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19 08, 2016

OSHA Updates SHPM Guidelines: Six Elements of Safety

By |August 19th, 2016|OSHA, Safety Culture, Safety Programs, Workplace safety|0 Comments

Late last year, OSHA released an update to their 27-year-old Safety and Health Program Guidelines. These guidelines illustrate what OSHA values most in a health and safety program, and are essentially officially-sanctioned best safety practices. [...]

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 [...]

25 07, 2016

OSHA Fines to Increase 78% to Match Inflation

By |July 25th, 2016|OSHA, Workplace safety|0 Comments

OSHA set their current fines back in 1990, and haven’t changed them since. This is a problem, since the prices of goods and services tend to increase over time, leading to a decrease in the [...]

22 07, 2016

Four Steps to Surviving a Chemical Spill

By |July 22nd, 2016|Incident, OSHA, Safety, Waste Management, Workplace safety|0 Comments

According to the Center for Disease Control, unplanned chemical releases kill about 40 Americans every year, and injure around 6,500. A chemical spill may release toxic or otherwise hazardous materials into the environment, endangering both [...]

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 [...]