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Prepare Your Employees for Virtual Training?

Virtual training is an effective new way to train … as long as learners are ready to engage with the new training environment. Today’s Advisor presents part one of a two-part series in which we hear from one expert on virtual learning. When making the move to virtual training, "we, as trainers, often get caught […]

Cell Phones? Passengers? Which Is More Distracting?

OSHA says that distracted driving is a factor in 25 percent to 30 percent of all traffic crashes. Researchers say that cell phone use while driving is among the biggest distractions—even with hands-free phones. Here’s yet another study about the hazards of using a cell phone and driving. This one, conducted by University of Utah […]

Promote Holiday Safety This Month

The holidays are here and that means trees, lights, and other decorations going up in and around employees’ homes. Help your workers have a happy—and safe—holiday season. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), hundreds of home fires start every year with Christmas trees, and candles cause thousands of home fires. Many deaths and […]

Lockout/Tagout for Hazardous Energy

“Lockout/Tagout” refers to specific practices and procedures to safeguard employees from the unexpected energization or start-up of machinery and equipment, or the release of hazardous energy during service or maintenance activities. Every year, people are killed on the job by activated machinery. Many of those deaths could have been prevented by following lockout/tagout procedures to […]

Guard Employee Safety with Machine Guards

Crushed hands and arms, severed fingers and limbs, lacerations and abrasions—the list of possible machinery-related injuries is long and gruesome. Safeguards are essential for protecting workers from these injuries. Undetected or unprotected machine hazards and insufficient or inadequate training on machine safety features and procedures results in thousands of injuries every year—some disabling, some fatal, […]

Wellness Works, but Beware the Legal Landmines

Wellness programs seem like a simple, appealing way to reduce skyrocketing healthcare costs. But be aware that some programs can run afoul of federal and state laws. Wellness programs encourage employees to adopt or maintain healthy lifestyles—or at least take the first steps toward learning about healthy alternatives. Choosing healthier alternatives to reduce cholesterol levels, […]

Hazardous Noise Affects 30 Million U.S. Workers

Around 30 million U.S. workers are exposed to hazardous noise in the workplace, which makes it vital that your employees know about the hazards of excessive sound levels—and if and what kind of hearing protection they may need. Let employees know that according to OSHA regulations (29 CFR 1910.95), you will be conducting audiometric testing […]

Time to Take a Closer Look at Workplace Burns?

Burns are a common workplace injury with hundreds of cases reported daily across the nation. Identify risks in your workplace and take action to protect employees. A study of workplace burns conducted a few years back by the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries found that of the 350 workers hospitalized because of work-related […]

What Are You Doing for Drug-Free Work Week?

Next week is Drug-Free Work Week. The purpose of this event is to reinforce the importance of keeping your workplace drug- and alcohol-free. Discover how you can promote a safer, drug-free workplace next week and all year long. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), which sponsors Drug-Free Work Week, says that this event is dedicated […]