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Ready or Not: Disasters Still Come

Because most workplace emergencies happen with little or no warning, you need to ensure that workers know in advance what they should and should not do in case of an emergency. They may not have time during an emergency to read the company policy for the particular emergency they are facing. Late summer can bring […]

Is It Time for Training

Many training articles are focused on the content of training. But another equally valid consideration is when to train, which is the topic of today’s Advisor. There are many different scenarios in the workplace when training is necessary or recommended. For example: 1.  New employees or transferred employees should be trained before they are initially […]

Are Your Workers Immune?

August is National Immunization Awareness Month, so take the opportunity to let your workers know that vaccinations aren’t just for kids. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) there are several reasons for adults to be vaccinated: They weren’t vaccinated as children. New vaccines are now available. Their immunity has faded with […]

Week in Review, February 11, 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. […]

Workers’ Compensation Claims? The Best Defense is a Strong Offense

They say that a strong offense is the best defense. Well, that applies to workers’ compensation claim defenses, too. As an employer, you need to have a strong administrative foundation upon which you will be able to establish affirmative defenses when you’re faced with a situation where you’ve got a workers’ compensation claim that may […]

Week in Review, April 8, 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. […]

Keep On Truckin’

If you have commercial truck drivers, make sure they know the rules regarding alcohol and drug use and testing. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) works to improve safety in commercial trucking. Regulations from FMCSA apply to safety-sensitive employees who operate commercial motor vehicles requiring a commercial driver’s license. Examples […]

Workplaces Safer, but We’re Not Out of the Woods Yet

The good news is that there are fewer workplace injuries and illnesses than there used to be. The bad news is that there are still too many. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses among private industry employers declined in 2009 (the most recent year for which statistics are […]

Celebrate Diversity!

January 17 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which makes it a great time to celebrate diversity in your workplace. For safety’s sake, you need your employees to learn to respect each other’s differences so they can understand each other, communicate effectively, and work together safely. Discuss all the ways employees can be diverse. For […]

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 […]