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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As our nation moves towards an end to this deadly pandemic, we continue to be faced with another epidemic in the form of distracted driving. But hope springs eternal with April designated as National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.
As of the writing of this blog, COVID-19 cases in the US alone are well over 30 million with over half a million deaths according to CDC data. This pandemic has altered business practices and has a profound effect on workplace safety and the economy....
Contractors and do-it-yourselfers often head to the hardware store or home improvement center to pick up the necessary tools of the trade. But sometimes a trip for a box of screws may lead to the unanticipated purchase of additional tools and equipme...
There is a stigma associated with workers compensation, one that still exists today. OSHA’s National Emphasis Program found that 47.14% of establishments were either underreporting or completely unrecording workplace injuries.
From the look of its faded façade, this weather-beaten old house could certainly stand a fresh coat of paint. But if the residential dwelling was built before 1978, there’s a good chance the home harbors an unwanted “occupant” in the form of lead-bas...
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