Tag: HR

Employers Get 3-Year Extension on Crane Operator Certification—but not on Training Requirements

Just ahead of its original deadline for the certification of crane operators under the 2010 final rule on Cranes and Derricks in Construction, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has offered employers and crane operators a break. In a rule finalized on September 25, 2014, the Agency has extended the deadline for operator certification […]

Tree Trimming Training

A tree-trimming accident leads to a fatality—and a reconsideration of safety training for outdoor work. Today’s Advisor reports on the accident and reiterates OSHA’s safety recommendations for tree-trimming activities.

Beyond the Form 300: More Metrics for Your Safety Program

Yesterday, we looked beyond using recordable injuries, illnesses, and workers’ compensation claims as ways to evaluate the effectiveness of your safety program, finding numerical ways to evaluate safety communication in the workplace. Today, we’ll look at three more metrics you can measure that go beyond the Form 300 in giving you information about how your […]

Check Your Emergency Exit Routes for OSHA Compliance

The design requirements for exit routes are found in 29 CFR 1910.36. Here’s a quick look at the basic requirements. Is each exit a permanent part of your facility? [1910.36(a)(1)] Do the construction materials used to separate exits have at least a one-hour fire resistance rating if the exit connects three stories or less? [1910.36(a)(2)] […]

Emergency Planning: Protect Your Employees and Your Bottom Line

Are you ready for a severe emergency? Many businesses aren’t adequately prepared and as a result 40% of businesses affected by a disaster never reopen. Fires and explosions impact some 70,000 U.S. businesses and cause 200 employee fatalities each year. Other emergencies such as natural disasters, chemical spills, and incidents of workplace violence also take […]

Mentoring Women: Part 2

In last Friday’s Advisor, we looked at mentoring programs for women. Today, we’ll get more expert advice on mentoring women. Thomasina Tafur, a former FedEx senior manager who is now the president of Thomasina Tafur Consulting (www.thomasinatafur.com), which provides HR executives with advice on positioning females for leadership roles, gives us these tips for you […]

Mentoring Women: Part 1

In our series of continuing articles recognizing National Mentoring Month, we move from mentoring youth to mentoring women. Today’s Advisor gives expert advice from a former FedEx senior manager. Men generally do a "fantastic job" of helping their male colleagues move up the corporate ladder, but women typically do not, says Thomasina Tafur, a former […]