A Guest post on Office Safety: Overlooked Workplace Hazards and Their Solutions

Today’s post is one about the dangers of asbestos in the workplace. Many of us may think it is no longer an issue, but it, in reality, it is an everyday occurrence. This guest post was written to raise awareness, in light of global asbestos awareness in April. No employer wants to risk the health …

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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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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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An angry employee is not just an employee relations issue

I had a client call the other day looking for advice on what to do with an angry employee. The employee was causing all sorts of havoc with fellow employees, to the point of causing tears. We talked about the situation and I provided some advice on what they might do. The question I wondered …

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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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