Tag: safety

Doing More Than Listening to Employee Complaints

Complaints are a normal part of life as an HR manager, no matter how well run your business is. Knowing how to handle complaints well can be a benefit for your sanity and for the happiness and productivity of the entire workforce.

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Unsafe Employees Cannot Be Ignored

Unsafe employees are a risk for everyone and should not be tolerated in the workplace. It seems so obvious when put into writing! But unfortunately, it can be easy to brush problems under the rug and hope for the best (more on that in a minute).

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Regulations Aimed at Improving Oil Refinery Safety in California

In July, the California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR), the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES), and the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) announced a landmark set of regulations to strengthen workplace and environmental safety at oil refineries across the state.

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Safety Culture Checklist: 6 Keys to Success

By Emily Scace Many organizations want to improve their safety culture in order to reduce injury rates, save money, and increase productivity. But how does a company begin to foster a culture of safety? The following are a just few key areas that go a long way toward establishing a positive safety culture in an […]

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The Slippery Slope into Unethical Activity

Have you ever wondered how some companies can end up in the news for shockingly poor decisions—ones that are often illegal and/or unethical? It always makes one wonder: how did that even start? Does it mean there was just a “bad apple” that ended up taking down the organization with their choices? Or is it […]

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Managing the risks posed by distracted driving

by Carla Oliver We’ve all seen it. Maybe when looking around while stuck in stop-and-go traffic on a highway. Maybe when noticing that a car in front of us doesn’t move when the traffic light turns green. It’s the distracted driver—texting away on his or her handheld device instead of paying attention to the traffic […]

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Passing on disabled candidates for safety reasons is risky business

by Erica E. Flores Election season can bring out the best and worst in our nation. The important issues that should be the focus sometimes take a backseat to headline-grabbing one-liners. But true leaders emerge at some point in nearly every campaign. It remains to be seen which of this cycle’s large group of presidential […]

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Project manager convicted of criminal negligence

by Norm Keith and Shane D. Todd As another reminder of the importance of health and safety in all workplaces all across Canada, we report on the continuing legal saga involving the December 2009 fatalities at Metron Construction. On June 26, 2015, Vadim Kazenelson, the project manager overseeing a construction project for Metron, was found […]

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Preventing workplace bullying: Start with training and a good policy

by Sue Woods Generally, workplace bullying can be defined as repeated unreasonable actions directed toward an employee or a group of employees that are intended to intimidate, degrade, or humiliate. In some cases, workplace bullying may involve misuse or abuse of power by supervisors or managers. In other cases, it may involve a group of […]

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