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Sep

17

2014
OSHA announces top 10 violations of 2014

OSHA announces top 10 violations of 2014

1. Fall protection – 6,143 2. Hazard Communication – 5,161 3. Scaffolding – 4,029 4. Respiratory Protection – 3,223 5. Lockout/Tagout – 2,704 6. Powered Industrial Trucks  – 2,662 7. Electrical – Wiring Methods – 2,490 8. Ladders  – 2,448 9. Machine Guarding – 2,200 10. Electrical – General Requirements – 2,056 Looking to train employees on these hazards and make sure your organization is…

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Sep

17

2014
OSHA updates recordkeeping rule: What’s changed

OSHA updates recordkeeping rule: What’s changed

OSHA announced a final rule updating the agency’s recordkeeping regs, specifically updating when a workplace injury resulting in hospitalization must be reported. As reported yesterday, the updated standard – Occupational Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting Requirements – NAICS Update and Reporting Revisions — got the OK from the Office of Management and Budget. Today, OSHA announced the final rule, which takes effect Jan. 1,…

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Sep

16

2014

Train Workers on What to Do in Weather Emergencies

Weather emergencies and other natural disasters can strike any workplace, often with little warning. If you and your employees are not adequately prepared for these events, the potential for a catastrophe is heightened. On the other hand, when you’ve anticipated emergency needs and prepared your employees to deal effectively with the most difficult situations, the chances are excellent that you can prevent injuries and minimize…

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Sep

15

2014
Chemical Safety

Chemical Safety

Chemicals are a major part of our everyday life at home, work and play. Examples include toxics, corrosives, solvents and numerous other substances. As long as we take proper precautions, these substances can be handled safely. Chemicals that you use at home include gasoline, paints, fertilizers, lawn chemicals, bug spray, paint strippers, kerosene, bleach and other household cleaners. However, chemicals you may use at work…

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Sep

12

2014
Machine Guarding

Machine Guarding

Many workers especially in the manufacturing industry face serious safety hazards from exposure to unguarded or poorly guarded machines. Keep workers safe with proper machine guarding and keep your company in compliance with OSHA’s standards. Moving machine parts have the potential to cause severe workplace injuries, such as crushed fingers or hands, amputations, burns, or blindness. Safeguards are essential for protecting workers from these preventable…

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Sep

11

2014
Why’s the healthcare industry neglected?

Why’s the healthcare industry neglected?

Healthcare workers not receiving enough protection from OSHA with the highest number of worker injuries, this industry is one of the least protected by OSHA. A report by Public Citizen shows that healthcare workers suffer more annual injuries and illnesses on the job than any other industry, OSHA conducts few facility inspections due to a lack of existing safety standards. About 650,000 healthcare employees sustain…

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Sep

09

2014
Top 10 Food Safety Tips for the Restaurant Kitchens

Top 10 Food Safety Tips for the Restaurant Kitchens

American consumers are becoming more and more concerned with where their food comes from, how it is prepared and whether or not it is actually safe to eat. Allay any food safety fears your customers may have by following these food safety tips 1. Be sure all staff and managers are properly trained. Shift managers, general managers and staff must have proper food safety knowledge…

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