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OSHA & Healthcare: Update 2017

People ask many questions when it comes to healthcare facilities. Hospitals and nursing homes are under scrutiny and many want to know, “How do they compare?”

Healthcare, OSHA, Safety Programs  •  February 10, 2017

Back Belts—Do They Prevent Back Injuries?

Back injuries are common in many industries, and can be extremely debilitating. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 155,740 private industry back injury cases in 2015. That’s over 400 cases per day!

General, Manual Material Handling  •  February 08, 2017

OSHA’s Updated Electronic Recordkeeping Rule: Are You Prepared?

OSHA has updated their recordkeeping requirements for employers across many different industries in an effort to ensure the completeness and overall accuracy of injury and illness information.

General, OSHA, Leadership and Management  •  February 02, 2017

OSHA Issues Final Rule for Beryllium – Part III.

In prior posts, we covered the new exposure limits for beryllium and the requirements for exposure assessment, work areas, written exposure control plan, engineering controls, respiratory protection and personal protective clothing and equipment. In...

Construction, General, OSHA  •  January 31, 2017

OSHA Issues Final Rule for Beryllium – Part II.

This is the second post in a three-part series reviewing OSHA’s final rule for beryllium. In the first part of this series, we covered the exposure assessment, work areas, and written exposure control requirements. This post covers the respiratory p...

General, Construction, OSHA  •  January 26, 2017

OSHA Issues Final Rule for Beryllium – Part I.

In January 2017, OSHA issued its final rule for beryllium. Standards were issued for the general industry (1910.1024), shipyard industry (1915.1024) and the construction industry (1926.1124).

General, Construction, OSHA  •  January 24, 2017

HazCom’s Consumer Product Exemption

The question arises from time to time about the need for acquiring and maintaining safety data sheets for household cleaning products such as Windex and Glass Plus.

General, Hospitality, Retail, Education, OSHA  •  January 19, 2017

Safety Shoes—Selecting the Right Shoe for Your Workplace

There are multiple factors to consider when selecting the most appropriate foot protection. The goal is to make sure that your feet are comfortable, supported, and most importantly SAFE!

General  •  January 18, 2017

Winter Slip, Trip and Fall Safety Tips

Slip, trip and fall incidents result in some of the most common workplace injuries. The risk of falling outdoors increases in the winter as temperatures drop and ice and snow accumulate across a wide swath of the country. Even though the days are g...

General, Slips, Trips & Falls  •  January 06, 2017

OSHA Webinar - February 9

It can be hard to keep track of all the recent regulatory changes (like OSHA’s respirable crystalline silica standard, severe injury reporting program or automatic post-accident drug testing clarification) and what will be coming down the line for 20...

General, OSHA, Safety Programs  •  January 03, 2017