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An ‘Integrated’ Approach to Injury and RTW

Whether a worker is injured on or off the job, the result is often the same—lost workdays, lost productivity, and hefty healthcare costs. That makes getting all injured employees back to work ASAP a priority. At General Electric the focus is on an integrated approach to worker injuries and return to work (RTW). By “integrated,” […]

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Slim Down Your Safety Training Budget with a "Lean" Approach

Just as “Lean” has helped cut waste in manufacturing and other industries, it can help make your safety training more successful and cost-effective. The basic concept of Lean in the corporate learning context is that “people should get the information they need exactly when they need it,” says Todd Hudson, head maverick at the Maverick […]

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Exercise Excuses

May is National Physical Fitness & Sports Month, so it’s a good time to discuss the reasons why your employees don’t “get off the couch, and get active!” Offer them practical tips to overcome those excuses. Undoubtedly, your employees know they should be exercising more. They’ve been hearing this since they were children competing for […]

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Safety Training – NAOSH Safe Workplaces

The North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week is the first week in May, and this year it has been dedicated to creating and maintaining safe workplaces. Sponsored by the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE), NAOSH Week activities are designed to promote the importance of […]

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More Action Urged by Climate Conference

Parties to the Paris Climate Accord need to accelerate their actions to both meet the goals of the accord and go beyond those goals. That was the main message emerging from the 23rd Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP-23), a 12-day meeting that concluded in Bonn, German, […]

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6 Tips for Safer Cell Phone Use

Today we look at the dangers of cell phone use—although several are still open to debate—and at some key elements of employee cell phone policies. For some time now, concerns over the safety hazards posed by cell phone use have not been limited to the potential for accidents caused by distracted driving. The OSHA Compliance […]

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Safety & Health Under Obama: What to Expect?

Washington, D.C., is full of new faces and new initiatives. What are the implications for occupational safety and health of all these changes? Who stands to gain and whose agenda will be shoved to the back burner for the next 3½ years? There is no shortage of opinion about what the Obama administration will ultimately […]

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Questions About Confined Space Compliance? Find Answers Here

OSHA’s confined space standard is long and detailed and includes six appendices. OSHA compliance and the safety of confined space entrants depend on knowing exactly what the regulations require. Today and tomorrow, we offer a brief selection of questions about OSHA’s confined space requirements (29 CFR 1910. 146). These are questions that safety managers from […]

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Safety Training Tips

Analyze This! Performing a job hazard analysis is an effective tool to minimize or eliminate hazards and reduce accidents. Make sure your employees don’t look at just the obvious dangers; train them to look for simple, everyday things that can go wrong, too. Each job in the workplace should be examined in detail so that […]

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Week in Review, February 25, 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. […]

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