Safety Daily Advisor Week in Review—February 11, 2013, to February 15, 2013
Last week, the Safety Daily Advisor discussed controlling germs in the workplace during the cold and flu season and other workplace dirt and messes that cause injury and illness; tips on evaluating your safety and health situation and on planning your self-inspections; and the need to provide a program of support for workers involved in violent incidents and workers observing violent incidents.
Dirty Little Workplace Secrets—Since we're in the heart of flu and cold season, this is a good time to talk about workplace germs and simple, sensible housekeeping and hygiene practices that can help prevent the spread of illness.
The Ins and Outs of Confined Spaces Rescue Services—Above, we mentioned workplace germ control. But germs aren't the only problem. Other types of workplace dirt and mess can also cause illness and injury.
How to Conduct Safety and Health Self-Audits—Systematic evaluation of your safety and health situation is an important facet of your overall program. Don't wait for accidents to happen before you check and inspect.
Planning Your Self-Inspection Program—In the previous article , we talked about the purpose and benefits of self-inspection safety audits. In this article, we conclude with a look at planning your program and deciding which type of inspection to conduct.
After the Attack: What OSHA Recommends—If workers are given inadequate support following a violent incident, they may quit or be fearful of going back to work. Employers need to provide a program of support for workers involved in violent incidents and workers observing violent incidents. This article gives useful information on what to do after the attack.
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