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Delaware Electrical Company Demonstrates Decades of Safety Commitment

For 30 years, Mohawk Electrical Systems has participated in an initiative that rewards Delaware businesses that maintain a strong safety program with discounts on their workers’ compensation coverage. The Milford business was recently recognized for being the first in the state to complete three decades in the Delaware Workplace Safety Program.

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10 Steps to Safer Driving at Work

OSHA has joined with two other organizations to publish a 10-step recommendation to make driving at work safer. Here are the first 5 of those steps. The rest follow tomorrow.You’d think that if anyone should be trained in safe driving at work, it would be state troopers. After all, they spend some 80 percent of […]

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The "Secret" to a Safer, More Efficient Workplace

There are hazards even in the safest workplaces. And one of the best ways to eliminate these dangers is through effective housekeeping. There’s a double payoff for emphasizing housekeeping and general maintenance—they make your workplace safer and more efficient. There are hidden hazards in even the safest-looking workplace. And most of them can be eliminated […]

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PBT Flame Retardant Added to TRI

In one of its major end-of-year actions, the EPA on Wednesday released its final renewal fuel standards (RFS) for 2017 and, for biomass-based diesel, for 2018. The Agency increased the RFS percentages across all categories of biofuels, an action that was welcomed by RFS advocates and criticized by the petroleum industry as burdening consumers with […]

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Foster Common Sense and Enhance It with Good Training

Here’s a small company with some big safety achievements. The key to their success is focusing on “real work/most likely situations.” React Environment Professional Services Group, Inc. (REPSG) is a Philadelphia environmental remediation firm with just 25 employees who perform assessments and cleanups. When asked what led this small company to big safety success, Charlene […]

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Accident Attention: Analyze and Investigate!

Make your employees “accident aware” by informing them of what the organization is doing to prevent accidents. And let them know that they are a part of all of these accident prevention processes. Their input will be solicited and valued as the organization makes its decisions to create and maintain a safe workplace. For example, […]

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OSHA Targets Silica Exposure Risk to 2,000,000 Workers

In addition to targeting chemical plants in 2008, OSHA has announced a National Emphasis Program (NEP) on workplace silica exposure, which threatens some 2 million workers with a lung-crippling disease. Here, from BLR’s OSHA Compliance Encyclopedia, are some strategies to reduce the risk. Yesterday’s Advisor described a new OSHA National Emphasis Program (NEP) on chemical […]

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Solving OSHA’s Recordkeeping Maze

We continue yesterday’s review of OSHA’s recordkeeping rules, picking up with required reporting forms. And we also invite you to an audio conference that will provide you with practical, real-world solutions to your recordkeeping questions. There are three primary OSHA injury and illness reporting forms: The 300 log, which replaces form 200; the 301 form, […]

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