OSHA

  • Create Your Fire Prevention Plan

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    One of the last things you and your company want to deal with is a devastating fire. While you can’t prevent any disaster from happening, prevention is one way in which you have some control. To help prevent fires from occurring in your workplace, OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Association) suggests creating a fire prevention plan. A written fire prevention plan should contain these elements, according to OSHA: A Read More

  • The Heat is On: Protect Your Workers from the Summer Sun

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    With the official start of summer, workers need to begin to take extra precautions when working in the summer heat. With heat stroke, heat exhaustion and heat cramps strong possibilities this time of year, workers have to be aware of these risks and how to prevent them. Here are the symptoms and treatments of each, as compiled by NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health). Heat Stroke Heat stroke happens Read More

  • Safe Movement: Prevent Musculoskeletal Disorders

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    Workplace activities, such as heavy lifting, bending, pushing and pulling heavy loads, and awkward body postures, can all contribute to musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). Some MSDs include carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis, rotator cuff injuries, epicondylitis, trigger finger, muscle strains and low back injuries. According to OSHA, ergonomics can effectively reduce the severity and occurrences of MSDs in the workplace.  Implementing an ergonomic process can help a workplace, such as a Read More

  • Safety News You Can Use

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    A contractor faces fines of $76,930 from OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) after exposing workers to fall hazards. The contractor received a willful citation for failing to provide fall protection equipment to employees working at heights up to 10 feet. Serious violations were given for not providing employees with protective gloves when they applied roof cement, as well as not training workers to inspect and install anchor Read More

  • Fall Prevention Awareness: Teach Your Workers About Fall Protection

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    Fall prevention will receive its annual burst of attention next month—from May 2-6—when the National Safety Stand-Down happens once again. OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) coordinates the event as a way in which to increase awareness of preventing falls in the construction industry. The main goal of the Stand-Down is to encourage communication between employers and employees about safety and how to prevent falls. Companies of Read More

  • Safety News You Can Use

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    OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) is seeking members to join its Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee. Six positions are available on Dec. 1, 2016 and OSHA is accepting nominations for management, labor and the public. Those six new members will serve a two-year term on a 12-member committee. According to OSHA, the committee was formed to provide insights to the secretary of labor and the assistant secretary for occupational Read More

  • GHS Deadline Looms: Update Your Hazard Communication Program Today

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    GHS (Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals) has been on the minds of companies for the last few years. But now, with the June 1, 2016 final deadline fast approaching, compliance with these new regulations needs to be top of mind. So as you get ready, here are some tips from OSHA on how to update your hazard communication program. Step 1: Learn the Standard/Identify Read More

  • Spring Safety: Protect Workers in the Work Zone

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    As we begin spring and workers are on the job in outdoor work zones once again, it’s a good time for a refresher in how to stay safe in a work zone. Here are some important notes from OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) regarding work zone traffic safety. Work Zone Protections: Protect workers from motorists entering the work zone through the use of concrete, water, sand, collapsible Read More

  • Safety News You Can Use

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    OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) will hold its annual National Safety Stand-Down from May 2-6. The purpose of the event is to spread awareness to construction workers about the dangers of falls. Employers are encouraged by OSHA, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and the Center for Construction Research and Training, to offer training and education about fall hazards and prevention during the Stand-Down. Click Read More

  • Avoid Serious Illness: Protect Your Workers from Asbestos Exposure

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    Asbestos, which was once used for insulating buildings and for fireproofing, can be hazardous to workers’ health. It can cause cancer and other diseases. According to OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), it is impossible for the human eye to detect asbestos fibers. It can be found in many materials on a job site, including thermal system insulation, roofing and siding shingles, and industrial pipe wrapping. The Permissible Exposure Read More

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