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Top Cited OSHA Violations

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Each year, thousands of safety and health violations are reported to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), but some are much more common than others. Compiled from approximately 32,000 inspections completed by OSHA staff, these breaches can cause serious injuries and even death. Top 10 Cited OSHA Violations of 2016 Fall Protection Hazard Communication… Read more »

Why You Should Implement a Safety Program?

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If you don’t think your company needs a safety program, you’re very mistaken. More than 4,836 workers were killed on the job in 2015 — 13 per day — according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Fatal accidents and injuries can happen at any company, but they’re much more likely in the absence of a… Read more »

Preparing for the Heat: Why Every Employee Needs OSHA’s Heat Safety Tool

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The warmest season of the year is in full force, so employees working in the heat need to be extra careful. In the last couple of years, temperatures have risen to record levels in many areas, meaning it’s more important than ever to keep close tabs on outdoor conditions. Thankfully, the Occupational Safety and Health… Read more »

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 »

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