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How to Minimize the Impact of Flu Season on Your Workplace

There’s a lot you can do to prevent flu from invading your workplace, making your employees sick, increasing the risk of accidents, and creating havoc with work schedules. Here are some recommendations from Flu.gov. Flu.gov, a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services website, recommends that businesses take the following steps to keep employees from […]

OSHA’s Top 10 List and How to Stay Off It

OSHA’s newest top 10 list of violations includes familiar hazards. Today and tomorrow, we look at a number of these entries and suggest ways to avoid OSHA violations and penalties. As you probably already know, the top 10 violations for 2012 are: Fall protection—general requirements Hazard communication Scaffolding Respiratory protection Ladders Machine guarding Powered industrial […]

Youth Mentoring Programs: Part 2

In last Friday’s Advisor, we talked about how youth mentoring programs are preparing our future workforce. Today, we’ll continue to recognize National Mentoring Month with more expert advice on youth mentoring programs. Dr. Susan G. Weinberger, affectionately known as Dr. Mentor, is the president of the Mentor Consulting Group in Norwalk, Connecticut, and an international […]

Take the Time to Assess Your Safety Management Program

Does your safety management program meet all these criteria? It should. Management Leadership Do you: Develop policies that provide clear priorities for safety and health? Consider safety and health to be a line rather than a staff function? Follow safety and health rules personally, leading by example? Delegate authority to those with assigned safety responsibilities? […]

Safety Training – NAOSH Safe Workplaces

The North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week is the first week in May, and this year it has been dedicated to creating and maintaining safe workplaces. Sponsored by the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE), NAOSH Week activities are designed to promote the importance of […]

Successful Workers’ Comp Management: Focus on the Fundamentals

Managing your workers’ compensation program effectively has a big impact not only on insurance costs, but also on employee morale and productivity. When an employee is out on workers’ compensation leave due to a job injury or illness, the results can be difficult for everybody.   The employee must cope with the pain and suffering, […]

OSHA’s Top 10: How to Stay Off the List

Every year OSHA publishes its Top 10 violations list, and every year employers fall into the same trap, garnering citations and often hefty fines. Last year was no different. The top 10 OSHA violations for fiscal 2010 were: Scaffolding, general requirements, construction (29 CFR 1926.451) Fall protection, construction (29 CFR 1926.501) Hazard communication standard, general […]

Facts About Seasonal Flu

Flu season’s here. Provide your employees with a good dose of facts about preventing and treating flu. Flu is primarily spread through the air when infected people cough or sneeze. But flu viruses can also be transmitted by touching objects that an infected person has touched. The virus gets on the sick person’s hands when […]

Try Safety Training Plus, Expert Urges

A noted industrial safety consultant explains that the training can be about more than just accident avoidance. It can actually help workers do their jobs better. When is safety training more than just safety training? The answer: When it also helps workers do their jobs better. That’s more than possible, says Ben Wurtmann of New […]

GHS Update: Time to Think About Training

If you haven’t already begun GHS training for employees, you have less than 8 months to get it done. Here’s a quick review of key training issues. If you use, handle, store chemicals in your workplace, you have until the end of this year (December 1) to train employees about the new GHS-compliant chemical labels […]