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Retail Sales Events Require Planning to Ensure Workplace Safety


The holiday shopping season can generate larger crowds than normal for retailers, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) strongly encourages employers to plan in advance to ensure the safety of patrons and staff alike. Crowd management in advance of major sales or promotions should ...
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Proposed OSHA Rule Focuses on Exposure to Crystalline Silica


A rule proposed by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) to minimize worker exposure to respirable crystalline silica would save an estimated 700 lives and prevent 1,600 new illnesses per year. Crystalline silica are very small particles created during work operations involving stone, rock, concrete, ...
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Online Toolkit Provides 7-Step Process For Using Safer Chemicals


An online toolkit developed by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) provides a seven-step process that employers can use to transition to safer chemicals in the workplace.  The toolkit is appropriate for all types of businesses, and workers can use it to better understand chemical ...
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Federal Laws Restrict Driving On the Job For Workers Under Age 18


Statistics involving the safety of young drivers on the job are frightening. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of work-related fatalities among young people in the United States, and many employers are not aware of the federal laws that exist on the subject. The Fair ...
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Workplace Wellness Programs Provide Physical and Financial Benefits

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Employers across the region are seeing the benefits of introducing healthy living and weight-loss programs for their workforces. Studies show that participants in workplace wellness initiatives tend to stick with their programs longer because of public goal-setting and the power of positive reinforcement from fellow workers. ...
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John Izzo Highlights Successful Sixth Annual Business Health Summit


On September 18 area healthcare professionals, including human resources employees, safety officers and risk management personnel, gathered together for Saint Francis Medical Center's sixth annual Business Health Summit. This free, full-day summit featured speakers who covered a variety of important topics relevant to occupational health ...
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What Your Business Should Know About Fire Safety


In recognition of National Fire Prevention Week, Cintas Corporation, a leader in first-aid and safety products, identified a few of the top questions safety managers should ask to ensure their business is prepared in the event of a fire. These questions will help businesses to ...
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Protecting Workers From Carbon Monoxide Poisoning


Every year, workers die from carbon monoxide poisoning. And with the arrival of colder weather, instances of exposure tend to increase. That’s why it’s important to be aware of the signs of carbon monoxide exposure and take the necessary precautions to protect employees from the ...
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Job Reassignment Is Most Effective Strategy for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome


Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a repetitive motion injury that is among the most common afflictions in the workplace. While typists and keyboard operators are the most likely to develop this painful condition, other job functions with repetitive motions also are susceptible. CTS can feature pain ...
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