NEWS

Preventing Violence in the Workplace

Posted on July 9th, 2024

California leads the nation in efforts to prevent workplace violence. In a historic move, Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Senate Bill (SB) 553 creating the first general industry workplace violence prevention safety requirements in the United States. This groundbreaking legislation mandates a comprehensive Workplace Violence Prevention Plan (WVPP) for nearly all employers in California. The […]

National Photo Contest to Raise Heat Danger Awareness

Posted on June 26th, 2024

OSHA is again sponsoring a photo contest to help raise awareness of the dangers of heat exposure. Excessive heat exposure, both indoors and outdoors, can be deadly. The goal is to highlight many effective strategies that protect workers from heat. OSHA hopes that seeing heat safety in action will encourage others to follow suit and […]

Help Prevent Falls In Construction

Posted on April 29th, 2024

In construction, falls have been the leading cause of workplace fatalities for many years. According to BLS data, 395 workers lost their lives due to falls in 2022. Falls are preventable. The National Safety Stand-Down raises fall hazard awareness across the country in an effort to stop fall fatalities and injuries. This year the event […]

Working to Make Work Zones Safer for Everyone

Posted on March 28th, 2024

National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) is an annual spring campaign held at the start of construction season to encourage safe driving through highway work zones. The key message is for drivers to use extra caution in work zones. An event that started with a local campaign in Bristol, Virginia to raise awareness for work […]

Preventing Ladder Accidents and Injuries- March is National Ladder Safety Month

Posted on March 19th, 2024

The American Ladder Institute (ALI) has announced March as National Ladder Safety Month. It is designed to raise awareness of ladder safety and to decrease the number of ladder-related injuries and fatalities. ALI believes ladder accidents are preventable. Beginning with thorough safety planning, proper training, and finally continuous innovation in product design. The more people learn […]

OSHA Injury and Illness Reports Due

Posted on March 6th, 2024

March is here and for many businesses, that means it’s time to get those 2023 injury and illness reports submitted to OSHA. Find out if you are required to submit data here: ITA Coverage Application | Occupational Safety and Health Administration (osha.gov). As we reported back in November, OSHA has recently updated the recordkeeping rules. […]

OSHA is Switching From Traditional Hard Hats to Safety Helmets

Posted on February 12th, 2024

OSHA announces switch from traditional hard hats to safety helmets. The goal is to better protect agency employees from head injuries. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced that the agency is replacing traditional hard hats used by its employees with more modern safety helmets to protect them better when they […]

Effectively Equipping the Safety Trainer

Posted on February 6th, 2024

Qualified safety trainers are vital to an effective safety training program. Providing safety trainers with the best training materials is essential to make sure every employee is properly prepared to stay safe in their workplace. It’s important to examine your existing safety training program to make sure it meets the current needs of your company. […]

Winter Weather is Here: Plan. Equip. Train.

Posted on January 24th, 2024

Winter weather has arrived

Safeguarding Compliance: The Importance of Keeping Labor Law Posters Up-to-Date 

Posted on December 11th, 2023

In the fast-paced world of business, compliance with labor laws is not just an ethical responsibility; it’s a legal necessity. One often-overlooked aspect of this compliance is the role of labor law posters. These seemingly simple displays serve as crucial tools for businesses to inform employees about their rights and ensure adherence to labor regulations. […]