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Free OSHA Symposium on Protecting Healthcare Workers from Ebola

OSHA will be hosting a symposium on protecting healthcare workers from the deadly Ebola virus. The Ebola and Infectious Diseases Symposium will take place on March 12th at the University of Texas Arlington. Representatives from OSHA, municipal service agencies, and first responders will be p...

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Dr. Charles Gilbert

Ebola Virus –The Wet and Gooey Details for Healthcare Workers

By Meg Whynot-Young In order to learn a bit more about Ebola and what it means for the people taking care of Ebola patients, I contacted our instructor Charles Gilbert, Ph.D., M.S., of the Epidemiology and Toxicology Institute.  Dr. Gilbert is an expert in epidemiology, toxicology an...

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HAZWOPER Training for Hospital Staff

HAZWOPER and HazComm Class Schedule        Register for Class The OSHA HAZWOPER standard requires that workers are trained to complete their work without endangering themselves or others. The first step in compliance with the HAZWOPER standard is an assess...

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HIPAA Violations Affect Thousands of Massachusetts Patients

Since January 2014 protected health information data breaches affecting more than 24,000 individuals in Massachusetts have been reported to the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Office for Civil Rights. These breaches occurred because data was left unsecured and went missing due...

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Workers Memorial Day 2014

Photo Credit: Franky242/ Freedigitalphotos On April 28, 2014 OSHA regional office staff gathered on the steps of the capitol building in Boston, Mass. where the Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health (MassCOSH), AFL-CIO and Greater Boston Labor Council organized a work...

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Hospital Worker Safety

According to the website 253,700 work-related injuries and illnesses took place in U.S. hospitals in 2011. This ranks hospitals as one of the most hazardous places to work with an work-related injury and illness rate that is almost twice as high as private industry as a whole. So...

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MA, RI, CT and NY Employers find Managing Health and Safety in a Business is Vital from a Commercial and Legal Point of View

“One of greatest benefits of safety outsourcing is that the burden of responsibility for workplace safety compliance rests on United Alliance Services.  You gain the benefit of a temporary employee who will create a complete compliance and training program for your company or ...

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New Heat Safety App Available for iPhone and Android: Protect Yourself from Heat Stroke predicted back in April that the Northeast would see below average temperatures this summer. Well preliminary reports, and anyone who has been working outside, can tell you that this summer so far has been anything but below average.  We had an incredibly wet, humi...

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OSHA 10 and 30 Hour Construction Outreach Training OSHA 10 Hour General Industry Outreach Training & First Aid, CPR & AED Training

  OSHA 10 and 30 Hour Construction Outreach Training OSHA 10 Hour General Industry Outreach Training & First Aid, CPR & AED Training Live Classroom Instruction:  3119 Cranberry Highway, E. Wareham, MA 02538   August Class Schedule ...

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Northeast Healthcare Facilities Provide Care to all ~ How Much does OSHA Care about them?

In April I wrote about the letters that OSHA sent out beginning March 18, 2013 regarding D.A.R.T. rates.  There were 9.400 of these letters sent to workplaces whose D.A.R.T. rates were above the national average for their industry.  The D.A.R.T. rate stands for “Days Away/Restricte...

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