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January 2018

Falls: A Workplace Hazard

- January 31, 2018 by Paula Tetrault (View all posts by Paula)
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In 2016, 19% of all injuries reported in general industry were the result of falls, slips or trips and most of these accidents are preventable. Falls to a lower level accounted for 81% of all fatal falls. Of those cases …  Read more …

Needle Stick Prevention Tips: Worker Safety in Recycling Facilities

- January 29, 2018 by Terio Duran (View all posts by Terio)
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State law (H&SC §118286) in California makes it illegal for a person to knowingly dispose of home-generated sharps in their trash or containers used for the collection of solid waste, recyclable materials or green waste. Similar laws exist in many other …  Read more …

Don’t Forget – OSHA 300A Summary Posting!

- January 26, 2018 by Giovanni Tejada (View all posts by Giovanni)
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It’s that time of year when employers are required to tally the number of entries on their “Log of Work-related Injuries and Illnesses” (OSHA Form 300), and post the “Summary of Work-related Injuries and Illnesses” (OSHA Form 300A) in a …  Read more …

Workplace Emergency Planning – Emergency Drills

- January 22, 2018 by Guest Bloggers (View all posts by Guest)
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The purpose of emergency drills is to teach people how to respond versus react during a stressful time.   It prepares people to respond calmly, quickly and safely. Drills take the chaotic reactions out of stressful situations and replace them with …  Read more …

Don’t Fall for the Anti-Slip Myth

- January 20, 2018 by Susan McKendry (View all posts by Susan)
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Problem: Slippery Floors Solution: Anti-Slip Footwear… Right? WRONG! Anti-Slip Footwear is only part of a full slip prevention plan. The anti-slip design is only functional if the sole is clean and well maintained and the floor surface is also properly …  Read more …

Role and Responsibilities of a Safety Committee

- January 16, 2018 by Guest Bloggers (View all posts by Guest)
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Have you ever attended a safety committee where people gather around a table eating donuts and a moderator is droning on about the rising cost of claims and you’re thinking to yourself “why am I here?”.  Unfortunately, safety committee meetings …  Read more …