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Further Biomass-based Diesel Reductions Under Consideration

Stating that it is concerned about the high cost of advanced biofuels, the EPA is requesting public comment on potential reductions in the 2018 biomass-based diesel (BBD), advanced biofuel, and total renewable fuel volumes and/or the 2019 BBD volume under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program. These possible reductions would be on top of reductions […]

Woodworking Machine Safety

Woodworking machines are useful, but can be dangerous if they are not used properly. Here is a checklist of Do’s and Don’ts for all employees to heed when using any woodworking machine or tool: DO’s USE the appropriate safety equipment for the job. Wear safety glasses or goggles. Eyeglasses lenses are only impact resistant. They […]

The Importance of Oral Health

More and more safety trainers are realizing the importance of mixing in some wellness training to keep their workers healthy and on the job. Since this month is Children’s Dental Health Month, it’s a good time to give a quick overview of how dental care affects overall wellness. Proper dental hygiene is good for more […]

Summer School on Summer Safety: National Safety Month Bonus Topic

Every June, the National Safety Council (NSC) celebrates National Safety “to educate and influence behaviors around leading causes of preventable injuries and deaths.” So, for the rest of this month, the Friday Safety Daily Advisor will participate by giving you training information and resources on each weekly theme. NSM’s overall theme this year is "Safety […]

Get a Grip on Slips, Trips, and Falls

Your employees know that falling is a hazard. But knowledge alone isn’t enough to keep them on their feet. You need a purposeful program that identifies the problem, implements focused solutions, and monitors the results. Across industries and across the years, slips, trips, and falls (STFs) continue to be among the leading causes of workplace […]

Preventing Workplace Violence: Don’t Overlook the Basics

Yesterday we looked at the tragic but all too frequent problem of domestic violence manifesting itself in the workplace. Today we look at steps you can take—including training your employees—to short-circuit all types of workplace violence. There are many basic steps employers can take to lessen the risk of violent workplace incidents. We hope your […]

Revised Rules for Gas Emissions from MSW Landfills

The EPA has simultaneously issued new rules governing gas emissions from both existing and new, modified, or reconstructed municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills. Gas emitted by MSW landfills comprises methane, carbon dioxide (CO2), and nonmethane organic compounds (NMOCs). Both final rules define affected MSW landfills as those with design capacities of 2.5 million metric tons […]

Sun Safety Is a Hot Issue this Month

In case you missed the opportunity to talk to your employees about sun safety last week (June 1-7 was Sun Safety Week), you still have time. The summer sun has yet to get its fiery hottest, and our Safety Training Tips editor says that now is a great time to hold a safety meeting to […]