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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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Taking An Interest Gets Better Results

Many times a supervisor faces serious obstacles (real or imagined) to attaining a good safety record for his or her department. Here are some of the excuses supervisors commonly given along with some solutions: Employees are people with certain specific functions to perform, but they are not machines—they’re people with feelings and emotions. People like […]

Smart Safety Managers Have a Good IAQ

There’s no OSHA standard for it. And for the most part, you can’t see it or touch it. But the potential risks are significant. We’re talking about indoor air quality (IAQ). IAQ refers to the quality of the air inside buildings as represented by concentrations of pollutants and thermal conditions like temperature and humidity. These […]

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 […]