Archive for August, 2009


Create a Drug-Free Workplace October 19 to 25, 2009 is National Drug-Free Work Week in the United States and the US Department of Labor (DOL) is encouraging all employers to participate. The purpose of Drug-Free Work Week is to highlight that being drug free is key to workplace safety and health, and to encourage workers with alcohol and drug problems to seek help. To help you plan ahead, here are 13 ways that the DOL suggests employers can support Drug-Free…


Power Line Safety Shouldn't Come as a Shock The Tri-County Rural Electric Cooperative provides high voltage electric safety tips in this video. By the end of this video, you'll be able to list required protective clothing and identify dangerous power line hazards.


Michael Lovett's Story In this video produced by The Workers Compensation Board of British Columbia, Michael Lovett recounts how he lost his leg while working in a sawmill when he was 18 years old.


A Close Call After reading “Lessons Learned” I have one incident that I will never forget. A number of years ago, we had an employee who suffered from epilepsy. He was a transfer from another property and we were unaware of a medical condition when he was hired. Not that we could discriminate and not hire him based on this. If the employee took his medications appropriately, he was fine. But, as we found out, he didn’t always do this.…

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