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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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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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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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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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Are You Prepared for Emergencies?

September is National Preparedness Month, which makes it a good time for refresher training on emergency preparedness. While this recognition is held in September to mark the anniversary of the 9/11/01 attacks, emergencies also include natural disasters, fires, chemical spills, and other incidents. So your workers need to be prepared—especially in the workplace, where so […]

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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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Get Your Advanced Screening Now!

It’s always exciting to received tickets to an advanced screening of the latest installment of a blockbuster franchise or of your favorite independent director’s latest offering. But while decidedly less exciting, it’s far more important to get advanced screenings for cancer. Since April is Cancer Control Month, this is a good time to go over […]

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Financial Wellness Training: Choosing a Contractor

Untitled Document Consider adding an occasional financial wellness session to your wellness safety and health program. In today’s Advisor, we give you suggestions that you can pass on to your workers to help prevent contractor nightmares that might create personal stress that affects their work performance. Are you planning on fixing up your house or […]

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Should I Outsource Our Training?

Do you have the resources and the qualified personnel to accomplish your training goals in-house? Our Safety Training Tips editor says that you may find that after analyzing your company’s training needs you don’t have the best training materials or most qualified personnel in house. There are a variety of reasons why you might decide […]

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