Author: Justin Cremers

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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...

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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...

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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...

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OSHA Issues Guidance for Recording COVID-19 Cases

On April 10, 2020, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued interim guidance for recording cases of COVID-19. ...

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OSHA Issues Guidance for Respiratory Protection During N95 Shortage Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

In a new memorandum, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued interim enforcement guidance...

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What is Prequalification and Can’t I Manage it In-House?

Through a prequalification process, it is important for a client company to gather information about the contractors, suppliers, and...

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Leading Indicators

OSHA recently announced that it is moving away from relying on past employer safety statistics, or lagging indicators, and...

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Young Worker Safety

With the end of the school year upon us and summer fast approaching, young workers will be flooding the...

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Hazard Communication Pitfalls

Violations of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s hazard communication standard have often landed near the top of the administration’s citation...

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Understanding OSHA: State Plans

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) encourages individual states to take responsibility for OSHA administration and enforcement within...

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The General Duty Clause

The OSH Act requires that an employer maintain a place of employment free from recognized hazards that are causing...

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Promulgation of New Standards

The OSH Act requires that a covered employer must comply with specific occupational safety and health standards, as well...

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OSHA Update: Electronic Filing Recordkeeping Update

The U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is rolling back the previous requirement for establishments...

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Bureau of Labor Statistics Releases Summary of 2017 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries

On Tuesday, December 18, 2018, in an Economic News Release, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) summarized the annual...

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Appruv by SMI Safety Now Offering Online OSHA 10 & 30-hour

Appruv, a leading provider of vendor management and prequalification services, is now offering online OSHA 10 & 30-hour and...

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Workplace Hurricane Preparedness & Response

As category four Hurricane Florence makes its approach to the eastern coast of the United States, it is important...

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How to Participate in Safe + Sound Week, August 13-19, 2018

On August 13, 2018, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will hold their annual Safe + Sound Week...

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