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Lead the Way to Superior Safety Performance

By being a strong leader, you can get more safety compliance and engagement from the employees you serve, reducing accident and injury rates as a result. To see how you rate as a safety leader, take this safety and health leadership quiz from OSHA’s Safety & Health Management Systems eTool. Read each of the statements […]

Youth Mentoring Programs: Part 1

In today’s Advisor, we recognize National Mentoring Month with an article on youth mentoring from Dr. Susan Weinberger, president of the Mentor Consulting Group in Norwalk, Connecticut, and an international expert on internal and external business mentoring and coaching programs. Weinberger writes: Many companies across America and internationally have embraced the concept of engaging in […]

Clean Hands, Healthy Bodies

December 6 to 12 is National Handwashing Awareness Week, and our Safety Training Tips editor reminds us of the importance of washing one’s hands to help prevent the spread of germs and disease. Every year when flu season arrives, we are reminded of the importance of washing our hands frequently as a way to help […]

Accident Reporting: Not Just More Paperwork

There are many good reasons for keeping thorough and up-to-date records of accidents and injuries that occur on the job. The primary reason, of course, is compliance with the law. But a thorough reporting and recordkeeping system can also provide you with valuable information concerning accident patterns and prevention. OSHA requires every covered employer to […]

Life Is a Highway

Since motor vehicle accidents are the most common cause of death in the United States, you have a vested interest in making sure your workers understand the risks of highway driving. Even if your workers don’t drive as part of their job responsibilities, they still probably spend a lot of time on the road whether […]

Prepare Employees for Deadly Lightning Storms

Every year, people are struck by lightening. Many are killed on the spot. Some survive with burns and injuries to internal organs. But few escape unharmed. Every year, people are struck by lightening. Many are killed on the spot. Some survive with burns and injuries to internal organs. But few escape unharmed. Whether your employees […]

A Milestone for Kentucky: Lowest Injury Rate in State History

Kentucky recorded the lowest rate of nonfatal workplace incidents in its history. The latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show Kentucky’s rate of recordable job injuries and illnesses dropped to 3.4 per 100 full-time employees in 2016. That’s down from a rate of 3.7 in 2015. In 1996, when the federal […]

Don’t Skimp on New-Hire Orientation

Yesterday we shared some tips from training experts on effective onboarding (new- hire orientation) techniques. Today we’ll give you some suggested points to cover in your new-hire safety training sessions. Statistics reveal that workers are the most susceptible to injuries during their first month on the job. That’s why you need to provide basic safety […]

How to Get "Right to Know" Right

If there are hazardous chemicals in your workplace, OSHA says your employees have a right to know about the hazards and how you propose to protect them from those hazards. OSHA estimates that more than 32 million workers are exposed to 650,000 hazardous chemical products in more than 3 million American workplaces. If yours is […]