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I Need Help Scheduling My Training!

Our Safety Training Tips editor says that, when it comes effective scheduling, you need to know the “SCORE.” Scheduling safety training doesn’t have to be a source of endless stress if you approach it in the right way. The acronym “SCORE” can help you get on the right track. Schedule training far in advance—at least […]

Guard Employee Safety with Machine Guards

Crushed hands and arms, severed fingers and limbs, lacerations and abrasions—the list of possible machinery-related injuries is long and gruesome. Safeguards are essential for protecting workers from these injuries. Undetected or unprotected machine hazards and insufficient or inadequate training on machine safety features and procedures results in thousands of injuries every year—some disabling, some fatal, […]

Your Safety Record: Slip-Sliding Away?

Considering the full spectrum of workplace injuries, slip-and-fall accidents may seem relatively minor—and sometimes they are. But the fact of the matter is that they are a major cause of workplace injuries and deaths. Today we invite you to a special audio conference on eliminating slip-and-fall hazards in your workplace. According to OSHA, slips, trips, […]

DOC Looks to Protect Domestic Biodiesel

The Department of Commerce (DOC) announced that it has determined that Argentina and Indonesia provide “unfair” subsidies to its producers of biodiesel, thereby harming U.S. biodiesel producers that must compete with the low-priced biodiesel imported from these nations.

Yes, Respirator Training Really Is Required

Yesterday’s Advisor reviewed the inspection, maintenance, storage, and repair requirements of OSHA’s respiratory protection regulation. Today we move on to the regulation’s often ignored training requirements—and a handy resource for meeting those OSHA mandates. In any workplace in which a respirator is required, the employer must establish a written respiratory protection program with specific procedures […]

EPA Must Evaluate Job Losses, Says Judge

A U.S. district court judge in West Virginia has ordered the EPA to meet the requirement in Section 321(a) of the Clean Air Act (CAA), which states that the Agency “shall conduct continuing evaluations of potential shifts in employment” and “threatened plant closures and reductions in employment” resulting from “administration or enforcement” of the Act. […]

What Are You Doing for Drug-Free Work Week?

Next week is Drug-Free Work Week. The purpose of this event is to reinforce the importance of keeping your workplace drug- and alcohol-free. Discover how you can promote a safer, drug-free workplace next week and all year long. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), which sponsors Drug-Free Work Week, says that this event is dedicated […]

More Than Words: Tips for Training Trainers

It’s not just what trainers say that determines their effectiveness but also critical nonverbal cues for engaging trainees. Trainers’ body language, eye contact, and voice control have a greater impact on the effectiveness of training sessions than you might realize. Trainer’s who make eye contact with trainees and who use body language and vocal control […]

Inspections Might Not Be as Big a Burden as Many Believed

Yesterday, we reported on a new study that says government safety inspections may not actually be as bad as you might think. Today, we conclude with more on this interesting study. The study, entitled "Randomized Government Safety Inspections Reduce Worker Injuries with no Detectable Job Loss," was co-authored by Harvard Business School Professor Michael Toffel, […]