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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 […]

The Case for Training, Part 2

Last week we gave you some good tips on how to make the case for training, which we’ll continue this week. To review the problem: One of the first challenges trainers face is a resistance to training from both employees and management. Employees are frustrated about taking time away from their jobs, and managers aren’t […]

State Requirements: Do They Really Reduce Injuries and Illness?

As proof of the success of injury and illness prevention programs, OSHA cites the experiences of eight states that either require a program or provide incentives through workers’ comp programs. Alaska. Five years after the state implemented an injury and illness program requirement, the net decrease in injuries and illnesses (i.e., the statewide reduction in […]

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 […]

Take Action to Control Chemical Spills

Even in small amounts, chemical spills and leaks can be dangerous. Train employees to respond quickly and effectively. Although there is no specific training requirement for general employee response to the accidental spill or leak of potentially hazardous chemicals, there are specific training requirements for workers who: Handle certain specified hazardous substances such as formaldehyde, […]

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 […]

Lockout/Tagout for Hazardous Energy

“Lockout/Tagout” refers to specific practices and procedures to safeguard employees from the unexpected energization or start-up of machinery and equipment, or the release of hazardous energy during service or maintenance activities. Every year, people are killed on the job by activated machinery. Many of those deaths could have been prevented by following lockout/tagout procedures to […]