First, heal thyself: OSHA responds to the crisis in healthcare worker health

On November 9, 2011, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics released data showing that the 2010 incidence of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses requiring days away from work was 2 ½ times higher in health care support workers than in the population as a whole. And the rate is increasing: musculoskeletal disorder […]

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Safety: making a difference

Last Monday, I had the honor of speaking at EHS Today’s America’s Safest Companies Awards Ceremony. Each company recognized demonstrated commitment to not only improving their safety practices and culture, but improving the quality of life for their employees. It makes the safety professional’s job much easier and means their “blood, sweat, and tears” have […]

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Fall protection: competent person training

PureSafety is quite a unique company in regards to safety and health training. Unlike most online training companies, PureSafety has a dedicated, in-house team of safety professionals that live, breath, eat, and sleep safety. In other words, we have “lived the life” and “talked the talk” of our clients. Recognizing this highly valuable internal resource, […]

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ASSE Safety 2011 – observations from an occupational safety and health graduate student

This week, I attended Safety 2011 —The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) national conference. As an occupational safety and health graduate student, I was blown away by the learning opportunities available at Safety 2011. My favorite part was attending the informative seminars – especially Wild Wacky Effective Training and Culture vs. Climate.

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