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Like many employers, you’ll be hosting a party for your workforce this holiday season. Chances are, you’ll be serving liquor at that party. That’s fine. But before you do, make sure you understand what you’re getting yourself into.
Relax. We’re not going to give you a lecture about the dangers of drinking and driving. That would [...]
I recently received the following question from an ExecuNet member:
QUESTION TO LAURYN
I have had several interviews where I had to list information about all previous jobs, including base salary, bonus and other compensation. I disclosed the numbers the first time, and they were immediately used against me in the negotiation to bring me to a [...]
My guess is that many of you are starting to put together your winter safety talk agenda. In doing so, you face the challenge of relating information that is general and making it personally relevant to your workers. Let’s take a look at some safety topics you’ll want to cover during the winter season and [...]
Let’s conclude the series with a look at Critical Error Reduction Techniques (CERT) that can be used to minimize risk – on and off the job.
Critical Errors Cause Injuries
Hazards are everywhere. Heck, gravity is a hazard – witness all the trips and falls people suffer. If there were no hazards, there’d be no injuries. But [...]
Four wheel drive (4WD) vehicles are indestructible and so are the people who drive them.
This is the version of reality you get from the TV ads. The companies that manufacture and sell 4WD vehicles want you to believe that their products make winter driving not just a piece of cake but a thrill ride. Get [...]
Every autumn, OSHA announces its top 10 list of most frequently cited violations for the year. Let’s take a look at the numbers for fiscal year 2007 (October 2006 through September 2007). Note that the numbers are for federal OSHA and don’t include citations by states that have their own state occupational health and safety [...]
The elephant is off-the-job accidents. And the task for the safety coordinator is to find a way to prevent them. Let’s discuss ways to get the job done.
Most Workplace Safety Methods Aren’t Portable
A safety methodology has been developed to prevent accidents in the workplace. The method involves the use of familiar techniques such as job [...]
When last we spoke, Mel O’Drama had received a warning from his supervisor, Lee Dingmann, for failing to wear a hardhat on a construction site. As far as Lee is concerned, the situation has been resolved. But Lee is wrong. The disciplinary saga of Mel is about to enter a new and more serious chapter.
Those who work shifts other than standard daylight shifts face many health and safety challenges that their dayshift counterparts don’t have. There are some ways that a supervisor can help to mitigate these challenges. Last week, we discussed the first thing you must do: ensure that your shiftworkers have access to regular safety training. Today [...]
Last time, we discussed the cost of off the job injuries. Before getting into controlling those costs, let’s tackle an even more basic question: Why should the occupational safety professional care about injuries that their workers sustain when they’re not at work?
The Impact of Off the Job Injury
Why should you help workers avoid off the [...]
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