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Train Workers in the Use and Care of Protective Work Clothing
When a worker has to wear a respirator or hearing protection, it may seem obvious that he or she will require training in the use and care of the equipment. When the subject is protective clothing, the need for training may be less obvious--but it is still there. . . . more »
10 Steps Management Can Take To Improve Safety Culture and Prevent Accidents
In a strong safety culture, everyone feels responsible for safety and pursues it on a daily basis. Employees go beyond "the call of duty" to identify unsafe conditions and behaviors and intervene to correct them--without fear of reprisal. . . . more »
5 Tips for Keeping Temporary Employees Safe
Temporary workers offer many advantages, enabling employers to identify promising workers before offering them permanent positions and alleviating short-term staffing shortages--but they can also pose a significant safety risk. . . . more »
Is Your Safety Training Reaching All Your Employees?
With American workers becoming heavier, older, and more diverse, what are the ramifications for workplace safety--and what should you do to prepare? . . . more »
Don't Let Your Employees Be 'Fall Guys'
Falls hurt--and, worse, they can disable or kill. Fall injuries occur in every industry, but they can be prevented or reduced in severity by the worker who is alert. . . . more »
How To Control Combustible Dust Hazards
Controlling combustible dust hazards is essential for preventing catastrophic accidents, and control begins with assessment and training. . . . more »
What's Your Policy on Employees Using Fire Extinguishers?
Many workplaces are equipped with portable fire extinguishers that can control small fires, preventing property damage and loss of life. However, Cal/OSHA rules prohibit workers from using fire extinguishers unless they have received training in their proper use. . . . more »
5 Common Ergonomics Mistakes
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics attributes 34 percent of reportable workplace injuries to poor ergonomic conditions. Unfortunately, in an effort to cut these injury rates, some companies are making some major mistakes. Don't be one of them. . . . more »
Can You Stay Connected When Disaster Strikes?
A workplace emergency or natural disaster can disrupt your business. Business continuity--including connectivity--should be addressed in your emergency preparedness plan. . . . more »
Material-Handling Aids: Back Savers and Injury Preventers
Material-handling equipment is a boon to a busy workplace. These aids increase productivity and reduce injuries. But if used improperly, they can cause accidents. . . . more »
HAZWOPER Health and Safety Plan Checklist
Millions of employees work away from their employer's location. If some of them are yours, although you don't see them every day, you're still responsible for their safety and health. . . . more »
Working Alone Shouldn't Mean Working at Risk
Millions of employees work away from their employer's location. If some of them are yours, although you don't see them every day, you're still responsible for their safety and health. . . . more »
Are Your Employees Losing Focus And Safe Behaviors?
It's well known that workers who perform the same tasks day after day tend to lose focus on the hazards because the work becomes routine. Today, Marc Gomez has some innovative ideas about how to turn that around by training employees to become more conscious about the risks involved in their day-to-day activities. . . . more »
Second City Says Humor Drives Engagement in Workforce Training
June 25, 2014
When you hear the term "Second City," you probably think of the large number of talented comedians the improvisational theater has produced. But today's E-Alert will also make you think about Second City in the context of humor in safety training. . . . more »
Achieving Breakthrough Safety Performance
June 18, 2014
Author and consultant Alan Quilley believes four critical elements must be managed to achieve high-level safety results. All are interdependent and cannot be managed in isolation. Do they exist at your workplace? . . . more »
HAZWOPER Health and Safety Plans: 3 Basic Requirements
June 11, 2014
These three basics will help ensure that your HAZWOPER HASP is Cal/OSHA-compliant. . . . more »
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