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Talk About Violence

Talking about violence in the workplace can be an uncomfortable process. But it is also unavoidable if you want to do all you can to eliminate the threat of violence from your establishment. Why not approach employee reluctance to talk about violence head-on? Here are seven common expressions of resistance—along with reasons why the discussion […]

Work Safely with Asbestos? It’s Possible

Given the risks of working with asbestos, safety must always be a priority. Effective employee training and other precautions such as engineering controls and personal protective equipment (PPE) are necessary to keep workers safe. OSHA’s asbestos standard (29 CFR 1910.1001) requires you to inform employees who might be exposed to asbestos about the hazards and […]

A Harvest of Wellness Training

In many parts of the country, the appearance of colorful leaves means the coming of colder, shorter days. But it also means the harvesting of colorful foods that are healthful and flavorful. This is a great season for wellness training on how to have a healthy harvest. Here are the ABCs of great fall flavors: […]

New Standard Seeks to Manage Risk in Cold Workplaces

As we settle into the frosty winter months, it seems an appropriate time to take a look at a new standard, from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), designed to help assess risk and manage work in cold environments. Because of the negative impact of cold on human health and performance, as well as on […]

A Sound Ergonomics Program = Good Business Sense

OSHA estimates that 1.8 million workers each year report work-related MSDs such as carpal tunnel syndrome and low back pain. About 600,000 of these MSD injuries are serious enough to require workers to take time off work in order to recover. Ergonomic measures, if implemented effectively, will reduce these numbers. According to Safety Training Presentations’ […]

Blood Is Thicker than Water

But all bodily fluids have the potential to be infected with bloodborne pathogens, such as hepatitis and the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Since July 28 is World Hepatitis Day, this is a good time for bloodborne pathogens (BBP) training. If you have workers who are exposed to blood or other bodily fluids either regularly or […]

Youth Mentoring Programs: Part 2

In last Friday’s Advisor, we talked about how youth mentoring programs are preparing our future workforce. Today, we’ll continue to recognize National Mentoring Month with more expert advice on youth mentoring programs. Dr. Susan G. Weinberger, affectionately known as Dr. Mentor, is the president of the Mentor Consulting Group in Norwalk, Connecticut, and an international […]

Sick of Paying the Price for Workplace Back Injuries? Take Action!

Statistics tell us that 8 out of 10 people experience back problems at some time during their lives. We also know that back injuries affect millions of American workers every year and cost billions. Overexertion is a leading cause of lost-time injuries. And a significant number of workers in most industrial workplaces and construction sites […]

Taking The Easy Way Out 

Why do some people persist in taking chances and others don’t? How can you get your workers to realize that taking a chance is just not worth the risk? Have a heart-to-heart discussion with them at your next safety meeting. Ask them when they’ve taken chances at home or work and discuss what could have […]

What Happens After Something Happens?

Properly conducted accident investigations analyze and eradicate the hazards that cause accidents. Investigations also educate and motivate to prevent future incidents. Accidents happen. Despite your best efforts, zero accident policies, and well-trained employees, things sometimes go wrong. So what happens after an accident or near miss happens in your facility is a question you have […]