Title: 5 Steps to Stay OSHA Compliant

As I post this I am watching the house next door be built. The gutters are going up and the guy on the ladder is “hopping” it from one location to another. Not exactly a safe practice. I hope you do better. Here is a great post from my friends at SocialMonsters.com to provide you …

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Is Your Small Business Prepared for Disaster?

With Hurricane Irma making a mess of Florida and Georgia I thought I would rerun this post that was brought to you from our friends at SocialMonsters.org. Timely advice is good regardless of when it was created. You may think your small business doesn’t have to worry about recent large-scale data breaches at big companies …

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5 Safety Resources For Employees Who Drive

Today’s post is from my friends at SocialMonsters.org. In lieu of driverless cars our safety in our cars and trucks relies on our human drivers. Some of are not doing that great. Here in my home state of Georgia, we have had over 900 traffic fatalities so far this year. Some of these fatalities may …

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4 Ways to Make Employee Safety a Top Priority

Today’s post is from my friends at SocialMonsters.org While things like employee perks and recognition for a job well done are often cited as the best ways to retain top talent, another often-overlooked consideration is just as important: employee safety in the workplace. Here are a few measures that you can take around the office …

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If your OSHA 300 log from last year is not on the bulletin board… OOPs

The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) requires that employers post, for all employees to see, their safety record from last year. That was supposed to be posted on February 1 and is to remain up through the end of April. If you had more than 10 employees and are not in the exempted industries …

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The New OSHA rule effective January 1, 2017 hits big companies first

On May 25, 2016 I published a blog post called OSHA establishes publication rules to “nudge” employers. Well the time has come for that rule to be effective. On January 1, 2017 the “nudging” becomes a big push. Are you ready? What has to be published? According to OSHA as of “Jan. 1, 2017, [OSHA]requires …

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Hey Employers you now have to train employees on the use of a ladder!

On November 18, 2016 the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released a new 513 page final rule on Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Fall Protection Systems. This rule becomes effective January 17, 2017 and will affect 6.9 million establishments that employ 112 million employees, according to Seyfarth Shaw. Included in these regulations is a training …

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Zika is more than just a disease, it is also potentially a huge HR issue

According to an article in the New York Times upwards of 200,000 Americans were expected to visit Rio for the Olympic Games. In addition to seeing great sporting events and watching the U.S. team win 121 medals (American women won enough medals to have finished third as a country) the visitors were also exposed to …

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OSHA uses “shaming” to try to get a company to follow safety rules

If you have read my blog before you know I am big on safety in companies. Having been in charge of safety at a plant before and having to deal with employee injuries I take safety seriously. So I found it interesting that OSHA has now added the practice of “shaming” to its penalties for …

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Summer Safety Tips for Construction Workers: A guest post

We are deep in the throes of summer, so the heat is remarkable in many areas of the country. Additionally, this month new OSHA regulations and fines go into effect. It is best to be aware. Matt Rhoney offered this post that deals with both of these topics. I hope you learn the lessons Matt …

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