explaining clearly the risks of not following these steps. Don’t assume that a young person will understand what could go […]

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NIOSH at 40: Translating Science into Practice

Like OSHA, NIOSH celebrates its 40 birthday this year. What has NIOSH accomplished, and how has it helped improve safety? We asked its director John Howard. The mission of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is “to generate new knowledge in the field of occupational safety and health and to transfer that […]

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Analyze Your Way to Safer Jobs

One of the best ways to determine safe work procedures to protect workers in a particular job is to conduct a job hazard analysis.< Job hazard analysis is a simple but powerful technique that focuses on job tasks as a way to identify hazards before they occur. It focuses on the relationship between the worker, […]

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More Than Words: Tips for Training Trainers

It’s not just what trainers say that determines their effectiveness but also critical nonverbal cues for engaging trainees. Trainers’ body language, eye contact, and voice control have a greater impact on the effectiveness of training sessions than you might realize. Trainer’s who make eye contact with trainees and who use body language and vocal control […]

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60 of the Employee and Supervisor Training Programs You Need… at One Low Flat Fee! Welcome to BLR’s New Employee Training Center

By BLR Founder and CEO Bob Brady BLR’s CEO has asked for this space today for an important announcement: If you do safety training, and you’d like to take advantage of a revolutionary new concept in how to get it done, fast, flexible and lower in cost per program than you can probably imagine, you’ll […]

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