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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 their respective boundaries. Each state possesses the capability to request and be granted the right to implement state-specific safety and health standards and regulations.…

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Jason Kelts 0 0 Thursday, February 21, 2019
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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 or are likely to cause, death or serious physical harm, even if there is no specific OSHA standard addressing the circumstances. This requirement is covered under section 5(a)(1), the general duty clause. An employer may be cited for a violation of the OSH Act if the condition causes harm or is likely to cause harm to employees, even in the case that OSHA has not promulgated a standard that specifically addresses the hazard.…

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Jason Kelts 0 0 Friday, February 08, 2019
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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 as all rules, regulations, and orders pursuant to the OSHA Act that apply to the workplace.…

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Jason Kelts 0 0 Wednesday, February 06, 2019
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Prequalified vs. Not Prequalified: Safety Culture

An analysis of Appruv contractors and their responses to a survey regarding their safety practices in-house provided insight into why some contractors qualify for clients and some don't.…

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Jason Kelts 0 0 Tuesday, February 05, 2019
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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 HAZWOPER refresher training on-demand through a partnership with Underwriter's Laboratories (UL) PureSafety.…

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Jason Kelts 0 0 Wednesday, December 05, 2018
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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 to start thinking about how to best protect your workers and workplace from severe weather. Hurricanes bring wind speeds of 74 miles per hour or higher and storm surges on the coast resulting in damaging and life-threatening floods. It is important to follow local authority orders, but also important to know how to prepare and respond to severe weather in the workplace.…

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Jason Kelts 0 0 Wednesday, September 12, 2018
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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 nation-wide event to raise awareness and understanding of the valuable role that safety and health programs play in the workplace.…

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Jason Kelts 0 0 Wednesday, August 01, 2018

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