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Sick of Paying the Price for Workplace Back Injuries? Take Action!

Statistics tell us that 8 out of 10 people experience back problems at some time during their lives. We also know that back injuries affect millions of American workers every year and cost billions. Overexertion is a leading cause of lost-time injuries. And a significant number of workers in most industrial workplaces and construction sites […]

EPA Decides Not to Develop Stormwater Rules from Forest Roads

Complying with a court order, the EPA has published in the Federal Register a decision to not develop federal regulations to control the runoff of stormwater from forest roads. According to the Agency, there are a wide range of state regulatory programs, federal assistance programs, and best management practice (BMP) certification organizations that collectively have […]

Help Employees Party Hearty—and Stay Healthy

The holidays provide a great reason to get together with friends, family, and co-workers, which means there are lots of parties and food everywhere. Our Safety Training Tips editor warns that the weight you gain may not come off. It’s so easy to gain weight at this time of year, but even though the gain […]

Keep Your Employees Safe at Home, Too

Safety concerns don’t stop when your employees leave the workplace. Whether they get injured at home or on the job, you still face lost workdays and health insurance costs. So encourage home safety, too, by giving safety training on one of the top causes of accidental death and injury off the job—falls. Employees can fall-proof […]

Work Ergonomically

The National Safety Council’s National Safety Month continues this June with Week 2’s theme, which is Work Ergonomically. Explain to your trainees that ergonomics is the study of designing procedures and equipment to prevent workers from unnecessary injuries. Warn your employees, for example, that if they use awkward postures to complete their job tasks, they […]

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 […]

Training Drivers of Every Age to Drive Safely

To help recognize Older Driver Safety Awareness Week, today’s Advisor gives you training tips for keeping older drivers safe in your workplace. The days of retiring at age 62 or so are over for many. Instead of playing golf and gardening, a significant number of older Americans are still at work. For example, the rates […]

Analyze Your Way to Safer Jobs

One of the best ways to determine safe work procedures to protect workers in a particular job is to conduct a job hazard analysis.< Job hazard analysis is a simple but powerful technique that focuses on job tasks as a way to identify hazards before they occur. It focuses on the relationship between the worker, […]

7 Steps to Safer, Healthier Employees

Safe and healthy workers are productive, satisfied workers. That’s good for you and the organization’s bottom line. You don’t need us to tell you that you have a tough job. But taking these seven steps can make your job easier and your workplace safer. You’re probably already doing most or all of these things, but […]