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Electrical Safety: Shocking Myths Workers May Believe

Electricity is so familiar a force, your employees may think they know all its mysteries. Not so—and what they don’t know can kill them.Not long ago, much of the state of Florida went dark. Lights went out. Traffic signals quit, causing huge backups. People were trapped in elevators. The search for someone to blame began. […]

Warehouse

Warehouse Safety: The Right Moves to Make

Your warehouse holds not only your stock but also lots of hazards! Here is a long list of hints on safely storing and moving items in a warehouse, including why warehouse safety is important, basic rules, and common sense good housekeeping. Materials handling—either by powered equipment or manually—can cause injuries to hands, fingers, feet, and […]

Safer Driving at Work: OSHA’s Other 5 Steps

Previously, we presented steps 1–5 in the recommendation of OSHA and its partners for driving safety. Now here are the last 5, with our own recommendation of a program for easy and effective driver training. .Yesterday’s Advisor began a discussion of safe driving when on the road for business purposes. With nearly half of workplace […]

10 Steps to Safer Driving at Work

OSHA has joined with two other organizations to publish a 10-step recommendation to make driving at work safer. Here are the first 5 of those steps. The rest follow tomorrow.You’d think that if anyone should be trained in safe driving at work, it would be state troopers. After all, they spend some 80 percent of […]

Repetitive Safety Training: How to Block the Boredom

How do you keep trainees from being bored by the same material presented over and over? Hint: the solution is in the packaging as well as what’s in the package. Yesterday’s Advisor made the point that repetition is a key element in safety training. Presenting a key point, key terms, or a whole lesson over […]

Repetition in Safety Training: It Works, Works, Works

Because learning speeds and styles differ, safety trainers should build repetition and reinforcement into their programs. There are ways to do it without boring or annoying students. HeadOn. Apply directly to the forehead! HeadOn. Apply directly to the forehead! HeadOn. Apply directly… OK, we’ll stop before we apply a headache directly to your forehead. But […]

Diabetes: Are Your Workers at Risk?

This Friday, our Safety Training Tips editor focuses on a killer—diabetes—and what you can tell your workers about what it is and how it can be treated, if they catch it early! What is diabetes? People with diabetes have a problem with their metabolism. Their bodies can’t process a kind of sugar in their blood […]

Cell Phone Dangers: Crafting a Policy for Their Use

In addition to possible electrical hazards, cell phones may pose dangers to hearing and traffic safety. Here’s how to write a company policy to minimize some of the risks. In Yesterday’s Advisor we started a discussion of cell phone hazards off with a bang—literally! The article noted that safety experts, including the military’s Naval Safety […]

Cell Phone Dangers: An Explosive Situation?

Can cell phones cause an explosion as you fuel your car? We look at what U.S. government agencies say—and some precautions to keep it from happening. You’re at a gas station filling up. So is the driver at the next pump. Suddenly you hear his cell phone ring. As gasoline fumes waft upward from the […]

Trainerman’s 19 Terrific Safety Training Tips

Jonathan Klane, aka “Trainerman,” may dress like a superhero but his safety training techniques are even more important. Here are some of his super ideas: Yesterday’s Advisor introduced us to “Trainerman,” aka safety and health trainer Johathan Klane of Klane’s Education Information Training Hub, Fairfield, Maine. Klane, who conducts safety meetings in a superhero outfit, […]