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Employee Child Porn and Contraband: What to Do About It

Yesterday we looked at a disturbing New Jersey court decision holding that employers have a duty to investigate the activities of employees whose computers are found to contain pornography, and that employers could be held liable for failing to do so. Today we’ll explore that topic further, and take a look at policies that can […]

Employee Child Porn: Can You Be Held Liable?

One company found out the hard way that failing to investigate the activities of an employee whose company computer contained pornography can lead to legal liability. Here’s a look at that case and what it could mean for you. The facts of the 2005 New Jersey case Jane Doe v. XYC Corp. are troubling, to […]

Lifesaving Tips for Cold Weather Work

Yesterday we told you about a new safety standard designed to help assess risk and manage work in cold environments. Today we’ll look at more tips for keeping workers safe in cold workplaces—and at tool that makes sure you cover all of the bases. Whether employees are working indoors or outdoors, they need to be […]

New Standard Seeks to Manage Risk in Cold Workplaces

As we settle into the frosty winter months, it seems an appropriate time to take a look at a new standard, from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), designed to help assess risk and manage work in cold environments. Because of the negative impact of cold on human health and performance, as well as on […]

Invisible, Tasteless, and Odorless—And a Killer

Our Safety Training Tips editor says that while the dangers of radon gas may be a safety problem primarily in the home environment, it’s something your workers should be trained on. Radon is a cancer-causing, radioactive gas. Although most people don’t know it, radon kills many thousands of Americans every year. And what they generally […]

Unsafe Workers: Reform Them or Fire Them

It may not be fun or easy to fire unsafe workers, but you can’t let them ruin your organization’s safety culture—or bottom line. Call him “Joe.” Joe is the guy who just won’t follow the rules, either because he is too macho or too cool to wear his personal protective equipment (PPE), he doesn’t have […]

You Must Train Workers on your EAP and FPP

Yesterday we looked at the question of whether space heaters, because of the fire safety hazard they pose, should be banned from your workplace. Today we turn to the larger issues of emergency action and fire prevention, and how you can—and must—train your workers on these crucial topics. According to OSHA, workplace fires and explosions […]

The Power of Laughter in Safety Training

We all know that safety is no laughing matter, but our Safety Training Tips editor says humor can be a valuable tool in getting your safety training messages across. Laugh and the whole world laughs with you. TV comedian/pianist Victor Borge used to say that laughter is the shortest distance between two people. Laughing together […]

Does the New Stormwater MSGP Affect You?

EPA’s new stormwater multisector general permit (MSGP) applies to industrial facilities in all or parts of dozens of U.S. states, territories, and possessions. Make sure you know whether your workplace is affected and what you need to do. In September, EPA issued a new MSGP requiring an estimated 4,100 industrial facilities in 29 different industrial […]