Ask the Expert: What to do When an Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

If you haven't already dealt with an employee who has informed you he/she tested positive for COVID-19, you still may. With businesses across the country gradually reopening their traditional workplaces, employers need to know how quickly they...

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OSHA Relaxes Enforcement in Light of COVID-19

As organizations strive to adapt their policies, procedures and daily operations to the changing demands of the COVID-19 pandemic, business as usual - including compliance with OSHA requirements - has taken a back seat to more pressing matters....

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Workplace First Aid Kits: What to Include & How to Manage

According to the National Safety Council, another worker is injured every seven seconds. That's 510 worker injuries per hour or 4.6 million injuries per year. While some of these injuries require evaluation and treatment by a physician, many will...

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What to Expect When OSHA is Inspecting

Suppose an Occupational Safety and Health Administration compliance safety and health officer appears at your workplace. You probably had no way of knowing he or she was coming, because OSHA inspections are unannounced. Does this unexpected news...

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Keeping it Merry: Safety Tips for Traveling This Holiday Season

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It’s that time of year. Thanksgiving is almost upon us to stuff our stomachs, and Christmas will follow soon after to stuff our stockings. It’s a time when you can at last spend some quality time with family and friends for longer than a lone...

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Workplace Safety: CPR Training Can Be a Lifesaver

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CPR—short for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation—is an emergency medical procedure used to help victims of cardiac arrest. CPR aims to restore circulation and keep victims alive until they can receive additional medical attention. The procedure is...

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Why Health and Safety Practices in the Workplace Matter

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Small and mid-sized business owners have legal, ethical and common-sense obligations to maintain safe work environments. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration requires employers to provide a workplace free of known health and safety...

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Heat Stress in the Workplace: How to Prevent Harm

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Even though heat-related deaths and illnesses are preventable, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that an average of 658 people die from exposure to extreme heat every year. Thousands more become ill while working in high...

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Don’t Force It: Avoiding Overexertion Injuries at Work

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Overexertion, a leading cause of workplace injury, accounts for about 25 percent of workers’ compensation claims every year. These injuries cost U.S. businesses $13.7 billion in 2018, according to the Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index.

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Positive Safety Cultures: Why Every Business Should Build One

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When we discuss safety in the workplace, what comes to mind? Construction? Manufacturing? Transportation and Shipping? While some industries inherently have a greater safety risk than others, hazards exist in all workplaces, even your typical...

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