OSHA Outreach Trainer – What You Need To Know.

What is an OSHA Outreach Trainer? An OSHA Outreach Trainer is a safety professional with training and experience that OSHA has qualified as a trainer.Outreach Trainers can provide certification and training to companies according to OSHA regulations. Authorized trainers may receive OSHA course completion cards for their students. Can anyone be an OSHA Outreach Trainer? […]

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Crystalline Silica-The Standards for General Industry

What is Crystalline Silica? Crystalline silica is a common mineral found in materials such as sand, stone, and concrete. Silica is also used to make products such as pottery, glass, artificial stone and bricks. Respirable Crystalline Silica are very small particles that can be inhaled. These particles are at least 100 times smaller than the […]

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Inspections – “Workplace Necessity”

Inspections. We are all told to do them no matter what industry we are in. And it is very easy to be complacent but as we have seen from recent incidents, such as the engine blow out on Southwest Airlines, inspections are of vital importance. Safety inspections can serve a greater purpose than simply meeting […]

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How Do You Talk About Safety…

Everyone is at risk of distraction, complacency or an injury-inducing error. In many cases, someone sees the unsafe behavior or hazardous condition before an accident occurs, so the accident could have been prevented if someone had intervened. Intervention requires a conversation. So how do you talk about safety… We know safety is important. Our safety, […]

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When OSHA Comes Knocking…

At some point, OSHA will come knocking to audit your facility. Are you prepared? Many companies create safety plans and programs but do little beyond that. A plan sitting on a shelf doesn’t do much to ensure safety. This is why many regulations require companies and facilities to routinely review their plans and ensure business […]

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Tornadoes – Are You Prepared?

Tis the Season… For Tornadoes. Are you prepared? Spring is Tornado Season for most of the Unites States. There are nearly 1,200 tornadoes throughout the United States annually with an average of 70 fatalities according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. What can employers due to prepare for severe weather? Be Weather Aware. Through […]

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Companies Cited for Exposing Employees to Lead

Even though it is has been highlighted in numerous case studies, highly covered in the media – companies are still failing to implement workplace safety programs. By not instituting certain procedures and protocols to help prevent injuries on the job, many employers are hit with multi-million dollar lawsuits and hefty fines from the Occupational Safety […]

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The Cost of NOT Having an Effective Workplace Safety Program

It’s becoming an increasingly more difficult economy for many small business owners. As budgets get tighter, some small businesses are axing workplace safety programs to cut cost, because they aren’t perceived to impact the bottom line. However, this is a huge misconception and, in fact, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration reports that businesses spend […]

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