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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. […]

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 […]

Train Workers to Get the Lead Out!

There are many serious health hazards associated with lead. However, with proper training and use of protective equipment, your workers can get the job done safely. Today’s Advisor gives you some basic training advice on working safely with lead. This information comes from BLR’s popular 7-Minute Safety Trainer session on “Lead Hazards and Precautions.” First, […]

City Sidewalks, Busy Sidewalks, Lots of Stress in the Air

Wait a minute, that’s not the right lyric, is it? But it may be a more realistic sentiment for your workers. Millions of Americans experience increased stress levels around the holidays. Stress is not only a health risk; it’s also a safety risk. Stressed-out workers are more likely to have accidents. Along with the decorations, […]

Part 2: Are You Ready for an OSHA Inspection?

The heart of the inspection process is the walkaround. Jim Stanley, former OSHA deputy assistant secretary and currently president of FDRSafety in Brentwood, Tennessee, says advance planning is the best hedge against negative outcomes during this phase. The walkaround is the time when the inspector observes processes and talks with employees and supervisors. The law […]

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 […]

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 […]

Training Teen Workers

Teenagers have more accidents at work because they lack the experience to prevent them. As their supervisor, you can help make up for that by showing them how to do the job correctly and safely—and explaining clearly the risks of not following these steps. Don’t assume that a young person will understand what could go […]

OSHA Fines Metro-North $80,500 in Whistleblowing Case

An investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has found Metro North Commuter Railroad liable for unlawful disciplinary charges brought against an employee who filed a whistleblower complaint with OSHA. The employee, who worked in Metro-North’s New Haven, CT rail yard, had accused the railroad company of retaliating against him […]

How’s Your Hazmat Training?

DOT says hazmat employees must be trained, tested, and certified. Find out more about the requirements and how DOT defines “hazmat employee.” The federal hazardous materials transportation regulations require the training of all hazmat employees. The purpose of training is to increase employees’ safety awareness and to reduce hazmat incidents. Any employee who meets the […]