HAVS and HAV Nots: How to Protect Workers From Vibrating Equipment Hazards

One workplace danger not discussed enough is that of bodily harm caused by high levels of vibration. So that’s what our Safety Training Tips Editor has chosen to focus on today. Tools like jackhammers, drills, woodworking equipment, chipping tools, grinders, chainsaws, and other vibrating equipment can be hazardous in several different ways. Employees can be […]

Workplace Dry Eye Syndrome: What to Do About It

Dry eye syndrome doesn’t have to happen, and if it does, the remedies are usually easy to implement. Here are the steps the experts recommend.  If the old saying, “not a dry eye in the house” applies to your workplace, you’re lucky. For as we told you in  yesterday’s Advisor, dry eye syndrome (DES) is […]

The Why of Dry Eye Syndrome

If your workers complain of eye irritation or pain, the blame may lie no further away than your air conditioning vents. Here’s what to look for, assuming your eyes are ok, that is! The office worker was getting really scared. She’d been staring intently at her computer monitor all day, grateful that her building had […]

The ADHD Employee: Attention Getting Strategies for Safety Training

You can’t change workers’ attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) issues with reeducation or disciplinary measures. Here are some things you can do. Yesterday’s Advisor began a discussion of ADHD-affected employees and their challenges to workplace safety. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, to use ADHD’s official name, is a neurological issue that causes an inability to concentrate […]

Workers with ADHD: Can You Train Them in Safety?

Employees with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) often can’t seem to get it when it comes to safety. Here’s why: At your monthly safety meeting, you’ve just given a group of employees some important information to look over before a discussion of the subject, followed by a quiz. After about 10 minutes, you wander through […]

Make a Difference This National Safety Month

“Make a Difference” is the theme of this month’s National Safety Month celebration. The National Safety Council says that you and your employees can make a significant safety difference on the job, on the road, at home, and in the community by focusing on four key safety issues this month—emergency preparedness, distracted driving, poisoning, and […]

Combustible Dust: What Might a New Standard Require?

If OSHA accedes to Congressional demands and passes a dust standard for general industry, what would you need to do? A look into HR 5522 suggests an answer: Yesterday’s Advisor detailed the dustup that’s been raging in Washington over the issue of combustible dust. This dust, which can be generated in a number of industrial […]

Big Blowup Over Combustible Dust: Is a New Law Coming?

As reported as recently as last Sunday’s broadcast of TV’s “60 Minutes,” dust from sugar, flour, or other common materials, concentrated in certain conditions, can explode like a bomb. Critics say OSHA has done little about it, despite the loss of 119 lives. Now Congress has, and the result might be a new law affecting […]

5 More Steps to a Better Safety Program

Previously, our experts offered the first 5 steps toward using leading indicators to build a forward-looking safety effort. Today, they offer the additional steps needed to carry it out and evaluate the results. In yesterday’s Advisor, we began to describe a 10_point program to orient your organization to looking at safety from a leading indicator […]

Let Leading Indicators Lead You to Greater Safety

Two safety experts say the profession should be measuring what it does, but frequently the measures used depict the past rather than predict the future. And they offer a 10-step program to refocus the focus. It’s been said that, deep in his or her heart, every safety professional would like to be out of a […]