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2018
Waste Not By Paul W. Aasen, President, Minnesota Safety Council
Crash Facts: Forewarned is Forearmed From the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS)
Old Scout By Paul W. Aasen, President, Minnesota Safety Council
Fire Prevention and Safety 101: Help Your College Kids Ace This Test From the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS)
How Can Workers’ Compensation Insurers’ Exposure Data Be Improved and Used? By Taylor M. Shockey, MPH; Steve Wurzelbacher, PhD; Libby L. Moore, PhD
Take bicycle safety by the handlebars From the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS)
Celebrating 90 Years of Safety By Paul W. Aasen, President, Minnesota Safety Council
Making Your Road Safe, Wherever It Leads From the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS)
Let's Make the Reason for Workers' Memorial Day a Thing of the Past By: Deborah Hersman, President and CEO, National Safety Council
Drive Safe!, By Paul W. Aasen, President, Minnesota Safety Council
Safety Across Cultures, By Michael Flynn, MA
Frequent Exertion and Frequent Standing Among US Workers, By Taylor M. Shockey, MPH
Thanks for Nothing By Paul W. Aasen, President, Minnesota Safety Council

2017
Healthier Work Design Can Support Workers During the Holiday Bustle By John Howard, MD, Director, NIOSH
To Beard or Not To Beard? That’s a Good Question! By Jaclyn Krah Cichowicz, MA; Ron Shaffer, PhD; and Markee Shamblin
Ready to Roll: Preparing Your Car for Winter Driving From the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS)
How We Can Manufacture Safety? By John A. Dony, Director, Campbell Institute and Director, EHS and Sustainability for the National Safety Council
Five FAQs about Minnesota Traffic Laws From the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS)
Fatigue in the Workplace By Paul W. Aasen, President, Minnesota Safety Council
Stop for School Buses Because It’s the Right Thing To Do From the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS)
Just the Facts – Data-Driven Safety By Paul W. Aasen, President, Minnesota Safety Council
Safer Vacations: CO and Smoke Alarms in Your Home Away From Home From the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS)
The National Safety Stand-Down: Why Falls Remain a Deadly Problem in the Construction Sector and What We Can Do About It By Alissa Zingman, M.D.; Christine M. Branche, Ph.D., FACE; CDR Elizabeth P. Garza, MPH, CPH
Introducing the Hearing Loss Prevention Program evaluation checklist By Rick Neitzel, PhD, CIH, FAIHA; Peter Rabinowitz, MD, MPH; Linda Cantley, MS; and Chuck Kardous, MS, PE
Motorcycle safety springs forward From the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS)
The Other Job By Paul W. Aasen, President, Minnesota Safety Council
Plan Ahead For a Safe Super Bowl By: Deb Trombley, Senior Program Manager for Transportation, National Safety Council
Occupational Health Issues in the USA By John Howard, MD, Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Fatigue-risk in the Workplace By Emily Whitcomb, Sr. Program Manager, Fatigue Initiative, National Safety Council

2016
Fire Safety: The Best Holiday Tradition From the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS)
Take Time for Teen Workers By Paul W. Aasen, President, Minnesota Safety Council
Top 10 OSHA Citations of 2016: A Starting Point for Workplace Safety By Thomas Galassi, Federal OSHA
Keeping Workers Safe on the Road By National Institute Occupational Safety and Health
Regulatory Update from AIHA, July 2016 By Steve Gutmann, CIH, CPE, FAIHA
Using a Seat Belt: A Safety Priority On- and Off-the-job From the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health: Rosa L. Rodriguez-Acosta, PhD and Winnie Boal, MPH
Healthy Vision Month From the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Regulatory Update from AIHA, May 2016 By Steve Gutmann, CIH, CPE, FAIHA
Workers Memorial Day, 2016 By John Howard, M.D., Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
It Starts at the Top By Paul W. Aasen, President, Minnesota Safety Council
Regulatory Update from AIHA By Steve Gutmann, CIH, CPE, FAIHA
8 Tips for Effective Listening / Trust in Leadership By David Horsager, M.A., C.S.P
How to Put Leading Indicators into Practice By Joy Inouye, Research Associate, Campbell Institute, National Safety Council
Regulatory Update from AIHA By Steve Gutmann, CIH CPE FAIHA, President, S. H. Gutmann Consulting, LLC
The Opioid Overdose Epidemic and the Workplace By Dawn Castillo, MPH and John Howard, MD, National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH)

