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May

28

2015
construction workers with their manager checking bricks

Prevent New Hire Injuries With These Tips

New employees are more likely to be injured on the job than experienced workers. But it doesn’t have to be that way. By addressing the risks much as you address physical or chemical hazards, you can significantly eliminate them. Estimates suggest that 30 percent to 40 percent of injured workers have been on the job for less than a year. The first step to addressing…

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May

04

2015

Educating Tomorrow’s Safety Professionals

Would-be safety professionals have their choice of hundreds of educational programs across the United States, from associate’s through doctoral degrees. As the profession evolves, educational offerings have grown and changed as well. Keep reading to learn about the latest trends surrounding accreditation and certification in the safety field. The professionalization of occupational safety and health (OSH) is one of the hottest topics among leaders in…

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Apr

22

2015

OSHA Makes $3.5 Million in Training Grants Available

OSHA now is accepting 2015 applications for training grants under the Susan Harwood Training Grant Program, with a total of $3.5 million available for nonprofit organizations, including community and faith-based organizations, employer associations, labor unions, joint labor/management associations, tribal organizations, and colleges and universities. The program honors the late Susan Harwood, a former director in OSHA’s Office of Risk Assessment whose 17-year tenure with the…

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Apr

02

2015
7 tips to ensure that a close call doesn’t become something worse

7 tips to ensure that a close call doesn’t become something worse

Are employees at your site encouraged to report near misses? Do you share lessons learned from these close calls to prevent actual incidents? Read on to find out why, and how, you should be doing this. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), a near miss is an unplanned event that did not result in an injury, illness, or damage. But it could have. “Only…

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