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  1. What about state-specific requirements? Certain states have their own Safety and Health programs.There are 26 state plans: 23 cover both private and public (state and local government) employment, and 3 (Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York) cover only the public sector.State plans are OS... Read More
  2. Did you know your employees can turn you in? It’s called whistleblower... This is what OSHA calls a whistleblower and they have specific requirements to report you. This is another reason why you should make sure that you are compliant and that your employees have been properly trained and their training verified. For furt... Read More
  3. If you hire temporary employees they must be trained and made aware of your safety and HAZCOM program In meeting the requirements of OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard, the temporary agency employer would, for example, be expected to provide generic hazard training and information concerning categories of chemicals employees may potentially en... Read More
  4. The fine was how much???!!! A common mind set for many small construction companies and independent contractors is that they do not see a need for a safety program, because they have so few employees. Luckily every year OSHA Posts it’s compilations of top citations and do... Read More
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Developing a Profitable Strategy for Handling Occupational Safety and Health Developing a Profitable Strategy for Handling Occupational Safety and Health Nobody wants accidents to happen in his or her business. A serious fire, a permanent injury, or the death of an employee or owner can cause the loss of profit or even a... Read More
  8. What is a safety program exactly? A safety program is a set of policies and work practices specifically designed by your company for your company. It addresses not only the OSHA regulations and ways to reduce the exposure to hazards in your work areas, but also organizes a performanc... Read More
  9. How often should my company’s Material Safety Data Sheets (SDS) be updated? The Hazard Communication Standard does not give a specific timetable for updating SDS's. It does, however, require you to have on hand the latest version of any SDS. Therefore, if any manufacturer updates their SDS's your company must make... Read More