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OSHA Electronic Reporting Reminder

Are you required to electronically submit injury and illness to OSHA next month? If so, the deadline is quickly approaching.

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Lock Out/Tag Out: It’s not Just for Your Maintenance Department

In the past 16 years, I’ve unfortunately seen my fair share of crushed extremities and amputations while working as a safety manager and as a risk control consultant. In many cases, injured employees didn’t effectively control hazardous energy prior to performing maintenance or service on..

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2018 CVSA Roadcheck to Focus on Hours-of-service Compliance

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) annual International Roadcheck will run June 5-7, 2018. During the International Roadcheck, inspectors will conduct the North American Standard Level I Inspection, a 37-step procedure that includes an examination of both driver operating..

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Achieve World-Class Safety with a Safety Management System Evaluation

How is your safety process working? Is it providing the results you want?

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4 Elements of a Successful Health and Safety Program

Author: Rich Johnston

Category: Health and Safety

Every business wants to do all they can to prevent injuries from occurring on the job. A serious fire, a permanent injury, or the death of an employee or owner can cause loss of profits or even an entire business. To prevent such losses, you don't need to turn your business upside down. You may..

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Fatigue Among Your Shift Workers

Author: Rich Johnston

Category: Health and Safety

It is difficult to adjust to shift work, and the unconventional schedule takes a toll on your workers. Research shows that people who sleep during the day have lower quality sleep, and often struggle to get an adequate amount of sleep. Plus, workers on a night shift schedule tend to have poor..

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How to Get the Most out of your Safety Meetings

It is that time of year in the Construction world: time to hold annual Safety Meetings.  Prior to the spring start-up it is a great idea, and best practice, to get your team together and start the year off on the right foot.  Use this time to roll out any new policies and procedures that you..

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New OSHA Resource: Recommended Practices for Anti-Retaliation Programs

Author: Rich Johnston

Category: OSHA, Health and Safety

The topic of broad stroke drug and alcohol testing of injured workers and possible OSHA enforcement activity is currently surrounded by much discussion and even more confusion. OSHA recently issued a new publication, titled “Recommended Practices for Anti-Retaliation Programs” and assigned it as..

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10 Precautions to Take to Prevent Silica Exposure

Found in commonly used materials such as concrete, asphalt, coal dust and natural stone, silica particles can be inhaled when dust is created during handling.

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Shift Work and Sleep Disorders: Are Your Employees At Risk?

Author: Rich Johnston

Category: Health and Safety

On October 5th, 2016, scientists with NIOSH (National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health) released data from a first-ever study on the effects of shift work on sleep disorders. This study was unique in that the data gathered a nationally representative sample of 6,338 working adults..

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