Tag: safety training

Active shooter training worked: Walmart employee helps lead 150 people to safety

Unlike other types of safety training that employees use every day, active shooter instructions are the kind that you hope they’ll never have to depend upon. In the case of the mass shooting at the Walmart in El Paso, TX, active shooter training may have saved dozens of lives. Long-term Walmart employee Gilbert Serna was…

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Sexual Harassment, Take The Right Steps

Recently, sexual harassment has become a big issue brought to light by the media. From famous entertainers, political representatives and even big industry leaders, sexual harassment is more common than ever. Unfortunately, it has always been a reoccurring issue in the workplace environment.So what is sexual harassment? When you hear sexual harassment the first thought…

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Make Way for WAVE

Workplace Safety

Dave’s alarm clock blared, signaling another day at the factory. For some reason, he found it especially difficult to rise out of bed that day. His wife wasn’t due up for another 45 minutes, so he silenced his alarm clock, kissed her cheek gently and rose to get ready for work as usual. He arrived…

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AFL-CIO report: 150 U.S. workers die every day

A new AFL-CIO report dug through worker fatality data and found some trends in U.S. workplace safety. The organization estimates that 150 workers die every day from hazardous working conditions. For the 25th year, AFL-CIO released its report, “Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect.” The comprehensive report has some interesting numbers regarding workplace…

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Workers Memorial Day: 150 Workers Killed on the Job Every Day

More than 4,820 workers were killed on the job in 2014, according to a new report by the AFL-CIO. Additionally an estimated 50,000-60,000 died from occupational diseases, resulting in a daily loss of nearly 150 workers from preventable workplace injuries and illnesses. “Working people should not have to risk their lives to make a living…

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The Growing Epidemic of Deadly Workplace Violence and Three Ways to Prevent It

Many years ago when I was employed as a human resources director, my responsibilities included serving on my employer’s safety committee. Back then, when workplace violence came up on the agenda, our greatest concerns focused on heated arguments between colleagues and the occasional shoving match. How did we as a nation go from that to…

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GAO Report Highlights Violence in Healthcare Settings

A new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report released April 14 recommends actions to address violence directed at the nation’s health care workers. Prepared at the request more than two years ago of top Democrats on congressional labor committees, the “Additional Efforts Needed to Help Protect Health Care Workers from Workplace Violence” report describes violence as…

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Are you a safety advocate?

On Jan. 15, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA US) announced that Kristen Kreibich was named to the newly established position of safety advocate for the company. Kreibich brings more than 20 years of manufacturing, regulatory and safety experience to her new position, and is tasked with enriching the safety culture at FCA US. “Everyone is a…

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How to engage workers in safety meetings

The way a message or request is delivered makes a huge difference. We experience this every day when we ask for things from all the people in our lives – at work, in the grocery store, and with our families and friends. “Asking nicely” yields better results than “rudely demanding.” When it comes to leading…

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Don’t Be Unprepared for an OSHA Inspection

For the thousands of companies that have been through an OSHA inspection since OSHA’s inception in 1971, the experience has ranged from scary and nerve wracking to polite and professional. Each inspector typically has pet peeves based on past experience. Some are sticklers for electrical issues. Some are hyper aware of power tools. You actually…

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