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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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More OSHA Scrutiny on Healthcare Organizations, Expanded Whistleblower Protections

In March, OSHA issued its Updated Interim Enforcement Response Plan for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The updates extend existing OSHA protections for workplace safety whistleblowers, explicitly stating those protections apply to those who report COVID-19 related violations at the workplace by creating a National Emphasis Program (NEP). Higher Risk Industries In addition, the memo also classifies […]

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 […]

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 […]