How to Create a Suicide Prevention Plan

We often don’t realize how big of a role we may individually play when it comes to preventing suicide. Being aware of risk factors and signals that most often predict suicide and knowing who is most likely to commit suicide puts us in the position to help save lives. Suicide in the United States 2016 […]

The Essential Guide to OSHA SDS Requirements

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If you don’t have your safety data sheets (SDS) up to date and available on hand for all employees, then you could be liable for penalty fines for OSHA violations. Every single hazardous chemical housed at your workplace must have a current SDS indicating safety information on physical and health hazards and how to store, […]

Everything You Need to Know About OSHA Recordkeeping

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If your workforce consists of more than ten employees, you are highly likely to require maintained injury or illness recordkeeping in order to be OSHA compliant. OSHA recordkeeping criteria are that any work-related injury or illness beyond the need of first aid must be recorded on the following forms: OSHA form 300 (Log of Work-Related […]

The Ultimate Guide on OSHA Fall Protection Requirements

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Injuries and deaths from falls remains one of the most prevalent yet preventable causes of workplace injuries. It is the leading cause of deaths in the construction industry, and is third leading cause of fatalities in the United States. Recently OSHA fall protection has also been the number one most cited violation throughout the year […]

The Ultimate Guide to OSHA First Aid Kit Requirements

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Many injuries occurring in a workplace environment will typically demand immediate, once-off and short-term medical attention. This is what is known as first aid and OSHA directs employers to provide first aid supplies appropriate to the hazards of the workplace.  Therefore, employers must facilitate a hazard assessment to determine the individualized workplace first aid kits […]

The Essential Guide to OSHA Ladder Safety

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When something is used frequently in the workplace, it’s easy to become complacent towards its hazards – but hazards exist and need to be consciously prevented, and that’s why companies need to implement the OSHA ladder safety rules. During everyday workplace activities, ladder safety is vital for personal fall protection and to avoid other ladder-related […]

Everything You Need to Know About OSHA Scaffold Regulations

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There are various existing and predictable hazards associated with scaffolding, such as worker falls, falling objects and structure instability – therefore, OSHA scaffold regulations need to be enforced to ensure occupational safety and health. In 2020, fall protection was the top cited OSHA violation, and scaffolding was the third-highest number of violations. This shows how […]

What to Expect at an OSHA Fire Extinguisher Inspection

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Having fire extinguishers handy at your workplace isn’t enough to pass an OSHA fire extinguisher inspection. Failure to meet OSHA standards can result in fines and penalties and put your employees’ safety and health at risk. The thought of an inspection can be daunting, so it’s worth knowing what to expect should you be subject […]

The Step by Step Guide to Lock out Tag out Procedure

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An operating machine comes with its own risks and hazards, but it can also compromise occupational safety when it’s off if it stores energy such as electricity, gas, pressurized water or compressed air – so, a lock out tag out procedure is necessary. Lock out tag out procedures control hazardous energy in the workplace when […]