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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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Hispanic and Latino Workers at Risk, Part II: Safety Training Tips

Many Hispanic and Latino workers are insufficiently trained in the hazards of their jobs and in safe work practices. This can happen even in workplaces where training schedules and outlines are rigorously adhered to, if employers fail to recognize the severity of the barrier posed by limited English proficiency. Even a worker who speaks English well enough to communicate with coworkers on a day-to-day basis may not be fluent enough to adequately comprehend training and informational materials that are provided in English.

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Hispanic and Latino Workers at Risk; Can You Protect Them?

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) convened a National Action Summit for Latino Worker Health and Safety in April 2010. The Agency has reached out to Hispanic and Latino workers since that time, attempting to reduce their high rates of work-related injuries and fatalities, but there is little to show for its efforts. The preliminary results of the Bureau of Labor Statistics Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries Summary for 2013, released in September, show that fatal work injuries among Hispanic and Latino workers increased by 7% over 2012 figures—the only ethnic groups to show such an increase.

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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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