Safety Training

  • Hazard Assessment and Control: Building a Safer Workplace

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    When working to create a safe workplace for all of your employees, one place to start is by conducting a hazard assessment: identify existing and potential hazards before they harm anyone. Then, use controls—actions to eliminate or lower risks—to manage those hazards. OSHA offers these suggestions on how to prevent and control hazards: Regularly and thoroughly maintain equipment Ensure that hazard correction procedures are in place Ensure that everyone knows how Read More

  • Personal Safety and Security in the Workplace: Preventing Workplace Violence

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    According to OSHA, almost 2 million American workers report they have been victims of workplace violence every year, with more unreported incidents. OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) recently updated the Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence for Healthcare and Social Service Workers. OSHA focuses on these five settings: hospital, residential treatment, non-residential treatment/service, community care, and field work, as well as a variety of workers, Read More

  • Safety Training: How You Can Promote a Safe Workplace

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    One of the cornerstones of a solid safety culture is safety training. Your employees must be adequately trained so they can safely perform their job duties each and every day. Safety training is a collaborative effort between employers and employees. Everyone must be dedicated to a strong safety training program in order for it to be effective and successful. According to OSHA’s General Duty Clause, employers must provide Read More

  • Step into Action: Develop Your Emergency Action Plan Today

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    All businesses, big or small, need to have an emergency action plan. OSHA suggests that businesses include employees in the planning process and choose one person to lead the emergency plan. That individual will have these responsibilities: assessing the situation to determine whether an emergency exists requiring activation of the emergency procedures, overseeing emergency procedures, notifying and coordinating with outside emergency services, and directing shutdown of utilities Read More

  • Ergonomics: When Work Really Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

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    Workers are oftentimes injured by performing the same physical tasks over and over again. It’s up to employers to address such safety hazards and work to eliminate them. NIOSH suggests following these seven steps to create your own program to address ergonomics-related hazards: Look for signs of potential musculoskeletal-related problems in the workplace. Signs include worker reports of aches and pains or more or more job tasks that require Read More

  • Safety News You Can Use

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    OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) and the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) have renewed their alliance, which is focused on construction safety, temporary workers and hazards within general industry. Through the alliance, OSHA and ASSE provide training on worker safety and health and understanding workers’ rights and employers’ responsibilities under the OSH Act. Learn more about the alliance here. Temporary Staffing Company Implements Safety Changes As part of Read More

  • When Disaster Strikes: How to Prepare an Emergency Plan

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    Disaster can strike when you least expect it. From fires to hurricanes, any disaster can wreak havoc on your business—and its future. One of the best ways to minimize the impact of any disaster is to prepare ahead of time. This includes preparing your business and your employees for any possible emergency. FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) offers many suggestions on how to prepare. Gather emergency supplies that Read More

  • Young Workers on Your Summer Payroll?: What You Need to Know

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    Do you employ young workers for the summer? If so, you need to ensure you’re doing all you can to keep these typically inexperienced workers safe. OSHA cites many reasons that young workers become injured or sick on the job: unsafe equipment, inadequate safety training, inadequate supervision, dangerous work that is illegal or inappropriate for youth under 18, pressure to work faster and stressful conditions. Employers have many Read More

  • Be Proactive: Prevent Injuries on the Job

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    Being proactive and trying to prevent injuries before they happen is a good strategy to help reduce such incidents in your workplace. It is also the thought behind OSHA’s Injury and Illness Prevention Programs. These programs, according to OSHA, “allow employers and workers to collaborate on an ongoing basis to find and fix workplace hazards before workers are hurt or become ill.” Other benefits of these programs are a Read More

  • OSHA: Celebrating 44 Years of Safety

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    If your workplace is a safe place today, it’s likely because of the work OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) does every day. It’s work OSHA has done for the last 44 years. David Michaels, assistant secretary of labor for Occupational Safety and Health, noted in his blog on the OSHA website how OSHA’s work began once President Richard Nixon signed the Occupational Safety and Health Act into Read More

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