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Top 10: Safety Daily Advisor Year in Review

Safety Management
by ckilbourne

As we reach the end of 2012, we take a look back of some of your favorite articles. Here’s a list of the top 10 posts on the Safety Daily Advisor website this year.

Happy Holidays from the Safety Daily Advisor staff.

Medical Marijuana in the Workplace

Legal use of marijuana for medical purposes raises important and difficult questions for employers. Although only some states have legalized use, the issue is likely to become more widespread over time.

Parking Lot Injuries: OSHA Recordable?
If an employee slips and falls in your parking lot on the way to work, or if an employee goes out to the parking lot for a smoke break and has a fall, are these work-related OSHA 300 log recordable incidents?

PPE: OSHA Standards Review
It should come as no surprise that, in addition to specific PPE standards, many other OSHA regulations also require PPE. Here’s a complete list for general industry and construction.

Employee Attacks Co-Worker: What Should You Do About It?
Here’s a report of a real court case involving an assault by one employee on a co-worker. You probably won’t see such cases featured on the evening news, but they happen all the time—and they are incidents of workplace violence that need to be addressed.

Profile of a Successful Safety Professional
Find out what inspires and challenges this safety and health professional to lead her organization toward continually improving safety performance.

7 Early Warning Signs of Substance Abuse on the Job
Do your supervisors understand the early warning signs of a substance abuse problem? They should. If they don’t, it’s time for a training session.

What About…? Can We…? What Does OSHA Say..?
Today and tomorrow, we offer a sample of questions sent to the experts at BLR and the answers they provided.

Ladder Safety Inspections: The Essential First Step
As with any other piece of equipment, ladders should be inspected before each use to make sure that they are in good condition and safe to use. Here are some things employees should look for.

They May Not Wear Hard Hats, But Office Workers Also Face Risks
Because office areas are not the most hazardous parts of most industrial workplaces, they may not be a safety priority for you and safety probably isn’t an issue much on the minds of office workers, either. As a result, minor hazards go undetected, and those small problems can become costly injuries.

22 Questions to Ask about JHA Tasks
The following list of questions is intended to help focus efforts on identifying and controlling hazards when conducting job hazard analysis (JHA).

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