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Most Violated OSHA Standards: Analysis and Recommendations for 2017 Part I

Posted by Mark Liffers on Mon, Jan 08, 2018

OSHA StandardsEvery year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) releases a list of the ten most frequently cited safety and health violations for the fiscal year (OSHA top 10), determined by inspections of workplaces reviewing OSHA standards. In September 2017, the preliminary list was released.

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Tags: higher education, OSHA, safety, higher-ed, OSHA regulations, OSHA violations, OSHA standard, healthcare, industrial, life sicences

2017 Holiday Safety Tips

Posted by Jim Holland on Mon, Dec 11, 2017

As the holiday season is upon us (can you believe it?!), we wanted to take a minute to wish everyone happy holidays! As you prepare for upcoming festivities and to spend time with your families and loved ones, we want to make sure you're keeping safe. Keep reading to see a compilation of top holiday safety tips for 2017!

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Tags: safety

5 Ways to Get Your EH&S Employees Safety Compliant

Posted by Rick Foote on Mon, Feb 13, 2017

It’s uncomfortable. It’ll be quick. I forgot. Just a couple excuses employers hear every day when it comes to not complying with safety regulations.

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Tags: safety program, safety in the workplace, safety compliance, OSHA, safety, safety culture

Q&A Series: 4 Important Emergency Response Questions and Answers

Posted by Kevin Coulon on Tue, Feb 07, 2017

While the ER coordinator serves as the point person during an emergency, it is important to prepare your entire facility for a possible emergency in order to streamline the response and control the situation. Practicing different spill scenarios and other emergencies is the best way to identify procedural flaws and potential issues that could exacerbate an already dangerous situation. I recently delivered a webinar on this topic and provided answers to some of the most common questions received.

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Tags: ER, emergency response, safety, lab safety, spill, spill kits

Why Safety Culture Is More Important than You Think

Posted by Jim Holland on Mon, Jan 16, 2017

Safety should be universal, but many organizations find themselves falling short. The key difference? A clear and consistent safety culture.

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Tags: safety, safety culture

Winter Safety Tips for the 2016-2017 Season

Posted by James Ciccone on Mon, Dec 19, 2016

Winter officially begins this week and with sub-freezing temperatures settling in for much of the country, we'd like to share some safety tips for the upcoming season. Stay warm out there!

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Tags: safety, winter

Avoid 6 of the Most Common Hazardous Waste Violations

Posted by Sasha Laferte on Mon, Nov 07, 2016

Whether you’re a large or small quantity generator of hazardous waste, you have a lot to think about regarding managing your hazardous waste in a safe and compliant way. In 2012 there was $16 million dollars worth of property damage due to hazardous waste incidents. Of those incidents, only 6% were blamed on natural causes. This means that of all accidents, 94% were preventable. Following hazardous waste regulations is one way to avoid hazardous waste related accidents.

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Tags: RCRA, hazardous waste, eh&s, DOT, safety

[INFOGRAPHIC] Safety Statistics To Help Your Organization's Safety Culture

Posted by Derek Cuneo on Thu, Jun 23, 2016

Safety month is here! Check out these safety statistics to learn more about the importance of safety culture at your organization. For more on safety leadership in the workplace, check out our on-demand webinar here.

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Tags: safety, safety culture

5 Tactics to Get EH&S Employees Safety Compliant

Posted by Sasha Laferte on Wed, Jun 22, 2016

It’s uncomfortable; it’ll be quick; I forgot: Just a couple excuses employers hear every day when it comes to not complying with safety regulations.

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Tags: safety program, safety in the workplace, safety compliance, OSHA, safety, safety culture

Safety, It's Not Just for the Field

Posted by Sasha Laferte on Wed, Jun 01, 2016

An article was recently published in the Wall Street Journal on safety procedures in the office. The article addressed companies that are trying to create a strong safety culture both in the office and in the field.

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Tags: eh&s, safety, safety culture

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