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Workplace Safety

Preparing for the Heat: What the Heat Index Can Teach Employees


For many, working outdoors is a dream come true, but it can be dangerous in the summer when temperatures heat up. Having a solid grasp of the heat index can help employees stay in control of their health. Defined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) as a single value that encompasses both temperature… Read more »

Understanding OSHA’s Fall Prevention Campaign: Step 2 — Train


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has rolled out a Fall Prevention Campaign, and we want to make sure every employer and worker is aware of it. In January, we covered the planning stage and in February, we highlighted the importance of providing proper equipment. Training is the final portion of this three-step initiative…. Read more »

Understanding OSHA’s Fall Prevention Campaign: Step 2 — Provide


In January, we covered the basics of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Fall Prevention Campaign. To recap, falls are the number one cause of death in construction. In 2013, 35% of all fatalities in the industry were falls to a lower level. In an effort to curb — and hopefully completely eliminate —… Read more »

Why You Need to Continually Test Your Processes to Stay Compliant


Your company runs on a set of operating processes and procedures that are put in place for very good reasons. From keeping your employees safe at work to producing high-quality products that align with your brand standards, these processes are imperative to the ongoing success of your business. Of course, the same processes won’t work… Read more »

Workplace Safety Saves Lives…and Money


Every employee has the right to work in a safe and healthy environment. As the boss, you’re responsible for making sure proper safety protocols are allows followed on your worksite. The last thing you want is for an employee to be injured or even killed on-the-job, because of an accident that was fully preventable. Since… Read more »

OSHA’s Ruling to Protect Workers from Respirable Crystalline Silica


In March 2016, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule to keep workers from breathing silica dust. Comprised of two standards — one for construction and another for general industry and maritime — the new rule is expected to save more than 600 lives and prevent more than 900 new instances… Read more »

How Workplace Injuries Affect Society Part 3: A Possible Solution to the Problem


Workplace injuries place an enormous financial burden on workers, their families and the social safety net. When people can’t rely on workers’ compensation and their workplace to pay their medical bills, employment benefits to cover time away from work and other expenses, the impact can be devastating. This immense financial responsibility puts a great deal… Read more »

How to Appropriately Report Unsafe Working Conditions


When you go to work, you expect to be presented with safe working conditions. However, some employers fail to satisfy their responsibility to put your personal security first. If you feel like your safety is in jeopardy while just trying to do your job, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) can help. You have… Read more »

What are the OSHA Regulations for Medical Services and First Aid?


No matter how many precautions you take in the workplace, accidents can still happen.  The Occupational Safety and Health Administration puts regulations in place to make sure you’re well prepared in the case of an emergency.  Under Section 1910.151, the OSHA lays out the regulations for Medical services and first aid. 1910.151(a) This section states,… Read more »

OSHA Update— Vehicle-mounted elevating and rotating work platforms


As you start the New Year, it’s important to make sure your organization is up to date on the latest safety regulations from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.  Today we’ll take a look at the regulations for vehicle-mounted elevating and rotating work platforms, and the specific requirements for ladder trucks, extensible boom platforms, electrical… Read more »

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