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May 02, 2014
Safety Daily Advisor Week in Review—April 28, 2014, to May 2, 2014

This week, the Safety Daily Advisor discussed issues surrounding temporary worker safety; gave an overview of arc flash hazards and compliance requirements; and shared information about the importance of training for a successful wellness program.

5 tips for keeping temporary employees safeTemporary workers offer many advantages, enabling employers to identify promising workers before offering them permanent positions and alleviating short-term staffing shortages—but they can also pose a significant safety risk.

OSHA’s position on temps and safetyIn Monday’s Advisor, we provided tips for keeping temporary employees safe. In this Advisor, we look at OSHA’s view on host employer vs. temp agency responsibility for the safety of temps.

Understanding arc flash hazardsAn arc flash is an undesired electric discharge that travels through the air between conductors or from a conductor to the ground. The flash is immediate, but the result of these incidents can damage equipment and cause severe injury, including burns.

Arc flash protection: What does OSHA require?A number of OSHA standards are cited in relation to arc flash hazards.

How important is training in a wellness program?In this Advisor, we make the case that training is very important to make your wellness program as effective as possible.

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

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