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OSHA Top 10 of 2017

OSHA Top 10 of 2017

Recently, OSHA came out with its top 10 list of violations, not to be confused with Letterman’s Top 10. This list is compiled from all reported workplace violations in 2017. The 2016 and 2017 lists are almost identical. Why? Our work environments have grown increasingly complicated. Multicultural, multilingual, some even say highly regulated, and it […]

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How do I warn about natural hazards on campgrounds?

How do I warn about natural hazards on campgrounds?

Here’s another question we’ve gotten. Just what are the best practices to warn campers of potential hazards at your campground? According to the 2017 North American Camping Report, camping is a growing industry, with about 61% of households in the United States being active campers. With more people going camping, it also raises the possibility […]

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10 Safety Sign Coloring Pages for Kids

10 Safety Sign Coloring Pages for Kids

Children are naturally curious and energetic which leads to a number of slips, falls, and various accidents. These actions are part of being a kid and are impossible to avoid entirely. But as parents and teachers, we can minimize those minor slips and falls. Most importantly, we can avoid an accident that leads to serious […]

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Truss construction: what it is, and how to warn firefighters

Truss construction: what it is, and how to warn firefighters

Lightweight truss construction is increasingly common in modern buildings. This type of construction is heavily reliant on prefabricated parts as opposed to being built on site, using long chords at top and bottom and webs to keep the arc in place.  (About ⅔ of new commercial and residential construction uses truss construction.)  While lightweight truss […]

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June is National Safety Month!

June is National Safety Month!

National Safety Month is just around the corner. Ensuring the safety of yourself and those around you is a vital issue that we want everyone to be aware of, whether that pertains to home safety, work safety, or safety on the road. During this month, our goal is to raise awareness to common safety and […]

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Should you worry about recordkeeping violations from more than six months ago?

Should you worry about recordkeeping violations from more than six months ago?

Businesses must maintain OSHA records for five years.  But since 2012, it has been up in the air how long you can be cited for failing to maintain those records, because OSHA and the courts have been fighting the statute of limitations for recordkeeping violations. In 2012, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. […]

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When can you put booby traps on your property?

When can you put booby traps on your property?

The jerry-rigged booby trap has been a staple of fiction for decades.  Home Alone. Indiana Jones.  Dungeons & Dragons.  And from time to time, a property holder decides that lethal or potentially lethal force is appropriate to try to secure their property.  Someone, whether an intruder, a guest, or the landowner, gets hurt (or killed), […]

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