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AEDs Save Lives!

May 20 to 26 is National EMS Week, which is a great time to honor the valiant work of our emergency medical services personnel. It’s also a good time for training on the use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs)—for those times when even the few minutes it may take for EMS to arrive could mean […]

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 […]

The Gift that Keeps on Giving

It’s cold and flu season again, which makes this a good time to remind employees about preventing the spread of infection—at work and at home. Have you—or your employees—ever received a gift you didn’t want? While some of us may have a few presents hidden away in back closets, all of us have undoubtedly received […]

EPA on Flight Path to Limit Aircraft GHGs

The EPA has issued a final rule that finds that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from aircraft contribute to air pollution that may reasonably be anticipated to endanger public health and the welfare of future generations. Having made that determination, the EPA is now obligated by the Clean Air Act (CAA) to propose and issue final […]

Steam Electric Guidelines Released

The EPA has released a rule that it says will reduce the discharge of pollutants into U.S. waterways from steam electric power plants by 1.4 billion pounds per year annually, as well as reduce water withdrawal by 57 gallons per year. The rule sets the first federal limits on the levels of toxic metals in […]

Blended Learning Options: Hands-On Training

This month we continue assessing your various training options to help you put together the right mix of blended learning to ensure your workers are the best trained they can be. There are numerous methods and materials available to help you prepare and equip employees to better do their jobs. Indeed, with so many choices […]

Yes, Respirator Training Really Is Required

Yesterday’s Advisor reviewed the inspection, maintenance, storage, and repair requirements of OSHA’s respiratory protection regulation. Today we move on to the regulation’s often ignored training requirements—and a handy resource for meeting those OSHA mandates. In any workplace in which a respirator is required, the employer must establish a written respiratory protection program with specific procedures […]

Be Safe in the Zone!

April 4 to 8 is National Work Zone Awareness Week, which makes it a good time to give your employees vital information on driving safely in work zones. Spring is also the season when road construction projects start up in earnest, so your employees will undoubtedly be encountering work zones on their commutes or when […]

Stiffer OSHA Penalties Proposed

Key Democrats in Congress say OSHA needs stiffer civil and criminal sanctions – and more active enforcement – to safeguard the American workforce. In yesterday’s Advisor, we told you about a congressional committee report that criticized the agency for failing to address the gross underreporting of occupational injuries and illnesses. The declining injury and illness […]

Supreme Court: CWA JD Is Final Agency Action

In a ruling with no dissent—although several brief, separate, concurring opinions were filed—the U.S. Supreme Court found that an approved jurisdictional determination (JD) by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) about the Clean Water Act (CWA) status of a property is a final agency action subject to judicial review.