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Have You Set the Scene for Safety?

Both the law and sound business practice compel you to look beyond specific regulations to assess safety training needs and to plan for effective training. Before you can roll out a successful safety training program, you have to assess training needs and plan for effective training. Fail to identify needs, and training will miss the […]

Help Workers Put Their Best Foot (Protection) Forward

Basic foot protection is a sturdy shoe or boot made of leather, rubber, or a synthetic. It has an impact-resistant toe—usually steel—and nonskid soles with rubber or synthetic treads to prevent slips and falls. Other possible protections workers may need in shoes or boots are: Metal insoles or reinforced soles to protect against puncture Nonconducting […]

Are You Ready for OSHA’s Next Moves?

Yesterday, we described OSHA’s new enhanced enforcement initiatives. Today, we provide you with an essential safety and health resource that can help you respond to enforcement changes as well as additional compliance requirements that are likely as the new OSHA administration gains momentum. With the prospect of significant enhancement of OSHA’s enforcement practices and new […]

Promote the Great American Smokeout for a Healthier Workforce

The Great American Smokeout®, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, takes place this Thursday. The purpose of the event is to encourage smokers to smoke less on Thursday, quit for the day, or even quit for good. Although the Great American Smokeout didn’t actually begin nationwide until 1977, it was preceded by three important events: […]

I2P2: It’s on OSHA’s Mind, Is It on Yours?

Injury and illness prevention is always a big issue for safety professionals especially when incidents result in days away from work. Many companies are responding with injury and illness prevention plans. According to BLS, the total number of injury and illness cases requiring days away from work to recuperate was in 2011(the most recent year […]

Party Platters Could Make You Sick

With the holiday season upon us, there may be a danger lurking among those cold cuts and pates. Listeriosis is an illness caused by eating foods contaminated with listeria monocytogenes, bacteria found in soil and water. Ready-to-eat foods also can become contaminated within the processing plant, after processing, or along the route from plant to […]

What New in Workplace S&H? Find Out Here

In today’s and tomorrow’s Advisor, we keep you up to date with the latest research, surveys, and other significant reports that impact workplace safety and health. Here’s a roundup of noteworthy information reported within the past year in our sister publication OSHA Compliance Advisor, the twice-monthly newsletter safety professionals like you rely on for all […]

Obesity Costlier to Business than Smoking, Alcoholism

Helping workers deal with weight problems will improve their health—and your profitability. Take a look around your workplace. Notice anything different? Do some of your employees seem a bit, um, bigger? Or, to put it politically incorrectly, fatter? A study released in April by The Conference Board states that more than one-third (34 percent) of […]

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Eye in the Sky: What to Know About OSHA’s Use of Drones During Inspections

In May 2018, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a memorandum permitting the use of drones to inspect workplaces under certain circumstances. Since that time, OSHA has used unmanned aircraft systems (UASs or drones ) in a number of investigations, and their use is expected to become more common in the future.