Training/Incentives

Ten critical components of a safety reward program

September 6, 2012
While safety recognition programs can be highly effective at changing or reinforcing employee safety behavior to ensure real success in your overall program, there are a number of critical safety program components that must be in place first


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N.C. worker dies from hydrogen sulfide exposure

September 5, 2012

The North Carolina Department of Labor (NCDOL) has cited Smithfield Packing Co. in Clinton for 17 safety and health violations, including failing to provide workers with personal protective equipment and training to protect themselves from exposure to hazardous chemicals.


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Experts on confined space safety: get trained, be ready

August 29, 2012

Training both workers and supervisors to recognize and anticipate hazards and perform rescues is vital, according to a panel of confined space experts speaking at the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) roundtable earlier this month.


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OSHA deputy: “VPP is an integral part of the toolbox”

“VPP will have the Department of Labor’s full support”
August 28, 2012

OSHA’s long-standing VPP, born during the Reagan years and which received staunch support during Republican years in the White House (2000-2008), came under scrutiny as the Obama administration, with a more open ear to organized labor’s concerns about the VPP use of incentive and behavior-based safety programs, took the helm.


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OSHA uses safety app challenge to reach young workers

August 16, 2012

OSHA is inviting would-be app designers to develop apps specifically aimed at teaching younger workers about workplace safety.


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Coming soon to higher education: More clicks, less bricks

Massive online courses shift students away from campus life
August 15, 2012
A majority of technology stakeholders polled in a Web-based survey anticipate that higher education in 2020 will be quite different from the way it is today.


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Looking for OTI courses? Try a new online search tool

August 3, 2012

OSHA has added a new, user-friendly online searchable course schedule for OSHA Training Institute (OTI) Education Center courses. The new course schedule allows prospective students to search for OTI training courses by organization, course title, state or date range.


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Training material donation from Summit Training Source helps Oakland University OSH students

July 31, 2012

To support Occupational Safety and Health degree programs at Universities’ in Summit’s home state, Michigan, Summit Training Source has donated a full library of Summit DVDs and access to Summit Streaming Video’s full library to Oakland University; a combined collection of over 200 training courses.


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“I pray each day that someone notices the suffering”

July 18, 2012

It’s a hot July evening, 2011. The gas well site in western Pennsylvania is a dangerous combination of humid, damp conditions, high-voltage electricity, and improper equipment.


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Lesson learned at safety conference saves worker's eyesight

July 9, 2012

When Sharon Chestnut, a dietary worker at a rehabilitation center in Warminster, Pa., attended a safety conference in March of this year, she never anticipated that she would soon have to use the training she received.


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