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Know Your Employee Rights Under OSHA

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When you arrive at work each day, you deserve to know your employer has taken every possible precaution to keep you safe and healthy. Most companies make this a priority, but unfortunately, there’s always a few bad apples who don’t put employees first. You might not realize this, but you have worker rights. Since it… Read more »

Why Is OSHA Important in the Workplace?

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By now, you’re certainly familiar with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), but you might not understand the depths of its importance. Founded with the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, OSHA was established to create and enforce workplace safety standards. The Agency achieves this by affording training, outreach, education and assistance to… Read more »

Top 10 OSHA Violations of 2017

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On an annual basis, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration records thousands of worksite violations. In an effort to educate both workers and employers, the agency releases a list of the top-cited safety infractions each year. OSHA’s 2017 fiscal year ended September 30, and it has published the annual list. Not surprisingly, the top three… Read more »

Importance of OSHA in the Workplace

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You’re familiar with the Occupation Safety & Health Administration, but how much do you know about what the agency really does? Take a few minutes to become better acquainted with OSHA, to make sure you’re taking full advantage of everything it has to offer. About OSHA Part of the U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA was… Read more »

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 »

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