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November 2017

The Value of a Modified Duty Employee

- November 22, 2017 by Leslie Stoll, CSP ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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Getting an injured employee back to work promptly is essential for keeping claims costs down. In fact, in many states, a factor that goes into calculating your experience mod is whether someone remains at work or is taken off work. …  Read more …

Safety Training – What Type of Learners are Your Employees?

- November 16, 2017 by Jason Rozar (View all posts by Jason)
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Did you see an ocean of blank stares in the audience the last time you conducted training on a new process, chemical or piece of equipment? Was your team fully engaged and active in the discussion? If you saw mostly stares, …  Read more …

Did You Hear That? Dual Hearing Protection – Part II

- November 13, 2017 by Mike Pettit (View all posts by Mike)
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In Part 1 of this series, I addressed the use of single hearing protective devices (HPDs) and the effects HPDs have on noise attenuation (weakening of noise levels). In Part 2, I’ll address the use of dual HPDs, and their …  Read more …

Resolution #8: Use Your Monthly Audit Forms as a Catalyst for Change

- November 9, 2017 by Leslie Stoll, CSP ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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Someone once said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. That being said, are your safety committee, managers, or department supervisors insane? Are they doing their monthly audits and …  Read more …

Fall Weather

- November 7, 2017 by Dan Heinen, ASP (View all posts by Dan)
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Fall is fickle; you can easily go from sunny to rain to snow in one day. If you live in or travel through high elevations, the changes can be extreme and occur quickly. Recently, I was on a vacation trip …  Read more …

Fall: Time Change

- November 3, 2017 by Dan Heinen, ASP (View all posts by Dan)
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If you travel whether for work, leisure, or both, the arrival of fall brings about a multitude of distractions that we should be aware of. In this blog, I’ll focus on one: time change. Time Change Not everyone has the …  Read more …