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Oct

17

2014
Exits and Exit Routes

Exits and Exit Routes

An exit is: the part of the exit route that is a way out of the workplace. A workplace must have two or more exit routes, depending on the number of people involved and the layout and size of the work area. These exit routes must be permanent and always unobstructed. The following are safety guidelines for exit and exit route safety: Exit doors must…

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Oct

16

2014
The Seven Worst Things to Find in Your Refrigerator or Ice Machine

The Seven Worst Things to Find in Your Refrigerator or Ice Machine

Health inspectors get to see the worst of the worst when it comes to commercial kitchens. They see the little extras that are left behind the refrigerator, they notice the smells in the walk-in freezers, and they notice the slime inside of the ice bin. We’ve taken our cues from the health inspectors and compiled some of the worst things that you can find. 1….

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Oct

15

2014
Do Your Fire Drills Resemble Reality?

Do Your Fire Drills Resemble Reality?

  What did your last fire drill look and sound like? Was it a calm and quickly executed affair: The fire alarm sounded and everybody calmly walked out through their nearest exit and went to the assembly point? Congratulations: Your workers know how to get out of the building when there’s not actually a fire. During a real fire situation, though, they might not do…

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Oct

14

2014
Food Safety Hand Washing

Food Safety Hand Washing

Hand washing is vital in preventing contamination of food by food handlers. Harmful bacteria such as E. coli, Salmonella and Staphylococcus aureus and viruses present on hands of food workers are removed by proper hand washing techniques. Hands should be washed as often as necessary and always: Before starting work Before handling cooked or ready-to-eat food After handling or preparing raw food After handling waste…

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Oct

10

2014
OSHA seeks new approach to hazardous chemicals

OSHA seeks new approach to hazardous chemicals

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is launching a national dialogue with chemical manufacturers and users on methods to prevent illnesses caused by workplace exposure to hazardous substances, the agency has announced. OSHA Administrator David Michaels unveiled the program in a teleconference Oct. 9. Further details of the program—including a 180-day comment period—will be released in a notice soon to be published in the Federal…

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Oct

09

2014
5 Quick Tips for Business website Security

5 Quick Tips for Business website Security

  Clean Computer – Be sure your computer is behind a firewall, your anti-virus program is up-to-date, and run daily virus/malware scans. Backups – Make frequent backups of your server files and your database. If you update your site daily, then make a backup daily. Upgrade – When there’s an upgrade available for your installation and/or plugins, update as soon as possible. Many times these…

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Oct

08

2014
What Does OSHA Say About Working Outside During High Wind

What Does OSHA Say About Working Outside During High Wind

Several workers were hurt in construction collapse in September due to high winds. They should have stopped work. Here is the OSHA definition of high winds. High wind. A wind of such velocity that one or more of the following hazards would be present: 1.The wind could blow an employee from an elevated location, 2.The wind could cause an employee or equipment handling material to…

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Oct

06

2014
Chronic complainer… What would you do?

Chronic complainer… What would you do?

Here’s a challenging scenario you could face in the workplace: A 20-year employee is a good worker and follows all the safety procedures but complains about it constantly. It’s hurting safety morale, and employees are fed up, the complainer is poisoning safety morality. What would you do or say?     by


Oct

03

2014
Flu season is almost here: 10 tips to keep workers healthy

Flu season is almost here: 10 tips to keep workers healthy

With the flu season fast approaching, now is the time to show your employees ways they can take initiative and stay healthy this winter. The CDC has encouraged employers to get involved and educate workers on what they can do to stay healthy this flu season. These 10 tips could help keep the illness out of your workplace: Help employees get vaccinated Let employees know…

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Oct

02

2014
Proposed Rule : Drug history database for commercial Drivers

Proposed Rule : Drug history database for commercial Drivers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) wants to make it easier for companies to find out if a commercial driver has past drug or alcohol violations. But the rule includes a requirement for employers as well. The agency issued a proposed rule that would create a “drug and alcohol clearinghouse” for all commercially licensed drivers. Companies would be required to search the online database…

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