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Wellness Training for March

More and more employers are dedicating a portion of training time to wellness topics. Since March is National Kidney Month, it’s a good time to do a wellness training session about how your workers can avoid kidney disease. Today’s Advisor gives you valuable information to use for this training. You have two bean-shaped kidneys located […]

How Will a Beefed-Up EEP Affect Employers?

Yesterday we talked about the controversy over OSHA’s Enhanced Enforcement Program (EEP) and the likelihood that significant changes are on the way. Today we’ll tell you what those changes are likely to be and how you can keep up with all the enforcement news. Employers that have been affected by EEP or might be affected […]

Hazard Communication Training

This content was originally published in December 2000. For the latest Hazcom Regulation changes, visit our article archives or try our practical Audio Click ‘n Train: Hazard Communicationtraining presentation. The hazard communication (hazcom) standard is one of the most complex of OSHA’s regulations, which is probably why it is cited most often during OSHA inspections. […]

NIOSH Update: What To Do About an Aging Workforce

A key issue currently on NIOSH’s agenda is the health and safety implications of an aging workforce. With Baby Boomers now into their sixties, U.S. business is faced with 77 to 80 million people getting toward the end of their working careers. Are all these older workers a burden or benefit to employers? It’s a […]

Are Employers Liable for Home Office Injuries?

Working from home is becoming increasingly popular in some businesses. But it’s also becoming increasingly clear that this practice can expose employers to greater risk of liability for employee injuries. Employees love telecommuting, or telework, for the comfort and flexibility. Employers love it because of the lower overhead expenses. And everybody loves it because it […]

Machine Accidents? Don’t Blame the Machine!

The list of possible machinery-related injuries is long and bloody. It includes severed fingers, crushed hands, amputated arms, severe cuts, and other damage too horrible to mention. Sometimes workers are even killed by machines. But it’s no use blaming machines for accidents! The responsibility for preventing machine accidents and injuries lies with workers who don’t […]

More Than One Way Out

The theme of this year’s National Fire Prevention Week, which is from October 7 to 13, is “Have 2 Ways Out!” That makes it a good time to review exit routes, locations, and procedures with your workers. An "exit route" is a continuous and unobstructed path of exit within a workplace to a place of […]

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 […]

Keep Workers on the Job – Not on Their Backs

Back injuries are one of the most common workplace maladies. This week, our Safety Training Tips Editor provides tips for preventing these injuries, along with their painful—and costly—consequences. It’s not surprising that there are so many back injuries on the job. The back is involved in almost every move your employees make during the workday. […]

Getting the Most out of National Safety Month

As you no doubt know, June is National Safety Month. Today our Safety Training Tips editor gives you some suggestions for following this year’s weekly themes. The National Safety Council (NSC) says that National Safety Month is a time to promote round-the-clock safety and health. NSC stresses the "urgent need to reduce unintentional deaths and […]