A client of ours recently asked how many hours of safety training employees should receive each year. The answer, much like other things in life, is “it depends.” Training requirements are influenced by a number of factors including industry type, the regulatory environment, employee tenure and senior management commitment. For example, new employees tend to […]
According to the 2013 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index, the most disabling workplace injuries and illnesses in 2011 amounted to $55.4 billion in direct U.S. workers’ compensation costs. This translates into more than a billion dollars spent by businesses each week on the most disabling injuries.
Whether you work in a large organization or a small-to-medium size business, there are advantages associated with offering online safety training to your employees.
Recently, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a significant new use rule pertaining to “complex strontium aluminate, rare earth doped” substances commonly used as a dye in glow-in-the-dark paints, glow sticks and other luminescent products.
Every year thousands of workers are affected by ergonomic risk factors that can lead to musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and other types of injuries and illnesses. Since there is no federal Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) standard for ergonomics, many employers overlook the importance of this discipline that costs billions of dollars per year.
I frequently use inspirational quips and quotes in articles and presentations. One popular saying, in particular, always makes me roll my eyes and sigh with disbelief:
During a recent webinar, we discussed how to measure the return on your organization’s investment in customized safety training content in comparison to generic eLearning content.
I presented a session at the North Dakota Safety Conference yesterday in Bismarck on Safety Observation Skills for Supervisors.
While many companies rely on the expertise of safety professionals when designing and enforcing safety policies and procedures, this responsibility often resides in the human resources department.
In 2010, two dramatic events – a million-gallon crude oil spill near Marshall, Mich., and a natural gas explosion in a San Bruno, Calif., neighborhood – focused the nation’s attention on pipeline safety.