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.
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 […]
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 […]
In today’s Advisor, we look at recommendations—including for training—from a recent study on suicide in the workplace.
Memorial Day is the traditional start of summer, which means young workers will be looking for jobs. In today’s Advisor, we hear from BLR safety editor, Emily Clark, on employers’ obligations—including a heavy reliance on training—to keep these young workers safe.
Today’s Advisor reports on recent guidance issued by two national occupational safety organizations for dealing with green tobacco sickness in workers.
In yesterday’s Advisor, we got news on training trends from safety consultant, Ross Luko. Today, we hear more from Luko on how to ensure that trainees always know the answer to “what’s in it for me?” (WIIFM?).
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]