Disposing of Universal Waste in the Workplace

Greening the workplace involves more than recycling paper. A key part of putting the environment first in any workplace is learning how to handle what is widely known as “universal waste.” According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the main categories of universal waste are batteries, pesticides, and mercury-containing equipment and bulbs (lamps). While not every workplace has all four forms of universal waste present, nearly every type of workplace has one or more of Continue reading

Confronting Substance Abuse on the Job

While often ignored, substance abuse on the job is a problem that impacts thousands of workplaces across the United States. Yet, with an estimated 50 million binge drinkers, 17 million drug users and nearly 15 million people abusing prescription medicines in the United States, workplaces cannot afford to simply ignore substance Continue reading

How Training Might Have Prevented Chipotle’s Slew of Scandals

Just a short time ago, Chipotle was the darling of the dining world. This quick-service casual eatery had set a new standard for “fast” food with its sustainable and locally-sourced ingredients. Other restaurants, even higher end eateries looked to Chipotle as an example of what to become and how to make yourself an iconic brand in the food industry. Continue reading

How to Overcome the Challenges of Training a Global Workforce with e-Learning

A global workforce is no longer only relevant to large corporations. In the global marketplace, it’s not uncommon for even relatively small organizations to have a globally dispersed workforce. This could mean they have a complete office in a city across the world, or perhaps some remote employees who work elsewhere. Maybe the company has manufacturing centers in another country or even a few countries.

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A Guide To Training For Spanish-Speaking Employees

Hispanic employees (and other Spanish-speaking employees) are increasingly becoming one of the most pivotal segments of the American workforce. According to Training Today, the Spanish-speaking and Hispanic workforce increased 36% times more quickly than any other group between 1996 and 2006. The Bureau of Labor Statistics shows Hispanic employees will account for more than 15% of the entire American workforce by 2050, and the Wall Street Journal reports the U.S. Hispanic population will make up 40% of employment growth over the next five years, and a whopping 75% from 2020 to 2034.
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iHurt: Preventing Mobile Device Injuries at Work

Text neck? Blackberry thumb? Smartphone elbow? iHurt? While these conditions may not be widely known by name, many workers already suffer from one or more of them, and they are expected to become increasingly common over the coming years. By 2020, the average employee is expected to access company networks from up to six different devices and most will be mobile devices. Continue reading

Preventing Occupational Hearing Loss

Millions of Americans suffer from hearing loss. A 2011 study lead by researchers from John Hopkins University found that close to 20% of Americans over the age of 12 suffer from hearing loss. Moreover, among this population, 30 million report hearing loss in both ears and 48 million report hearing loss in one ear. Not surprisingly more adults than children and teens suffer from hearing loss and more people over the age of 60 suffer from hearing loss than people under 60. While age is Continue reading