Are Employees Afraid to Report Job Injuries?

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The countries most popular legal information site, FindLaw.com, has conducted a survey about reporting on the job injuries. It found that nearly 10% of Americans have been injured on the job, but did not report it, for fear of retaliation. The retaliation, such as fear of being fired or other negative impacts on their career, was the most significant reason people gave for failing to report on the job injuries, according to the survey. This …

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Top 10 OSHA Violations of 2013

Each year OSHA releases the top ten list of most frequently cited violations of the year. In the majority of cases, the list really doesn’t change too much from year to year. In 2013, the number one and number two spots remained the same as they were in 2012. The top spot, fall protection, had 7250 violations in 2013, making it a very significant risk for employees in many industries. It should be no real …

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PPE Training is a Must

In the world of safety, there exists a chart to help people find ways to mitigate hazards. It’s known as the hierarchy of controls. This pyramid chart suggests ways to help deal with hazards you may encounter while performing work. It’s ranked in effectiveness from top to bottom, with elimination of the hazard being the most effective and PPE use being the least effective; it then descends from there suggesting less proficient means of hazard …

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Using aisle marking tape to comply with OSHA standards

OSHA, the Occupational Essential Safety and Health Maintenance, is known for issuing all kinds of guidelines and restrictions for even the smallest, most insignificant information, and has a lot of influence about all things that happen within the industrial facility.  OSHA agents clearly enjoy swooping on any type of containment strategy that falls slightly next to the prescribed standard even if it works perfectly fine to your business in topic; such as small debris or …

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OHSA Standards for Floor Marking

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If you have ever worked in a warehouse or factory setting, chances are that you have heard the name “OSHA” used fairly frequently. OHSA actually stands for Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The main purpose of OSHA is to help reduce the number of on-the-job injuries, illnesses, and deaths. This is done by helping to enforce specific safety regulations and practices within the workplace. Furthermore, with safer work conditions businesses are able to significantly reduce …

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