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Safety

Forward-looking safety

If you’re like many employers, you spend considerable time and money making sure your organization adheres to OSHA requirements. It may be tempting to view this as the finish line for preventing injuries, but in reality, maintaining a truly safe workplace means going well beyond compliance.

Why chasing shoplifters is an unsafe choice for retail employees

You might see retailers chasing shoplifters in the movies, but in the real world it’s not a great idea. An employee could fall, get hit by a car or worse.

Welding and cutting torches: Protect yourself from ear damage caused by hot slag

Ear injuries can occur anytime someone is welding without ear protection, and the risk is especially high when a welder is working at an odd angle.

Preventing and responding to burns in kitchen environments

Use these tips to avoid burns while working in a kitchen.

Creating a policy for employee cell phone use while driving

If you have employees who drive as part of their jobs, your driving policy should address cell phone use. Use our sample cell phone policy as a guide to create your own.

15 ways to be your own SAFETY HERO, like Skip

Defend yourself against workplace accidents by being aware of hazards. Be a good example. Practice safety in every aspect of your job.

Tips to prevent re-injury after return-to-work

When an employee returns to work after an injury, make sure the employee understands the importance of working within medical restrictions and take these steps to prevent re-injury.

Cut down the risk of injury for your new employees

Make sure prospective hires understand the job and that new employees are properly trained to cut down the risk of injury.

Outdoor hazards to watch for during warm weather months

Warm weather is not without its own risks, especially for people who work outdoors. Watch out for tripping hazards, heat stress, severe weather and insects.

Slip-resistant shoes prevent falls in kitchen environments

Lessen the risk of a slip-and-fall injury by encouraging or requiring your employees to wear slip-resistant shoes, and providing a stipend to make compliance more likely.

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