Maintaining an effective employee training program means keeping up with the latest developments in safety and regulatory compliance. To make this easier, we’ve collected many of our most popular training articles below. They cover important news and offer expert guidance on key topics in workplace safety (OSHA), transportation (DOT), human resources (DOL), and other subject areas.

Specific training of lift operators is critical in preventing a tip over

Posted July 11, 2023

Train your workers about the manufacturer’s recommended procedures and safe operation of the specific aerial lift used on the jobsite.

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Questions remain about entry-level training, 18 months in

Posted June 13, 2023

Though the entry-level driver training (ELDT) rule is over a year old, questions remain about what’s required.

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Ten FAQs on Bloodborne Pathogens Training

Posted June 13, 2023

The bloodborne pathogens regulation (and its training requirement) is one of the most confusing OSHA standards and one of the most cited. See 10 FAQs on the training requirements of 29 CFR 1910.1030.

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Avoid the top hazmat violation — Emphasize cargo securement training

Posted May 11, 2023

The focus for the 2023 CVSA Roadcheck will be on cargo securement. This is concerning because last year’s top hazmat violation was for packages not being secured in the vehicle.

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Which general industry rules require annual training?

Posted February 9, 2023

Many OSHA standards include training requirements, and many employers assume that training must be repeated annually, but that’s not always the case.

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Train managers to recognize the need for FMLA leave

Posted December 2, 2022

Managers play a big role in helping your company avoid costly Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) claims. It’s important, therefore, to train managers to recognize an employee’s need for FMLA leave.

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New Entry-Level Driver Training Requirements Deadline is Here

Posted January 20, 2022

The Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) rule establishes minimum training standards for drivers. As of February 7, 2022, compliance with all aspects of the ELDT rule is required.

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Lock in safety with lockout/tagout training

Posted February 19, 2021

Lockout/tagout (LOTO), or the control of hazardous energy, consistently remains one of OSHA’s Top 10 most frequently cited violations. Electricians, machine operators, and laborers are among the 3 million workers who service equipment routinely and face the greatest risk of injury. Workers injured on the job from exposure to hazardous energy lose an average of 24 workdays for recuperation.

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A closer look at the hazmat training requirements

Posted November 2, 2020

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) mandates hazardous materials training for those directly working with hazardous materials. Hazardous materials training is essential to increase employee safety awareness and reduce incidents when working with hazardous materials.

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Training and prevention help reduce forklift injuries, accidents

Posted October 22, 2020

OSHA estimates that there are nearly 1 million forklifts and nearly 1.5 million forklift operators working nation-wide. Although an essential tool, forklifts are involved in numerous workplace injuries and accidents that cause property damage and machine downtime.

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The HOS compliance date is quickly approaching. Are you ready?

Posted September 1, 2020

As of September 29, 2020, several provisions of the hours-of-service regulations change. Is your organization ready? Do your drivers understand the impact of the changes on their day-to-day operations? Do your dispatchers and supervisors know how to address these changes?

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Walking-Working Surfaces: What Employees Need to Know

Posted August 18, 2020

Slips, trips, and falls can happen in any area of any workplace — from the office to the production floor to the loading dock to the warehouse and everywhere in between. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, slips, trips, and falls cause the majority of general industry workplace accidents and cost employers billions of dollars annually in lost productivity and business...

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