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  • Fight Back: How to Protect Workers During a Pandemic

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    A pandemic, defined by OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), is “a global disease outbreak and can be caused by a variety of agents, including influenza and coronaviruses.” Most recently, Ebola has been making news as a very dangerous pandemic. Since the threat of Ebola now exists in the U.S., it’s important that workplaces remain on-guard to avoid the spreading of Ebola and other infectious diseases among workers. OSHA Read More

  • Safety News You Can Use

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    OSHA introduces new rules regarding the reporting of injuries and cites companies for jeopardizing the safety of their workers. Learn what the new rules could mean to you, and what led to these latest OSHA violations. New Rules for Reporting Severe Injuries Beginning on Jan. 1, 2015, employers must communicate with OSHA whenever an employee is killed on the job or suffers a work-related hospitalization, amputation or loss of Read More

  • Traffic Safety in the Work Zone

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    Work zones can be danger zones. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were 609 construction and maintenance work zone fatalities in 2012. One of the dangers of a work zone is the risk of a worker being struck by a vehicle, and it’s important to put processes in place to maintain the safety of workers, as well as motorists traveling through work zones. Read More

  • OSHA Updates Injury and Illness Reporting Requirements

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    OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) has updated employer responsibilities regarding the reporting of injuries and illnesses with the goal of preventing future injuries. Effective Jan. 1, 2015 (for employers in states covered by federal OSHA), employers must inform OSHA when an employee is killed on the job, or suffers a work-related hospitalization, amputation or loss of an eye. The new rule includes two core updates. OSHA is updating Read More

  • Safety News You Can Use

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    Many companies have been cited by OSHA for having unsafe working conditions and putting their workers at risk. Read more about the violations, as well as proposed changes to injury and illness reporting. Contractor Cited for Several Safety Hazards A construction company was cited by OSHA for 12 safety violations for placing worker in harm’s way for falls, burns and other workplace safety hazards during the installation of seawalls. According Read More

  • Noise Hazards in the Workplace: How to Quiet the Risk

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    Is your workplace harming the hearing of your workers? According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), four million workers spend each workday in “damaging noise” and that 22 million are exposed to that damaging noise every year. NIOSH suggests that workers are not exposed to noise levels greater than 85 decibels (dBa) for eight hours. To prevent exposing workers to dangerous noise Read More

  • Shift Work: Keep Workers Safe Whenever They’re on the Job

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  • Young Worker Safety: Tips to Prevent Injuries and Accidents

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    Two young workers suffocated in a grain silo. A young worker was killed after being caught in a mortar mixer. A young pool manager was electrocuted. These are all real-life examples of young worker accidents OSHA (Occupational Health & Safety Administration) features on its website about young worker safety. According to OSHA, 361 young workers were killed in 2012. You may currently have young workers on your payroll, Read More

  • Forklift Safety: Proper Training Can Save Lives

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    Proper training can be a lifesaver. That’s certainly true when it comes to forklift operation training. According to OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration), forklift accidents cause approximately 85 fatalities and 34,900 serious injuries annually. OSHA estimates that about 20 to 25 percent of those are caused in part by inadequate training. OSHA states that forklift operators must be trained and certified by their companies, which are required Read More

  • Product Spotlight: Hard Hats

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    Hard hats and other head protection are the best defense against head injuries on the job. OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) notes that protective helmets or hard hats should: Resist penetration by objects Absorb the shock of a blow Be water-resistant and slow burning Have clear instructions explaining proper adjustment and replacement of the suspension and headband But hard hats do not provide adequate protection if they don’t fit. There should be Read More

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