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Asking the right questions in an interview is your single best way to get the right kinds of information... the kinds of information that will lead you to the best hiring decision. But how do you know what's legal... and even illegal to ask during an interview? This short video provides up-to-date do's and don'ts when it comes to interview questions and is a comprehensive resource for all managers and/or supervisors involved in the hiring process.
Signs, tags, labels, and placards convey information that is intended to change behavior, give instructions, and/or convey important safety information and warnings. In this SafetyBytes® module, we’ll discuss the NFPA 704 Hazard Identification System.
Discussions with co-workers that ridicule or disrespect anyone because of a protected class status can be offensive and lead to an accusation of discriminatory harassment. Insensitive remarks about an overweight co-worker can lead to the perception of harassment.
We can’t listen to whatever we want at work if it offends others; while we do have more freedom to say or do things outside the workplace, we still need to keep in mind that if our behavior offends or discriminates against someone, then it may be grounds for disciplinary action. We all must be respectful of others in the workplace.
It can be one thing to casually invite someone to attend religious services with you, or to occasionally mention a religious belief or practice. But when you repeatedly and openly talk about your religious beliefs, or proselytize, to the point that it offends a co-worker, you can easily be accused of harassment.
You know, some of us figure a pregnant joke or two is just something that comes with the territory. It's no big deal. Well, those days are over. This video shows how a simple joke or two might lead to harassment. Remember, when it comes to your co-workers - the safest thing to do is… if you can't say something nice... just don't say anything at all.
Transitioning to a different gender is a deeply personal decision. There are many unknowns and the added stress of how the workplace, and even customers, will accept the transitioning employee is very real. There are a variety of Federal, state and local laws that expressly protect workers based on their gender identity and sexual orientation.
It shouldn't surprise you that making employment decisions because you think an employee is too old can get you into a lot of trouble. Bottom line, if you target someone for negative treatment because of their age - sooner or later, you're going to end up defending yourself to your employer, to an opposing attorney, a government agency, or even a judge or jury.
We all bring our own view of the world into work every day. And sooner or later, we're going to work side-by-side with someone whose background and experiences are light-years different from ours. But treating somebody with anything less than professionalism and respect - for whatever reason – is a big mistake.
With all the court cases that have been going on and the changes in the laws, there are a lot of different ways that people can end up doing something that can get them into trouble. This video shows how joking and innuendos could lead to sexual harassment.
Could an unwelcome pursuit can become harassing behavior? What if it was a manager pursuing an employee? Fishing in the company pond for romance does happen, but there is more at risk than just rejection. Supervisors and managers should never proposition subordinates. Even social invitations between co-workers need to be carefully asked.
This SafetyByte points out that good housekeeping reduces operating costs, increases production, opens aisles to permit faster traffic, lowers accident rates, reduces fire hazards, and raises employee morale.
Even when subtle in nature, comments, body language, and tone of voice that imply something sexual is not appropriate in the workplace. These kinds of actions can easily lead to charges of hostile environment sexual harassment.
The major objective of process safety management of highly hazardous chemicals, such as ammonia, is to prevent unwanted releases of hazardous chemicals especially into locations that could expose employees and others to serious hazards. In this SafetyBytes® course, we will discuss the tasks of an ammonia safety management team.
This SafetyByte shows the results of failing to lock and tag office equipment before attempting a repair.
It seems that almost everyone around us has back pain or a tender back. Yet we all take our backs for granted, until they give us problems. In this SafetyBytes® module, we’ll discuss some of the factors which contribute to the risk of back injury.
Have you ever wondered how and where back problems occur? In this SafetyBytes® module, we’ll discuss the mechanics of how your back works.
In this SafetyBytes® module, we’ll discuss some of the common issues that cause back problems.
“Oh, my aching back” is one of the most common complaints heard in the workplace. This SafetyBytes® course introduces the importance of proper lifting.
The performance appraisal is one action tool that helps facilitate communication. It helps establish goals, it allows you to exchange feedback, and it is an excellent opportunity to revisit position expectations. Knowing how to navigate through a difficult performance appraisal is very beneficial in keeping “good” employees, identifying areas of opportunity, and redirecting employees who could improve in some areas such arriving late to work, missing deadlines, or displaying a negative attitude.