Special Topics in Safety Management

Week in Review, February 18, 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. Thanks for reading us!

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Monday, February 14 2011

OSHA’s Top 10: How to Stay Off the List
Every year OSHA publishes its Top 10 violations list, and every year employers fall into the same trap, garnering citations and often hefty fines. Last year was no different.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The Flip Side of Top 10: OSHA Cooperative Programs
Yesterday, we highlighted OSHA’s 2010 Top 10 list. Today, we talk about OSHA cooperative programs, which can help you avoid citations and penalties as well as achieve other important benefits.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Take Action on Emergency Action
You never know when a workplace emergency will strike. Be prepared with an effective EAP.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Emergency Action Plans: What’s in Them and Who Needs to Know?
Yesterday, we reviewed the purpose of OSHA-required emergency action plans, how to develop one, and who needs to have one. Today, we cover what should be included in your EAP and how to communicate this information to employees.

Friday, February 18, 2011

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.