Human Resources Articles

January 22, 2017

Are you Traveling Bare?

There are many reasons why a special district might send employees abroad or out of state on business. It is important that members notify the Pool of the travel prior to making the arrangements. Many districts are not aware that employees traveling on district business internationally may not be covered for workers’ compensation if the destination is on Pool’s insurance carrier’s restricted list.

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January 16, 2017

Handle Your Scandal

Negative publicity can irreversibly damage a person or organization’s reputation depending on the severity of the situation, rendering the process of regaining the community’s trust nearly impossible. Given the omnipresence of social media and Internet access, bad press is guaranteed to travel far and fast.

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January 16, 2017

Accident Investigation Kits

This is why it’s important to prepare for the possibility of an accident and the realities of the initial investigation by developing an accident investigation kit.

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January 16, 2017

A Silent Killer

Stress is a part of life for most people, whether professionally or personally, and is often confused with anxiety and even depression. However, unlike anxiety which can be treated by your doctor, stress requires a different kind of treatment.

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October 10, 2016

Someone Got Their Hands in Your Cookie Jars?

Embezzlement remains a big problem for districts of all sizes. So, what can your district do to safeguard against embezzlement?

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October 10, 2016

Detecting and Dealing with Workplace Opioid Abuse

To supervisors and managers who grew up during the 1960s and 1970s, the mention of addiction to heroin and other opiate drugs conjures images of skinny junkies wasting away in a filthy apartment, an alley, or a gutter. It was something that happened to other people in other places. But that’s no longer true.

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October 10, 2016

Augmented Reality and Actual Risk

What is Pokémon Go and how may it affect your district?

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October 10, 2016

Should Your Team Warm Up Before They Head Out?

Before every workout, big game, or match, athletes warm up or stretch to raise their heart rates and body temperature. This process makes them more alert and improves response times. If this works well for athletes, it may work well for you and your employees.

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October 10, 2016

United States Dept of Labor Announces Final Rules on Silica Dust

Contributed by Bobby Pirtle of Safety Management Group, modified by the CSD Pool   Back in March, the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced a final rule to improve protections for workers exposed to respirable silica dust. “More than 80 years ago, Labor Secretary Frances Perkins identified silica dust as […]

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July 1, 2016

Ergonomics: Fixing Hidden Workplace Hazards

Most people associate the concept of ergonomics with office workers. But the basic concept is every bit as applicable to production lines, construction sites, vehicles, and anywhere else. After all, the science of ergonomics doesn’t only focus on office environments. By reducing that strain and the injuries that can result from it, ergonomics can lower the likelihood of lost time and long-term disability.

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