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THE EVER-RISING TREND OF LMS TRAINING

If you’ve seen how successfully Learning Management Systems (LMS) have changed the way businesses are training employees these past few years, you probably want to know how your business can get in on the action. Before you can make the jump, however, you'll be want…

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COLD WEATHER: THE ART OF LAYERING

As the saying goes, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Cold weather working conditions set the stage for countless safety hazards, many of which can lead to painful and debilitating bodily injuries, including fatality. Rather than responding to cold illnesses after…

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HEARING LOSS PREVENTION

Occupational hearing loss affects millions of workers across the country. This type of injury can severely limit an individual’s ability to function normally, and reduces their quality of life. Businesses can expect to see a negative impact on productivity and profit as well as an…

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SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN THE WORKPLACE

The burden of protecting employees from and responding appropriately to sexual harassment is one which falls upon the employer. It is part of an employer’s larger responsibility to provide a safe and healthful workplace. Although there is a clear legal obligation involved, squashing workplace sexual…

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VIOLENCE IN THE WORKPLACE

Violence in the workplace is one of those circumstances in which no one expects to ever find themselves. You know it happens. You read about it in the news but never think it could happen where you work. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’…

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UNDERSTANDING EXPERIENCE MODIFICATION RATES

A business’ Experience Modification Rate (EMR) can play an important role in their bottom line and long-term strategies. Unfortunately, many businesses are entirely unaware that an EMR even exists, let alone what their number is. Let’s examine what an EMR is, how it’s calculated, why…

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Federal Laws on Employee Breaks: The Good…

Federal Labor Law Breaks In April, we ran an article about asphalt safety, giving some tips on how to stay safe while hazards like hot asphalt, vehicular traffic, complex machinery and heavy equipment are present. We received a comment, about federal labor law breaks, that…

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A DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE: KEEPING UP WITH THE…

There’s no arguing that maintaining a drug-free workplace program is a positive choice for employers. Basic productivity aside, performing hazardous work procedures while under the influence can lead to catastrophic consequences, from severe property damage to injuries and fatalities and the business-crippling financial repercussions that…

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YOUR PERSONAL LIABILITY FOR WORKPLACE SAFETY

As an employer, your greatest responsibility is that of your workers’ well-being. Moral and ethical obligations aside, you are required by law to provide a safe and healthful workplace for your employees, where their protection from harm is paramount. Such a workplace is achieved through…

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COLD WEATHER IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER

With cooler temperatures setting in and winter proper right around the corner, workers around the country are facing a uniquely seasonal variety of injuries known as “cold stress.” Although cold stress is possible any time of year, cold weather along with a number of other…

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