OSHA boss Dr. David Michaels issued a memorandum to reiterate OSHA's policy that employee training required by OSHA standards must be presented in a manner that employees can understand, and to provide enforcement guidance to the area and regional offices relative to the agency's training standards.
"Employers and cell tower owners and operators must make sure workers are properly trained and protected, said OSHA chief Dr. David Michaels in issuing a directive to keep communication tower workers safe. The directive follows an alarming increase in preventable injuries and fatalities at communication tower work sites, according to OSHA.
1) Think positive- Positive emotions enhance the brain’s function, leading to creativity and strategic thinking. 2) Focus- Know which places and particular times of the day are the most conducive for you, and designate important tasks for those moments.
Everyone brings different strengths and talents to their job. However, it is also fair to say that individuals with and without learning disabilities (LD) will find certain job-related tasks to be difficult and even problematic. The following is a list of some of the specific ways that your learning disabilities can interfere with success at work:
Blended learning – classroom and online – is the answer
August 6, 2014
In its rush to embrace progress and technology, the Army, the Defense Department and organizations across America adopted distance learning, at least as far back as the 1990s, when computing power and the Internet promised to connect people and institutions in virtual ways that were previously unimaginable.
US Department of Labor's OSHA proposes $110,700 in penalties
August 6, 2014
Home Depot USA Inc. was recently cited for six, including two repeat, one willful and three serious safety violations, at its home improvement store on North Kimball Avenue in Chicago. The repeat and willful violations involved lack of training and maintenance for powered industrial vehicles. Proposed penalties total $110,700.
No company is immune to workplace violence so every company should prepare for it and, clearly, prevention of workplace violence training is essential. Four essential components that training should cover:
From The West Virginia Record: Use of temporary employees has become common. Work injuries to temps is due in part to a lack of communication and confusion regarding the responsibilities of the host employer and the temporary employer regarding the health and safety of temporary employees.
Organizations don’t rely on the science of learning and training. Many are ignorant about what it is know about learning and training and development. Organizations have myths about training. An unskilled employee attends training, when they return there is the expectation of an immediately changed, improved, skilled worker. That’s an incorrect expectation. Companies in general have simplistic views of training.