Training/Incentives

Are your workers blind to safety?

December 4, 2012
The major cause of inattention blindness is not how much sensory information the employee is trying to process; it is due to the cognitive workload.


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How to avoid knee-jerk, last-minute training

December 4, 2012
Do the right employees receive training? This relatively simple question can lead to confusion, contention, hurt feelings and boardroom brawls as the competition for scarce resources heats up.


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California uses "digital stories" to help prevent fatal accidents

November 20, 2012

Antonio Barajas, a 33-year-old tree trimmer, died at work when he was thrown against a wood chipper. Hans Petersen, a 30-year-old solar panel installer, died on the job when he fell off an apartment building roof.


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5 strategies for success in safety

November 7, 2012

As the football season charges on, Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS), a leader in first-aid and safety products, has announced five tactics for improving safety that businesses can learn from America’s favorite sport. Businesses can be exposed to many emergencies such as fires, excessive noise and slip and fall hazards, so they need to be proactive and prepare their teams for any occupational risk.


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Lessons in workplace hearing protection

November 1, 2012
Cost injuries that occur on the job are immediately obvious; the injury — or at least the pain associated with the injury — will present itself right away.


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Water safety: Public education is needed

November 1, 2012
Since 2010 more than 253 people have drowned in the Great Lakes. Eight of these fatal drownings occurred over this year’s Labor Day weekend.


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An approach to LOTO instructions and training

November 1, 2012
Keeping it simple is a good rule to follow most of the time, and it certainly applies to safety padlocks and keys, as well as lockout steps for equipment maintenance.


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At the National Safety Congress: Topics du jour

October 23, 2012

From internet forums you get a good idea of the workshops at the Congress and what is on the minds of EHS professionals:


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MSHA investigators get trained by FBI

October 12, 2012

The FBI Laboratory’s Evidence Response Team Unit recently conducted a two-week training course for 18 Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) accident and special investigators at the National Mine Health and Safety Academy in Beaver, W.Va.


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Safety incentives: Reject cash for rewards

October 5, 2012
A May 12, 2012, report by the Government Accounting Office “Better OSHA Guidance Needed on Safety Incentive Programs” raises some concerns about incentive programs and the way that many companies are using them.


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