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March 2017

Spring Cleaning – How is your PPE?

- March 28, 2017 by Dan Heinen, ASP (View all posts by Dan)
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Regardless of what your company does, summer is normally a very busy time of year. Things such as inventory, scheduled maintenance and updating equipment are best done before the busy season starts. Often personal protective equipment (PPE) isn’t figured into the …  Read more …

OSHA Penalties are Increasing

- March 22, 2017 by Guest Bloggers (View all posts by Guest)
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The good old days of having the OSHA penalty structure set for a long period of time is officially over.  For the past 16 years, there were no changes to the OSHA penalties.  However, that is now going to change …  Read more …

Springtime Construction Safety

- March 20, 2017 by Dan Heinen, ASP (View all posts by Dan)
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With winter slipping away and as we ease into spring, we typically see construction projects kick into high gear. Often, these projects were started during winter and delayed by weather conditions, so the change to warmer weather and increased daylight …  Read more …

OSHA’s New Recordkeeping Rule – Part 2

- March 16, 2017 by Philip Bivens, CSP (View all posts by Philip)
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In January, I blogged about OSHA’s new recordingkeeping rule. Today, I’d like to expand on that blog. OSHA’s new rule does come with concerns from both employers and employees. The agency has taken steps to address these concerns before implementing the new …  Read more …

Day Light Savings Time – Last Minute Training Tips

- March 9, 2017 by Leslie Stoll, CSP, ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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Daylight savings time begins this weekend for much of the country. At 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 12 clocks will jump ahead one hour. What does that mean as an employer? In this blog, I will discuss two important safety …  Read more …

Safety Sound Off Podcast – Laptop Ergonomics

- March 8, 2017 by Giovanni Tejada (View all posts by Giovanni)
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In the modern business world, people are not always working in the comfort of an office. Oftentimes they are on the road, at a coffee shop, with a customer, or at a job site. With so many people working in …  Read more …