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New Traffic Signals in Massachusetts

Have you begun to see a flashing yellow arrow at Massachusetts area traffic intersections? What is it for? What do I do? This improvement is in response to the many crashes from left turning vehicles. Because the turning vehicle is broadside to traffic, these crashes can be very severe. Road...

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Top 5 Cited Hazardous Communication Regulations of 2015

What are the top five cited hazardous communication regulations of 2015?     1. 1910.1200 (e)(1) Developing, Implementing & Maintaining a Written Hazard Communication Program          670 Violations     ...

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Construction or General Industry: Which Certification is Right for You?

How do you know if OSHA construction or general industry standard(s) apply to your organization? OSHA has developed several industry-specific safety standards that are considered laws, under the US Department of Labor. Construction standard 1926 applies to work for construction, alteration, ...

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Landscaping Safety: Three Areas of Concern

Summer is fading to fall, and yard maintenance is on every home-owners mind, which means landscapers will be hard at work. Keeping up with landscaping and other agricultural/ horticultural services is imperative and, if done right can be a safe, easy and enjoyable job. However, that doe...

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OSHA Complaint Filed Against Plymouth, MA Construction Company

The BOJ Construction (Plymouth, Mass.) website is simple and replete with pictures of gorgeous woodwork and impressive commercial projects. Those who’ve used BOJ say that they are highly skilled and keep their commitments. However, BOJ was reportedly under federal investigation by OSHA ...

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What You Need to Know: OSHA Increases Penalty Rates

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10 Steps to Prevent Heat Illness

As we advance through the summer season, there is more to be distressed over than when you’re going to make it to the beach - especially when you’re on the job!Many people know and understand the effects that heat exhaustion may have on them and their health. Generally the idea of rehydratio...

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Staying Ahead of OSHA: 10 Things to Know Before You Go On Vacation

Now that summer is upon us,  we are all looking forward to some well-deserved time away from work. But while you catch up on your rest, OSHA is keeping a  watchful eye on your workplace.  Though many Americans look forward to summer and the barbecues and beach days that it bri...

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Bon Voyage Excellence in Safety, Welcome to Cape Cod Loblolly Gifts!

Our colleagues Rick and Lin Hughes of Excellence in Safety, Falmouth, MA have moved on to their next great venture. They’ve changed gears from safety consulting and training to opening a beautiful new gift shop at their location at 24 Spring Bars Rd., Falmouth, MA.  By opening Loblolly ...

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Respirator Fit Testing for Cape Cod, MA

When elimination, substitution and engineering controls are not feasible or adequate in protecting workers from silica dust exposure, respiratory protection can be an effective way to reduce worker exposure at a relatively low cost.OSHA’s new silica dust exposure standard, goes into effect J...

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