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Should you allow employees to carry concealed weapons at work?

September 16, 2016  |  Steve Wilder, CHSP, STS

"My employees want to carry a concealed weapon to work." The decision to allow or prohibit "concealed carry" on your premises is a lot more complicated than you think, even if state law allows it.

OSHA penalties to increase Aug. 1

July 25, 2016  |  Steve Wilder, CHSP, STS

OSHA, which last adjusted its penalties in 1990, plans to adjust the fines for inflation each year from now on, as per Congressional rule.

OSHA launches anti-retaliation rules for injury and illness reporting

July 1, 2016  |  Steve Wilder, CHSP, STS

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has passed rules that forbid retaliation and discrimination for reporting injuries, including post-accident drug testing and "incentive" programs that retaliate against those who bring workplace safety violations to light.

Educating AND training for safety

April 8, 2016  |  Steve Wilder, CHSP, STS

Safety training only goes so far unless you train employees’ hands as well as their heads, says safety training expert Steve Wilder.

New bill aims to eliminate manual lifting

January 5, 2016  |  Steve Wilder, CHSP, STS

Many in the long-term care industry applaud the proposed legislation to require assistive devices in all lifting cases, but no one is sure how compliance will be enforced—or who's going to pay for all the equipment.

Powering up for power outages

October 29, 2015  |  Steve Wilder, CHSP, STS

Short power outages can wreak havoc on a skilled nursing facility's processes and ability to care for residents. Long outages can be devastating. These tips can help you beef up your preparedness.

Gearing up for OSHA lifting policy changes

August 14, 2015  |  Steve Wilder, CHSP, STS

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is about to get tougher on injuries casued by lifting- and transferring-related activities. Here's how to rework your lifting protocols and educate your staff.

Practicing emergency color codes

June 19, 2015  | 

Code Blue, Code Gray, Code Red, Code White... Do your clinical and administrative staff practice color-code emergencies?

5 steps to a total security solution

April 28, 2015  |  James Minninger and Steve Wilder, CHSP, STS

A completely secure long-term care environment only can be accomplished with thoughtful planning and performance. Take five steps to keep residents, staff, visitors and property safe.

The security vulnerability assessment

March 10, 2015  |  Steve Wilder, CHSP, STS

Your first step in creating a secure facility is to engage a healthcare security professional to take a hard look at your long-term care operation to offer recommendations and solutions to security issues.

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