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A Quick Guide on OSHA Safety Requirements

Weeding through letters of interpretation or researching OSHA standards for a quick answer can eat up precious time. This is why UASC’s safety consultants and training department wanted to provide you with a quick reference guide on our most commonly asked OSHA reporting, recording, and training questions. Breaking Down What

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Complete Your Safety Manual by Including an Active Shooter Program

Just like you can’t prevent a workplace injury, you can’t predict an active shooter incident, which seems to be more rampant in recent years. Companies have in place safety manuals to reduce workplace injuries, consistent job hazard analysis (JHA’s) that lists the hazards with precautions to prevent them, and training

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A “Cutting” Issue

Do you use chop saws?  Is the saw is sending clouds of silica dust into the air? Do you know the potential hazard for breathing dust from cutting stones, masonry, bricks, some tiles, glass, or CMU? Chop saws can pose a potential “cutting” issue for employees working in the construction

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Why Employers Need a Drug Testing Program

Having a drug and alcohol policy, along with a formalized drug testing program is essential in minimizing risk within an organization. All across the United States, the use of illicit drugs has increased substantially. Out of the estimated 25 million people who use some kind of illicit drugs, 75% of

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UASC filling in EM385 FP Training lack in Northeast

It’s a training requirement that has hit many construction supervisor or project manager’s site; yet, it still seems to be one of those trainings that is not widely offered, even here in the Northeast. The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has a 900-page manual that outlines the safety

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We’re Hiring: Multiple Positions

United Alliance Services Corporation (UASC) is growing quickly and we’re looking to expand our team! UASC is a woman-owned small business and full-service provider of occupational health and safety consulting and training services. We understand the compliance issues that effect the business owner, manager, contractor, insurer and broker. Our aim

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Developing an Effective Health and Safety Program: Step 1: Leadership

An effective workplace health and safety program works to eliminate hazards, protect workers, and prevent illness/injury as much as possible. Such a program has to start at the management level. It is management’s responsibility to communicate and demonstrate policies, allocate necessary resources, and set good examples for employees. In this

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Adjusted OSHA Penalties for 2019

OSHA has increased the maximum fines The maximum fines are now $132,598 per violation for willful or repeated violations for a company, and $13,260 per violation for serious, Other-than-Serious, and Posting violations. Companies can have multiple violations from one OSHA inspection For repeated violations, it doesn’t matter that the violation happened at

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UASC & ABC MA 2019 Kick-Off & Induction

United Alliance Services Corporation is a General Sponsor! Happening now, UASC is attending the 2019 Kickoff Meeting and Installation of Officers We became a general sponsor this year and are looking forward to what 2019 has to offer both ABC MA & UASC Experts on assisting with ABC STEP PROGRAM (Safety

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8 Steps to an Effective Workplace Health and Safety Program

An effective health and safety program has several key objectives: to prevent injuries and illnesses, to improve compliance with laws and regulations, to reduce costs spent on workers’ compensation, and to increase general productivity. Health and safety should be one of the key foundations of your company culture. If you

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