Compliance and Safety

Dealing with Ebola and Ebola-Related Fears in the Workplace October 28, 2014 No Comments

Now that the Ebola virus has landed on U.S. soil, employers here are grappling with how to address various workplace issues, ranging from addressing irrational fears among employees to dealing with employees who may have had actual or potential exposure to the virus. First, employers should learn the facts about the Ebola virus to help [...]

Lights not Working, Truck Runs Over and Kills Worker: Is Company to Blame? No Comments

The overhead flood lights at a UPS facility’s entrance gate weren’t working. It was before sunrise, and a worker who had to open the gate for incoming trucks was run over by one and killed. Will OSHA violations against the company for lack of proper lighting and employee training stick?
On Sept. 15, 2010, a [...]

He did What to try to get Workers’ Comp? No Comments

Some employees will go to great lengths to fake an injury and claim workers’ comp. In this case, the worker even damaged company property in his effort.
Glenn Jones of Cleveland has pleaded guilty to filing a false workers’ compensation claim, a first-degree misdemeanor. Security video shows Jones stomped on the floor to create a [...]

No Escape: Dangers of Confined Spaces 1 Comment

Related Confined Spaces Training DVDs:

Confined Space Entry Training Video
Address the major areas of employee training required by the regulation. View Product

Confined Space Entry A Retraining Program Video or DVD
Gives employees the information they need to refresh their knowledge of OSHA’s Confined Space regulation. [...]

What type of Fall Protection is Needed to Operate a Lift? October 21, 2014 No Comments

The very fact that you are concerned with which type of fall protection to use while operating a lift already puts you ahead of the game. How often have you seen workers in boom lifts with absolutely no fall protection? I’m willing to bet it’s pretty often.
What those workers don’t realize (let’s give them the [...]

Worker dies After Being Sprayed with Heated Chemical No Comments

The family of a 20-year-old man who was killed on a construction site has proposed legislation for a mandatory fine when an employee is killed on the job. “He was priceless, and $3,000 doesn’t do s—,” said the man’s stepbrother.
Brett Collins was killed in Sheridan, WY, two years ago. He was struck in the [...]

Is $3,000 a Large Enough Penalty for a Workplace Death? No Comments

The family of a 20-year-old man who was killed on a construction site has proposed legislation for a mandatory fine when an employee is killed on the job. “He was priceless, and $3,000 doesn’t do s—,” said the man’s stepbrother.
Brett Collins was killed in Sheridan, WY, two years ago. He was struck in the [...]

Accident Investigation Reveals Missteps that led to Death of Forklift Operator No Comments

Related Forklift Training DVDs:

Forklift Safety Training DVD
Review how to inspect forklifts and other powered industrial truck equipment prior to operation, & more. View Product

The Forklift Workshop DVD Training Video
Innovative approach to educating forklift operators — new and veteran — on proper forklift safety procedures. View [...]

Pet-Food Manufacturer Shutting Down After Spending ‘Every Penny’ to Comply with OSHA Standards October 15, 2014 No Comments

Some say that OSHA’s bark is far worse than its bite. However, an Illinois pet-food manufacturer is finding that OSHA’s bite can be lethal.
The owner of All-Feed Processing and Packaging Inc. told a local newspaper that the company is closing its doors because All-Feed can’t afford to pay the penalties that OSHA has levied for [...]

Study: 1 in 10 employees have shown up for work high No Comments

Here’s a chilling stat: Almost 10% of workers have admitted to coming to work high.
Before you chalk it up to relaxed medical marijuana laws in more than two dozen states or even legalized recreational weed, consider that almost 81% of the people who admitted to showing up to work stoned obtained the drugs illegally.
This [...]

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