Safety and OSHA News

Safety Training

Safety training occupies the core of any workplace safety program. It’s the first step in preventing injuries and fatalities, but it’s far from once-and-done. Safety managers have to refresh employee training all the time. In this section you’ll find the latest research and trends in safety training. Also included: How employee training (or lack of it) contributed to companies’ safety experiences.

CDC updates COVID-19 disinfecting, social distancing guidance

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently updated disinfecting and social distancing guidance in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. [Read more…]

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Infographic: What you need to know about COVID-19

There’s a lot of information out there on the coronavirus – unfortunately, some of it not accurate. Here’s a resource with all the basics.  [Read more…]

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CDC offers more guidance for employers on coronavirus

Because the coronavirus outbreak is continuing to grow and evolve, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released guidance for businesses and employers to help reduce workplace exposures. [Read more…]

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New toolkit to help employers address opioid usage by employees

If you’re not sure your company has a comprehensive plan to address employee opioid addiction, you’re not alone. The good news is that the National Safety Council has released materials to help employers.  [Read more…]

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Active shooter training worked: Walmart employee helps lead 150 people to safety

Unlike other types of safety training that employees use every day, active shooter instructions are the kind that you hope they’ll never have to depend upon. In the case of the mass shooting at the Walmart in El Paso, TX, active shooter training may have saved dozens of lives.  [Read more…]

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Study: Workplace bullying hurts occupational safety and health

We all know bullying supervisors negatively affect morale. Now, a new study also shows they also impact workplace safety.  [Read more…]

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4 top ethical questions facing safety professionals today

When faced with ethical questions in the expanding scope of work, where should safety professionals draw the line?  [Read more…]

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5 back injuries were 5 too many: Getting to 0

Five employees at our company suffered back injuries in one year. [Read more…]

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Study: This training improves hazard recognition by workers

Workers who are trained on the concept of “visual literacy” are able to spot workplace hazards that might go unnoticed, according to a study by The Campbell Institute at the National Safety Council.  [Read more…]

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Active shooter in the building! How will workers respond?

Do employees at your workplace know what to do if someone started shooting inside your building? [Read more…]

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