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Workplace Cancer Risks

Give your workers this quick overview of three common workplace cancer risks. Customize the information to the risks faced by your employees. Though your workers might associate cancer worries with the food they eat or the air they breathe, the truth is that there are cancer risks in the workplace, including: UV exposure for outdoor […]

The "Secret" to a Safer, More Efficient Workplace

There are hazards even in the safest workplaces. And one of the best ways to eliminate these dangers is through effective housekeeping. There’s a double payoff for emphasizing housekeeping and general maintenance—they make your workplace safer and more efficient. There are hidden hazards in even the safest-looking workplace. And most of them can be eliminated […]

What Will Proposed Hazcom Revisions Mean to You?

OSHA has proposed a rule that would align its hazard communication standard (HCS) with provisions of the United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). Proposed modifications to the hazard communication standard include: Revised criteria for classification of chemical hazards Revised labeling provisions that include requirements for use of standardized signal […]

Workers’ Comp Costs: Insurers’ Secrets for Keeping Them Low

Insurers give their advice on keeping workers’ compensation insurance costs low, including how to spot fraud. Meanwhile, BLR offers an audio conference on how to monitor and control open claims. Yesterday’s Advisor started a discussion of workers’ comp insurance expense. With rates declining, due to a combination of state reform action and lower accident rates, […]

The Skinny on Skin Care

November is National Healthy Skin Month, so it’s a great time to teach your employees how to protect their body’s natural armor. Weighing in at between 6 and 9 pounds and with a surface area of about 2 square yards, the skin is the body’s largest organ. As such, it is the body’s first line […]

Week in Review, March 25, 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. […]

How to Make Safety Training Sessions More Effective

Help your safety trainers help trainees learn more, quicker, and better with these tips from training experts. Conducting effective training is no easy task for trainers. They can always use some extra help. Here are some suggestions from three training consultants that you can share with your trainers to help achieve these critical goals: Improve […]

Know Your Audience

You are aware that you need to know your subject matter whenever you go into a training session. You do your homework and make sure you’re well-versed in the current safety training topic. But in order to make every training session as effective as possible, you also need to know your audience. Make sure your […]

Why Safety Training Is a Good Investment

On average, there are nearly 4 million nonfatal workplace injuries every year, with more than 1 million resulting in lost workdays. Effective safety training can reduce injuries and illness, improve morale, and lower insurance costs. Safety training is one of those areas where shaving service or quality can have a seriously negative impact. For one […]

How to Get the Right Results from Your Safety Committee

Safety committees play an important role in workplace safety and health. In fact, OSHA highly recommends them. But to get the best results from your committee, you have to start with all the right ingredients. Ideally, your safety committee is well established and effective, with employees eager to serve and management responsive to its recommendations. […]