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Clearing Up The Question Of Chocking Em Up At The Loading Dock

There’s cargo coming in and freight going out at a fast and furious pace in Shipping & Receiving. With deadlines and commitments and no possibility to make time stand still, oftentimes drivers are eager and itching to leave the dock...

General, Transportation, OSHA  •  January 22, 2020
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OSHA Silica Regulations: Shifting Sands

It has now been slightly over two years since the Construction respirable silica regulation became enforceable by OSHA and about a year and a half since the General Industry regulation followed suit (September 17, 2017 and June 23, 2018, respectively...

General, OSHA  •  November 27, 2019
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Fall Prevention Awareness Week: Eliminate the Leading Causes of Workplace Injury

According to OSHA, fall prevention/protection issues continue to receive the most citations

General, Slips, Trips & Falls, OSHA  •  September 23, 2019
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Are Your Employees Safely Oriented?

Hiring and retaining good employees is a challenge for most employers, especially given the historically low unemployment rates.

General, Hiring Practices, OSHA  •  August 21, 2019
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Safely Tearing Down an Old Mill Building "Asbestos" They Can

There’s an old textile mill building in the town of Sanford, Maine that’s being dismantled piece by piece rather than razed by implosion or wrecking ball due to the presence of asbestos.

General, OSHA  •  August 06, 2019
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Amputation Conversation - Because OSHA Wants to Know

Amputations are not pleasant to discuss for their grisly, ghastly, and gruesome nature.

General, OSHA  •  July 23, 2019
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Beat the Heat

Temperatures this summer are going to be hotter than average for the eastern and western regions of the country according to the National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center.

General, Outdoor Safety, OSHA, Claims Management  •  June 25, 2019
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Hidden in Plain Sight

A colleague of mine recently used this phrase in reference to an OSHA news release detailing citations issued to a restaurant chain.

General, Slips, Trips & Falls, OSHA  •  April 10, 2019
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For Valentine’s Day - Give from the Heart with Safety

Okay, it may not be as popular as flowers or chocolate, but the gift of safety truly can be the best gift you could ever give to a person.

General, Leadership and Management, OSHA, Safety Programs  •  February 13, 2019
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OSHA Increases Penalties and Changes Electronic Reporting

Although we all know the wheels of progress turn slowly, especially at the federal government level, there are occasionally a few updates for those concerned with OSHA regulation.

General, OSHA  •  January 30, 2019