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COLD WEATHER IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER

With cooler temperatures setting in and winter proper right around the corner, workers around the country are facing a uniquely seasonal variety of injuries known as “cold stress.” Although cold stress is possible any time of year, cold weather along with a number of other…

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A LOOK AT THE ROI OF SAFETY

As a business, the safety and health of your employees is your top priority. This is not only a requirement by law, but one of moral obligation, where you recognize the value in your workers as individuals and respect their right to a safe and…

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RATE OF FATALITIES INCREASING AMONG OLDER WORKERS

Early last month, the Associated Press released an analysis of federal statistics showing that the rate of older workers dying on the job is higher than that of workers overall. The results of the analysis showed that the workplace fatality rate overall decreased by 22…

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Oil Cleanup Safety : How to Get…

The requests for topics on Oil Cleanup Safety materials have been overwhelming since the BP Disaster.  We thought it would be helpful to provide a basic overview of oil cleanup safety, where to get started and what the requirements are. First off, it's important to…

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UNDERSTANDING OSHA’S NEW ELECTRONIC INJURY AND ILLNESS…

On August 1, 2017, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) launched its Injury Tracking Application (ITA), which allows employers to begin observing compliance with this year’s new electronic reporting requirements. Through the ITA, employers can submit necessary injury and illness records from their 2016…

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VOLKS RULE REPEALED

Just months after it went into effect, President Donald Trump signed a repeal of the controversial “Volks” rule on April 3. This finalized the Congressional Review Act’s (CRA) resolution and invalidated what OSHA called, “Clarification of Employer’s Continuing Obligation to Make and Maintain Accurate Records…

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OSHA DELAYS SILICA STANDARD ENFORCEMENT

OSHA announced on April 6 that it will be delaying the enforcement of its crystalline silica standard by three months. Its final rule, Occupational Exposure to Crystalline Silica in Construction, was published on March 25, 2016 and went into effect on June 23, 206. Enforcement…

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HEAT ILLNESS: AWARENESS AND PROTECTING WORKERS

As we transition to warmer temperatures, it’s important to revisit your workplace’s Heat Illness Prevention Program to ensure your employees are equipped to combat heat-related stress and illnesses. Heat is the number one cause of weather-related fatalities in the United States despite the fact that…

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OSHA’S FINAL RULE ON BERYLLIUM EXPOSURE

In January 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued its final rule which will significantly lower occupational exposure to beryllium, a material which, while being indispensable in numerous industries, has the potential to cause extreme lung diseases. The updated…

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WALKING WORKING SURFACES: OSHA RULE UPDATE

On November 17, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a Final Rule designed to better protect workers at risk of falls from heights or on the same level. The Rule updates and clarifies standards, and adds training and inspection requirements. It will…

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