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Keys to Electrical Safety Are No Shock

Every day almost 3 million workers in the United States are at risk from uncontrolled energy when servicing equipment. Injuries range from burns and falls to electric shock (nonfatal) and electrocution (fatal). Here is an overview of key OSHA rules for working safely near electricity. OSHA’s electrical safe work practice rules (29 CFR 1910.331 – […]

Exit Routes OSHA Compliant? Time to Check

Yesterday we looked at some of the design and construction requirements of OSHA’s exit route rules. Today we move on to the rules covering exit route maintenance, safeguards, markings, and operational features, and we’ll introduce you to a tool that can give you peace of mind about the safety—and compliance—of your exit routes and evacuation […]

Exit Routes: No Escaping These OSHA Regs

Knowing where workplace exit routes are located and how to safely evacuate in an emergency could mean the difference between life and death for your employees. Today we’ll cover some of the key requirements of OSHA’s exit route rules. As an employer, you are responsible for ensuring that employees know what to do in an […]

Boost Awareness During Injury Prevention Month

April is Injury Prevention Month, and our Safety Training Tips editors say that makes this the perfect time to do some serious awareness training and show employees exactly how to prevent injuries in your workplace. Injuries are costly in both human and economic terms. Employees injured in accidents often pay a heavy price. Injuries can […]

Getting the Most Out of Your Safety Budget

Yesterday, we looked at the first three of five steps for planning and conducting top-notch safety meetings. Today we pick up with steps 4 and 5, and we invite you to try a money-saving resource for meeting all of your safety training and compliance needs. (The first three steps to memorable safety meetings, courtesy of […]

5 Steps to ‘Killer’ Safety Meetings

Safety meetings provide an ideal opportunity to promote workplace safety and talk about specific safety problems affecting your workers. Here are five steps to help your meetings be all they can be . Premeeting Preparation Schedule safety meetings early in a shift when your employees are more alert and less likely to be in the […]

4 Keys to Preventing Workplace Horseplay

Workplace horseplay can cause serious issues for both employees and companies. In a prior article, we looked at a case where an employee broke his leg engaging in horseplay. Although the injury was bad enough, there was the added difficulty of conflicting stories of the incident, and a dispute over workers’ compensation. Reduce your risk […]

Injured During Horseplay—Who Pays?

The following is based on an actual workers’ compensation case in Pennsylvania, in which hard lessons were learned by the employees involved—and by the employer. Warehouse supervisor Bill Muller had a problem. One of his order selectors was out of work with a broken leg caused by horseplay. And Muller had conflicting stories about the […]

Keep Those PowerPoints Short and Sweet

Today our Safety Training Tips editor shares some suggestions for making your PowerPoint® presentations as compelling as they can be. Think carefully about scope and training points. Before you sit down to create a PowerPoint, give some thought to how much of the chosen topic you want to cover. In most cases you won’t have […]

No Slip and Fall Training? Get Real

Yesterday we looked at some do’s and don’ts for slips, trips, and fall prevention. Today we look at some recommended training to help keep your workers from adding to the sobering statistics. OSHA’s general industry walking and working surfaces standard doesn’t require any specific employee training or information. However, with slips, trips, and falls constituting […]