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A to Z Lockout-Tagout Program

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We are proud to spotlight Stephen Geis as one of our key employees. Steve served for 15 years in the United States Navy as an Electronics Technician and Maintenance Supervisor in the Navy Nuclear Power Program. He is also credentialed through NFPA as a Certified Electrical Safety Compliance Professional (CESCP). He has extensive experience training…

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New OSHA fact sheet: Safety walkarounds for owners and management

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March 8, 2018 Washington — Demonstrating a commitment to worker safety, and getting a firsthand look at whether safety and health programs are working. These are two of the reasons business owners and managers should personally conduct periodic walkaround inspections, OSHA states in a recently released fact sheet. The fact sheet breaks conducting a walkaround…

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Report: NY construction fatalities going up

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The report says funding cuts have meant fewer OSHA inspections ALBANY — Construction deaths in New York state hit a 14-year high in 2016, according to a new report issued Wednesday that recommends greater state and local enforcement of workplace safety rules. The study, put out by the union-backed New York Committee for Occupational Safety…

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Navigating NFPA 70E 2018 Revisions

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In the electrical industry, adherence to safety protocol can mean the difference between life and death; when working around equipment carrying voltage, current, or potentially exposed wires, there is little room for error. It is advised that electrical systems professionals closely follow National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) article 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the…

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Utilizing Proper Technologies Key to Ensuring Electrical Safety

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Thanks to major safety improvements, the number of fatal electrical injuries in the workplace has steadily decreased during the past 20 years, from 334 in 1992 to 139 in 2013. However, the trend with non-fatal electrical injuries has been less consistent, ranging between 1,700 and 2,950 injuries annually, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor…

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Dated safety rule up for debate

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A frequently cited U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration rule up for review highlights intersecting themes of politics, safety best practices and technology outpacing regulation. OSHA’s lockout/tagout regulation, 1910.147, requires energy sources on machinery to be locked out so workers can safely service and maintain equipment. The regulation, adopted in 1989, was based largely on…

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Small Business Employees Value Workplace Safety

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Small businesses struggling to attract competent employees to add to their workforce may be neglecting to address a factor job seekers hold in higher regard than may be expected: workplace safety. A new survey conducted by Employers Holdings Inc. – a Reno, NV-based holding company with subsidiaries offering workers’ compensation insurance and services for small…

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Spotlight on enforcement: 21 cases with fines over $40K

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OSHA isn’t publicizing its enforcement efforts as much as it did under the Obama administration, but that doesn’t mean employers aren’t being cited and fined. Here’s a roundup of some recent enforcement cases that led to significant penalties: Alabama—A motor vehicle parts manufacturer was cited with three repeat violations and three serious violations. The repeat…

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Driving Consistency to Support Risk Assessment Aggregation

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As an organization operating in today’s business landscape, you know the importance of conducting risk assessments… and you’re also intimately familiar with the challenges in making those assessments happen efficiently and successfully. You need a systematic approach to ensure that you’re successfully mitigating risk throughout your organization to ensure the safety of your personnel and…

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