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Is COVID-19 Considered A Recordable Case For OSHA Recordkeeping Purposes?

Many employers are currently asking themselves an important question:  Do I need to record employee cases of COVID-19 on my OSHA injury and illness recordkeeping logs?  In May 2020, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a guidance memorandum to help employers make COVID-19 recordkeeping determinations. An employer will need to take action to determine whether employee COVID-19 illnesses are work-related and thus recordable.…

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Justin Cremers 0 0 Monday, February 15, 2021
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The Importance of Managing Contractor Risk

In March of 2008, a beef processing facility in Arkansas was destroyed by a large fire and series of explosions. The massive destruction also caused an ammonia gas leak that forced 180 people from their homes. Luckily, in this case, no injuries were reported, but the catastrophic incident had a wide-ranging impact on both the company and the surrounding community.…

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Justin Cremers 0 0 Thursday, November 12, 2020
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Project Planning with Contractors

In today’s world, we find ourselves in a rush to be productive and get things done. As technology continues to provide the tools needed to complete our tasks in record time, we find ourselves pushing to get the next task started. When it comes to working with contractors and using them for construction and project work, this rush to get things started can have devastating consequences.…

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Justin Cremers 0 0 Tuesday, October 06, 2020
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Tips for Implementing Contractor Management

The process of prequalifying and managing contractors can be time-consuming and tedious. However, putting forth the effort to effectively manage this process can pay off, resulting in an established pool of qualified contractors who have demonstrated commitment while reducing risk, saving time and resources, and increasing safety, production, and oversight. Here are some tips for implementing a contractor management program.…

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Sara Pearson 0 0 Wednesday, July 01, 2020
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Why Contractor Prequalification and Management

Prequalifying and managing contractors is an important process that many companies neglect.  Developing a strong, cooperative, and productive relationship with contractors takes time, effort, and planning.  Companies that do not invest the time or put forth the effort required to manage their contractors and the risk they bring with them, can pay a steep price including lost productivity, fines, and compromised safety cultures.…

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Sara Pearson 0 0 Monday, June 15, 2020
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Common Risks Contractors Bring to a Business

Hiring contractors to complete construction and maintenance work is common, which means the contractor and client relationship is an important one.  This relationship allows client companies to bring in expert contractors, with a trained and efficient workforce, to complete projects in the most cost-effective manner to achieve their business goals.…

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Sara Pearson 0 0 Thursday, June 04, 2020
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OSHA Revises Guidance for Recording COVID-19 Cases

On May 19th OSHA issued new enforcement guidance regarding an employer’s obligation to record cases of COVID-19 on the OSHA injury and illness logs. The new guidance took effect Tuesday, May 26, 2020, and supersedes OSHA’s previous guidance issued in April.…

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Appruv Marketing 0 0 Wednesday, May 27, 2020
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Water. Rest. Shade. Stay Safe While Working in the Heat

OSHA has a simple prescription for avoiding heat-related illnesses: Water. Rest. Shade. Make sure workers have access to water, rest and shade, allow new or returning workers to gradually adjust to work in extreme conditions and take frequent breaks, plan for emergencies and train workers on prevention, and monitor workers for signs of heat-related illnesses.…

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Sara Pearson 0 0 Friday, May 22, 2020
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Returning to Work During COVID-19

As States begin to lift “shelter in place” orders it is critical for businesses to have a plan in place to re-start operations.…

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Sara Pearson 0 0 Friday, May 01, 2020
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National Work Zone Awareness Week-2020

The National Work Zone Awareness Week is April 20 – 24, 2020, and is the 20th year of the event.  This annual campaign kicks off the construction season while highlighting the deadly dangers of inattention at highway work areas.…

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Sara Pearson 0 0 Monday, April 20, 2020

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