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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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Free OSHA 10 Hour in Construction: English & Spanish in NYC

This month OSHA 10 Hour Construction courses will be available to registrants for free in either English or Spanish at the NYIT Campus. Deadline to register is March 15, 2016. Don't wait! Download the registration form here. These OSHA classes will be given in 1-day (formal approval from ...

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Know Your Contractor: 4 Things to Consider Before Hiring

Construction work and facility maintenance and repair are almost always performed by contractors or sub-contractors. But what do you really know about who is getting the job done?  There are some factors to consider and investigate when hiring a third-party to do any type of work. This ...

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Now Hiring! Construction Site Safety Manager & OSHA Outreach Instructor

Come work with a dynamic team of occupational health and safety professionals! At United Alliance Services our goal is to improve worker safety for our clients. We work with companies to provide OSHA safety training, OSHA compliance services, on-site safety staffing, health and safety pro...

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OSHA Brings on New Maritime Advisors

View Our Upcoming OSHA 10 Hour Maritime Training Dates The Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH) was implemented in February , 1995 to advise on job hazards and safety guidelines for workers in the maritime industry including; shipyard employment, long-...

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OSHA and FCC Partner for Cell Tower Worker Safety

Tower climbing is a small field, with only about 10,000 workers - it takes a lot of guts to want to go 200 feet or more into the air. And now it’s earned the reputation of being one of the most dangerous jobs in the U.S.  In 2014, there were 12 communication tower-related fatalities mak...

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Small and Mid-Sized Businesses: Be Heard by OSHA!

OSHA is updating its 1989 Safety and Health Program Management (SHPM) Guidelines. These guidelines were put into place to help employers voluntarily implement safety programs in their workplaces. The draft of the 2015 SHPM Guidelines has been released and is open for public comment until ...

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