Since the COVID-19 pandemic started, employers have struggled to understand the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) position on cloth face coverings and surgical masks, specifically whether the agency requires or recommends their use and whether they constitute personal protective equipment (PPE).
The world’s largest beef processing company is facing Pennsylvania’s first wrongful death and survival action for the coronavirus-related fatality of an employee who worked in a 1,400-worker plant in Souderton.
Many of us have probably sat through safety moments at one job or another. These are brief periods of time taken—often at the start of the day or the beginning of a meeting—to discuss some topic related to safety. Experience often shows that some safety moments are less than impactful.
Yesterday’s Advisor revealed four methods for becoming a better trainer—and a key component was trainee feedback on your sessions. If those evaluations are telling you that you must breathe some new life into your training, here are some positive steps to take.
As spring blooms across the country, outdoor work becomes more common. Today, we consider how a tree-trimming accident led to a fatality and OSHA’s safety recommendations for tree-trimming activities.
Safety trainers must be experts in their subject areas, but they also must be adept at teaching those subjects. Transferring expertise to trainees is both a skill and an art—here are some tips on effective safety training.
If you employ drivers, they probably recognize the importance of seat belts. But do they go so far as to consider them personal protective equipment (PPE)? Today, we’re providing training information regarding seat belt use that is valuable not just for those who drive for a living but for any of your employees who drive—which […]
If you have employees who handle hazardous wastes, decontamination is a vital process. Removing or neutralizing contaminants that have accumulated on personnel and equipment is a critical safety topic, and today’s Advisor presents vital training information on permeation factors and decontamination methods.
By Bonnie M. Boryca Employees often rely on the Nebraska Wage Payment and Collection Act (WPCA) when they bring claims for unpaid back wages and withheld compensation. The WPCA guarantees a lot of rights for employees—but can it form the basis for class claims alleging unpaid wages for the time workers spent donning and doffing […]
While OSHA is practically a household word, not everyone knows how the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is administered or what powers it has. Let’s take a look.