Keeping Employees Safe on the Road: Best Practices to Enforce

This post is brought to you by my friends at SocialMonsters.org.   Auto accidents are the number one cause of worktime fatalities according to the Network for Employers for Traffic Safety. Even in the car, employees are the responsibility of the employer. This includes such routine happenings as coffee runs and picking up petty cash …

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Is a failure to call emergency personnel a “willful” safety violation?

If you were caught up to your neck in sand would you consider that an emergency situation? What about if you were just caught up to your waist? That was the situation at a company in Illinois. An employee was in a bin that had a funnel opening in the bottom for dispensing sand (into …

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Ignoring OSHA regulations can be costly in many ways

In a previous position I was responsible for safety in a manufacturing plant. We were strict on safety, yet accidents happened. I always felt bad for the employee and for the employee’s family. Losing a finger, hurting a back, damaging a hand not only limit your ability to work but it also significantly changes what …

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Are you ready to comply with the OSHA reporting deadline?

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has made some changes recently. Are you ready to comply with them? Are you ready to meet the February 1 posting deadline? Here is what you have to do. Effective January 1, 2015 As of the first of the year a new reporting requirement went into effect. I hope …

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Are you on the new OSHA list that expands reporting requirements?

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a final report that significantly expands the list of businesses that are covered by new reporting requirements, is your business on that list? New rule On September 11, 2014 OSHA issued a press release announcing an expanded list of types of businesses that must comply with …

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