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Get More from Your Safety and Health Audits

The idea of some audits, like one by IRS, might make your blood run cold. But when it comes to safety and health, an audit is a proactive tool that lets you know if what you’re doing is achieving the desired results. Workplace audits help you monitor safety and health performance, as well as compliance […]

Free Report from Safety Daily Advisor Helps Safety Professionals Prepare for OSHA Inspections

The Safety Daily Advisor®: announced today the release of a free white paper, What to Expect from an OSHA Inspection, which will help you to prepare for and understand your rights during OSHA inspections. If you’ve ever worried about the prospect of an inspection, you’re not alone. Each year, thousands of workplaces across the country […]

Workforce Obesity: What Can You Do?

What can you do to help workers maintain a healthy weight and keep your bottom line healthy at the same time? Read about a company that’s helping its workers lose tons of weight. Employees of Health Care Services Corporation (HCSC) lost more than 53,000 pounds last year. HCSC is the owner and operator of Blue […]

Myths and Facts About Older Workers

The NIOSH publication Age Awareness Training for Miners takes aim at some common misconceptions about older employees. Here are the myths and facts, according to NIOSH. MYTH: You can’t teach an old dog new tricks. FACT: Older employees may take longer to master something new, but they will become just as skilled as younger workers […]

Exercise Excuses

May is National Physical Fitness & Sports Month, so it’s a good time to discuss the reasons why your employees don’t “get off the couch, and get active!” Offer them practical tips to overcome those excuses. Undoubtedly, your employees know they should be exercising more. They’ve been hearing this since they were children competing for […]

Hazcom Revision: What’s It Going to Cost?

Yesterday, we talked about the impact and benefits of proposed revisions to the hazcom standard. Today, we look at the costs of compliance. OSHA reports that the compliance costs associated with the proposed revisions to the hazard communication standard would generally be incurred by affected industries as one-time transition costs over the phase-in period of […]

Week in Review, February 25, 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. […]

Promote Holiday Safety This Month

The holidays are here and that means trees, lights, and other decorations going up in and around employees’ homes. Help your workers have a happy—and safe—holiday season. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), hundreds of home fires start every year with Christmas trees, and candles cause thousands of home fires. Many deaths and […]

Pitfalls of Noncompliance: Part 2

Yesterday, we presented a number of OSHA enforcement actions that demonstrate the pitfalls of noncompliance. Today, we conclude with some more employers who were snagged in OSHA’s inspection and enforcement actions. Contractor Improperly Removed Asbestos Asbestos remediation company (New York)       OSHA Region 2 Safety and health violations: According to OSHA, the company was cited for […]