Tag: Best Practices

An In-Depth Look at Eye Safety: Compliance Tips, Best Practices, and More

Thousands of employees are blinded and countless lives transformed each year as a result of work-related eye injuries that could have been prevented. Eye injuries are not just tragic; they’re expensive to the tune of more than $300 million each year in lost production time, medical expenses, and workers’ compensation costs.

Exit Strategy? Mistakes Retail and Warehouse Employers Make, Part 1

In March 2015, OSHA cited Dollar General Corp. for four repeated safety violations found in a December 2014 inspection of a Dollar General store in Atlanta, GA. Dollar General stores have been inspected more than 70 times since 2009—and many of those inspections have identified the same hazards over and over again. The most recent […]

Employer Beware: Don’t Fall for False OSHA Inspectors

Shortly after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, a woman named Connie Knight began making the rounds of the Southeast Asian fishing communities in coastal Louisiana. She claimed to be a high-ranking OSHA hazardous waste safety instructor and inspector, and she showed off federal identification cards to prove it. She promised trainees that she could […]

Do You Have a Warrant? The Pros and Cons of Asking

Under the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Marshall v. Barlow’s, Inc., employers have a constitutional right to demand that OSHA obtain a warrant before initiating an inspection. Such a warrant must be based on probable cause—that is, a reasonable basis for the selection of the facility. If OSHA, when faced with a request, fails to […]

Youth Mentoring Programs: Part 1

In today’s Advisor, we recognize National Mentoring Month with an article on youth mentoring from Dr. Susan Weinberger, president of the Mentor Consulting Group in Norwalk, Connecticut, and an international expert on internal and external business mentoring and coaching programs. Weinberger writes: Many companies across America and internationally have embraced the concept of engaging in […]