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November 21, 2014
Safety Daily Advisor Week in Review—November 17, 2014, to November 21, 2014

This week, the Safety Daily Advisor discussed ways to prevent the spread of infectious diseases in the workplace; reviewed common hand hazards and safety protections; and talked with an expert about the difference between coaching and mentoring.

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Ebola and enterovirus and influenza, oh my! Don’t spread these diseases aroundRight in the thick of debates over whether to restrict air travel from countries where the Ebola epidemic rages, and the sudden emergence of enterovirus-D68 as a deadly threat to children with underlying respiratory issues, comes flue season, with its annual U.S. death toll in the tens of thousands. What’s a worried employer to do?

When it’s not nice to share: Prevent the spread of diseases in your workplaceOn the one hand, you really need people to show up for work. On the other hand, if people show up for work when they’re sniffling, sneezing, coughing, feverish, and miserable, how much work are they really getting done? And how many of their coworkers will call in sick the following week because of their exposure to the first one who should have stayed home—and didn’t?

Need a hand with identifying hand hazards?Two tools are essential for almost any job you can think of—your hands. It’s natural, then, that preventing hand injuries should be high on any list of safety priorities. Here’s a handy checklist to help you identify hazards in your workplace that can cause injuries to workers’ hands.

When it comes to hand protection, the gloves are off … and onIn Wednesday’s Advisor, we looked at the range of hazards workers can put their hands into. In this Advisor, let’s look at some strategies for controlling hand hazards.

What’s the difference between coaching and mentoring?’Tis the season for basketball, football, and hockey, so many of us are busy watching coaches roam the sidelines on the court, field, or rink. In this Advisor, Dr. Susan G. Weinberger, president of the Mentor Consulting Group in Norwalk, Connecticut, coaches US on the differences between coaching and mentoring. Or does she mentor us? At any rate, read on for valuable information from Dr. Weinberger …

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