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Help Employees Party Hearty—and Stay Healthy

The holidays provide a great reason to get together with friends, family, and co-workers, which means there are lots of parties and food everywhere. Our Safety Training Tips editor warns that the weight you gain may not come off. It’s so easy to gain weight at this time of year, but even though the gain […]

Extreme Driving!

Extreme sports are all the rage these days, and perhaps some of your workers are developing their adventurous sides outside of the workplace. However, getting caught on the road in the middle of an earthquake may be an adventure in extreme driving that they weren’t looking for! Help your employees deal with these rare, yet […]

losing the Gap Between Safety as a Value and Safety Culture: Part 2

Yesterday, we presented the views of two leaders in workplace safety on closing the gap between safety as a value and safety culture. Today, we conclude with the thoughts of a third. Jeff Ruebesam, VP of Global Health, Safety and Environmental at Fluor Corporation, spoke about his company’s use of leading indicators to measure employee […]

Updates and Reforms Proposed for OSHAct

Updates and reforms to OSHAct are being proposed in Congress and elsewhere. You may wish to make your voice heard in this conversation. U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) has reintroduced legislation she says will help ensure that workers are safeguarded in the 21st century economy. The Protecting America’s Workers Act (PAWA) amends and updates the […]

How Much Are Unhealthy Workers Costing You, and What Can You Do About It? Part II

Yesterday, we reported the high cost of unhealthy workers and then segued into two of four key program and policy areas for improving worker health and reducing costs recommended by NIOSH. Today, we cover the remaining two areas. 3. Program Implementation and Resources Be willing to start small and scale up. Although an overall employee […]

Northeastern States Sue EPA Over Transport Inaction

Six downwind northeastern states in the Ozone Transport Region (OTR) have filed suit in federal court asking that the EPA be ordered to take action on a December 2013 request that nine upwind states be added to the OTR. The designation would require that the added states develop plans to reduce the transport of pollutants […]

‘Tis the Season to Celebrate Responsibly

Drinking and driving are a problem all year around. But it becomes even a bigger issue at holiday time when so many people are out celebrating. Talk to your employees about their safety this holiday season. ‘Tis the Season to Celebrate Responsibly December is National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month, which makes it a […]

Untrue Blood: Scientists Look for Blood Substitute

Imagine that a worker is badly injured on the job and is bleeding heavily. When taken to the hospital, the employee is pumped full of blood. Only it isn’t real blood; it’s an artificial substitute. Currently, this scenario is more science fiction than science. But the possibility of someday being able to manufacture artificial blood […]

Don’t Let Winter Drive Up Your Accident Rate

Whether it’s 3.6 inches of snow in Las Vegas or snow and ice storms in New England, we’ve already seen our fair share of dangerous weather this winter. Today we’ll cover some tips for keeping your workers safe in winter weather, particularly when on the road. Snow and ice, plus frequent strong winds and even […]

Are You Prepared for Emergencies?

September is National Preparedness Month, which makes it a good time for refresher training on emergency preparedness. While this recognition is held in September to mark the anniversary of the 9/11/01 attacks, emergencies also include natural disasters, fires, chemical spills, and other incidents. So your workers need to be prepared—especially in the workplace, where so […]