Risk Communication is Not Just for Disasters

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By Dave Johnson, Phylmar newsletter editor

What do you think of when you hear the words “risk communication”?

Most likely disasters, crises, emergencies, large-scale losses or threats to public health and safety that receive heavy media attention and can damage corporate credibility and reputations.

Bhopal. Exxon Valdez. Deepwater Horizon. Tylenol poisonings. Love Canal. Chernobyl. Three …

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California- the first state to mandate workplace violence prevention plans for general industry

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California has become the first state to require private industry businesses to develop a comprehensive workplace violence prevention plan.

Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 553 into law on September 20, 2023. Employers must implement plans and comply with the law by July 1, 2024. Places of employment not open to the public and with …

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February 2023 FedOSHA News

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The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (FedOSHA) is moving forward with its 2023 Regulatory Agenda and initiatives. The Agency continues to release information and details that outline its alignment with the Biden Administration’s goals and priorities.

Regulatory Agenda

Heat Illness Prevention continues to be a focus for the Agency and Administration. In addition, Workplace …

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A Safety & Health Chat with ChatGPT

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By: Dave Johnson, Phylmar newsletter editor

Many of you are likely among the more than 30 million users of the global phenomenon ChatGPT (which gets roughly five million visits a day), an artificial intelligence chatbot released free to the public last November 30 by the small San Francisco AI company OpenAI. Try it out at …

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PRR Fall Event Recap

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PRR held its first in-person conference in more than two years! The Fall 2022 Members Only Event was October 5-6 and was a huge success. The event kicked off with a tour of the host company’s materials lab followed by a member dinner for networking. Day two was the all-day conference and included five expert …

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