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Oregon Employers: It’s time to post your OSHA 300A summary

What you need to do by February 1st It is easy to overlook in the hustle and bustle of the New Year, but qualifying employers in Oregon are under a looming compliance deadline. In a perfect world you would have perfectly clean injury and incident records, so posting your...

Map a Bright Future for Your Company

Leverage the science of organizational development with a clear perspective Small business owners and entrepreneurs: You certainly have your hands full, responsible as you are for absolutely everything about your business. Ironically enough, as soon as you employ other people to help with your work, you gain another set...

Problem-Solving Leaders–What Are You Missing?

Stop solving problems. Look ahead instead, and leap into greater success Leaders who consult with me often arrive feeling frustrated and stuck. They are on well-trodden ground, trying to solve the same problems over and over, managing conflicts and trying to shore up flagging morale among employees. They think...

The Consequences of Chronic Fatigue Spike in Autumn

How your organization can reduce the risks and save lives Did you know that autumn brings big increases in pedestrian fatalities? You may be wondering why this is relevant, when we usually chat about compliance as a way to improve safety in your business. But the danger to pedestrians...

Engage to Retain. Engage to Succeed.

3 Key Steps to Engage and Retain your Best Employees Do you feel like your enthusiastic performers and your reliable rocks are disappearing from your organization? Are you stuck in a never-ending cycle of recruiting, onboarding, training and exit interviews? Are you spending more time refereeing conflicts than planning...

It’s time to dust off your Hazard Communication Program

7 steps to update your workplace, because pumpkin lattes and hazardous chemicals should never meet Ah Fall… The smell of leaves and pumpkin lattes is in the air. It’s a great time to take out your hazard communication program and dust it off. Chances are you have hazardous materials...

The High Cost of Workplace Toxicity

The realities of workplace conflict and how to deal with it.   “Our team is constantly fighting with each other.” “I have a conflict with X and I am totally stressed out.” “I can’t do my job because that other person/department is getting in the way.” “There is so...

It’s Organic! How to Grow a Healthy and Inclusive Workplace Community

I’m no master gardener, but I know that you can’t just toss out some seeds and sprinkle a little water to succeed at growing, say, an apple tree. First, you have to till the ground and add nutrients to the soil to give those seeds the right environment to...

How to Keep Your Cool When Summer Heats Up

The Low Down on Safety When Temperatures Soar Do you have employees who work outside? Then you should have a plan to prevent heat illnesses and make sure your team knows the signs of sickness. While OSHA doesn’t have a specific rule that covers heat exposures, mitigation plans can...

Appreciate Your Millennials: Why and How

It’s time to stop complaining about younger employees and start engaging them A colleague of mine was a bit taken aback by what she described as “millennial bashing” during a lull at a professional conference she recently attended. Her table mates were complaining about how lazy millennials are, how...