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Safe Travels During the Holiday Weekend

This year July 4th falls on a Monday, so many workers will celebrate a three-day weekend with the observed holiday occurring on Monday the 5th. That’s the good news. What’s the bad news you might ask?

Transportation, Driving Safety  •  June 30, 2021
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Increasing Engineering and Administrative Controls to Decrease Risk Exposure

One of the few pandemic silver-linings is that we have all had to think outside-the-box to accommodate COVID-19 protocols. We have done a great job adjusting but now it’s time to refocus on the risks that our employees face every day.

General, OSHA, Safety Programs, Leadership and Management, Outdoor Safety  •  June 23, 2021
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To Be Certified, or Not to be Certified - That is the Question

A safety certification is not required to be a successful Occupational Health and Safety Specialist; however, there are significant benefits to obtaining one.

Education, OSHA, Safety Programs  •  June 16, 2021
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Safety: Not a Lesson to Learn the Hard Way

Have you ever sat through a death-by-PowerPoint safety training session and wondered, why do I have to be here? What did I just learn anyway?

General, Safety Programs  •  June 09, 2021
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When There's Skin in the Game

We look at our face in a mirror pretty much every day as part of our personal grooming routine. We wince when putting a top on after too much sun exposure and we worry about unsightly blemishes on our body that seem to suddenly appear out of nowhere....

General, Manufacturing, OSHA  •  May 26, 2021
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Catch Someone Doing Something Right

Safety incentive programs have been around for a long time. Employers often seek solutions for their workplace injury rates and decide that employee incentives are a good idea. On the surface it can make sense.

General, OSHA, Leadership and Management, Safety Programs  •  May 19, 2021
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Falling Down on the Job

Last week OSHA promoted a National Safety Stand-Down to prevent falls in construction. This makes sense as falls from height are the leading cause of fatalities in the construction trades.

Construction, General, OSHA, Slips, Trips & Falls  •  May 12, 2021
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You Gotta Move

Clocking in at a little more than two and a half minutes, the Rolling Stones studio rendition of “You Gotta Move” just seems like a nifty number to motivate a microbreak for about the same length of time.

General, Ergonomics, Office Ergonomics  •  May 05, 2021
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Most Frequently Cited OSHA Standards in Fiscal Year 2020 - A Case of History Repeating Itself?

OSHA publishes the Most Frequently Cited Standards each year to inform the public of the most violated standards from the previous fiscal year. This data shows the most frequently cited standards across all industries.

Construction, General, Manufacturing, Healthcare, OSHA  •  April 28, 2021
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Counterfeit N95 Masks - How Do You Know?

Over the last year, you may have heard that millions of counterfeit N95 masks were found by the Department of Homeland Security. Recently, a seizure of 1.7 million masks found in a Queens, NY storehouse made news across the country.

Healthcare  •  April 21, 2021