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How Might the 2012-2013 Flu Season Affect Your Workplace?

Flu season has begun, and your employees should be taking steps to prevent illness if they haven’t already. Here are some facts about flu and this year’s season from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). What sort of flu season is expected this year? Flu seasons are unpredictable in a number of ways, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Week in Review, May 6, 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. […]

OSHA Says You Can Prevent Violence

This content was originally published in January 2000. For the latest in safety management, visit our archives or try our online compliance portal, Safety.BLR.com. OSHA Says You Can Prevent Violence Workplace violence incidents seem so unpredictable that it’s hard to believe that anything can be done to prevent them. Yet, that is exactly what OSHA […]

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 […]

Keep It in Neutral!

Keeping a car in neutral gear is not a desirable action because the car wasn’t designed to move down the road in neutral. Keeping a neutral posture on the job, however, is the most desirable action to take because the human body was designed to work in a certain position in order to be most […]

Hazmat Training? You Need a Plan

Hazmat training requirements under the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration’s (PHMSA) regulations are nonspecific. But one thing is crystal clear: Employers are legally responsible for making sure hazmat employees are properly trained. Performance-based standards have a nice, industry-friendly sound to them until you realize you are the one responsible for designing and implementing a […]

Help Employees Party Hearty—and Stay Healthy

The holidays provide a great reason to get together with friends, family, and co-workers, which means there are lots of parties and food everywhere. Our Safety Training Tips editor warns that the weight you gain may not come off. It’s so easy to gain weight at this time of year, but even though the gain […]