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Health & Safety: Are Your Written Programs In Compliance?

Posted by Eileen Watkins on Thu, Jan, 19, 2017 @ 14:01 PM

Written program documents are an important part of any company's health and safety program.  In fact, they should be considered one of the cornerstones of an effective program.  If you're inclined to think otherwise- and not put any effort into your written programs - then now is a good time to remind everyone that OSHA mandates that certain written programs be in place. 

While it's true that some written programs may not apply to your company (laboratory operations or confined spaces, for example), others apply broadly to many different business types (emergency action plan and hazard communication, for example).  In other words, there's an excellent chance that your company is required to have some written programs in place.  

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Topics: safety and health programs

Safety and Health - OSHA's Top 10 List

Posted by Eileen Watkins on Thu, May, 01, 2014 @ 15:05 PM

Each year OSHA publishes its list of the 10 most frequently cited standards.  The most current list follows.  Do these standards apply to your company?  If they do, are you meeting OSHA requirements?  Are you effectively managing these programs in order to foster a safe and healthful workplace?

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Topics: health & safety, workplace safety, OSHA, GHS, Hazard Communication, Certified Industrial Hygienist, safety and health programs

Safety and Health - PPE: Personal Protective Equipment

Posted by Eileen Watkins on Fri, Apr, 18, 2014 @ 15:04 PM

Each day countless workers put on gear in order to protect themselves from workplace hazards.  This gear is called personal protective equipment, or PPE.  Unfortunately, some of these workers aren't being protected enough - or in some cases - at all.  It turns out that certain fundamentals must be met in order for you to have a successful PPE program that both complies with OSHA requirements and protects your workers.

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Topics: health & safety, OSHA, Certified Industrial Hygienist, safety and health programs, Personal protective equipment, PPE

Injury & Illness Prevention Programs: OSHA Proposed Rule

Posted by Eileen Watkins on Fri, Feb, 07, 2014 @ 10:02 AM

Did you know that companies that invest in employee safety and health performance find a positive return on that investment (ASSE, June 2002)?  Did you know that companies who did a poor job of managing workplace safety and health had inferior financial performance than those with successful management practices (Goldman Sachs JBWere, 2007)? Positive safety and employee health outcomes aren't the result of chance or half-hearted attempts.  Rather they are rooted in dynamic safety and industrial hygiene programs.

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Topics: safety and health programs, injury and illness prevention

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