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OSHA Increases Civil Penalty Amounts for 2019

Federal law requires the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to update their civil monetary penalties levels in January. OSHA announced the change on January 15, 2019; they are in effect as of January 23, 2019. Here is a summary...
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4 Steps to Protect Your Business from Fires

Fires can cause widespread devastation and are one of the biggest threats to any business. According to the National Fire Protection Association, there are over 130,000 non-residential fires every year that cause over $3 billion in property damage. The best...
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Preparing for OSHA Inspections

If an unannounced OSHA inspection finds violations at your business, you may have to pay thousands in fines and watch as your reputation plummets. Fortunately, OSHA inspections generally follow an established procedure that you and your staff can prepare for....
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New Silica Rule Enforcement Begins

A new OSHA rule on respirable crystalline silica will require employers to limit their employees’ exposure to silica hazards and provide medical exams to monitor highly exposed employees. The rule is scheduled to come into effect on June 23, 2018;...
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How To Avoid Distractions While Driving

Driver distractions have joined alcohol and speeding as leading factors in crashes that cause fatal and serious injuries. However, cellphones aren’t solely to blame. Anything that takes 100 percent of your attention away from driving is a distraction. There are...
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Donating to Disasters and Avoiding Scams

Hurricane Harvey is the strongest storm to make landfall in the United States since Hurricane Charley in 2004. News of the damage it has caused to southeastern Texas is prompting people to help in whatever ways they can. Unfortunately, there...
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Managing Volunteers In Your Organization

As a nonprofit organization, most of your workforce is probably comprised of volunteers. These individuals devote their time and energy to help the community through your organization. Though these individuals offer their services without expecting compensation, they still require supervision...
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Avoiding Workplace Concussions

Concussions are a safety risk at just about every workplace and occur when the brain shakes inside of the skull. Generally, concussions are caused by severe blows to the head or body sustained from falls, being struck by an object,...
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Prevent Heat Sickness When Working Outdoors

Hot weather, especially when combined with strenuous physical labor, can cause body temperatures to rise to unsafe levels—leading to heat illnesses. Outdoor workers are especially vulnerable to heat-related illnesses because they spend the majority of the day outside in direct...
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