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How to Get Leaves to Leave

Leaf removal is an annual chore that many of your workers need to accomplish at this time of year—and many of those workers may injure themselves or the environment while getting those leaves to leave. Take a few minutes to train them on how to do this chore safely. Colorful autumn leaves are lovely falling […]

Help Employees Party Hearty—and Stay Healthy

The holidays provide a great reason to get together with friends, family, and co-workers, which means there are lots of parties and food everywhere. Our Safety Training Tips editor warns that the weight you gain may not come off. It’s so easy to gain weight at this time of year, but even though the gain […]

Week in Review, April 8, 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. […]

Protect Your Built-In Camera

January is National Eye Care Month, so it’s a good time to train your employees on vision health and safety. Get employees’ attention by saying that you’re going to put the focus on the built-in camera that is their eyes. Explain that the cornea that shields the eye is capable of out-performing the best optics […]

Incentives: Savvy Strategy or Poor Plan?

You’ve seen them, used them, or maybe even rejected them. For decades businesses have encouraged safe behavior with incentives. But are they a benefit or a liability? Ball caps, jackets, logoed merchandise, pizza, points, gift cards, and discounts… the list goes on. Whatever the reward, the idea is generally this—employers give workers something in exchange […]

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. […]

How to Shed Those Holiday Pounds … and Get That Diet Back on Track!

Each Friday, Safety Daily Advisor will present one of a series of Safety Training Tips to share with your employees. This one explains how to win at staying healthy by losing that holiday-caused extra poundage. If your employees are like a lot of people, they’ve put on a few pounds over the holidays. Right about […]

Watch Out For Prescription Addiction

More Americans than ever—some 50 million—report suffering from chronic pain and may be taking pain medications. This reality can have a profound effect on safety in the workplace, not only because some of these meds have potentially dangerous side effects, but also because more people are becoming addicted and may continue using the drugs even […]

Getting the Most Out of Your Safety Budget

Yesterday, we looked at the first three of five steps for planning and conducting top-notch safety meetings. Today we pick up with steps 4 and 5, and we invite you to try a money-saving resource for meeting all of your safety training and compliance needs. (The first three steps to memorable safety meetings, courtesy of […]

OSHA’s Top 10 List and How to Stay Off It: Part 2

Yesterday, we reviewed some tips for avoiding penalties and fines for violations of some of the standards on OSHA’s top 10 list. Today, we provide more tips for thee more commonly violated standards. Lockout/Tagout (29 CFR 1910.147) Tips for staying in compliance with the lockout/tagout standard include: Develop a written energy control program that includes […]