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January 2015

Propane Tanks- Winter Preparedness

- January 30, 2015 by Bruce Logan (View all posts by Bruce)
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Propane is a gas that is stored as a liquid in pressurized cylinders.  As the ambient temperature rises, the liquid propane expands and, in doing so, the pressure inside the tank increases.  Significant changes in ambient temperature can lead to …  Read more …

Laying Off or Firing an Employee? Do It With TLC.

- January 26, 2015 by Terio Duran (View all posts by Terio)
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If we think back, way back, many of us can probably remember a time in our life when our boss called us in to tell us we were being laid off or let go from our job.  Being part of …  Read more …

Here’s Your Equipment… Now What?

- January 23, 2015 by Tom Jolliff, ARM, ALCM (View all posts by Tom)
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On a recent vacation in Colorado, our family practiced the age-old risk management hazard control techniques of avoidance and substitution to ensure we did not get injured skiing. In place of the slopes, we substituted snow shoeing. The experience was …  Read more …

New Federal OSHA Reporting Requirements took effect January 1, 2015

- January 22, 2015 by Tom Jolliff, ARM, ALCM (View all posts by Tom)
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Effective January 1, 2015, Federal OSHA’s reporting requirements changed for covered employers. This change impacts employers in states that fall under Federal OSHA’s jurisdiction; employers operating in states that fall under a State run OSHA program can contact their local …  Read more …

Bloodborne Pathogens: It’s Not Just For Hospital Workers! (Part II)

- January 19, 2015 by Tom Keel (View all posts by Tom)
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In my last blog, I dispelled the myth that bloodborne pathogens are limited to the medical industry by identifying a variety of occupations that are also exposed to blood-borne pathogens.  In addition to needles, syringes, and other typical hospital exposures, …  Read more …

Bloodborne Pathogens –It’s Not Just for Hospital Workers!

- January 12, 2015 by Tom Keel (View all posts by Tom)
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Often when I hear people talking about bloodborne pathogens, it seems that the conversation always skews toward the occupations of nurses, LVNs, CNAs and other medical workers in hospitals.   Recently, when the topic came up and 99% of the conversation …  Read more …