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Knowledge at Work - UL Workplace Health & Safety

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Employers use eLearning to enhance traditional safety training methods

October 14, 2013 - Posted by Holly Howell

Earlier this year I wrote an article on three ways to improve instruction delivered via electronic means, or eLearning.

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Topics: eLearning, training, compliance, workplace safety, Featured, industrial, utilities, human resources, construction

OSHA HazCom Standard: Employees must be trained on new label elements and safety data sheets by December

August 21, 2013 - Posted by Langdon Dement

In 2012, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration revised its Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to bring it into alignment with the United Nation’s Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).

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Topics: eLearning, training, compliance, workplace safety, Featured, OSHA, industrial, occupational safety, EHS, utilities, HAZMAT, GHS, construction

Preventing work-related heat stress

July 10, 2013 - Posted by Jonathan Jacobi

Summertime heat, exercise and outdoor work activities can cause heat-related illnesses ranging from heat exhaustion to heat stroke.

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Topics: training, occupational health, energy, illness prevention, worker fatigue, construction

For a safer workforce, use leading indicators to avoid lagging

October 29, 2012 - Posted by Langdon Dement

Preliminary results from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show work-related fatal injuries decreased from 4,690 in 2010 to 4,609 in 2011, while private industry employers reported nearly 3 million workplace injuries and illnesses for an incidence rate of 3.5 per 100 workers, unchanged from 2010.

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Topics: training, workplace safety, Featured, industrial, occupational safety, OHS, injury prevention, EHS, transportation, loss control, utilities, safety culture, construction, OSHA recordkeeping, department of labor