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Stay Safe from Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment can be a safety issue at work. Why? All your employees have a right to fair treatment at work. If they feel sexually threatened either directly or through a hostile environment, they may be distracted and unable to follow all safety precautions because they are worrying about a situation they should not have […]

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4 Keys to H1N1 Flu Preparation

The CDC says that even if your community has not yet felt the effects of H1N1 influenza, you should plan for a flu outbreak this fall and winter, and be ready to implement strategies to protect your workforce while ensuring continuity of operations. Here are four critical recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and […]

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Serious Accidents Require Serious Action: Be Prepared!

Serious workplace accidents raise serious issues for safety professionals. There may be both legal and human factors to consider. You have to take a proper, level-headed approach and make sure you do all the right things to make things right. If an accident occurs in your workplace, especially a serious one, many people in your […]

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Stopping Workplace Violence Before It Starts

Everyone knows that violence in the workplace is a serious safety and health issue. The most extreme manifestation of workplace violence—homicide—was the third-leading cause of fatal occupational injury in this country last year. Today we look at what OSHA and others say you should do to safeguard your workers. There are no specific OSHA standards […]

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Safe Driving Is No Accident

When you think of safety hazards and employee injuries, you probably focus on what goes on inside your workplace. But one of the greatest threats to worker safety is right outside your door—on the road. In addition to impaired driving, which we discussed in yesterday’s Advisor, statistics tell us that other major driving hazards include […]

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The Sandwich Generation

As we approach the holiday season and spending extra time with our families, it’s a good time to remember that November is also National Family Caregivers Month. This observance may not seem to be directly safety-related, but the added stress that your workers may feel from their caregiving responsibilities at home may lead to increased […]

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How to Avoid Safety-Related Lawsuits

How well insulated is your organization from safety-related lawsuits? Here are some suggestions for dealing with three common sources of potential trouble. Any time people enter your workplace, there’s a risk (however slight) that something could go wrong and give rise to a safety-related lawsuit. For example: An outside contractor skimps on safety training and […]

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Need Highly Effective Training at an Affordable Price? We’ve Got the Programs for You!

Training is a big part of your job—and a big responsibility. That’s why so many safety professionals like you turn to the Employee Training Center for help. BLR® is doing its part to assist you in your effort to provide excellent workplace safety training and add more value and versatility while keeping training affordable. For […]

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