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March 2 Deadline For 300 Log Electronic Reporting Compliance

March 2 is the deadline for employers to file directly with OSHA their 300A and two other reports—Forms 300 and 301. OSHA provides in-depth information regarding filing the form 300A. Below, is a summary of important requirements taken from their website to help navigate the filing requirements. Recordkeeping Requirements Many

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Keeping Your Construction Site Safe – What You Need to Know

It’s safe to say, construction is a high hazard industry. Comprised of a wide range of activities, construction workers engage in many activities that may expose them to serious hazards. According to the 2020 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index report, the top 5 five injuries from construction sites – falls

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Core Elements to Starting Your OSHA Health & Safety Program

Starting a OSHA Health and Safety Program is key to providing a safe work environment, and is one of the most effective ways of protecting your employees from unnecessary harm or illness. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), the total cost of work injuries in 2019 was $171.0 billion.

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10 Ways to Start Your OSHA Health & Safety Program

Safe and healthy employees are key to the success of your business. Providing a safe work environment is one of the most effective ways of protecting your employees from unnecessary harm or illness. Losing workers to injury or illness, even for a short time, can cause significant disruption and cost—check

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New OSHA Citation Penalty Amounts for 2021

In 2015, OSHA began making annual adjustments to its maximum penalties after Congress passed the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act. This Act requires civil monetary penalties be adjusted for inflation by Jan. 15 of each year. In keeping with the Act, new citation penalty amounts have been

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What to Expect After Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID-19 cases and deaths continue to rise. According to the CDC, as of Jan 11 2021, there are 22,322,956 total cases, with 373,167 deaths As the vaccines are being distributed across the country, many states have streamlined vaccine rollout plans to administer doses and get people vaccinated as quickly as

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What to Expect at Your COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment

COVID cases continue to surge throughout the US. With the holiday season now behind us, and many people choosing to travel, the numbers are expected to climb even higher. To stop this pandemic, along with mask wearing, social distancing, and practicing proper hygiene, getting vaccinated is a critical component in

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When Can I Get the COVID-19 Vaccine?

The US is seeing its highest death toll, more than 344,000 people have now died of the COVID-19 virus. With many states reporting their hospitals are being overrun with the virus, some have tightened their reopening plans to help stop the spread. In Massachusetts, these restrictions include reducing capacity limits

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Staying COVID-19 Safe for the Holidays – What You Need to Know

Christmas is this Friday and New Years Eve the week after. Our staff at United Alliance want to wish everyone a safe and happy, and healthy, holidays! This year, the Holidays will feel different. The COVID-19 virus is still ravaging the US, according to the CDC, to date there are

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New Local Office in Hartford CT

United Alliance Services, Inc. and OccuMed Announce Expansion into Tri-State Area with a New Local Office CANTON, MA – United Alliance Services, Inc. and OccuMed, recognized leaders in occupational safety and health consulting and training, are excited to announce the opening of their new office and training location in Hartford,

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Benefits of Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine

As COVID-19 continues to spread across the country, and the news of promising vaccines being reviewed for approval, many people are wondering when these new vaccines will be available. The Wall Street Journal reported that on Tuesday, December 8, 2020, the U.K. became the first Western country to start inoculating

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COVID Vaccine – 8 Things to Know about Vaccine Planning

With Thanksgiving now over and Christmas fast approaching, many health officials are sounding the alarm. In Rhode Island, officials prepared to use field hospitals after telling residents their systems were already at capacity. Many people traveled for the Thanksgiving holiday, hospitals, already reporting high numbers of cases, are expecting to

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Thanksgiving and COVID-19: What you need to know

Thanksgiving is almost here! For many, Thanksgiving is a time to gather with family and friend and share a hearty meal. It’s also a time to give thanks for all the good in your life, and to remember those who provided joy. Traditional Thanksgiving gatherings are usually large and long

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Rise in Coronavirus Cases Results in New Restrictions

Early results of an effective COVID-19 vaccine have the world buzzing. The thoughts of eventually returning to a normal life may be closer than we think. Though the vaccine has some hurdles to still meet, including production, distribution, storage, and administering the vaccine, hopes are high. However, many feel the

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