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Don’t Skimp on New-Hire Orientation

Yesterday we shared some tips from training experts on effective onboarding (new- hire orientation) techniques. Today we’ll give you some suggested points to cover in your new-hire safety training sessions. Statistics reveal that workers are the most susceptible to injuries during their first month on the job. That’s why you need to provide basic safety […]

Are You on Board with Safety Onboarding?

Many organizations are finding that new-hire safety orientation provides a prime opportunity to put their best foot forward while conveying to workers the commitment to safety. In those first days or hours on the job, it’s important to let them know you care—and to let them know what you expect in return. Today we’ll share […]

Required Training: Workplace Fire Extinguishers

Yesterday we reviewed OSHA rules on whether and when employees should use portable fire extinguishers in the workplace. Today we move on to OSHA’s fire extinguisher training requirements. OSHA requires that employees who have been designated to use fire extinguishers as part of your emergency action plan must be trained on how to use the […]

Do You Know the 4 Workplace Fire Extinguisher Options?

Workplace fires and explosions kill hundreds and injure thousands of workers each year. One way to limit the amount of damage from such fires is to make portable fire extinguishers an important part of your fire prevention program. But does your workplace comply with OSHA’s fire extinguisher rules? OSHA says employers must choose one of […]

The ABCs (and D) of Fire Extinguisher Safety

OSHA doesn’t always require you to train your workers in the safe use of fire extinguishers, but as our Safety Training Tips editor points out, it’s never a bad idea. Although OSHA requires you to have fire extinguishers in your workplace, you don’t necessarily have to train employees to use them. For example, if workers […]

Preventing—and Minimizing—Back Injuries

In yesterday’s Advisor, we looked at two of the three keys to preventing workplace back injuries. Today we’ll look at the third key—fitness—and at a resource that will train your workers to keep their backs in top shape. Facts about Fitness The third key to back safety and health is fitness (you can see the […]

The 3 Keys to Preventing Back Injuries

Back injuries are among the most common workplace injuries, accounting for an estimated one in five on-the-job injuries. Those injuries cost U.S. industry billions of dollars every year, not to mention the pain and suffering the injured workers have to endure. Here are some keys to preventing back injuries from taking down your workers—and your […]

Are Your Security Policies Legal?

Yesterday we reviewed business expert John Di Frances’s advice for changing your organization’s mindset about workplace security. Today we’ll look at some of the laws you must take into account in drafting or updating your workplace security policy. With terrorism and workplace violence in the news, workers are understandably concerned about their security. While there […]

Workplace Security: The Rules Have Changed

There’s nothing new about perils in the workplace. But business expert and motivational speaker John Di Frances says it takes a new mindset to accept that the dangers facing workers today are more complex and potentially far more dangerous. He says that accepting those dangers means addressing security concerns at the very highest level of […]

Alcohol and Employee Health: Sobering Facts

Alcohol may be legal, but it’s still a dangerous drug. Today our Safety Training Tips editor gives you the cold facts about the effects of alcohol in the workplace. For some, alcohol is not a problem—it’s just a way to relax and socialize. But for others, alcohol is a major, even life-threatening, problem. That’s because […]