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Heat Stress – keeping your employees safe

As we transition to warmer temperatures, it’s important to revisit your workplace’s Heat Illness Prevention Program to ensure your employees are equipped to combat heat-related stress and illnesses. Heat is the number one cause of weather-related fatalities in the United … Continue reading

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Always Wear Your Seat Belt While Operating a Fork Lift – why?

This photo shows the scene of a fatality that occurred when a forklift tipped over and the operator thought he could “jump clear.” He didn’t quite make it. He was crushed between the forklift rollover bar and the concrete floor. … Continue reading

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OSHA Top Ten Violations for 2014

OSHA just released its list of the top ten most frequently cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2014. The 2014 list includes all the same all the same standards as last year’s list, and the four standards at the top … Continue reading

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OSHA’s Top 10 Willful Violations for FY 2013

Safety & Health’s annual article on the top 10 for fiscal year 2013 had to use preliminary data. Rounding out the OSHA Top 10 update is a list of the top 10 willful violations of 2013: Ranking – Standard – … Continue reading

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What is “Management of Change”?

Although it is often used as a term of art in the safety field, “management of change” is not a defined term in OHSAS 18001:2007.  It is, however; vital to an effective OH&S management system. Explicit requirements for management of … Continue reading

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OSHA’s Top 10 Violations for 2012 Announced

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced the preliminary Top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2012. Patrick Kapust, deputy director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs, presented the Top … Continue reading

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OSHA Submits Final Rule Adopting Globally Harmonized System (GHS) to OMB

OSHAs HazCom Standard is advancing towards Rule; OSHA’s long-awaited revised Hazard Communication Standard (HAZCOM) – which adopts the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) is one step closer to being published. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) … Continue reading

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OSHA – New walking-working surfaces proposed rule features drastic changes

OSHA published a long-awaited proposed rulemaking, which will revise the walking-working surfaces and personal protective equipment standards to improve worker protection from tripping, slipping, and falling hazards. The proposed revisions include a reorganization and redesignation of the standards to make … Continue reading

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