Special Topics in Safety Management

Week in Review, June 10, 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!

7 Stupid Reasons Employees Get Injured

40 percent of employees injured at work have been on the job for less than a year.

It seems like a high percentage, doesn’t it? Why is it so high? In a nutshell, new employees lack the knowledge and experience that is gathered by workers who have spent more time on the job. The obvious question is: How can employers protect their new employees and prevent them from getting injured?

This report takes a look at those 7 reasons new employees get injured.

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Monday, June 6, 2011

What to Do with Chemicals Without PELs
What do you do with hazardous chemicals for which OSHA has not designated a permissible exposure limit? Absent a PEL, you need other guidelines to protect employee health. But what are they?

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Control Banding: An Effective Way to Better Evaluate Chemical Hazards
Control banding helps you better evaluate chemical information in the context of the unique conditions of your workplace, especially when the MSDS and product label don’t tell the whole story.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Hot and Hazardous: Heat Illness Can Be Deadly
Heat can be a real danger for workers during the summer, especially those who work outdoors. Heat illness should be viewed as a serious health problem—one that can even be fatal.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Cool Safety Tips for Hot Days
Summer is only a couple of weeks away and the temperatures are rising. Whether your employees get mugged by scorchers on or off the job, they need to know how to prevent health problems caused by high temperatures.

Friday, June 10, 2011
Keep It in Neutral!
Keeping a car in neutral gear is not a desirable action because the car wasn’t designed to move down the road in neutral. Keeping a neutral posture on the job, however, is the most desirable action to take because the human body was designed to work in a certain position in order to be most effective.