OSHA releases new Confined Space Rule in Construction

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration today issued a final rule* to increase protections for construction workers in confined spaces effective August 3, 2015.

  • 4 May 2015
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Not an accident: Preventable deaths 2015

Did you know workers memorial week is April 25 to May 2. The National Council for Occupational Safety and Health released this document with stories of 7 workers whose lives were cut short in 2014. This group ranging in ages from 21 to 57 represent thousands more who could be alive today if their employer had followed proper safety protocols.

  • 29 April 2015
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The role of empathy in workers' comp
The concept of empathy is beginning to generate a surprising level of discussion, debate, and exploration in the business community. According to the Harvard Business Review, it is time for an “epidemic of empathy in business.”
  • 28 April 2015
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Will the new Marijuana Laws affect workplace drug testing?

23 states have legalized medicinal marijuana, while 4 states legalizing recreational marijuana as well. We have been asked many questions regarding how these new laws will affect workplace drug testing policies and if it’s still possible to maintain an effective drug free workplace program.

  • 21 April 2015
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There are two ways of thinking in the industry about safety incentive programs. One says workers will not work safely unless they are incentivized to do so. The other says that safety incentives shouldn't be in place for workers to do their job safely.

Safety Incentive Programs: Good or Bad?
  • 16 April 2015
  • Author: Ascent Admin
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