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Young Worker Safety

This time of year can be very busy and it is important that employers never neglect to keep young workers safe. All workers have a right to a safe and healthy workplace. Hazards are present whether a young worker is working at a construction site, a grocery store, an office setting or a warehouse.…

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Justin Cremers 0 0 Wednesday, May 22, 2019
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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 list throughout the last decade. One of the leading causes of these violations is that the rule requires extensive documentation and is considered "paper-intensive." Given the substantial amount of chemicals in the average facility, a hazard communication program must be managed daily to ensure continued compliance.…

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Jason Kelts 0 0 Monday, March 25, 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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OSHA 300A Annual Summary Posting Requirements in Effect

Beginning today, February 1, 2019, organizations who are covered under the OSHA recordkeeping rule are required to post their Injury and Illness 300A annual summary in the workplace until April 30th, 2019.…

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Chris Black 0 0 Friday, February 01, 2019
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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 with 250 or more employees to "e-file" information on their respective OSHA 300, and 301 forms.…

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Jason Kelts 0 0 Thursday, January 31, 2019
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Measuring Contractor Performance

Safety and risk professionals use various metrics to help assess their organization's safety and health program effectiveness. These metrics include, but are not limited to, OSHA injury and illness recordkeeping data, insurance modification rates, and worker's compensation claim losses. These metrics are often adopted into pre-screening techniques for evaluating contractor and supplier risk levels.…

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Jason Kelts 0 0 Monday, January 21, 2019
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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 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) for 2017. The National Census is the most complete count of fatal work injuries in the United States.…

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Jason Kelts 0 0 Thursday, December 20, 2018
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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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Beryllium: What, Why, and When?

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has extended the compliance date for general industry ancillary provisions dealing with beryllium to December 12, 2018.…

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Jason Kelts 0 0 Wednesday, August 15, 2018

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