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Regulatory Q&A: What’s the OSHA Rule Concerning…?

Yesterday, we presented a number of questions about OSHA regulations. Today, we conclude our Q&A session with more questions and more answers. Q. I have read that the GHS requirements for OSHA’s hazard communication rule do not require in-house chemical containers (those that will never be shipped or leave the workplace) to be labeled with […]

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. […]

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 […]

Are you a Safe Worker?

Any day is the perfect time to ask yourself that question. You also might want to copy this test and give it to your co-workers. Safe workers protect not only themselves but everyone around them. Answer “Yes” or “No” to the following. Do you: Treat safety as a very important job responsibility? Plan each job […]

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 […]

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 […]

Use Social Media to Help Train New Hires

Companies of all sizes are incorporating social media in their new-hire onboarding portals, says Susan Vitale, chief marketing officer of iCIMS (www.icims.com), a provider of talent acquisition software solutions. In today’s Advisor, we’ll look at Vitale’s tips and precautions on using social media to help train new hires. Some companies tap into Facebook for new-hire […]