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No Shortcuts to Safety When Doing It Yourself

Facility managers should think carefully before performing non-routine tasks such as renovation and upgrade work at your place of business.

General, Manufacturing, Leadership and Management, OSHA, Safety Programs  •  June 29, 2022
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Labor Rules Protect Young Workers in Summer Jobs

Summer jobs are a rite of passage for youths seeking their first work experience. Employers must beware of Federal and State safety rules based on the type of work and the worker age.

General, Construction, Hospitality, Logging, Manufacturing, Services, Transportation, Hiring Practices, Youth Safety, OSHA, Safety Programs  •  June 01, 2022
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OSHA Emphasis on Addressing Heat Hazards is Pretty Cool

As OSHA shapes its National Emphasis Program (NEP) to protect employees from heat-related hazards proactive employers should look to develop and implement programs to protect their employees.

General, Manufacturing, Construction, Healthcare, Transportation, OSHA, Outdoor Safety  •  May 11, 2022
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Gasoline Storage - A Hot Issue

Gasoline storage questions are among the most common we hear. As a flammable liquid it is essential that businesses understand the requirements and best practices surrounding its storage and handling. This post will answer some of the most burning qu...

Transportation, Logging, General, OSHA  •  May 04, 2022
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OSHA Fatality Reports - A Sobering Training Resource

As a safety professional it is easy to say that safety is important for all workers in all industries. Seeing the multitude of workplace injuries that occur each day make it real. But for average employees, safety sometimes seems so distant and theor...

General, OSHA  •  April 13, 2022
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I Can't Even Spell SDS - What is it?

The Hazard Communication Standard (1910.1200) requires that all employees exposed to hazardous chemicals at work be trained about the chemicals hazards and how to protect themselves BEFORE they are exposed to the chemical.

General, OSHA, Safety Programs  •  April 07, 2022
OSHA forms in a binder.

OSHA Recordkeeping: A Deeper Dive into the Requirements

Have you ever wondered, “How do I record an injury or illness on my OSHA 300 log?” or “Is there additional documentation that I need to maintain?” This is a topic that many businesses have questions about and a frequent topic of The Safety Net.

General, OSHA  •  March 02, 2022
OSHA forms in a binder.

The OSHA Reporting Forms - It's That Time of Year Again

The process of understanding and completing OSHA’s work-related injuries and illness forms 300, 300A, and 301 can confuse even the most seasoned safety professional.

General, Construction, Education, Healthcare, Hospitality, Logging, Manufacturing, Retail, Services, Ski, Transportation, OSHA  •  January 05, 2022
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The OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard: Vaccination, Testing and Face Coverings - Part 1

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has published their second Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) to address COVID-19 workplace transmission.

General, OSHA  •  November 11, 2021
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The Flat Roof Dilemma - When is Fall Protection Required in General Industry?

The OSHA fall protection standards have elements that touch all industries and complying with them can be challenging. Let’s take a closer look at one of the most commonly asked questions regarding fall protection.

General, OSHA  •  October 27, 2021

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