I saw this question posed recently on a safety discussion thread,“Is intimidation a useful tool in getting people to work safely?” My thoughts? Book answer is “no – don’t intimidate”. Treat people with respect and develop trust. Through trust, people will bring forth ideas and concerns that would have otherwise been suppressed. Learning about ideas […]
Rhode Island may be diminutive geographically speaking, but it is mighty when it comes to trying to protect healthcare workers and patients from the flu.
Part 2 of the Keys to a safe & healthy workforce blog series
I used to give weekly depositions on the status of patients who were referred to me for the resolution of contested workers’ compensation cases.
Heinz 57. Thirty-one flavors. Eleven herbs and spices. Formula 409. Onsite clinics.
A few months ago, I wrote about the success of OSHA’s Online Outreach Education efforts. (OSHA: Measuring Success) Online training remains one of most popular and cost effective ways to deliver OSHA training.
When I first heard the word “Lean,” I thought about it in the context of physical fitness – a perfect balance between fat and muscle.
Workplace health and safety is not just about being compliant with regulatory agencies. Although health care organizations are highly regulated and the hazards are diverse, caring for employees requires a “whole-person’ approach.
The Affordable Care Act debate reminds me of arguments in favor of and opposed to the coordination of occupational health and safety (OH&S) protections with worksite health promotion programs.
As an industry observer who has interviewed hundreds of human resource professionals in focus group sessions across the country, it seems to me the contributions made by HR folks often go unrecognized, especially in smaller organizations where they are required to wear a pile of hats.