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CAUGHT UP IN THE COLD

The summer season is winding down, and as colder temperatures move in, workers face exposure to cold-related safety hazards. Certain workers may be more susceptible to these sorts of hazards–such as those working outdoors and without shelter, those working indoors with poor insulation or no…

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PART 2: DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE – POSSIBLE?

The strong cultural presence, acceptance and legality of alcohol make it easy to forget what an impact it can have on health. In 2014, according to the World Health Organization, there were over 300,000 alcohol-related deaths in the United States alone, and over 3 million…

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High Winds and Water – The Unseen…

When you think of difficult driving conditions, most people envision ice and snow. But summer driving has its own set of hazards that can be just as dangerous. Regardless of whether you’re driving to the office, making local deliveries, or long highway trips, everyone needs…

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Summer Storms – Wet, Wild, and Dangerous

While icy and snowy conditions are considered the most difficult of driving conditions, summer driving has its own unique hazards that can be just as dangerous. Regardless of whether your driving consists of a daily commute to the office, local deliveries to customers, or extended…

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Hiring a Safety Consultant to Handle your…

If you are looking for help with ISNetworld® compliance, a quick google search will yield the names of numerous companies offering downloadable safety programs and monitoring services to assist you. But how do you know if these companies are qualified to help you with both…

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Stand-Down for Safety

From May 4 - 15, OSHA is promoting its second annual National Fall Prevention Stand-Down program. This program is to increase awareness of the fall hazards associated with construction work. Falls from heights continue to be one of the top causes of workplace fatalities. In…

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Heat Stress Changes

Earlier this year California rolled out a major update to the country’s flagship heat stress program; effective May 1, 2015, this FAQ can help explain how it will be enforced. The rationale behind the update is this: mild heat illness can quickly become severe, leading to…

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6 Common Questions about ISNetworld®

Bringing any third party auditor account to a 100% score can be a daunting and time consuming task.  Understanding the 6 Common Questions about ISNetworld® is our way of giving you a piece of free advice and hopefully aid you in effectively maintaining your account. However,…

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GHS Is Closer Than You Think

As you most likely recall, on December 1 of 2013, companies in the U.S. were required to provide employees with training on how to read and understand the Globally Harmonized Standards (GHS) labels and Safety Data Sheets (SDS). Since then you may or may not…

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