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Poll Shows Businesses Lacking in Preparedness

Is your workplace prepared for an emergency or disaster? A new poll shows that many employers may not be as well prepared as they should be. More than a decade after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, only a third of surveyed organizations believe they are well prepared for threats and disasters, even though about […]

Do You Twitter About Training?

It’s a new world of communication these days, and to keep your training current, you need to find ways to use new social media technologies in your training program. In fact, social media tools can help promote retention of training content, according to Thomas Stone, product design architect with Element K®. As the use of […]

Asbestos at a Glance

Asbestos can still be a hazard in many workplaces, so you still need to train your workers on this material. In fact, OSHA’s asbestos standard (29 CFR 1910.1001) requires employers to inform employees who might be exposed to asbestos about the hazards and necessary precautions to prevent exposure. Although no specific training points are identified […]

Safety Leader Expresses Concern at Fatality Stats

Even though fatal job accidents have declined over the past several years to 4,609 in 2011, they are still too high, says the president of ASSE. "It’s alarming that 13 people a day are dying from work-related injuries," says Richard A. Pollack, president of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) . "This is a […]

OSHA’s Guidelines for Training and Evaluation

Yesterday, we presented the first four of OSHA’s seven employee safety training guidelines. Today, we conclude with the last three guidelines, plus some information about an essential training resource that will help you meet current and future safety training objectives easily and effectively. [You can read the first four guidelines here.] Step 5. Conduct the […]

Free Report for Safety Professionals: Proven Strategies To Increase the Value of EHS

The Safety Daily Advisor® announced today the release of a free white paper for safety professionals, Proven Strategies To Increase The Value of EHS, which will help safety professionals to use the tools of business managers to effectively measure the performance of their programs “The value of EHS functions in an organization’s overall performance is […]

Extreme Driving!

Extreme sports are all the rage these days, and perhaps some of your workers are developing their adventurous sides outside of the workplace. However, getting caught on the road in the middle of an earthquake may be an adventure in extreme driving that they weren’t looking for! Help your employees deal with these rare, yet […]

Safety Training in Any Language

Do you and your trainers know how to communicate safety information to employees for whom English may not be their first language? Do you understand the legal requirements for teaching these important policies? Today’s Advisor gives you important information for training non-English-speaking employees. Increased diversity in the workplace may create language and literacy barriers. When […]

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 […]