Category Archives: Workplace Health and Safety

Even in the South, the Benefits of Unions for All Workers is Recognized.

When I read newspapers from my home in South Carolina, rarely do I look for articles about the benefits of unions. After all, the state has one of the lowest levels of unionized workers in the country. Most employers and … Continue reading

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If You See Something, Say Something

I’m sure you’ve heard the admonition, “If you see something, say something”.  A couple of weeks ago, I was riding on a New York City subway and frequently heard that message. The intent is clear, if you see something that … Continue reading

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This Week – A Look at Two Recent Events in Columbus

This week, we want to report on two events that happened this month in Columbus. Both focused on workers from a different perspective. On May 2 CALMC held our regular membership meeting. Our audience of management leaders, union officials and … Continue reading

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Can Employee Engagement Help Address Workplace Drug Issues?

Even with an improved job outlook, workplace problems remain. Some of them can hinder job creation and economic development. Charleston, South Carolina is in the midst of an economic boom. The Charleston Professional Development Alliance estimates 34 people move to … Continue reading

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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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