Monthly Archives: December 2011

Substance Abuse in the Workplace

Just as the title suggests there is a chance  you have a co-worker who is abusing drugs or alcohol. The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) states  most adult drug and alcohol abusers work full or part-time.  It may be the person … Continue reading

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Office Safety and Conflict Management

When you work in an office, safety may not be on your mind as you prepare for the day, but it should. Office hazards are real and it is important to know how to recognize them. The video training course Office … Continue reading

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Updated Laboratory Safety Titles

The 12-course Laboratory Safety series, produced by The Marcom Group, has been updated with new video produced in 2010.  All 12 courses provide information on safe work practices specific to the laboratory work environment. Orientation to Laboratory Safety provides lab … Continue reading

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New Video On Demand Titles To Use in your Training Classroom

47 new Video On Demand (VOD) courses have been released so far this month. Video On Demand titles are designed for use in the training classroom. The VODs provide learner-engaging video, easily played on a HDTV or with a projector. … Continue reading

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Number 2 Cause of Accidental Deaths

Slips, trips and falls are responsible for 15% of ALL accidental deaths, according to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA also says only car accidents kill more people! This means anyone who works in area or industry with increased risk … Continue reading

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Responding to Confined Space Emergencies

The 33 Chilean miners who  were trapped over 2,000 feet underground for over two months in 2010 (http://www.usatoday.com)  is an amazing story that ended in triumph. The accomplishment can partly be attributed to a successful confined space emergency response. The “Confined … Continue reading

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Ergonomics as Prevention for Musculoskeletal Disorders

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Tendonitis, Tennis Elbow and Trigger Finger are all common musculoskeletal disorders (MSD’s). According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)  MSD risk factors occur “…in jobs requiring repetitive, forceful, or prolonged exertions of the hands; frequent or heavy lifting, … Continue reading

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Step Ladders, Wood Ladders, Extension Ladders, Oh My

Did you know there is evidence of support ladders existing 10,000 years ago in ancient cultures? Modern ladders may not boast as long a history, but one thing ancient and modern ladders share is their utility.  Ladders allow us to … Continue reading

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Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC)

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) rule defines the types of facilities that must have and comply with a SPCC plan. The video training Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC): Oil & Water Do Not Mix provides information on … Continue reading

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Ban On Cell Phone Use While Driving

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has recommended a nation-wide ban on the use of cell phones while driving. This would include texting and making phone calls, even those made with a hands-free device. The NTSB wants all states to consider their … Continue reading

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