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Safety Tips for the Holiday Season

Posted on November 29th, 2023

The holiday season is here, and safety hazards don’t take a vacation. Keeping workers safe is everyone’s responsibility all year long. In a helpful video the US Department of Labor offers nine tips for protecting workers during the holidays. Additionally, OSHA provides resources on their website to help with holiday workplace safety. Employers must ensure […]

Reporting Accidents to OSHA: Understanding Recordkeeping Requirements   

Posted on November 16th, 2023

Accidents happen in the workplace, no matter how careful we are. Whether it’s a slip and fall, a minor injury or something more serious, it’s crucial that these incidents are accurately documented and reported to the appropriate authorities.   In the U.S., the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sets specific standards for workplace accident reporting […]

OSHA’s 2023 Top 10 Released

Posted on November 1st, 2023

During the 2023 NSC Safety Congress & Expo in New Orleans, Eric Harbin, OSHA’s Region 6 administrator, announced for the 13th consecutive fiscal year, Fall Protection – General Requirements is OSHA’s most frequently cited standard. Fall Protection was followed by Hazard Communication and Ladders. As a whole, the Top 10 cited standards remain unaltered from 2022. […]

Prepare now for 2024 Labor Law Updates

Posted on October 27th, 2023

Federal and state lawmakers enacted a plethora of employment laws in 2023. The result was an unprecedented number of updates to required labor law postings. In addition to the typical Minimum Wage increases, many states passed pay transparency legislation, enhanced discrimination protections, restrictions or bans on non-compete agreements, and increased paid sick leave regulations. As […]

Equipping New Employees to Embrace Safety

Posted on September 12th, 2023

Research shows that more than one-third of workplace injuries occur within the first year of employment. Those injuries account for one-third of workers’ compensation claim costs. “Safety training programs and practices should start before an employee’s first day and continue throughout the employee’s time at an organization,” said Chris Hayes, of Travelers Insurance. Clearly, it […]

New for 2023: Food Safety & Personal Hygiene Training

Posted on September 7th, 2023

Providing food safety training helps employees handle food responsibly. Food safety incidents put customer’s health in jeopardy, damages a company’s reputation, and costs your business money. This can threaten the long-term health of a business. National Safety Compliance has just released a new Food Safety & Personal Hygiene Training Program. This training is designed to give your […]

Don’t Fall for an Unsafe Work Environment: Why Fall Protection Systems Are Essential for Worker Safety

Posted on August 31st, 2023

While it might appear obvious that any elevated surface with unprotected edges poses a fall risk if not properly secured with fall prevention systems (fall arrest systems), there are many factors that need to be considered when ensuring a workplace is safe from fall risk. These factors include: While this is not an exhaustive list, […]

Common Workplace Hazards & Simple Solutions

Posted on August 30th, 2023

Safety in the workplace is everyone’s responsibility. Spotting the various workplace hazards requires diligence. It is vital that leadership sets the example to identify and address all areas that pose a risk to workers’ safety. Confined Spaces Confined spaces pose many hazards in various and sometimes unexpected workplaces. Some examples of confined spaces are, manholes, […]

Beat the Heat with “Water.Rest.Shade.”

Posted on August 22nd, 2023

Every day, millions of U.S. workers are exposed to heat in their workplaces. Although illness from exposure to heat is preventable, every year, thousands become sick from occupational heat exposure. Sadly, some cases are fatal. Hazardous heat exposure can occur indoors or outdoors. As a result, OSHA is sponsoring a “Beat the Heat Contest” to […]

The ABC’s of Hazardous Material Identification and Handling 

Posted on July 13th, 2023

The term hazardous materials, or hazmat for short, may signify chemical suits, gas masks, and decontamination processes. Many people assume hazardous materials are exclusive to very specific industries, like chemical plants or laboratories.   In reality, hazardous materials are all around. They are found in most workplaces, and most people have some in their homes. […]