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Recent Federal Enforcement Actions Feature Many Repeat and Willful Violations
April 16, 2014
Here's a review of some recent federal OSHA enforcement cases. The agency seems to be coming down hard on employers that repeat the same mistakes, that don't fix problems, and that knowingly fail to comply with requirements. . . . more »
Employee-Driven Safety: Your Road Map to a Safer Workplace
April 9, 2014
Why are companies encouraging employees to drive their safety programs? They've learned that the more workers participate in safety, the safer the workplace. . . . more »
Assign PPE? Not Before a Hazard Assessment!
April 2, 2014
Cal/OSHA requires a thorough hazard assessment before PPE is selected and assigned to employees. Find out more. . . . more »
Time to Prepare for Lyme Disease and Other Tick-Borne Illnesses
March 26, 2014
As outdoor work picks up along with the warmer weather, the chances of being exposed to tick-borne illnesses increase. If you have employees who work outdoors in heavily wooded or grassy areas, give them valuable information on common tick-borne illnesses--as well as the ways to prevent getting bitten. . . . more »
11 Rules for Safe Handling of Hazardous Chemicals
March 19, 2014
Do your employees know how to handle hazardous chemicals safely? Here are 11 basic rules all employees who handle hazardous chemicals should know and follow. . . . more »
Can Better Communication Improve Workplace Safety?
March 12, 2014
Safety professionals focus on actions like training, recordkeeping, monitoring risks, and preparing budgets. An integral part of every action is communication--what you say and how you say it. . . . more »
Use JHA To Uncover Hidden Job Hazards
March 5, 2014
Job hazard analysis (JHA) can reveal job-related dangers not immediately apparent to the untrained eye. Here are some tips for implementing an effective JHA program. . . . more »
Are Your Workers Begging for Knee Injury Protection?
February 26, 2014
According to NIOSH, knee injuries are not only painful and debilitating, they're also costly, averaging more than $13,000 each. Are any of your employees at risk? . . . more »
GHS Review: Are You Moving Toward Compliance?
February 19, 2014
The deadline for training employees on the safety data sheet (SDS) and GHS labels was December 1, 2013, so you should already have done that. For the next steps, read on. . . . more »
How Ergonomics Can Save You $$$$
February 14, 2014
More companies are beginning to view ergonomics as an overall business tool. And they're saving money. . . . more »
Training Hispanic Workers in Safety: Tips from the Experts
February 6, 2014
Training Hispanic workers in safety can present both linguistic and cultural challenges. Here are ideas from the experts on how best to do it. . . . more »
Making the Most of a Safety Department of One
January 30, 2014
If you're "it" when it comes to safety management in your organization--or if it just feels like it sometimes--here's some helpful advice. . . . more »
Electrical Safety FAQs
January 15, 2014
Today, we focus on some frequently asked questions about electrical safety, with answers provided by federal OSHA. . . . more »
Get Them Back to Work to Get Them Well
January 8, 2014
A return-to-work expert recommends getting injured employees back to work as soon as possible to promote their rehabilitation. . . . more »
PPE for Arc Flash Safety
December 18, 2013
Personal protective equipment (PPE) is critical to arc flash safety. While PPE does nothing to prevent arc flash events from happening, it helps reduce possible injury to the worker should an event take place. PPE can only be effective, however, if the worker is wearing it! . . . more »
Help Employees Stay Safe This Holiday Season
December 11, 2013
Tis the season to be jolly, but it's also a time to keep safe. Encourage your employees to be safety-minded during the holidays--at work, of course, but also at home and on the road. . . . more »
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