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The Business Case for Shift Work Training

Today we look at the health and bottom-line costs of shift work, the ROI of shift work safety training, and at a tool that meets your training needs. Because they toil away after the “normal” workday ends and before it begins, shift workers face significant challenges, not the least of which is the disruptive effect […]

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3 Keys to Safer, Healthier Shift Work

Many approaches have been tried to improve the safety, health, and work-life balance of shift workers. Today, we look at three that have proven successful. We’ve all heard the expression “24/7” — as in 24 hours a day, 7 days a week — and we’re likely to be hearing it with increasing frequency as more […]

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Emergency Preparedness: Survival on the Work Front and Home Front

September is National Preparedness Month, which makes this the perfect time for emergency preparedness training, beginning with our Safety Training Tips editor’s explanation of what National Preparedness Month is all about. What is National Preparedness Month? National Preparedness Month is a nationwide effort to encourage Americans to take simple steps to prepare for emergencies in […]

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Get the Most from your Safety Committee

Yesterday’s Advisor explored steps you can take to ensure your employees take safety training seriously. Today we look at elements of a strong safety culture—including safety committees—and an audio conference that will help you get the most out of yours. OSHA has proclaimed that developing a strong safety culture has “the single greatest impact on […]

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Is Your Safety Training a Joke?

Do your employees take your safety training seriously? Our Safety Training Tips editor tells you how to get your workers to take heed. It Starts at the Top Getting employees to take safety training seriously begins with management taking it seriously. If management’s attitude toward training is that it’s an expensive nuisance and something the […]

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Brighten your Future with the Right Shades

Summer’s end does not end the danger to your eyes posed by the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Today we look at why you’re still at risk, and how to protect yourself and your employees. Labor Day marks the passing of another summer. Time to put away your bathing suit, water skis, golf clubs, and those […]

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What Are Podcasts, and Can I Use Them to Train?

Don’t be intimidated—podcasts are easy to create and distribute, and they can serve a useful role in your safety training program. Our Safety Training Tips editor tells you how. What is a podcast? According to Wikipedia, “A podcast is a series of digital-media files [MP3 files] which are distributed over the Internet [or an intranet] […]

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Stay Off OSHA’s Radar with Back Safety Training

Heed OSHA’s warning that it will concentrate enforcement efforts on industries with high rates of feasibly preventable back injuries and other musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). Yesterday we looked at the prevalence of back injuries in the workplace, and at some quick and simple stretches and exercises that, with regular use, can significantly cut down on the […]

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Warming Up to Back Safety

Back trauma accounts for almost 20 percent of all workplace injuries, but our expert says that implementing a simple stretching program can greatly reduce the number of back injuries and other MSDs in your workplace. Another football game, another player down. And, if our collective memory serves, it was Howard Cosell who used to lament, […]

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Reduce Slips, Trips, and Falls in 7 Minutes

Yesterday we looked at the huge costs (both in human suffering and money) of slips, trips, and falls. We saw how most of these accidents could be prevented through proper housekeeping and training, and we also touched upon the relevant OSHA standards. Today we’ll review some tips for preventing slip-and-fall injuries, and look at a […]

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