Protecting Eyes on the Job

Each day a staggering 2000 American workers experience a job-related eye injury. A third of eye injuries are  treated in hospital. In addition, a high percentage of these injuries result in workers taking one or more days off work to recover. It is no surprise then that the U.S. Department of Labor reports that eye injuries come at a high price, costing business over $300 million per year due to lost productivity, medical expenses, and workers compensation. Continue reading

How to Protect Workers from Asbestos

Despite the fact that asbestos has been known and used by humans for thousands of years and as early as 100 AD, there are written reports about the link between asbestos and illness, for much of the twentieth century, asbestos was used in myriad of products from clothing to construction materials. A shortlist of products where asbestos was prevalent in the twentieth century includes the following: firewalls, fire blankets, brakes, dental cast linings, vinyl floors, stage curtains, gas mask filters and wine filters. What this means is that asbestos, which we now know to be an Continue reading

How to Work with and for Difficult People

If you’re like most Americans, you’re likely looking forward to casting your vote in November and hoping it counts. If you happen to work at the White House, however, you’re likely not only looking forward to casting your vote but also bracing yourself for what promises to be a major change. After all, in November, you’ll be doing more than casting a vote for the next President—you’ll also be electing the person with whom you may end up working for the next four to eight years. This brings us to the topic of today’s post—how to work with and for difficult people. Continue reading

Forklift Safety Training

Every year, up to 100 American workers are killed and up to 35,000 workers are seriously injured in accidents related to forklift use. While some of these accidents take place in the agriculture sector, most take place in manufacturing where forklift use is also common. Overturned vehicles are a major cause of forklift related deaths and accidents, but topples are not the only problem. Collisions with objects and other Continue reading

PayPal Demonstrates How to Be an LGBT Ally

On Monday, PayPal became the first but likely not the last company to pull its financial interest out of North Carolina in the wake of the state’s decision to establish laws that will severely restrict the rights of its gay, lesbian, transgender and gender non-conforming citizens. The PayPal announcement came as a huge blow to the state and especially the city of Charlotte. In mid March, PayPal announced plans to expand to Charlotte and bring an estimated 400 jobs to the city. With the state’s new Continue reading

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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