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Defensive Driving: Look! No Hands!

Yesterday we looked at 10 safe-driving tips from the veteran drivers/editors at edmunds.com. Today we’ll look at some additional defensive-driving tips from our Safety Training Tips editor — and at a “hands-off” training tool that will drive home safe-driving techniques to your workforce. Motor vehicle accidents are the most common cause of accidental death in […]

Financial Wellness Training: Choosing a Contractor

Untitled Document Consider adding an occasional financial wellness session to your wellness safety and health program. In today’s Advisor, we give you suggestions that you can pass on to your workers to help prevent contractor nightmares that might create personal stress that affects their work performance. Are you planning on fixing up your house or […]

Caution—Gasoline! -Effective Safety Training

You have probably heard the old story about the guy who couldn’t see if his gasoline tank so empty, so he lit a match…you know the rest, and you know it’s not a happy ending. When this kind of accident first took place, the victim was pitied—but also considered pretty darned stupid.  Yet even today, […]

Part 2: Are You Ready for an OSHA Inspection?

The heart of the inspection process is the walkaround. Jim Stanley, former OSHA deputy assistant secretary and currently president of FDRSafety in Brentwood, Tennessee, says advance planning is the best hedge against negative outcomes during this phase. The walkaround is the time when the inspector observes processes and talks with employees and supervisors. The law […]

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 […]

Shiftworker Fatigue: Recent Sleeping-on-the-Job Incidents Highlight Risks

Recent incidents of air controllers sleeping on the job have prompted renewed concern about the role of fatigue in shiftwork inattention and accidents. Several incidents involving air traffic controllers falling asleep on the job during late night shifts has prompted Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood to announce new scheduling rules for controllers: Controllers will now have […]

Week in Review, February 4, 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. […]

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. […]

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 […]