Documenting Small Safety Incidents Key to Preventing Major Ones

Posted on: January 9th, 2024 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

Studies show that for every major workplace injury or fatality, there are nearly 10 minor injuries — and more than 30 accidents that lead to property damage. While minor injuries may not seem consequential, they can be indicators of structural problems in an employer’s safety standards. Capturing data even on minor incidents that may seem […]

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EEOC Proposes New Workplace Anti-Harassment Guidance

Posted on: December 26th, 2023 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has issued proposed language to update its guidance on harassment in the workplace. The proposed guidance “reflects notable changes in law, including the Supreme Court’s 2020 decision in Bostock vs. Clayton County (which held that LGBTQ individuals are protected from workplace discrimination under Title VII), the #MeToo movement and emerging issues, […]

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Bill Would Require Workplace Violence Prevention Plans for All Employers

Posted on: September 5th, 2023 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

A controversial bill that would require every employer in California to have in place a workplace violence prevention plan has been passed by the State Senate and is now in play in the Assembly. The bill — SB 553 — would require any company with at least one worker to “establish, implement and maintain” a […]

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New Mandatory Workplace Poster Released, Update Yours Now

Posted on: July 4th, 2023 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has released an updated version of the “Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal” poster to account for upcoming changes to workplace anti-discrimination laws. The Pregnant Workers’ Fairness Act, signed into law last year, comes into effect on June 27, 2023, at which time employers will need to swap out […]

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New Employees Account for Large Share of Workplace Injuries

Posted on: June 28th, 2022 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

A significant share of overall workplace injuries occur during new employees’ first year on the job, according to a recent study. The report by Travelers Cos., Inc. found that over a five-year period, injuries to new employees accounted for 35% of all workplace injuries. These injuries resulted in more than 6 million lost workdays, accounting […]

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Cal/OSHA Urges Employers to Protect Outdoor Workers Against Heat Illness

Posted on: May 12th, 2022 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

As we get closer to another scorching California summer, Cal/OSHA is reminding employers with outdoor workers to take precautions to protect them against the heat. California employers need to be especially mindful as Cal/OSHA has workplace safety regulations governing the prevention of heat illness and the agency actively enforces its heat illness prevention standard. Employers […]

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How Tracking Near Misses, Employee Concerns Reduces Injuries

Posted on: March 8th, 2022 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

The latest trend in workplace safety best practices is tracking “leading indicators” ― or measuring performance based on the lessons learned from past events ― to reduce the chances of future injuries. Safety professionals are increasingly keeping track of near misses, hours spent on training and facility housekeeping and measuring the impact on the organization’s […]

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Holding a Safe End-of-Year Holiday Party

Posted on: December 8th, 2021 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

Last year, most companies cancelled their holiday parties as COVID-19 case rates started surging after the Thanksgiving holidays and as people started spending more time indoors. Cases have once again been rising in the run-up to December, so many businesses are approaching their holiday plans with the safety of their staff top of mind. If […]

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Train Your Driving Staff for Rainy, Slippery Conditions

Posted on: November 2nd, 2021 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

When it’s the rainy time of year, companies with staff that need to drive, delivery drivers or those making sales calls, and all in-beteen need to double down on road safety.   A good idea is to hold a training session on “Driving in the Rain”. While it may seem redundant, it’s an important exercise to reinforce the importance […]

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OSHA to Issue Vaccine Mandate Rules for Larger Employers

Posted on: September 15th, 2021 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

The Biden administration has announced plans to require businesses with 100 or more employees to require their workers to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or be tested for the coronavirus on a weekly basis. The order is part of a sweeping six-part “Path Out of the Pandemic” plan, which focuses on expanding vaccinations, opening schools safely, […]

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