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Don’t Let Winter Drive Up Your Accident Rate

Whether it’s 3.6 inches of snow in Las Vegas or snow and ice storms in New England, we’ve already seen our fair share of dangerous weather this winter. Today we’ll cover some tips for keeping your workers safe in winter weather, particularly when on the road. Snow and ice, plus frequent strong winds and even […]

Independence Day Eating … Without the Fireworks

The July 4 weekend often brings safety training about fireworks. But this year, put a new spin on fireworks safety training by giving your employees safety tips for healthy barbecuing—so they can enjoy outdoor cooking without the internal fireworks of heartburn, gas, or even food poisoning! Train your employees how to keep themselves safe from […]

Flu Season’s Back! Ready?

Fever? Cough? Achy all over? It’s flu season again. Are you ready to help prevent the spread of infection in your workplace and among your employees? What advice can you offer employees who are sick with the flu? Flu.gov, a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services website, recommends these reminders: Avoid contact with other […]

Not Too Hot to Handle!

Welding, cutting, and brazing operations involve hazardous hot work. But as long as you train your employees to know the hazards—and how to guard against them—you can avoid incidents and injuries in your workplace. Start by revealing that the leading cause of welding accidents is carelessness. Workers need to take safety seriously and never take […]

Part 2: Are You Ready for an OSHA Inspection?

The heart of the inspection process is the walkaround. Jim Stanley, former OSHA deputy assistant secretary and currently president of FDRSafety in Brentwood, Tennessee, says advance planning is the best hedge against negative outcomes during this phase. The walkaround is the time when the inspector observes processes and talks with employees and supervisors. The law […]

Trial Spotlights Deadly Toll of Asbestos

The high-profile prosecution of chemical manufacturer W.R. Grace and three of its executives underscored the dangers that asbestos poses to workers, communities, and the environment. After a hotly contested trial, a jury last month returned a not guilty verdict against W.R. Grace and three of its executives. The company and executives had been charged with […]

Assessing and Planning Safety Training

Although some OSHA regulations are specific about training requirements, others are not. Both the law and sound business practice compel you to look beyond specific safety and health regulations to identify employee training needs. The need for training is often implied in OSHA regulations rather than specified. For example, the general housekeeping standard (29 CFR […]

Climbing to the Top

You go up a ladder. You go down a ladder. What’s the big deal? According to safety statistics, at least 100,000 people fall from ladders each year and injure themselves, while 300 will die in falls from ladders. Let’s look at the dangers involved with a ladder. These are based on actual incidents that have […]

Week in Review, February 4, 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. […]