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Do Your Finances Need a Wellness Checkup?

Holiday spending is right around the corner. You know the holiday season can be stressful on your workers for a number of reasons, not least of which is financial strain. So this may be a good time to review sound financial principles with workers to minimize their stress—and the possibility of subsequent lost workdays. Begin […]

Are Your Workers Immune?

August is National Immunization Awareness Month, so take the opportunity to let your workers know that vaccinations aren’t just for kids. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) there are several reasons for adults to be vaccinated: They weren’t vaccinated as children. New vaccines are now available. Their immunity has faded with […]

Week in Review, February 11, 2011

Note to Readers: This newsletter appears daily, but we know some don’t always have the time to read it everyday. For your convenience, here’s a re-publication of what we covered this past week. Daily, weekly, or anything in between, we’re pleased to keep you informed with the latest tips, news and advice on the profession. […]

Shell Board Members Personally Sued Over Claims of Mismanaged Climate Strategy

ClientEarth filed suit in February 2023 in the Court of England and Wales against the board members of Shell PLC for failing to manage the material and foreseeable risks posed to the company by climate change. The lawsuit, the first known attempt to hold board members personally liable, “alleges Shell’s 11 directors have breached their […]

Taking An Interest Gets Better Results

Many times a supervisor faces serious obstacles (real or imagined) to attaining a good safety record for his or her department. Here are some of the excuses supervisors commonly given along with some solutions: Employees are people with certain specific functions to perform, but they are not machines—they’re people with feelings and emotions. People like […]

Help Workers Put Their Best Foot (Protection) Forward

Basic foot protection is a sturdy shoe or boot made of leather, rubber, or a synthetic. It has an impact-resistant toe—usually steel—and nonskid soles with rubber or synthetic treads to prevent slips and falls. Other possible protections workers may need in shoes or boots are: Metal insoles or reinforced soles to protect against puncture Nonconducting […]

Workplaces Safer, but We’re Not Out of the Woods Yet

The good news is that there are fewer workplace injuries and illnesses than there used to be. The bad news is that there are still too many. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses among private industry employers declined in 2009 (the most recent year for which statistics are […]

Are You Ready for OSHA’s Next Moves?

Yesterday, we described OSHA’s new enhanced enforcement initiatives. Today, we provide you with an essential safety and health resource that can help you respond to enforcement changes as well as additional compliance requirements that are likely as the new OSHA administration gains momentum. With the prospect of significant enhancement of OSHA’s enforcement practices and new […]

Party Platters Could Make You Sick

With the holiday season upon us, there may be a danger lurking among those cold cuts and pates. Listeriosis is an illness caused by eating foods contaminated with listeria monocytogenes, bacteria found in soil and water. Ready-to-eat foods also can become contaminated within the processing plant, after processing, or along the route from plant to […]

Use Social Media to Help Train New Hires

Companies of all sizes are incorporating social media in their new-hire onboarding portals, says Susan Vitale, chief marketing officer of iCIMS (, a provider of talent acquisition software solutions. In today’s Advisor, we’ll look at Vitale’s tips and precautions on using social media to help train new hires. Some companies tap into Facebook for new-hire […]