HEAT ILLNESS STANDARD PROPOSED CHANGES

The Division of Occupational Safety and Health has just proposed major revisions to California’s heat illness prevention standard. The action is not formal rulemaking, but sending its proposal to the Standards Board is a big first step in revising the almost 10-year-old regulation. California has lead the nation in heat illness standards. Employers with heat […]

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Cal/OSHA Construction Crackdown Happening Now

May 27, 2014 – Cal/OSHA is deploying teams of investigators to construction sites throughout the state “to determine whether adequate measures have been taken to identify safety hazards and prevent injury,” it says. There will be focus on specific issues and employers should expect aggressive enforcement. Cal/OSHA is reacting to a series of recent fatal […]

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3 Reasons to Outsource Your Safety Program

For years, companies have elected to outsource business functions that are otherwise too expensive, too complicated, or too time-consuming.  Just think of the most common business processes that companies outsource, like, manufacturing, information technology, and call centers.  It is no wonder, then, that companies choose to outsource a complex, time-consuming business process like Safety Management. […]

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How EMR Can Improve Business Performance

What is EMR? EMR equals profit!  EMR, or Experience Modification Rate, is the number that insurance carriers use to calculate your company’s risk.  The higher your risk the higher your EMR, and correspondingly, the more you pay for your Workers’ Compensation (WC) Insurance. In many hazardous industries, like construction, WC insurance is typically the third […]

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The Four E’s of a SMART Safety Culture

What is the best way to reduce accidents in the workplace? According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), developing a strong safety culture has the single greatest impact on accident reduction of any process. For this reason all companies will want to focus on creating a safety culture. What is a Safety Culture? […]

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How To Survive an OSHA Inspection

OSHA’s Mission: The OSH Act of 1970 With the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, Congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance. OSHA assists and encourages the […]

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Electrical Wire Recalled by Cerro Wire due to Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name of Product: THHN Electrical Wire […]

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