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Workers with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities: Eight Core Safety Competencies They Must Learn

By Jennifer Busick If you employ workers with intellectual or developmental disabilities (IDDs), you’re dealing with a population that needs some targeted attention in order to prevent injuries. Guest columnist Jennifer Busick has compiled eight key safety competencies that these employees must develop in training.


Safety Training for Teenage Workers Hits the Classroom

Millions of teenagers are employed in the United States, and they are subject to the accompanying workplace hazards. So, in addition to math, social studies, and English, some students in grades 7 through 12 will participate in an interactive teaching module titled Safety Matters. Read on to find out who’s bringing the safety message into […]

4 Heat Illness Myths to Train Against

The dog days of summer are here, and if any of your employees perform work outdoors, heat can quickly become a safety issue. Your workers may realize they need to protect themselves, but some of what they’ve heard about preventing, identifying, and treating heat illness might be just plain wrong. Bust these myths in your […]

New NIOSH Guide Helps You Train to Prevent MSDs

A new publication from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) highlights how workers in grocery stores can reduce strains and sprains when moving materials from the delivery truck to the sales floor. Designed for retail workers and safety experts, Ergonomic Solutions for Retailers uses a series of illustrations to show how and […]

Make Training Your Teen Workers a Top Priority

It’s great for workplaces to have all these fresh faces and all that youthful energy and ideas. However, with the pluses come the minuses that result from teens’ lack of work experience. Incorporate the good without the bad by training your new teenage employees in all safety measures. To help you with this critical training, […]

Are You Backing Into Back Safety Training?

The material in today’s Advisor is adapted from “Back Safety Training,” a session in BLR’s HR Library on TrainingToday. Strains and sprains are the leading cause of workplace injuries and illnesses, and the back and shoulders are the parts of the body most affected. Many of these injuries are part of a class of injuries […]