NEWS

Protecting Workers: Guidance on Mitigating and Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in the Workplace Part 1

Posted on August 30th, 2021

What Employees Should Know About COVID-19 Protections in the Workplace SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, spreads mostly among unvaccinated people who are in close proximity to each other. The virus spreads particularly indoors and especially in poorly ventilated areas. Vaccination is an essential element in a multifaceted approach to protect workers. If your employer […]

ESSENTIAL TIPS FOR FIRE SAFETY AND PREVENTION AT WORK

Posted on August 3rd, 2021

Most of us have at least a rudimentary understanding of what to do if we find ourselves face-to-face with a flame in our daily lives. At least, we assume we do. So we run for the fire extinguisher, right? The fact is, depending on the setting, the intensity of the fire, and its source, the […]

MID-YEAR LABOR LAW CHANGES

Posted on June 7th, 2021

Keeping up with labor laws can be a daunting task. Changes seem to occur almost daily. And while this isn’t actually the case, it can sure feel that way. Changes to federal labor laws do not happen quite as frequent as those at the state level as a general rule. But in times of uncertainty, […]

FALL PROTECTION: OSHA GUIDANCE FOR ELEVATED FALL PREVENTION IN CONSTRUCTION

Posted on April 20th, 2021

Falls are a dangerous work hazard, especially in construction. In fact, according to the CDC, in 2017 falls accounted for 366 out of 971 total construction fatalities! Fall protection for your workers is the responsibility of the employers. By understanding how falls occur, planning for your worker safety, as well as providing proper safety gear […]

Understanding Forklift Load Balance & Stability for Safe Operation

Posted on April 9th, 2021

Operating a forklift requires not only an understanding of the controls to drive the forklift and the possible hazards of the workplace surroundings. Operators also need to understand the importance of load stability. Too often operators are not provided sufficient training regarding loads and the dangers presented with operating a forklift beyond its load capacity. […]

Slips, Trips, and Falls: Protect Your Employees from Preventable Injuries

Posted on March 24th, 2021

Slip and fall dangers are present in every workplace. When drafting your safety plans and protocols for most settings, it’s easy to focus on the more dramatic and dangerous hazards like fire safety, emergency training, or first aid. However, slips, trips, and falls are the second most common cause of injury at work. Shockingly, about […]

A Quick Guide to HIPAA Compliance Training Requirements for Employers

Posted on March 19th, 2021

To most, HIPAA compliance boils down to a simple concept: the security of patient medical information and data. With these guidelines in place, patients expect their medical data will remain private and protected from prying eyes or theft. It is your responsibility, if your company works with protected patient information, to ensure that your employees […]

Major Changes to 29 CFR 1910 General Industry & 29 CFR 1926 Construction in 2021

Posted on February 22nd, 2021

Published hard copies of CFR (Code of Federal Regulation) are useful to have in the field or on the floor. They work well as a quick reference to identify and cite potential OSHA violations or as a guide to spot areas where worker protections could be improved while crafting updated safety plans and avoiding costly […]

New Year – New Labor Laws

Posted on January 13th, 2021

Recently, we wrote about the most current minimum wage changes that took place this year. As of January 13, there have been 26 minimum wage changes across the U.S. Today, we will discuss some of the newest labor law changes that could affect your business. With these changes come changes to the required postings. To […]

LOTO: Lockout Tagout Safety Standards at Work

Posted on January 12th, 2021

Lockout and tagout, also known as LOTO, is the OSHA standard for the control of hazardous energy. This exists to protect employees by addressing the necessary steps to disable machinery or equipment that could release hazardous energy or unexpectedly start. These hazardous energies, including electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, chemical, thermal, or mechanical could seriously harm or […]