Mental health in the workplace is a pressing issue that has gained significant attention in recent years. Despite the efforts to raise awareness and promote a supportive environment, the stigma surrounding mental health persists. This article sheds light on the existing challenges, provides insights into the consequences of mental health stigma, and explores potential solutions […]
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The Importance of National Consensus Standards and Recommendations Warehousing and storage facilities play a vital role in the supply chain, ensuring efficient storage and distribution of goods. However, safety is a paramount concern in these environments, as the storage of various materials and the operation of machinery pose potential risks. To address these concerns, enforcement […]
Ensuring workplace safety is crucial for the well-being of employees and the overall success of any organization. Among the common workplace hazards, slips, trips, and falls pose significant risks. Addressing these dangers head-on is essential to create a secure work environment. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore effective strategies to mitigate slips, trips, and […]
What is EMR? In general, the Experience Modification Rate (EMR) is a number that insurance carriers use to determine a company’s risk. The higher the risk, the higher the EMR and Workers’ Compensation insurance premiums. In fact, it is somewhat like our credit history. And it follows us everywhere. As such, it can have either […]
Construction Industry Insight Construction is one of the oldest and most important industries in the world. Plus, it’s one of the most complex, with a range of stakeholders and regulations to follow. However, construction safety is vital in this dangerous industry. Further, the construction industry has been facing challenges for the last few years. To […]
Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS): a method by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to reduce the spread of Covid-19 In December 2021, a federal appeal regarding the Biden Administration’s mandate-or-test emergency vaccine rule made a shocking decision. A Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals with a three-judge panel overturned the blockage that kept the rule from […]
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is responsible for the development of standards for products, services, processes, systems and personnel in the U.S. and has worked hard to create the most effective, safe standards for operations. In 2018, ANSI released an update to the aerial work platform standard, ANSI A92.22, that will go into effect […]
Often, employers are told to know their rights during an OSHA inspection, but how many employers actually know what their rights are during this process? Knowing your rights during an inspection can help narrow the inspection field as well as better understand why OSHA is there in the first place. Employers can be better prepared […]
The Clearinghouse is a new government-run program database that requires all motor carriers to submit drug and alcohol testing information and violations about their drivers. This helps to provide safer roadways and eliminate drivers with repeat violations from simply finding a new company to work for and continuing their unsafe habits. This database provides an […]
Each year OSHA requires a large number of companies to report documentation of any serious work-related injuries and illnesses.
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