Category Archives: Workplace Health and Safety

An Employee Engagement Success Story

We have written a number of articles about the benefits of employee involvement. This week, we would like to highlight a success story. The knowledge and experience of employees can help create effective solutions to workplace issues. An example of … Continue reading

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Disturbing Statistics Show the Need for More Attention to Workplace Safety

No matter how divided they may be, labor and management generally agree on the importance of safe workplaces. It represents a non-divisive topic on which they can begin cooperative employee engagement efforts. We have written before about the successes we … Continue reading

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Focus On Hazards, Not Just incidents

I was reading a list of safety committee tips this week, and came across several that were particularly relevant to some of the discussions we’ve had in the blog. One I would like to consider this week is: Focus on … Continue reading

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Entry 200

This is our 200th Blog posting! When Meredith and I began writing this around 4 years ago, I wondered if anyone would ever read it. My thanks go out to you that found us and read our entries. I will … Continue reading

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A Reminder About Other Resources From CALMC

This week, I want to remind you of another resource for information about employee involvement and labor-management cooperation, our Facebook page. Meredith has posted links to a number of videos on labor-management collaboration. They provide quick links to see hoe … Continue reading

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Could Your Business Use an Extra $50,000?

What could your business do with an extra $50,000? One of our Safety Always clients saved over $50,000 this year on workers’ compensation premiums because of their improved safety record. That $50,000 reflects just the cash savings on the insurance … Continue reading

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What Can Labor-Management Committees and Employee Involvement Teams Do? – Part 2

Last week we began a list of things Labor-Management Committees and Employee Engagement Teams can do. The list includes some of the issues committees we have worked with have been able to resolve. Remember this is not meant to be … Continue reading

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What can Labor-Management Committees and Employee Involvement Teams Do? – Part 1

We often are asked what Labor-Management Committees and Employee Engagement Teams can do. This is one of the most searched questions leading people to our blog. Over the next few blog entries, we will look at some of the things … Continue reading

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News and Updates from CALMC

A few notes this week about labor-management cooperation, employee engagement, and this blog. We have moved – If you haven’t noticed our address change in the sidebar, we have moved our office. Our new mailing address is: CALMC 2800 South … Continue reading

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Another Topic for Employee Engagement: Violence Prevention

I saw an interesting article a while ago about guidelines for preventing workplace violence. If your workplace has not developed or updated its violence prevention plans, it will give you some ideas to get started. If you are wondering what … Continue reading

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