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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 - Getting to Know OSHA Region 1

Posted by Eileen Watkins on Wed, Jan, 08, 2014 @ 14:01 PM

OSHA Region 1 is comprised of the 6 New England states:  CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, and VT.  It is headquartered in the JFK Federal Building in Boston, MA.  Region 1 is further organized into 9 area offices and 6 consultation offices.  It's important to note that the area and consultation offices have very different purposes.  While the area offices focus on enforcement, the consultation offices offer free services to any company who needs assistance in improving its employee safety and health programs and/or performance metrics.  The consultation services are confidential - information about your company is kept private and not shared with OSHA enforcement personnel. 

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Topics: health & safety, workplace safety, OSHA, Region 1

OSHA Facts and Figures

Posted by Eileen Watkins on Mon, Dec, 02, 2013 @ 13:12 PM

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration - better known as OSHA - was established 42 years ago.  Its core mandate is to ensure the safety and health of US workers.  Since its inception, OSHA has made significant, positive impacts on worker health and safety.  For example, workplace fatalities have dropped from an average of 40 per day in the 1960's to an average of about 12 per day.  Occupational injury and illness rates have been reduced by about 40% over the same time frame.

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Topics: health & safety, occupational health, workplace safety, OSHA

Noise Exposures & Hearing Loss

Posted by Eileen Watkins on Thu, Oct, 24, 2013 @ 09:10 AM

The subject of noise exposures and hearing loss is not new, yet it is still plagues many workplaces.  OSHA estimates that approximately 30 million US workers are exposed to excessive noise.  Are you or your employees exposed to high sound levels?  Which areas of your facility are the loudest?  Have employee noise exposures been measured?  How do they compare to applicable limits and guidelines?

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Topics: workplace safety, OSHA, noise, hearing loss

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