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  1. Fall Protection in Residential Construction The United States Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a directive rescinding the Interim Fall Protection Compliance Guidelines for Residential Construction (STD 03-00-001). Prior to the issuance... Read More
  2. Health and Safety in the Workplace -----Employer Responsibilities Employers have the responsibility to provide a safe workplace. Employers MUST provide their employees with a workplace that does not have serious hazards and follow all relevant OSHA safety and health standards. Employers must find and correct safet... Read More
  3. Health and Safety Management Systems ----- A Profit and Loss Statement As a small business owner, you are, by nature, a risk taker. You wager your business acumen against larger, perhaps more heavily financed corporate groups and other free-spirited, self-employed individuals like yourself. There is excitement and ... Read More
  4. Placement of Fire Extinguishers in the Workplace What kind of fire extinguisher should I have at my warehouse? Is there a specific size required per square footage or the sort?   Is the extinguisher readily accessible in the event of a fire? ... Read More
  5. Distracted Driving - Preventing Injury and Death Distracted driving has become an epidemic in the United States, and its often fatal consequences are a threat to your workers, your business and the public. Millions of workers' jobs require them to spend part or all of their work day driving ‚Ä... Read More
  6. Does OSHA protect all employees with the blood borne pathogens standard? Coverage is decided on each individual case and the expected job duties. For those in medical services, it would be obvious that the employees would be protected under the standard. But what about other types of jobs such as housekeepers or cleaning ... Read More
  7. What are workers rights under the OSH Act? Workers have the right to a safe workplace. The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) was passed to prevent workers from being killed or seriously harmed at work. The law requires employers to provide their employees with working co... Read More
  8. How are whistleblowers protected from employer retaliation? OSHA is very committed to disempowering any company from being able to retaliate or discriminate against any employee or other whistleblower. Consider this example: OSHA orders trucking company to reinstate whistleblower and pay back wages and damage... Read More
  9. What is a Safety Officer and what are their general responsibilities? The Safety Officer is responsible for: Designing a program that sets up processes to reduce work related injuries and accidents and which is consistent with OSHA requirements Assigning safety responsibilities to various employees Designin... Read More
  10. What is an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standard? OSHA standards are rules that describe the methods that employers must use to protect their employees from hazards. There are OSHA standards for Construction work, Maritime operations, Agriculture, and General Industry, which is the set that app... Read More
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