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Find Out Why ‘Body Breaks’ Improve Learning

Getting trainees moving during sessions increases brain function and improves learning, says one training expert. Brain research conducted in the past decade has found that moving from a sitting position to a standing position increases oxygen to the brain by 15 to 20 percent and that more oxygen in the brain means better learning. “It’s […]

EHSDA Song of the Week: Bring the Noise

Hearing safety is a serious issue for workers in many industries, including construction and other jobs that involve heavy machinery. This Song of the Week has probably contributed to the hearing loss of music fans: it’s the 1991 remake of “Bring the Noise” by Anthrax and Public Enemy. Considered a historic team-up of artists from […]

Week in Review, March 4, 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. […]

Top 10: Safety Daily Advisor Year in Review

As we reach the end of 2012, we take a look back of some of your favorite articles. Here’s a list of the top 10 posts on the Safety Daily Advisor website this year. Happy Holidays from the Safety Daily Advisor staff. Medical Marijuana in the Workplace Legal use of marijuana for medical purposes raises […]

Zero Pretreatment Effluent Limits for O&G Fracking

There should be little difficulty understanding the pollutant effluent limits in the EPA’s final pretreatment standards for onshore unconventional oil and gas (UOG) extraction facilities because the limits are zero. The pertinent addition to the Code of Federal Regulations is as follows:

Train Workers to Get the Lead Out!

There are many serious health hazards associated with lead. However, with proper training and use of protective equipment, your workers can get the job done safely. Today’s Advisor gives you some basic training advice on working safely with lead. This information comes from BLR’s popular 7-Minute Safety Trainer session on “Lead Hazards and Precautions.” First, […]

Sick of Paying the Price for Workplace Back Injuries? Take Action!

Statistics tell us that 8 out of 10 people experience back problems at some time during their lives. We also know that back injuries affect millions of American workers every year and cost billions. Overexertion is a leading cause of lost-time injuries. And a significant number of workers in most industrial workplaces and construction sites […]

Simple Solutions for Big Back Problems

Bending, stooping, kneeling, or squatting can put a lot of stress on workers’ backs and lead to costly lost workday injuries. Find out what NIOSH recommends for preventing incidents and injuries The back safety problem and solutions offered here come from NIOSH’s Simple Solutions: Ergonomics for Construction Workers. But the same principles apply to many […]

Spread the Word on Employee Wellness

The National Safety Council (NSC) celebrates National Safety Month every June with a specific theme emphasized every week. For Week 1 this year, NSC is spreading the word on Employee Wellness. You can use this observance as an opportunity to talk with your workers about the critical wellness topic of high blood pressure. Inform them […]

CourtWatch: EPA Sued Over Lack of Updates to Wastewater Regulations

In April 2023, a coalition of 13 environmental groups filed a lawsuit against the EPA, alleging the Agency has violated the Clean Water Act (CWA) by failing to make mandatory updates to wastewater pollution regulations for seven industry sectors. The suit asks the court to direct the EPA to review its decision to not revise […]