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Week in Review, June 10, 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 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: […]

Week in Review, April 15, 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. […]

National Safety Month and Teen Driving Safety

June is National Safety Month, and this year’s week-by-week themes are as follows: June 7-13: Teen Driving Safety June 14-20: Preventing Overexertion at Work and at Home June 21-27: Dangers of Cell Phone Use While Driving June 28-30: Summer Safety   Teen Driving Safety is next week’s theme, so refresh your workers on the limits […]

Fall Fitness Training

It’s late November and your employees may still be feeling sluggish after their Thanksgiving Day festivities! This may be the perfect time for wellness training to help your employees stay in shape as the days get shorter. Today’s Advisor gives you some fitness tips to pass along. Point out to your workers that it’s easy […]

OSHA at 40: Part II

In today’s Advisor, we get labor’s views about OSHA, its efforts, and its critics. Like OSHA’s Jordan Barab (see yesterday’s Advisor), Peg Seminario, long-time safety and health director of the AFL-CIO, disputes the idea that the cost of regulation is stifling growth or that regulatory uncertainty is stopping employers from hiring. "There’s no truth to […]

GAO Says OSHA Could Do Better Job with State-Run Safety Programs

A report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that some state-run occupational safety and health programs have failed to meet minimum workplace safety inspection goals. The report details the challenges faced by many state-run programs and recommends actions for federal OSHA to take to mitigate these issues. Twenty-one states and Puerto Rico currently run […]

Be Heart Smart: Provide a Helping of Healthy Information

February isn’t only for valentines and chocolates. It’s also a time to think about heart health. Our Safety Training Tips editor tells you why. Nearly a million Americans have heart attacks every year, and heart disease is a leading cause of death for both men and women. Of course, it doesn’t need to be that […]

Train Employees on How to Be Sick

That headline may look like a misprint, but presenteeism is actually a major problem in many workplaces. “Presenteeism” is when sick employees come to work anyway and often infect their co-workers as well. So, it’s a good idea to train your employees on how to be sick so they can get well and get back […]

Week in Review, February 18, 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. […]