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August 31, 2012
Safety Daily Advisor Week in Review--August 27, 2012, to August 31, 2012

This week, the Safety Daily Advisor discussed how sleepiness affects job performance, about mistakes employers make in their drug-screening program, best practices for protecting employees' feet from injuries and making selection of the right protection a priority, and training new employees about workplace safety before they start work. Here’s the Safety Daily Advisor week in review.

Transportation Workers and Sleep Problems: The Hidden Risks—See how sleep habits and work performance are connected. A recent poll finds that sleepiness plays a major role in car accidents commuting to and from work.

How's Your Drug-Screening Program?—To be effective and compliant with drug testing laws, a drug-screening program has to cover all the bases. Find out what experts recommend.

Put Your Best Foot Forward When It Comes to Foot Protection—Learn how proper PPE that can protect employees' feet from injuries on the job can also protect you form lost production.

What to Look for in Foot Protection—OSHA says that it's your job to make sure employees use foot protection when there is a danger of foot injuries. That makes selecting the right protection for the hazard a priority.

New Workers' First Day at School—As students head back to school at this time of year, make sure your new employees attend your safety "school" during their first days on the job.

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