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Got Safety Plans to Ensure Compliance?

Got safety plans to ensure OSHA compliance? These employers didn’t, and look what happened to them. Here are some recent OSHA enforcement actions that highlight the need to implement effective safety plans to avoid accidents, injuries, and OSHA breathing down your neck. OSHA Says Manufacturer Willfully Exposed Workers A manufacturer in Ohio faces $536,000 in […]

New Limits on Toxic Chemicals in Drinking Water Proposed

The Obama administration announced last week that it would set limits on permissible levels of a new set of toxic chemicals in drinking water. These standards will now include perchlorate, a toxic compound used in rocket fuel, which has been found in water supplies in 26 states.  The nation’s clean water laws have not kept […]

Obesity Costlier to Business than Smoking, Alcoholism

Helping workers deal with weight problems will improve their health—and your profitability. Take a look around your workplace. Notice anything different? Do some of your employees seem a bit, um, bigger? Or, to put it politically incorrectly, fatter? A study released in April by The Conference Board states that more than one-third (34 percent) of […]

Do You Twitter About Training?

It’s a new world of communication these days, and to keep your training current, you need to find ways to use new social media technologies in your training program. In fact, social media tools can help promote retention of training content, according to Thomas Stone, product design architect with Element K®. As the use of […]

Flu Season’s Back! Ready?

Fever? Cough? Achy all over? It’s flu season again. Are you ready to help prevent the spread of infection in your workplace and among your employees? What advice can you offer employees who are sick with the flu?, a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services website, recommends these reminders: Avoid contact with other […]

EPA on Flight Path to Limit Aircraft GHGs

The EPA has issued a final rule that finds that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from aircraft contribute to air pollution that may reasonably be anticipated to endanger public health and the welfare of future generations. Having made that determination, the EPA is now obligated by the Clean Air Act (CAA) to propose and issue final […]

What’s in Your Safety Program?

Eliminating accidents and injuries is the ultimate goal of all safety programs. But to achieve this goal, safety programs must incorporate a specific accident prevention policy. The best safety programs incorporate an accident prevention policy that covers these basic points: A statement of the company’s commitment to safety Establishment of a safety committee and an […]

Supreme Court: CWA JD Is Final Agency Action

In a ruling with no dissent—although several brief, separate, concurring opinions were filed—the U.S. Supreme Court found that an approved jurisdictional determination (JD) by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) about the Clean Water Act (CWA) status of a property is a final agency action subject to judicial review.

Get Your Advanced Screening Now!

It’s always exciting to received tickets to an advanced screening of the latest installment of a blockbuster franchise or of your favorite independent director’s latest offering. But while decidedly less exciting, it’s far more important to get advanced screenings for cancer. Since April is Cancer Control Month, this is a good time to go over […]