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Considered Partnering to Meet Specialized Training Needs?

If you haven’t considered partnering with a local educational institution like a community college to meet specialized safety training needs, you might reconsider when you hear about the benefits. One of the major benefits of partnering with a community college is that these institutions have the ability to customize training to meet an employer’s specific […]

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Providing Comprehensive Safety Training—Great Idea! And Cost-Effective, Too

Yesterday, we recounted the story of an employer found liable for failure to provide required safety training. Today, we tell the tale of an employer that escaped a similar fate by providing excellent training. When the painting company got the contract to paint a highway bridge, scaffolds were suspended from horizontal cables fastened to the […]

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Week in Review, April 8, 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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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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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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Shift Work Risks: Stick a (2-Pronged) Fork in Them

Yesterday we looked at the safety hazards posed by the end of daylight saving time, which concludes at 2 a.m. Sunday. If a 1-hour time change can increase safety concerns, imagine the risks faced by shift workers, who work odd and often changing schedules. Today we’ll look at tips for keeping these workers healthy and […]

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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 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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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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