We will be discussing the President’s proposed FY18 Budget Proposal and its effect on worker safety many times over the next few weeks and months, but I want to focus right now on Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta’s testimony yesterday defending the Administration’s proposal to eliminate the Susan Harwood Worker Training Grant program.
While increasing profits and lowering costs are still primary business goals; history and research have shown it is less expensive to support incentive programs that promote safety education and compliance than it is to dismiss them.
DuPont Sustainable Solutions announced today that the company has released over 300 courses that are accessible from smartphones, tablets and laptops. The courseware is built using HTML5 technology and delivers full-screen video and a streamlined interface to provide an enriched learning experience. Featuring award-winning and SCORM-compliant content, the curriculum covers the latest workplace safety, human resources and maintenance issues.
NTT Training helps America maintain a highly safe and proficient skilled workforce. For nearly three decades, NTT has successfully trained over 1,000,000 employees at thousands of companies and government agencies around the world.
The proposed 2018 budget released by the White House last week includes a 21 percent decrease in the Department of Labor’s budget – some of which will come from the elimination of OSHA’s training grants. That line item is expected to save almost $11 million from the 2017 annualized CR level.
TRA is pleased to announce the launch of its Video-on-Demand safety training content within the IndustrySafe Safety Management Software. IndustrySafe Software provides organizations with web-based safety data management tools, including training and incident management.
‘Brookwood-Sago’ grants honor 25 fallen Alabama, West Virginia miners
February 22, 2017
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has announced the availability of up to $1 million in grants for education and training programs to help identify, avoid and prevent unsafe working conditions in and around the nation’s mines.
Airport traffic enforcement employees at the Palm Springs (CA) International Airport are concerned because they haven’t received training in handling emergencies or disasters.
Take, for example, workplace violence. A gunman opened fire in the baggage claim area of Fort Lauderdale International Airport, leaving five people dead.
There are many things about the workplace that we think are current but are, in fact, already grossly outdated. Gone are the days when decisions were bellowed from the top of the ladder, subjecting those of us languishing on the lower rungs to simply accept whatever a superior inflicts upon us.