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April 18, 2014
Safety Daily Advisor Week in Review—April 14, 2014, to April 18, 2014

This week, the Safety Daily Advisor discussed substance abuse in the workplace; gave advice on using social media and mobile technology for safety; and talked with a training expert about effective use of hand gestures in safety training.

Substance abuse in the workplace: Does your company have a problem?April is Alcohol Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to think about substance abuse in the workplace.

Two big substance abuse policy mistakesIs your substance abuse policy effective? If the policy isn’t doing the job, you could be in for trouble.

Mobile apps for safety professionalsWithout question, digital technology has improved and enhanced the way safety professionals do their jobs, says Pam Walaski, a certified safety professional and regional manager for EHS services at Compliance Management International, a full-service safety consulting business. Find out how smarphone apps and other mobile technology can make your job easier.

Social media for safety professionalsIn Wednesday’s Advisor, we talked about mobile apps for safety professionals. In this Advisor, we focus on the potential benefits of social media.

Can hand gestures help your training? As long as they’re appropriate!During classroom training, trainers need to be as engaging as possible, and that involves moving in a dynamic way, including hand gestures. But in this Advisor, we hear from an expert on how to ensure that your hand gestures are enhancing—and not distracting from—your safety message.

BLR’s Safety Daily Advisor is a free, daily source of workplace safety tips, news, and advice.

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