2015
Off-the-Job Safety: Fire Prevention is Everyone's Fight By Erin Petersen, Coordinator, Family Safety Programs, Minnesota Safety Council
A Winter Moment By Paul Aasen, President, Minnesota Safety Council
New Research Identifies 5 Best Practices for Keeping Contractors Safe By Joy Inouye, Research Associate, Campbell Institute, National Safety Council
Gen Z and Your Business: BFFs or SnapChat? By Sarah Sladek, CEO of XYZ University
Cecil and Safety By Paul W. Aasen, President, Minnesota Safety Council
Best Practices for Workplace Safety Committees By Nicholas Dillon, Director, Education and Risk Services, Aegis Corporation
Minnesota's New Medical Marijuana Law, and What It Means for Workers' Comp By Kathy Bray
The Changing Employment Relationship and Its Impact on Worker Well-Being By John Howard, M.D., Director, NIOSH
Knowing Y: Engage the Next Generation Now By Sarah Sladek, CEO of XYZ University
Communication Works for Those Who Work at It By Dr. Alan Zimmerman
Feeling Fat and Sluggish? It's Time to Get Lean and Mean By Mandy Savage

2014
Happy Holidays — Here's Your Gift From the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS)
Minnesota Winter Can Be a Mere Inconvenience — Here's How By Brian Curtice, Public Education and Outreach Coordinator, Minnesota Department of Public Safety
Individual Accountability within a Culture of Safety By Heather M. Monaghan MHSc. RN
The Workplace is Becoming More Colorful and More Gray, All At The Same Time By Andi Egbert, Senior Research Analyst, Minnesota State Demographic Center
Keeping Employees Safe When They're Off Premises By Andy Gebhard, Director of Communications, SFM Mutual Insurance Company
SafetyNet is One Year Old! And Growing!: By Paul W. Aasen, President, Minnesota Safety Council
Alert Driving Improves Safety for All Road Users: Editorial from the Minnesota Departments of Transportation, Public Safety and Health
The Personal Side of Heat Stress Management By: Mark Tschida CIH, CSP
It's Not That Difficult to be a Steward of Safety By Dan Hannan, CSP
The Lost Art of Being Curious By Stephanie McGovern, President, High Performance Systems, Inc.
Gaining Safety Support from Upper Management By Kris Johnson, CSP
When Not to Train By Tom Slattery, CSP, ARM
Workstation Ergonomics: So What If Your Head is Like a Bowling Ball? By Barbara Baum, MS, PT, Injury Prevention Consultant

2013
Moving Beyond OSHA Recordkeeping by Steve Gutmann, President, S. H. Gutmann Consulting, LLC
Employee Engagement: Invitation vs. Declaration by Michael S. Melnik M.S., O.T.R., President, Prevention Plus, Inc.
Brain-Based Safety Training by Jack Mateffy, Principal, Mateffy and Company
In the Hot Seat: Preventing Heat-Related Illness by Jan Fedora, Occupational Safety and Health Consultant, Minnesota Safety Council
Oil Boom Impact on Minnesota Safety and Health by David S. Abrams, CIH, President, ARS Environmental Health, Inc
Technology Making Cars Smarter and Safer, Common Sense Precautions Still Needed by Paul Weirtz, President, AT&T Minnesota
A Day in the Life of a Back Injury Prevention Process by Michael S. Melnik M.S., O.T.R., President, Prevention Plus, Inc.
Hurry Up and Slow Down by Bill Heim, CIH, CSP, Principal Consultant, Alliance Health & Safety LLC
Return to Work Programs: Not Just a Cost Saver but the Right Thing to Do by Bob Lund, President and CEO, SFM Mutual Insurance Company; Chair, Minnesota Safety Council board of directors
How to Sustain a Culture of Safety by Angelica Grindle, Ph.D., Senior Vice President for Quality Safety Edge

Additional Articles
OSHA Recordkeeping
Recordkeeping 101: Part 1, Tracking Injuries, Illnesses Puts You in Control
Recordkeeping 101: Part 2, Classifying Recorded Injuries
Recordkeeping 101: Part 3, The Days of our Cases
Recordkeeping 101: Part 4, Tell Me What Happened, Describing The Event
Recordkeeping 101: Part 5, Injury or Illness?
Recordkeeping 101: Part 6, Summarizing the Injury and Illness Log
Recordkeeping 101: Part 7, Using Your Log Results: 'How Do We Compare?'
Recordkeeping 101: Part 8, A Guide for Keeping an Accurate OSHA Log
Recordkeeping 201: Part 1, Privacy Concern Cases — When Not to Write a Name
Recordkeeping 201: Part 2, Records Access, Information Disclosure
Recordkeeping 201: Part 3, Job Transfer and Restricted Work
Recordkeeping 201: Part 4, New or Deja Vu?: When to Record Injury Recurrences and Episodic Illnesses
Recordkeeping 201: Part 5, Needlestick and Sharps Injuries, Contact with Bodily Fluids
Recordkeeping 201: Part 6, What Are 'Other Recordable Cases'?
Recordkeeping 201: Part 7, A Close Look at First Aid
Recordkeeping 201: Part 8, 'And A One, And A Two' – Counting Employees and Hours
Recordkeeping 201: Part 9, Matching Workplaces and Workers to OSHA Logs
Recordkeeping 201: Part 10, Recording Cases and Reporting Claims – A Tale of Two Systems

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