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Top 10 Strategies for Combating Employee Stress

Employee stress stressing you out? Here are 10 strategies for combating employee stress. Workplace stress is a bigger problem than it used to be, and employers have good reason to be more concerned about it than in the past, says Barry Hall, principal at Buck Consultants. In a recent survey, 82% of participants reported that […]

7 Simple Steps to More Effective Hazard Communication

Yesterday, we reviewed a study that revealed some disturbing news about workers’ perceptions concerning chemical safety in the workplace. Today, we suggest 7 simple steps for correcting the hazard communication deficiencies highlighted by the study. To ensure more effective hazard communication: 1.   Train supervisors and safety personnel to communicate hazard information and safety procedures effectively. […]

How Do Your Workers Perceive Chemical Risks?

According to a new study, workplace hazard communication might not always be as effectively as we’d like to believe. New research from Belgium has made some very important (some might even say alarming) findings about chemical safety in the workplace. The study, entitled “Workers’ Perception of Chemical Risks: A Focus Group Study,” was published in […]

Solo Safety

Working alone presents many hazards, and your employees must be aware of precautions they need to take to keep themselves safe. Solo workers are easy targets. Those who work alone in stores, gas stations, or other such jobs are considered easy targets by thieves, especially at night. Make your employees aware of all the precautions […]

Week in Review, May 6, 2011

Note to Readers: This newsletter appears daily, but we know some don’t always have the time to read it everyday. For your convenience, here’s a re-publication of what we covered this past week. Daily, weekly, or anything in between, we’re pleased to keep you informed with the latest tips, news and advice on the profession. […]

Taking An Interest Gets Better Results

Many times a supervisor faces serious obstacles (real or imagined) to attaining a good safety record for his or her department. Here are some of the excuses supervisors commonly given along with some solutions: Employees are people with certain specific functions to perform, but they are not machines—they’re people with feelings and emotions. People like […]

Find Out What It Takes to Have an Award-Winning Hearing Conservation Program

Meet the 2011 Safe-in-Sound Award winners and find out what they do to protect their employees’ hearing. The Safe-in-Sound Excellence and Innovation in Hearing Loss Prevention Awards™ honor excellent hearing loss prevention practices in the work environment. Applicants are evaluated against key performance indicators in a review process designed to evaluate hearing loss prevention programs […]

Excuses, Excuses

Many times a supervisor faces serious obstacles (real or imagined) to attaining a good safety record for his or her department. Here are some of the excuses supervisors commonly given along with some solutions: I can’t stand over each subordinate all the time!  You don’t have to. Workers often repeat the same unsafe practice many […]

FAQs about Hearing Conservation

Review answers to key questions about workplace hearing conservation program requirements. What is the purpose of noise monitoring? OSHA’s Occupational Noise Exposure Standard (29 CFR 1910.95) requires you to place employees in a hearing conservation program if they are exposed to average noise levels of 85 dB or greater during an 8-hour workday. In order […]

Lubricating Machines—The Safe Way

All machines need some greasing from time to time. The lubrication of bearings, wear points, and moving parts are an essential factor in proper machine maintenance. But, there are serious risks if safety procedures are not followed. The most common hazard is getting caught in moving parts while oiling the machines. This problem is due […]