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16 08, 2018

Staying Safe in the Heat: High Temperature Safety

By |August 16th, 2018|Health and Safety, Illness & Injuries, OSHA, Safety, Safety Culture, Safety Programs|0 Comments

There are several dangers associated with high temperatures. In excessive heat, the human body must get rid of excess heat while maintaining a stable internal temperature. Usually, the body has three main ways of cooling [...]

6 09, 2016

OSHA calls National Stand Down for Fall Safety

By |September 6th, 2016|Illness & Injuries, OSHA, Safety, Workplace safety|0 Comments

Earlier this year, OSHA hosted a national safety stand down on the topic of fall prevention. The stand down was basically an OSHA-sponsored voluntary meeting where workers and management discussed ways to improve fall safety. [...]

17 08, 2016

OSHA Delays Enforcement of Anti-Retaliation Protections in the New Rule

By |August 17th, 2016|Illness & Injuries, Incident, OSHA|0 Comments

Some months ago, OSHA enacted a new rule for injury and illness reporting. Among other things, this rule greatly strengthened workers’ rights in regards to reporting injuries. These provisions that become effective on August 10, 2016 elicited [...]

1 08, 2016

Three ways the OSHA rule change will increase the rate of reporting

By |August 1st, 2016|Illness & Injuries, Incident Tracking, OSHA, Workplace safety|0 Comments

A few months ago, OSHA adopted a new rule on workplace injury and illness reporting. When I last talked about this rule, I focused mainly on the requirement that many businesses electronically submit their injury [...]

8 07, 2016

Protecting Workers from Noise Hazards

By |July 8th, 2016|Illness & Injuries, OSHA, Safety, Workplace safety|0 Comments

Noise is often ignored as a cause of workplace injury, but it may be to blame for as many as 3.5 million cases of permanent hearing loss in the United States. When someone loses their [...]