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When Domestic Violence Enters the Workplace

Chances are you employ someone who is being abused. Is that any of your business? It is when domestic violence enters your workplace. According to government statistics: As many as 1 in 4 women have experienced domestic violence at some time in their lives. Nearly 3 out of 4 Americans know someone who has been […]

Don’t Get Caught in the Trap—Prepare for OSHA Inspections

Although you may not be able to avoid the “knock on the door,” you can avoid being caught in the enforcement trap by making sure you are prepared for safety and health inspections. It’s critical to do everything possible to be responsive and prepare for all the stages of the inspection process. You actions will […]

Why Safety Training Is a Good Investment

On average, there are nearly 4 million nonfatal workplace injuries every year, with more than 1 million resulting in lost workdays. Effective safety training can reduce injuries and illness, improve morale, and lower insurance costs. Safety training is one of those areas where shaving service or quality can have a seriously negative impact. For one […]

Navigate Your Way Safely Through the Inspection/Enforcement Process

Here’s some information about inspections and enforcement actions that can help you successfully navigate your way around big problems and costly penalties. Since OSHA can’t inspect all 7 million workplaces it covers each year, it seeks to focuses its inspection resources on the most hazardous workplaces in the following order of priority: Imminent danger situations—hazards […]

Home Is Where the Falls Are

According to the National Safety Council, when it comes to off-the-job safety, falls in the home are the second leading cause of accidental death in the community, surpassed only by car crashes. Whether your employees fall and injure themselves on the job or fall and get hurt off-the job, the result is often the same—lost […]

Setting a Safe Example

In the eyes of most of the people who work for you, you are the company—or at least their closest link to the company. Have you ever stopped to think of what sort of an image you project to your crew? Have you ever tried to see yourself as others see you? For instance, have […]

You Can’t Breathe Easy Until Your Workers Can

Because of the potentially serious health effects of airborne contaminants and other hazards, OSHA’s respiratory protection standard (29 CFR 1910.134) establishes rigorous requirements for the safe use of respirators. Respirators protect workers from a host of workplace hazards, including insufficient oxygen, and harmful dust, fog, smoke, mists, gases, vapors, and sprays. Without this essential PPE, […]

Week in Review, February 11, 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. […]

Independence Day Eating … Without the Fireworks

The July 4 weekend often brings safety training about fireworks. But this year, put a new spin on fireworks safety training by giving your employees safety tips for healthy barbecuing—so they can enjoy outdoor cooking without the internal fireworks of heartburn, gas, or even food poisoning! Train your employees how to keep themselves safe from […]