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Injuries and Illness

Modern safety management goes beyond covering traditional workplace accidents to now being equally concerned with illnesses caused on and even off the job. This section will explain what you need to know to avoid both injuries and illnesses, and to track your progress in reaching this goal.

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After the Fall: Do You Have a Rescue Plan?

By Ana Ellington, BLR Legal Editor

Most U.S. companies have fall protection plans. But does your company’s plan include a plan for after the fall—a rescue plan?

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Are You Liable for Injuries to an Independent Contractor’s Employee?

Here’s a summary of a real court case that looks at an employer’s liability for injuries to an independent contractor’s employee caused by a safety hazard in the employer’s workplace.

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Survey Finds Link Between Employee Health and Company Culture

Find out why having a strong culture of health could be important for your bottom line.

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3 Steps for Developing a Stress-Reduction Program

Stressed workers can be a safety hazard. Here are three steps for reducing stress and the risk of stress-related accidents.

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Take Steps to Prevent Employee Heat Stress

As the temperature rises, make sure your workers stay healthy and avoid heat stress.

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Can Your Workers Identify Heat Stress Symptoms and First Aid Measures?

With more hot and humid summer weather on the way, this month is a good time for a safety meeting on preventing heat stress. 

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Is Sleep Deprivation Compromising Your Employees’ Safety?

The results of a study by The Virgin Pulse Institute, designed to better understand employees’ sleep disturbances and offer actionable insight to both employers and their workforce, has produced some startling results.

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When was the last time you took a work break? If the answer isn’t coming to you right away, it’s been too long.

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A recent Staples survey confirms that 55% of employees feel that they cannot leave their desks during the day to take a break. Little do they know that the amount of effort they put in at work depends on these breaks.

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Arc Flash Protection: What Does OSHA Require?

By Ana Ellington, Legal Editor

A number of OSHA standards are cited in relation to arc flash hazards.

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Understanding Arc Flash Hazards

By Ana Ellington, Legal Editor

An arc flash is an undesired electric discharge that travels through the air between conductors or from a conductor to a ground. The flash is immediate, but the result of these incidents can damage equipment and cause severe injury, including burns.

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