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Celebrating National Safety Month 2021

Celebrating National Safety Month 2021

This year marks the 25th anniversary of National Safety Month! Since launching the NSM campaign in 1996, the National Safety Council sponsors an annual observance to promote safe behaviors in the workplace. Use this month to motivate your employees and focus on improving safety culture—now is more than important ever. According to the most recent

OSHA Issues Emergency Temporary Standard + New Guidance Regarding COVID-19

OSHA Issues Emergency Temporary Standard + New Guidance Regarding COVID-19

Even as major cities reach the milestone of 70% vaccinated, OSHA reaffirms the importance of protecting workers from COVID-19. On June 10th, OSHA issued an emergency temporary standard to protect health care workers as well as new guidance for employers to keep unvaccinated workers and otherwise at-risk workers healthy. Temporary Standard for Healthcare Environments “Too

Celebrating National Forklift Safety Day 2021

Celebrating National Forklift Safety Day 2021

June 8 marks the eighth annual National Forklift Safety Day! Sponsored by the Industrial Truck Association, this yearly event serves as a great opportunity for those in the industry to review forklift safety in their own facility. Speakers this year includes James Frederick, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor (OSHA), Tony Sciarrotta, Executive Director and Publisher

National Electrical Safety Month 2021: Connected to Safety

National Electrical Safety Month 2021: Connected to Safety

What keeps businesses powered and facilities running can also pose some of the most dangerous hazards to workers. The Electrical Safety Foundation International has launched its annual National Electrical Safety Month (NESM) in an effort to reduce electrically related fatalities, injuries, and property loss. Each May, ESFI spearheads the campaign and this year’s theme is

Observing National Public Health Week 2021

Observing National Public Health Week 2021

During the worst public health crisis in our generation, it is especially important to take the time to recognize contributions to public health and look to the future for improvements. This Monday kicks off National Public Health Week! From April 5 to April 11, employees, employers, and individuals alike can join their community to become

Safely Returning to In-Person Learning

Safely Returning to In-Person Learning

The percentages of schools reopening across the country continue to rise as infection rates decline and vaccines are distributed. According to a school opening tracker from Burbio, approximately two-thirds of schools are currently operating at either a hybrid online/in-person learning schedule or entirely in-person classes. Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released

OSHA Issues Stronger Workplace Guidance on COVID-19

OSHA Issues Stronger Workplace Guidance on COVID-19

On January 29, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released stronger guidance to help employers better implement a protection program to mitigate and prevent viral spread in the workplace. This guidance is aimed to assist workplaces outside of the healthcare industry to assess their facility in order to determine what necessary control measures should

COVID-19 Updates from OSHA

COVID-19 Updates from OSHA

COVID-19 cases in the United States are continuing to rise at a staggering rate. To combat this, OSHA has been helping employers safeguard their employees during the pandemic to protect them from COVID-19. State OSHA Agencies issue New COVID-19 Rules There there are nearly a dozen states with their own OSHA-Approved State Plans that allow

October in Safety: Protecting the Eyes + Ears

October in Safety: Protecting the Eyes + Ears

October is both Eye Injury Prevention Month and National Protect Your Hearing Month! This is a great time to evaluate your personal protective equipment (PPE) program, replace ill-fitting or damaged equipment, and make sure employees’ hearing + vision is adequately protected. Eye Injury Prevention Month Did you know more than a million people per year

Establishing + Enforcing Long-Term COVID-19 Procedures

Establishing + Enforcing Long-Term COVID-19 Procedures

Since the emergence of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United States, administrative controls—changing behaviors of people—are key to stopping the spread of COVID-19 in communities. From keeping our distance to covering our faces, it’s important to keep everyone on the same page about safe and healthy practices. Policies + Procedures With regulations and recommendations

OSHA’s 2020 Safe + Sound Week

OSHA’s 2020 Safe + Sound Week

Monday, August 10th, kicks off OSHA’s annual Safe + Sound Week! Each year the agency holds a nationwide event to recognize the successes of workplace health and safety program and continue to offer resources on how to keep workers safe. Why are health and safety programs important? Health and safety programs are one of the

Reopening Schools: Using Visual Communication to Promote Safety

Reopening Schools: Using Visual Communication to Promote Safety

As states are figuring out what the upcoming school year may look like, it’s clear that it will be months before schools can fully reopen without any restrictions. From temperature screenings to staggered recess times, schools will have a lot to consider whenever they are able to open their doors again. Many districts are looking

Elections 2020: Keeping Voters Safe at the Polls

Elections 2020: Keeping Voters Safe at the Polls

Even with record numbers of COVID-19 cases in the United States, the wheels of democracy must still turn. For voters planning on showing up to the polls this November, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has published considerations for preventing the spread of coronavirus at election polling locations. According to the CDC, elections with

OSHA Guidance: Protecting Oil and Gas Workers During COVID-19

OSHA Guidance: Protecting Oil and Gas Workers During COVID-19

Earlier this week, OSHA published guidance for the oil and gas industry sector as a supplement to the general interim guidance for workers and employers of workers at increased risk of occupational exposure to SARS-CoV-2. In addition to following the guidance from federal agencies, it’s critical for employers to stay updated with changing outbreak conditions

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