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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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Why United Alliance Services Recommends PEC Core Compliance Training

United Alliance Services recommends the PEC Core Compliance-SafeGulf/SafeLandUSA training to employers in the oil and gas and petrochem industry. The Core Compliance training was developed in an effort to standardize and improve the variety of safety orientations of individual major operator...

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Jump-Start Your ISNetworld Pre-Qualification with SafeGulf/SafeLandUSA Training

There’s a lot of time and energy that goes into the contractor qualification process. Eliminating this struggle for hiring companies was the driving idea behind ISNetworld. In 2001 ISNetworld began verifying contractors’ qualifications with regard to health and safety, insurance, regulatory ...

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Work Zone Speeding Laws By State: MA, CT, RI, NY, NJ

National Work Zone Awareness week is April 11th -15th.  Every year more than 20,000 workers are injured while working in road construction work zones.  In 2010, there were 87,606 crashes in work zones and 576 resulting fatalities.At the beginning of the construction season each yea...

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4 Steps That Can Save Your Life if Confronted by an Active Shooter

According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s “A Study of Active Shooter Incidents in the United States Between 2000 and 2013”, 160 active shooter incidents occurred between 2000 and 2013 with 486 resulting fatalities. That’s an average of 11 incidents annually. That number seems a lot ...

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OSHA’s New Silica Rule is Kicking Up Dust

Updated 6/27/2016OSHA released the new 1,776 page “Occupational Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica” final ruling on March 25th. The rule had not been updated since 1971, and the new silica rule drastically reduces the permissible exposure limits, and introduces requirements for exposu...

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Boston Fire Department Executes Coordinated HAZMAT Response

In a tragic accident Wednesday night, a man died in a South Boston Seaport District seafood warehouse due to a large ammonia leak. Boston Police shut down the area, with a shelter-in-place order and traffic restrictions shortly after the leak began as a precautionary measure.Four workers wer...

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Understaffing Can Lead to Increased Workplace Violence Incidents

Health care workers are subject to aggressive behavior from patients, and when a facility is understaffed it puts both the workers and patients at risk.A nurse was attacked this month when she was transferring a patient from a restraint board to a bed with restraints in a psychiatric facilit...

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