Tag: leadership

Environmental Groups Send a Letter to the EPW Concerning CCR Rule

Scores of national and state-based environmental groups sent a letter to the leadership of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW) expressing their opposition to a bill that would negate many aspects of EPA’s rule governing disposal of coal combustion residuals (CCRs) from electric utilities.

OSHA Wants Your 2 cents on its Safety and Health Management Program Guidelines

OSHA has proposed updates to its voluntary Safety and Health Management Program (SHMP) guidelines, which were originally published in 1989. The Agency has invited public comment on the revisions—which could eventually form the basis for an OSHA standard—but only until February 15, so get your 2 cents in now. The revisions to the guidelines were […]

Buy Green, Says OSHA and EPA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and a number of states and organizations are calling on businesses to take part in efforts to develop, buy, and use greener products. Today we will review some of these efforts. EPR Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) calls on those in the product […]

Safety and the Small Business: Specific Challenges and OSHA Support

Small business fuels the American economy. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) defines a “small business” as an independent company with fewer than 500 employees. According to the SBA, there are about 28 million such companies, which represent about 49 percent of private sector employment. Being a small business shouldn’t keep you from thinking big […]

Train Employees to be Leaders—on the Job and in the Community

The goal of training is always to develop employees—to work more safely, to be more productive, to act as a leader, and to be more professional. In today’s Advisor, we’ll look at how one company has made a commitment to developing its employees across the board. Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America has received […]

A New Mentoring Model for Training the Next Generation

January is National Mentoring Month (www.nationalmentoringmonth.org/), so each Friday this month, we’ll explore different aspects of mentoring and how this form of training can benefit your organization. Today, we hear from mentoring expert, Lois Zachary.

What’s the Difference Between Coaching and Mentoring?

’Tis the season for basketball, football, and hockey, so many of us are busy watching coaches roam the sidelines on the court, field, or rink. In today’s Advisor, Dr. Susan G. Weinberger, president of the Mentor Consulting Group in Norwalk, CT, USA, coaches US on the differences between coaching and mentoring. Or does she mentor […]

Do You Train Supervisors to Be ‘Caring’?

You undoubtedly cover all the ‘hard’ topics regarding compliance and procedure in your training program. But do you also cover ‘soft’ topics with your supervisors, such as how to be ‘relational’ and ‘caring’? In today’s Advisor, we examine the results of a recent survey that speaks to the importance of these topics for today’s employees.