A Lesson in Safety Learned from Acts of Terror: Revisited

I am reposting this post which was originally posted on September 12 2011. Since today is another anniversary of the terror attack on New York I wanted to republish it. The safety lesson I learned  is still as relevant. Perhaps through this lesson learned you too will be able to save a life someday. I …

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How to Prepare for an OSHA Inspection: A Guest Post

Today’s guest post was written by Tom Reddon. Tom is a forklift specialist and blog manager for the National Forklift Exchange. He also sits on the Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA) Executive Dialogue team. Follow him on Twitter at @TomReddon Does the thought of an OSHA inspection send shivers down your spine? Is your company due …

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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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Are drug companies and safety experts shaking in their boots?

I was having a conversation with a friend the other day about drug testing. I mentioned attitudes toward drug testing were changing as a result of the legalization of marijuana in a number of states and jurisdictions. He told me his company was considering such a move because they are in a number of locations …

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Title: 5 Steps to Stay OSHA Compliant

As I post this I am watching the house next door be built. The gutters are going up and the guy on the ladder is “hopping” it from one location to another. Not exactly a safe practice. I hope you do better. Here is a great post from my friends at SocialMonsters.com to provide you …

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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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How HR Leaders Can Promote Better Workplace Safety

This post is brought to you by my friends at SocialMonsters.org. I am a big believer in having a culture of saftey and HR can play a big role in that. This June, Wisconsin-based employer Ashley Furniture Industries reached a $1.75 million settlement with the Department of Labor that requires the company to improve workplace …

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The New OSHA rule effective January 1, 2017 hits big companies first

On May 25, 2016 I published a blog post called OSHA establishes publication rules to “nudge” employers. Well the time has come for that rule to be effective. On January 1, 2017 the “nudging” becomes a big push. Are you ready? What has to be published? According to OSHA as of “Jan. 1, 2017, [OSHA]requires …

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From the Archive: Make September 11th Safety Day!

This past Sunday was the 15th anniversary of the destruction of the twin towers in NYC and the Pentagon in Washington. I published this post in 2008 because I had been telling clients and students that one of the best ways to commemorate that day was to find a way to save lives. That sentiment …

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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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