4 Ways to Make Employee Safety a Top Priority

Today’s post is from my friends at SocialMonsters.org While things like employee perks and recognition for a job well done are often cited as the best ways to retain top talent, another often-overlooked consideration is just as important: employee safety in the workplace. Here are a few measures that you can take around the office …

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Hey Employers you now have to train employees on the use of a ladder!

On November 18, 2016 the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released a new 513 page final rule on Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Fall Protection Systems. This rule becomes effective January 17, 2017 and will affect 6.9 million establishments that employ 112 million employees, according to Seyfarth Shaw. Included in these regulations is a training …

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Zika is more than just a disease, it is also potentially a huge HR issue

According to an article in the New York Times upwards of 200,000 Americans were expected to visit Rio for the Olympic Games. In addition to seeing great sporting events and watching the U.S. team win 121 medals (American women won enough medals to have finished third as a country) the visitors were also exposed to …

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OSHA uses “shaming” to try to get a company to follow safety rules

If you have read my blog before you know I am big on safety in companies. Having been in charge of safety at a plant before and having to deal with employee injuries I take safety seriously. So I found it interesting that OSHA has now added the practice of “shaming” to its penalties for …

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Drug testing employees post-accident is going to be harder starting in August

Earlier this month I wrote a post called Safety Incentive plans are now a thing of the past! In that post I told you about a number of issues that OSHA now considers acts of retaliation by employers, and as we all know retaliation is against the law. One of these acts of retaliation is …

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OSHA establishes publication rules to “nudge” employers

On May 12, 2016 the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) posted a final rule in the Federal Register regarding a new recordkeeping requirement for employers. It will have a variety of effects. Nudging employers The rule’s supposed intention is to improve employer recordkeeping on accidents. They say this will be done by having employers …

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Poor safety is not just an industrial problem

Many organizations pay scant attention to safety because they are not an industrial company. Unfortunately they can pay a steep price because of this lack of attention. Office accidents A recent study released by the Liberty Mutual Research Institute showed that many of the leading accidents that cause disabling injuries are not necessarily industrial related. …

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A Checklist & Schedule for Workplace Injuries

I have had some safety focus of late. I posted How to prevent falls in the workplace and How will the “gig” economy affect safety. When my friends at SocialMonsters.org offered up this post I thought it was a natural fit.  Nearly 13 deaths were reported every day in 2014, according to the United States …

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How to prevent falls in the workplace

I spent a good ten years of my career working for a manufacturing firm. Safety was of paramount importance to us and it paid dividends in the form of greatly reduced workers’ comp premiums. It was with interest that I read an announcement from OSHA and I wanted to pass it on to you. Falls …

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