Small businesses exposed to racial, sexual harassment lawsuits

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The number one concern of small business HR Departments (small businesses typically employing 10-500 workers) is exposure to workplace litigation risks not being addressed.

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Comments on replacing an aging EHS profession

I would echo that in the next 5-10 years we will lose a very large portion of our experienced professionals. The numbers in my company reflect the same. We could lose 70% of our SHE pros in 7 years. Universities are not able to attract quality students to SHE programs.

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Many fire departments in U.S. lack safety essentials, according to NFPA

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Firefighters in many fire departments across the U.S. lack basic health and safety protections, adding unnecessary risks to an already risky occupation, according to an assessment released last week by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

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Combustible dust Q&A with the Chemical Safety Board

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These questions were submitted from the audience at ISHN’s Sept. 28 webinar on combustible dust lessons learned from CSB investigations.

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Centennial mine rescue competition is largest ever

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In what the U.S. Department of Labor is calling the largest gathering of its kind, more than 100 mine rescue teams from around the country competed last week in the 2011 National Mine Rescue, First Aid, Bench and Preshift Competition in Columbus, Ohio.

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“Thank you” Power

Far-reaching results of two simple words
By DJ Borbidge
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Recently, I called customer service for a company I do business with.

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Safety sign selection

Message clarity is crucial; plus location, location, location
By Thomas Smith
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Safety signs are a necessary component for warning and communicating messages or notices to employees and customers. 

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Teach your children

Risk communication principles are identical for kids and adults
By Peter Sandman Ph.D.
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This past April, a retired teacher posted this comment on risk communication expert Peter Sandman’s Guestbook on his web  site

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Don’t dismiss hidden safety traps

Use JHAs to uncover latent organizational errors
By Nathan Crutchfield and James Roughton
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The concepts for Human Performance Improvement (HPI) have been advocated for use in safety programs for a number of years. 

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Tear down the walls

You cannot reach executives without diplomacy & trust
By Ted Ingalls
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How can top leaders be unaware of illegal practices, like the Murdoch organizational problems in Great Britain with the hacking of cell phones and paying off of police? 

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