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The Company Holiday Party: Celebration or Bad Hangover?

Having a holiday party and a having a safe time are not mutually exclusive. It’s the kind of party an employer throws that may make the difference between a lawful dream and a legal nightmare. The culprit for potential legal nightmares resulting from company holiday parties will probably come as little surprise: alcohol. Drunk driving, […]

H1N1: Planning for the Flu Season

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urges employers to review and revise pandemic plans in light of the current H1N1 influenza outbreak, taking into account the extent and severity of disease in your community. Your workplace may have already been affected this past spring and summer by outbreaks of H1N1 flu. The CDC […]

EPA Names Five PBT Chemicals for Expedited Action

The new section 6(h) of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, which greatly expanded the reach of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), requires that within 3 years of the June 22, 2016, date of enactment, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) must propose rules to reduce risks (by reducing […]

OSHA Sets Regulatory Priorities for 2010

Hazardous chemicals and substances play leading roles in OSHA’s list of regulatory priorities for 2010. Here’s a quick review of expected rulemaking. What’s new with OSHA? OSHA Chief Dr. David Michaels says, "We’re moving from reaction to prevention, beefing up enforcement, and moving the regulatory agenda forward." Regulatory priorities for this year have been set […]

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 […]

States Argue Jurisdiction in WOTUS Case

Industry and many states are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to decide a critical jurisdictional matter related to the Clean Water Rule ((CWR), June 29, 2015, Federal Register (FR) promulgated by the EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps). More commonly called the waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, the action provided […]

Solo Safety

Working alone presents many hazards, and your employees must be aware of precautions they need to take to keep themselves safe. Solo workers are easy targets. Those who work alone in stores, gas stations, or other such jobs are considered easy targets by thieves, especially at night. Make your employees aware of all the precautions […]

OSHA Says You Can Prevent Violence

This content was originally published in January 2000. For the latest in safety management, visit our archives or try our online compliance portal, OSHA Says You Can Prevent Violence Workplace violence incidents seem so unpredictable that it’s hard to believe that anything can be done to prevent them. Yet, that is exactly what OSHA […]