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Don’t Skimp on New-Hire Orientation

Yesterday we shared some tips from training experts on effective onboarding (new- hire orientation) techniques. Today we’ll give you some suggested points to cover in your new-hire safety training sessions. Statistics reveal that workers are the most susceptible to injuries during their first month on the job. That’s why you need to provide basic safety […]

Accident Attention: Analyze and Investigate!

Make your employees “accident aware” by informing them of what the organization is doing to prevent accidents. And let them know that they are a part of all of these accident prevention processes. Their input will be solicited and valued as the organization makes its decisions to create and maintain a safe workplace. For example, […]

Winter Wonderland? Or Hazard Trap?

The approaching winter can mean weather woes for you and your workforce. Because the week of November 10–14 is Winter Hazard Awareness Week, you’ll probably want to emphasize some winter safety tips in safety meetings next week. Here are some suggestions from our Safety Training Tips editor. Keep your workers safely on their feet. Preventing […]

Roadless Rule Upheld by D.C. District Judge

In September 2017, a U.S. district judge responded to a petition filed by the state of Alaska, and backed by about 20 stakeholders, to have the Roadless Area Conservation Rule—better known as the Roadless Rule—issued in 2001 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and its agency, the U.S. Forest Service (USDA/USFS), declared in violation of […]

A Great Safety Management Tool … Made Better!

Not all the hot news in safety management happens out there. Some happens right here at BLR. Such is the case today. Yesterday’s Advisor article covered the recent announcement of OSHA’s Specific Site Targeting (SST) plan for 2008. That’s the program that will pull nearly 4,000 comprehensive inspections on industries  that survey data show as […]

10 Steps to Keep Contact Wearers Safe in Chemical Environments

To keep contact lens wearers safe in chemical environments, NIOSH recommends these guidelines. NIOSH recommends that workers be permitted to wear contact lenses when handling hazardous chemicals provided that the safety guidelines below here are followed and that contact lenses are not banned by regulation or contraindicated by medical or industrial hygiene recommendations. 1. Conduct […]

BLM Amends Leasing Rules for Wind and Solar Projects

With the double goal of promoting responsible development of solar and wind energy on public lands and ensuring that U.S. taxpayers receive fair market value for such development, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has amended its regulations governing leases of rights-of-way issued under the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) and the Mineral […]

Get More from Your Safety and Health Audits

The idea of some audits, like one by IRS, might make your blood run cold. But when it comes to safety and health, an audit is a proactive tool that lets you know if what you’re doing is achieving the desired results. Workplace audits help you monitor safety and health performance, as well as compliance […]

Factors That Contribute to Back Injuries

Many people think that back injuries are always the result of one wrong move or one wrong lift, when in fact back injuries typically result from years of abuse that cause the back to weaken until one day an injury occurs. Factors that contribute to back injuries include: Poor posture when walking, standing, sitting, lying […]

States Play Major Roles in CPP Slugfest

Given that the states will do the heavy lifting to come into compliance with EPA’s Clean Power Plan (CPP) to reduce carbon emissions from fossil fuel power plants (October 23, 2015, Federal Register), it seems fitting that the states also intend to assume major roles in the upcoming legal slugfest over the CPP, which will […]