Safety Guide: Your Responsibilities As an Employer

Any company with one or more employees is required to comply with OSHA regulations for a few reasons. First, it’s the law. Second, if you don’t prioritize safety and one of your employees gets injured, your reputation will take a hit. You might lose business, and you’ll surely have a hard time finding job candidates… Read More »

Why Everyone Should Be Using YouTube as a Greater Source for Education

You can learn anything, thanks to YouTube! You can learn how to bake a perfect Bundt cake, how to grow prize-winning tomatoes, and how to change the oil in your car. Suddenly we all have the potential to become experts in anything as long as we have access to a computer or smartphone. What once required several… Read More »

Stop Rationalizing Your Company’s Bad Choices as “Everybody’s Doing It”

Everyone hopes to work in an ethical workplace. Not only is it good for your company’s reputation, but it helps you avoid fines and legal trouble, even jail time. A company that has a good, ethical reputation is a desirable place to work. That culture of ethics starts at the top leadership, and if it… Read More »

Safety 101: Don’t Forget to Take a Break

Everyone needs a break now and then. Even if it’s to rest your brain, grab a snack, and chat with your coworkers. It doesn’t make you lazy or unproductive; it makes you smart. Step away from your work and avoid exhaustion. Breaks make workers more alert, productive, focused, and creative. Fatigued workers are more likely… Read More »

Safety Guide: Prepare Routine Risk Assessments

A safety risk assessment is a systematic procedure for identifying and managing hazards. To prepare one, examine the entire work environment, procedures, and equipment to assess whether any health hazards put your employees at risk. If there are, most risk assessments provide short-term and long-term remedies. A comprehensive, routine risk assessment is essential in improving… Read More »

Questions to Ask in the Interview to Help Understand Expectation

At the end of every job interview comes a crucial opportunity: when they give you, the interviewee, the chance to ask questions. Many candidates pass up that opportunity, relieved that the hard part’s over, but they’re missing a precious opportunity to set themselves apart from all the other candidates. Potential employers want to see that… Read More »

Do You Abuse Your Leadership Authority in the Office?

Time and time again, we hear about companies paying massive fines to the federal government for legal and ethical violations that got out of hand—JP Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Citigroup, Chevron, Goldman Sachs, and even Facebook. In fact, according to a 2018 business ethics survey, 41% of US workers said they observed some unethical or illegal… Read More »

Safety 101: Why Are Safety Measures Important to Follow?

It’s easy to get lax about safety procedures. After all, you’ve probably performed your duties a million times without an accident. Not to mention that some of your personal protective equipment (PPE) doesn’t fit quite right. But stop. Safety has to be a priority—always. Health and safety are essential, not only for your well-being but also for… Read More »

Safety Guide: OSHA Lockout/Tagout

When it comes to big machinery, safety has to be your number one priority. There’s too much at risk—workplace injuries, accidents, and environmental hazards—to ignore the federal safety regulations put in place by OSHA. And that includes hazardous energy. Energy sources that include electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, chemical, and thermal can be dangerous to workers.… Read More »

Dress, Look, and Act the Part On Your Next Interview

So you’ve found your dream job and now you’re going for the interview. The best piece of advice is to be professional. People who demonstrate a certain level of professionalism are more likely to receive job offers, promotions, and raises. And they’re more likely to advance to management roles within a company. But how do you… Read More »