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The Air at Work

October is Healthy Lung Month, which is a good time for you to discuss airborne hazards and how your employees can protect their lungs. Start by discussing what causes lung disease on the job. The American Lung Association lists several workplace breathing hazards: Dusts Environmental tobacco smoke (secondhand smoke) Gases Solvent mists and vapors Welding […]

Week in Review, February 18, 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. […]

Poll Shows Businesses Lacking in Preparedness

Is your workplace prepared for an emergency or disaster? A new poll shows that many employers may not be as well prepared as they should be. More than a decade after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, only a third of surveyed organizations believe they are well prepared for threats and disasters, even though about […]

I2P2: It’s on OSHA’s Mind, Is It on Yours?

Injury and illness prevention is always a big issue for safety professionals especially when incidents result in days away from work. Many companies are responding with injury and illness prevention plans. According to BLS, the total number of injury and illness cases requiring days away from work to recuperate was in 2011(the most recent year […]

Help Workers Put Their Best Foot (Protection) Forward

Basic foot protection is a sturdy shoe or boot made of leather, rubber, or a synthetic. It has an impact-resistant toe—usually steel—and nonskid soles with rubber or synthetic treads to prevent slips and falls. Other possible protections workers may need in shoes or boots are: Metal insoles or reinforced soles to protect against puncture Nonconducting […]

Taking An Interest Gets Better Results

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: Employees are people with certain specific functions to perform, but they are not machines—they’re people with feelings and emotions. People like […]

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 […]

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. […]

Are You Ready for OSHA’s Next Moves?

Yesterday, we described OSHA’s new enhanced enforcement initiatives. Today, we provide you with an essential safety and health resource that can help you respond to enforcement changes as well as additional compliance requirements that are likely as the new OSHA administration gains momentum. With the prospect of significant enhancement of OSHA’s enforcement practices and new […]

Navigate Your Way Safely Through the Inspection/Enforcement Process

Here’s some information about inspections and enforcement actions that can help you successfully navigate your way around big problems and costly penalties. Since OSHA can’t inspect all 7 million workplaces it covers each year, it seeks to focuses its inspection resources on the most hazardous workplaces in the following order of priority: Imminent danger situations—hazards […]