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Week in Review, March 4, 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. […]

Excuses, Excuses

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: I can’t stand over each subordinate all the time!  You don’t have to. Workers often repeat the same unsafe practice many […]

OSHA Training Requirements: Part II

Yesterday, we featured answers to questions about OSHA regulatory requirements for employee training. Today, we conclude with more questions and answers and highlight a training tool designed to help ensure compliance. Q. We currently have a cleaning contractor who has not been trained by their employer to clean up blood. Is it up to us […]

Top 10: Safety Daily Advisor Year in Review

As we reach the end of 2012, we take a look back of some of your favorite articles. Here’s a list of the top 10 posts on the Safety Daily Advisor website this year. Happy Holidays from the Safety Daily Advisor staff. Medical Marijuana in the Workplace Legal use of marijuana for medical purposes raises […]

Talk About Violence

Talking about violence in the workplace can be an uncomfortable process. But it is also unavoidable if you want to do all you can to eliminate the threat of violence from your establishment. Why not approach employee reluctance to talk about violence head-on? Here are seven common expressions of resistance—along with reasons why the discussion […]

Got Safety Plans to Ensure Compliance?

Got safety plans to ensure OSHA compliance? These employers didn’t, and look what happened to them. Here are some recent OSHA enforcement actions that highlight the need to implement effective safety plans to avoid accidents, injuries, and OSHA breathing down your neck. OSHA Says Manufacturer Willfully Exposed Workers A manufacturer in Ohio faces $536,000 in […]

Taking The Easy Way Out 

Why do some people persist in taking chances and others don’t? How can you get your workers to realize that taking a chance is just not worth the risk? Have a heart-to-heart discussion with them at your next safety meeting. Ask them when they’ve taken chances at home or work and discuss what could have […]

Simple Solutions for Big Back Problems

Bending, stooping, kneeling, or squatting can put a lot of stress on workers’ backs and lead to costly lost workday injuries. Find out what NIOSH recommends for preventing incidents and injuries The back safety problem and solutions offered here come from NIOSH’s Simple Solutions: Ergonomics for Construction Workers. But the same principles apply to many […]

Safety Checklists A Must in 2011 – Keep OSHA At Bay

Week in Review, January 28, 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, […]