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Don’t Slip Up on Slip, Trip, and Fall Prevention

Yesterday, we covered some key controls for preventing workplace slips, trips, and falls. Today, we continue with additional measures to consider when developing an effective fall prevention plan. Falls from heights, such as employees falling into pits and other openings or through wall or floor openings or holes, can result in serious injuries. Every year […]

Learn from Accidents, Expert Urges

An accident or injury is an unwelcome event at any workplace. But organizations that take strategic steps can use information about the incident to prevent similar events in the future. Hernani Veloso Neto of the University of Porto, Portugal, published research on the subject of accident prevention strategies in the March issue of the International […]

Study Links Safety Investments with Improved Performance and Productivity

Everybody knows investments in workplace safety and health prevent accidents and injuries. But a new study indicates that are other bottom-line benefits as well. If you need some more ammunition to convince your top management and managers throughout your organization of the value of investing dollars and time in workplace safety and health, you’ll be […]

NSC, DOT Target Phoning, Texting While Driving

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that distracted driving is responsible for about 80 percent of all motor vehicle accidents on American roads. The National Safety Council says cell phone use while driving is a “high risk” activity and a leading cause of inattention behind the wheel. The National Safety Council (NSC) is so […]

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 […]

Don’t Skimp on New-Hire Orientation

Yesterday we shared some tips from training experts on effective onboarding (new- hire orientation) techniques. Today we’ll give you some suggested points to cover in your new-hire safety training sessions. Statistics reveal that workers are the most susceptible to injuries during their first month on the job. That’s why you need to provide basic safety […]

General Safety Review

The year’s end provides a good time to revisit general safety principles with your workers. Begin with the basics: There are two types of general hazards on the job: unsafe acts and unsafe conditions. Unsafe acts are actions workers take that ignore safety procedures and risk their own or co-workers’ health and safety. They include […]

Accident Investigation Finds Out Why

If a company conducts a proper accident investigation, it may be used as a basis for collecting data to find causes and prevent recurrences. This goal can only be achieved if the entire procedure is a fact-finding mission rather than a method for placing blame on someone. Avoiding blame is especially important when interviewing witnesses […]

Healthy Weight Loss

Every January millions of people resolve to lose weight. Many of those people are your employees. Why not begin the year with a wellness training session to help them lose weight the healthy way? Weight loss is a huge topic with reams of information out there. You can help your employees break it all down […]

How to Improve IAQ

As an employer, what should you be doing to improve workplace IAQ? OSHA recommends a management approach. The same systematic means you use to address other safety and health issues (i.e. management commitment, hazard identification and control programs, training, employee involvement, and program audits) will also work with indoor air quality problems. According to OSHA, […]