Tag: Workplace Safety Library

Do Your Employees Know These 4 Techniques for Mindfully Expanding Productivity?

“Mindfulness isn’t anything that we think; it’s what we don’t think,” says Dr. Stephen McKenzie. “It is an ancient and natural life-enhancing and healing technique that can help us remember our natural state of happiness and health, even if we think we are too modern and too busy to prioritize what’s really important.” Dr. McKenzie, […]

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 […]

Ongoing Training on Job Descriptions Keeps Employees Engaged

  Ongoing training about job descriptions is “essential, since no job remains exactly the same from year to year,” say Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey, business, marketing, and corporate training experts and coauthors of The Entrepreneurial Culture: 23 Ways to Engage and Empower Your People. In fact, since “job descriptions are typically out of date […]

New Red Cross Research Shows 4 Benefits of Blended Learning

  The most effective safety training method has long been a subject of debate. Is classroom training best? On-the-job learning? Computer-based training? A new white paper from the American Red Cross makes the case for a blended approach that combines online scenario-based simulation learning with in-person classroom training. This blended approach is represented in a […]

Warm Up Your Workers with Portable Heater Safety Training

  Consider also that many of your workers may be taking time off around the holidays with homes full of out-of-town guests and/or children home from school and college. These extra folks may be using rooms that are not usually heated, such as attic or basement spaces. And they may be using portable space heaters […]

Give Your Employees the Gift of Stress Management Training

  The latest StressPulse report by ComPsych, a provider of employee assistance programs, found that 64 percent of employees report high levels of stress. Noted ComPsych CEO Richard A. Chaifetz, Psy.D, “Sustained, high levels of stress have a deleterious effect on work product as well as physical health.” He said proactively addressing the issue is […]

2 Ways to Drive Driver Training to Success

  When it comes to making an impact on your workers, driving policies and training are arguably the most powerful tools you can use. And they work hand in hand. Brandon Dufour knows a lot about driver training. His family business, All-Star Driver, has been teaching thousands of new drivers in Connecticut each year. The […]

Train Workers to Perform This 4-Step Forklift Walkaround Inspection

  The first step toward safe forklift operation is conducting the preoperational inspection. Forklift operators should conduct the inspection at the start of each work shift to ensure that the forklift will work properly. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 1 in 15 forklift-related accidents are caused by improper maintenance. A thorough preoperational […]

Survey Says: Training Issues Impede Performance Management

  Insufficient training and a lack of training are two of the reasons that HR professionals cited when asked to identify obstacles that impede effective performance management in organizations, according to a recent survey. The survey, conducted by the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) in collaboration with the National Center for the Middle Market […]