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Knowledge at Work - UL Workplace Health & Safety

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First GHS compliance deadline has passed; expect OSHA to check for training

December 11, 2013 - Posted by Langdon Dement

By December 1 of this year, employers should have trained employees on the new safety data sheet format and label elements under the revised HazCom Standard (HCS).

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Topics: HazCom, training, Featured, OSHA, occupational safety, HAZMAT, risk management, GHS

Follow California’s training lead to prevent workplace sexual harassment claims

December 05, 2013 - Posted by Karen O'Hara

In my home town in California, workplace sexual harassment allegations that came to light in November have shaken the sheriff’s department and rattled the community. The lurid “he said/she said” claims being publicly aired are familiar to many employers who have dealt with sexual harassment lawsuits.

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Topics: training, occupational health, industrial, risk management, employees, human resources

Mixed signals on healthcare disaster preparedness

January 15, 2013 - Posted by Karen O'Hara

When a disaster strikes, occupational health and safety professionals deployed in healthcare organizations often are what stands between a bad outcome and a good one for victims.

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Topics: training, healthcare, employee health, hospital, loss control, risk management, employees, human resources

A workplace safety lesson under Friday night lights

October 02, 2012 - Posted by Bill Grana

I recently volunteered to work in the concession stand during a Friday night football game at my eldest son’s high school.

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Topics: training, workplace safety, Featured, industrial, injury prevention, workforce, risk management, employees, safety culture