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What if my Employees ‘Flunk’ a Training Quiz?

Just because you train your employees, it doesn’t mean that they will “get it,” at least not right away. Today our Safety Training Tips editor talks about what to do if an employee fails important safety-training testing. Failure is not an option. When you’re dealing with safety and health training, lives could depend on all […]

Defensive Driving: Look! No Hands!

Yesterday we looked at 10 safe-driving tips from the veteran drivers/editors at edmunds.com. Today we’ll look at some additional defensive-driving tips from our Safety Training Tips editor — and at a “hands-off” training tool that will drive home safe-driving techniques to your workforce. Motor vehicle accidents are the most common cause of accidental death in […]

10 Tips to Prevent Employee Car Accidents

The veteran drivers/editors at edmunds.com have seen it all. Noted for their car ratings and reviews, here they parcel out their experience into 10 tips that can help keep your employees safe on the road. As an experienced safety professional, you are no doubt aware that the biggest risk facing your employees every day is […]

How Healthy Is your Communicable Diseases Policy?

Yesterday we looked at the continuing threat posed by tuberculosis (TB), the occupations most at risk of infection, and some steps you can take to help prevent the spread of this disease in your workplace. Today we’ll look at policies you can implement to protect your workers against all communicable diseases. While TB is one […]

TB in the Workplace: The Threat Remains

Tuberculosis (TB) kills almost 2 million people a year worldwide. While U.S. TB rates have declined, the threat is real. Here are some tips for preventing its spread in your workplace. If you think of tuberculosis (TB) as a disease of your parent’s or grandparent’s generations, or as a present-day threat only in third-world countries, […]

Chemical Safety Questions? Read the Label!

On Wednesday and Thursday, we looked at ways to protect workers’ skin from chemical and other workplace hazards. Today our Safety Training Tips editor discusses the importance of reading — and understanding — chemical warning labels. OSHA requires labels on chemical containers. The Hazard Communication Standard requires chemical manufacturers and distributors to label chemical containers […]

Skin Protection: What Employers Must Do

Yesterday we saw how frequent hand washing may lead to a higher incidence of contact dermatitis (an irritation of the skin caused by chemicals). We turn now to the larger issue of skin protection in general, and look at a resource that explains your legal obligations as well as best practices for limiting occupational skin […]

Hand Washing: How Much Is Too Much?

“Wash your hands!” your mom exhorted. And now you, as a safety professional, probably preach that to your workforce – you know that good hand hygiene is a fundamental of workplace safety. But where do you draw the line? In the healthcare setting, frequent hand washing is essential to prevent the spread of potentially serious […]

Don’t Gamble on LOTO Training: Here’s a Lock

Yesterday we looked at the safety measures outlined in 29 CFR 1910.147. Control of Hazardous Energy—better known as OSHA’s lockout/tagout standard). Today we’ll delve into the training requirements of that standard. The importance of lockout/tagout (LOTO) training cannot be overemphasized. Consider: Compliance with the LOTO standard prevents an estimated 120 fatalities and 50,000 injuries each […]

Lockout/Tagout Safety Essentials

It’s easy to assume that machines are safe once they have been shut down. But that assumption often leads to tragedy. Here are some key aspects of OSHA’s lockout/tagout standard that can help safeguard your workforce Veteran safety professionals know that simply turning off or unplugging a machine before maintenance, repairs, or retooling is not […]