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OSHA Record-Keeping Requirements

REMINDER #1 There are two classes of employers that are partially exempt from routinely keeping injury and illness records. First, ...

Ho Ho Ho Here We Go…Again

Did you really think that there would be an end to the COVID-19 Prevention Plan with the 12/31/2022 sunset provision ...

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

I usually try to be humorous or flippant in this newsletter, but September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. I have ...

Valley Fever-2022

Valley Fever cases are on the rise.  If you are a construction company working in Central California (as far south ...

If There Were a Pill for Procrastination…

I'd Take it Tomorrow. We’ve lived in our “new” house for almost 13 years now with an unfinished backyard.  Just ...

Training Implementation (Have a Plan)

Just returned from a road trip where I provided First Aid/CPR training at a number of locations throughout northern California. ...

OPIOID WORKPLACE ABUSE

Construction has one of the highest rates of injury when compared to other industries. Dangerous working conditions combined with grueling ...

RESPIRATORS 101

Job sites can be dusty, dirty and dangerous, and- depending on the atmosphere-deadly. So what can you do to ensure ...

VALLEY FEVER-HOW CAN YOU REDUCE YOUR RISK?

What is Valley Fever? Valley Fever is caused by a microscopic fungus known as Coccidioides immitis which lives in the top two ...

OSHA PPE STANDARDS FOR SAFETY EQUIPMENT | WHO IS RESPONSIBLE?

WHAT IS PPE (PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT)? According to OSHA, Personal Protective Equipment is anything worn on your person that reduces ...

OSHA’S NEW ELECTRONIC RECORDKEEPING RULE – TRANSPARENCY OR TURMOIL?

OSHA’s Electronic Recordkeeping Final Rule goes into effect January 1, 2017, amid much controversy and consternation. This rule requires workplace ...

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