OSHA has recently updated the Guidelines for Safety and Health Programs it first released 30 years ago, to reflect changes in the economy, workplaces, and evolving safety and health issues. The new Recommended Practices have been well received by a wide variety of stakeholders and are designed to be used in a wide variety of small and medium-sized business settings. The Recommended Practices present a step-by-step approach to implementing a safety and health program, built around seven core elements that make up a successful program.read more
When it comes to social media safety, users are often unaware of the ramifications of their online posts. Many don’t realize they may be putting their personal data — and, by extension, their company’s data — at risk. While you may not be dealing directly with your customers, you’re only one step away from your clients on some social channels, and many organizations have spent a lot of time, money and effort to create brand loyalty through those channels.read more
“With the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate in the books, mobile devices in vehicle cabs are now commonplace,” explained Gina Daniel-Lee, VP Strategic Alliances and Partnerships at Stratix Corp. “These phones and rugged tablets can help fleets distinguish themselves from the pack by leveraging telematics technology that takes a big bite out of waste and boosts profit margins every day.read more
Technology has caused significant disruption in people management and employee experience a whole. The post covers a few of the most awe-inspiring ones
As human beings, each of us is uniquely different. This makes people management one of the most complex functions in the world. In a professional context, human dimensions like gender, education, geography, age groups, and skill sets add further intrication. While organizations attempt to manually tackle people management with a handful of HRs, they end up further knotting up this already entwined process.
For the ninth consecutive year, Fall Protection – General Requirements (1926.501) tops the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) list of most frequently cited workplace safety violations. In conjunction with the National Safety Council, Patrick Kapust, deputy director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs, presented the preliminary Top 10 list of workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2019 today at the NSC 2019 Congress & Expo in San Diego.read more
More than 1 in 10 injuries on the job may be linked to insufficient sleep, experts say. For many people struggling to cope with the pressures of life in a 24/7, on-demand world, sleep gets relegated to the bottom of their to-do list. Sleep is sacrificed to squeeze in an extra hour of productivity, or because rest time is equated with wasted time.read more