Tag: Workplace Safety Library

The ABCs of ASTD Becoming ATD

Here’s how the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) explained its recent name change, to the Association for Talent Development (ATD): This change recognizes the dynamic growth and influence the broader training and development profession has today and will in the future. The scope and global impact of the field has grown dramatically since […]

10 Tips for Spring Safety Training

Here are 10 tips to share at an upcoming safety meeting—they may also serve as valuable reminders to workers who plan to spend the weekend gardening or doing other yard work. Follow these safety tips for outside hazards—machinery, insects, heat, and more: Wear safety goggles, sturdy shoes, and long pants when using lawn mowers and […]

Are Your Workers Trained to Trim Trees Safely?

In November 2013, a 42-year-old employee of a real estate company was struck and killed by a large section of a 60-foot (ft)-tall eucalyptus tree he was helping to remove from the employer’s property. Cal/OSHA investigated the incident and found that neither he nor any of the other construction laborers employed by the company had […]

Government Guidance on Paid and Unpaid Internships

“Every spring, as college students nationwide prepare for finals and pull all-nighters to wrap up their spring semesters, many simultaneously ramp up their search for the perfect internship,” says Laura Fortman, principal deputy administrator of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) in a blog. “The WHD understands that these “foot-in-the-door” […]

Survey Says: Training Problems in Medical Industry

S4 NetQuest, a leading corporate learning services firm, recently conducted a survey on training quality among new hires in the medical industry. Over 700 medical professionals, ranging from nurses to medical technicians, participated in the survey, with 46% percent reporting that the training they received did not appropriately prepare them for their jobs. Other key […]

Survey Says: Some Workers Willing to Pay for Training

Conducted by Mindflash, the survey on employer training trends in the United States reported that most of the 200 survey participants believe that training improves their job performance. In fact, nearly 58 percent of the surveyed 18- to 60-year-olds indicated that training was helping them do their jobs much better, while about 38 percent said […]

Train Employees on the Effective Use of PPE

Here’s what the court said: In analyzing the facts of this case, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania had to determine whether the company was negligent and, if so, whether negligence caused Wyatt’s injury. In addition, the court had to decide whether Wyatt knew before the accident that he was required […]

Do You Adequately Train Workers on Safety Procedures?

A worker, who was not wearing work gloves when he was injured, claimed that his employer did not instruct him that wearing the leather gloves was a mandatory safety precaution. What Happened “Wyatt” started working for SMS Rail Lines in February 2006 as a boom truck operator and railroad track laborer. As required, he passed […]

Train Workers to Prevent Falls This Spring

Craig Galecka is a fall protection specialist with LJB, Inc., a facilities and infrastructure design firm in Dayton, Ohio. Galecka is a professional engineer and certified safety professional. He designs conceptual and final fall-hazard solutions for public and private clients. Recent projects include an assessment of 40 Michigan government buildings for roof fall hazards and […]

Are Your Workers Trained to Prevent Falls in Construction This Spring?

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) most cited violations list is never much of a surprise; reliably appearing in the top 10 are fall protection, scaffolding, and falls from ladders. Slips, trips, and falls constitute the majority of general industry accidents and cause 15 percent of all accidental deaths, according to OSHA. Falls consistently […]