"safety/OSHA" Blog Tag

Measles in the workplace – just the FAQs ma’am

June 3rd, 2019 by Katherine Dudley Helms at Ogletree Deakins

Just the facts maam

The measles is (are?) back and whether you believe in vaccination or not, the chances that you will need to deal with them (it?) in the workplace is greater than it has ever been in your professional lifetime. Katherine Dudley Helms answers six measles FAQs.

The dog days of summer apply to workers too

May 31st, 2019 by Shawe Rosenthal

Dog days of summer

In recognition of National Heat Awareness Day (at least the Farmers Almanac calendar on my desk says it is today), here are some tips on keeping your workers cool as the summer heats up.

BONUS #1: "Quick Card" link - OSHA provides everything from risk factors to symptoms or heat exhaustion, prevention to how to protect workers to what to do if they overheat, all neatly packed on a 9"x4" card.

BONUS #2: Heat Safety Tool link - yep, there is an app for that.

And yes, everything will translate for your dog's days of summer, except the app, which is only provided in English and Spanish. 

12 more steps you can take to reduce workplace violence risks

May 1st, 2019 by Pamela Williams at Fisher Phillips

If you would like 12 more steps to reduce the risk of workplace violence, Pamela Williams coincidently has 12 more steps.

The previous 12 steps to handle workplace violence come from our Workplace Safety and Health Compliance Manual authored by former head of OSHA (and currently at Fisher Phillips) Ed Foulke.

That 12-step plan to handle violence in the workplace is also already on this blog.

Hint: This is important - do all 24 now.

Workplace shootings – 20 can-dos to prevent them

September 26th, 2018 by Debra Friedman at Cozen O'Connor

20 things you can do to prevent workplace violence, from no-cost to full-blown, easy to time intensive.

TN: Conceal and carry means post to prohibit or permit

September 20th, 2018 by William S. Rutchow at Ogletree Deakins

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Yes, as a Tennessee employer, you can PROHIBIT firearms in your workplace.

And yes, you can PERMIT concealed firearms.

You just have to POST it.

Safety and health tips

December 29th, 2017 by hrsimple

When you think about workplace safety, you probably picture injuries and accidents, but in reality, safety means much more than that.  The hardest aspect of having a safe workplace is thinking about the unexpected threats, the freak incidents as well as the hidden everyday dangers.  Employers can be intimidated by the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) because a majority of it applies to very specific industries.

This list is meant to help the everyday office become a little bit safer.  Take a minute to make sure you are doing all you can to keep your staff safe!