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U.S. DEPT. OF LABOR HELPS NON-PROFITS

On September 2, the United States Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) made a move to help high-risk workers and employers by awarding $10.5 million to 80 nonprofit organizations across the country. This money will fund training, safety and health education to…

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OSHA UPHOLDS ‘MIDNIGHT RIDER’ FINES

On September 15, a federal judge sided with the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to uphold fines against producers of the film “Midnight Rider” after 27-year-old camera assistant Sarah Jones was killed by a freight train that came through during filming in…

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LESS DAYLIGHT, MORE SAFETY

As the year goes on, the amount of daylight we have during waking hours is gradually lessened. Proper lighting is an integral part of workplace security and employee safety. With the sun setting at earlier hours in the day, it’s important to account for the…

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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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