OSHA revises handbook for small businesses

August 12th, 2021

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently collaborated with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to revise a handbook on workplace safety and health information for small business employers. The Small Business Safety and Health Handbook highlights the benefits of implementing an effective safety and health program, provides self-inspection checklists for employers to identify workplace hazards and […]

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Workplace safety: follow these face mask recommendations from OSHA and the CDC

October 1st, 2020

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that people wear masks in public settings, especially when social distancing measures are difficult to maintain. While a mask might not protect the wearer, it may keep the wearer from spreading the virus to others. In response to the ongoing […]

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Working safely in hot weather

July 18th, 2019

A new Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) alert offers information and resources to protect workers from heat-related illness when performing activities in high temperatures and humid conditions. Symptoms of heat-related illness include fainting, dizziness, nausea and muscle spasms. Keep workers safe by following these simple safety practices: Provide water, frequent rest breaks and shade. […]

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New game apps teach safe lifting and materials handling practices

December 1st, 2018

The Center for Construction Research and Training, an OSHA Alliance Program participant, has launched a number of new safety resources, including free game apps to help educate employees on how to prevent injuries that result from manually lifting and moving heavy materials. Lifting heavy items is one of the leading causes of injury in the […]

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Launching a company-wide health and safety program? Here are some tips.

October 1st, 2018

Beginning or reestablishing a company health and safety program can seem daunting, especially given everything else tent rental business owners and managers have on their plate. The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) breaks down the task into nine doable steps: Always set safety and health as the top priority. Tell your workers that making […]

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Have fun and fix hazards during Safe + Sound week

June 1st, 2018

Bring Safe + Sound Week, Aug. 13–19, to your company with fun competition. A systematic approach to finding and fixing hazards is a proactive, ongoing process of identifying and controlling sources of potential injuries or illnesses. This means establishing procedures to collect and review information about known or potential hazards in the workplace, investigating the […]

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Does your safety incentive program comply with OSHA rules?

April 1st, 2018

Safety incentive programs should not discourage employees from reporting injuries. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics recorded that 2.9 million workplace injuries occurred in 2016, more than half of which resulted in time away from the job. The cost to business? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), workplace injuries and subsequent […]

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OSHA launches injury-tracking system

October 1st, 2017

Deadline for submitting injury and illness data is Dec. 1. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) launched its web-based Injury Tracking Application (ITA) on Aug. 1 and extended the deadline for submitting 2016 injury and illness data to Dec. 1, 2017. The reporting requirements are part of a final rule issued in October 2016 […]

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Tent inspections before events ensure safety

October 1st, 2016

Inspections will help avoid disaster and add years to the life of a tent. The tent is up and the event is underway. But there may still be work to be done. Especially for installations that will be up for any length of time, inspection and maintenance are top priorities for keeping the tent as […]

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OSHA fines increase

August 1st, 2016

New law directs U.S. Department of Labor to “catch up” penalties to inflation. Fines assessed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) increased by 78 percent as of Aug. 1. OSHA’s top penalty for serious violations rises from $7,000 to $12,471, and its top penalty for willful or repeated violations rises from $70,000 to […]

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