June 2019

dog attack

What to Do When Man’s Best Friend Isn’t Friendly

Anyone who works outdoors or walks, jogs or bikes has probably had a heart-pounding encounter with an aggressive dog. And more than five million people in North America find


Off the Job Safety: The Hazards of Hoarding

Last fall, firefighters responding to a 9-1-1 call found they were unable to get inside the one-story home to fight the fire because the entrances were blocked by a mountain


OK to Fire Jailed Employee for Not Calling In & Explaining Absence

On Aug. 2, a hospital employee with 25+ years of service was arrested on serious criminal charges. Although he was on vacation at the time, the employee couldn’t return to


Ask The Expert: Can You Terminate an Employee Who’s Been AWOL for Over a Week?

QUESTION Do we have the right to terminate an employee who hasn’t shown up, called in or responded to our calls for over a week?   ANSWER It depends. &n

power tools

You’ve Got the Power to Get the Job Done

Drills, saws, planers and routers—powered tools such as these get the job done. These tools can also cause injuries—projecting objects into the eyes, causing electric


When Sharper is Safer

A sharp cutting tool is a safer cutting tool. That seems all wrong, but it's true. A dull cutting tool requires too much force to operate, increasing the chances of it slippi

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