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The Pressure Is on to Address Hydraulic Injection Injuries

Workers can suffer hydraulic or high-pressure injection injuries when a substance is accidentally injected under the skin while working with or around high-pressure equipment. These injuries can result in amputation or loss of life if not recognized ...

General, Construction, Manufacturing, Transportation, Inspection, Safety Programs  •  February 07, 2024
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OSHA Recordkeeping: Timing is Everything (Part 3 of 3)

In this final installment of the “who, how, and what” of OSHA recordkeeping, we address the “when and how”. Timely recordkeeping is crucial, with OSHA 300 log entries required within seven days of a recordable incident. For accurate details, consult ...

General, OSHA, Leadership and Management  •  January 24, 2024
OSHA Records and Recordkeeping

New Year, New OSHA Log (Part 2 of 3)

In Part 2 of the blog series, "OSHA Recordkeeping: New Year, New OSHA Log," the focus shifts to the "what" questions surrounding the OSHA 300 Log. Employers are guided through the complexities of recording work-related injuries/illnesses, including.....

General, OSHA, Leadership and Management  •  January 10, 2024
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OSHA Recordkeeping: Who, How, What, When and Why? Oh My! (Part 1 of 3)

In this blog series, employers are guided through OSHA injury recordkeeping by adopting a reporter’s mindset, addressing fundamental questions of who, how, what, when and why. Part one explores “who” must keep records and “how.” It delves into OSHA r...

General, OSHA, Leadership and Management  •  January 03, 2024
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One Last Letter Before Flight

As silent snowflakes fell softly outside, the crackling of birch blazing on the hearth soothed him as he sat in his study at the Davenport desk. Later that night, with the cold against his shoulder he’d make his magical rounds all around the world.

General  •  December 13, 2023
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Awareness and Prevention Are Key for the Top Three Winter Workplace Injuries

Winter brings many hazards to the workplace environment including slippery surfaces, hazardous driving conditions, and low temperatures. Managing snow and ice, monitoring temperature changes, being aware of signs of hypothermia, and promoting safe dr...

Construction, General, Logging, Ski, Transportation, Outdoor Safety, Driving Safety, Emergency Preparedness, Slips, Trips & Falls  •  November 29, 2023
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Warehouse, Distribution, and Storage Safety Solutions are Emphasized by OSHA

Facing a higher-than-average incidence of injuries among warehouse workers, federal regulators will open a three-year campaign to improve worker health and safety by deploying awareness resources and conducting inspections of warehousing, storage/dis...

General, Manufacturing, Retail, Emergency Preparedness, Ergonomics, Inspection, Manual Material Handling, OSHA, Slips, Trips & Falls  •  November 15, 2023
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OSHA-10 Hour Training Benefits Every Workplace

Enrolling in an OSHA 10-hour training class is a great way for anyone tasked with the safety of your workforce to learn how to control industry-specific hazards associated with OSHA’s most frequently cited standards.

Construction, General, Healthcare, Hospitality, Manufacturing, Retail, Services, Education, OSHA  •  November 01, 2023
Warehouse worker loading truck with a forklift

How to Deliver Safety to the Loading Dock Environment

Heavy freight, temporary trailers, mobile equipment, and hurried personnel with variable training combine to make loading docks uniquely hazardous. Shipping and receiving personnel must be alert and properly trained in material handling and equipment...

General, Manufacturing, Transportation, Retail, Driving Safety, OSHA, Outdoor Safety, Slips, Trips & Falls  •  October 18, 2023
Lithium-ion batteries

Don’t Get Burned! Know the Hidden Dangers of lithium-ion Batteries

As devices become more numerous and more portable, the dangers of malfunctioning lithium-ion batteries increase, but there are several ways to prevent these avoidable injuries, including awareness and proper use and charging techniques.

General, Electrical  •  October 04, 2023

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