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We’re Hiring In 2020: Multiple Positions

United Alliance Services Corporation (UASC), OccuMed of New England’s sister company, is growing quickly and we’re looking to expand our team! UASC is a full-service provider of occupational health and safety consulting and training services. We understand the compliance issues that affect the business owner, manager, contractor, insurer, and broker.

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Unsafe Workplaces – 900 COVID-19 Noncompliance Complaints

As businesses try to navigate these uncertain times and provide a safe work environment, many states are still showing increases in COVID-19 cases. For states where cases are either declining or holding steady, workers are returning to work under stricter safety protocols. Employers are also scrambling to keep up with

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Safety Advisory Notice

To keep our clients informed and safe, we are providing information on a recent recall notice from 3M™. If you are using these products, please read this announcement and follow the steps provided. 3M™ recently issued a notice to immediately stop using TR-6510N and TR-6530N Cartridges. These cartridges are used

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Employees Sue Employers Over COVID-19 Safety

As states continue with reopening plans, Coronavirus has not subsided. In fact, in many states, the rate of infection is increasing at an alarming rate. While the CDC provides recommendations on ways to protect yourself and others, not everyone is adhering to the guidance. In one hard-hit region, Las Vegas,

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July 4th Safety Tips

July 4th is a time to celebrate our nation’s birthday. It’s also a time to be with family and friends to enjoy a cookout and watch the fireworks. However, this year is different. Even as states are relaxing their shutdown plans and reopening, the Coronavirus is still spreading in most

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June is National Safety Month

As businesses begin to reopen and employees start returning to work, now, more than ever, safety is crucial both inside and outside the workplace. In concert with the National Safety Council, we’re recognizing June as National Safety Month®. National Safety Month focuses on saving lives and preventing injuries, from the

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OSHA Issues New COVID-19 Guidance on Recording Cases

With construction sites and many businesses reopening in all states, OSHA has issued new guidance for employers for recording COVID-19 cases. Recording Cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Under OSHA’s recordkeeping requirements, COVID-19 is a recordable illness. Employers are responsible for recording cases of COVID-19: • If the case is

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6 Ways Construction Sites Will Change Due to COVID-19

As America starts to reopen and people begin to return to work, business owners and workers will return to a different environment. Though it appears that the number of COVID-19 related illness and deaths are flattening, now is not the time to stop being vigilant. In fact, businesses across the

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Keeping Employees Safe for Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day is a time to honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Many people visit cemeteries and memorials to honor our brave fallen heroes.  As a thank you to our veterans and to encourage employers to keep their employees safe over the holiday,

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COVID-19 Safety & Health Best Practices. What You Need to Know!

WEBINAR SERIES: Safety & Health Best Practices. What You Need to Know! Presented by: Date: May 27 Time: 1:00 PM EST Richard W.Sarnie, CSP, P.E., ARM-E, CCPSC, CRIS, MLIS Chief Operating Officer | Authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer for Construction Senior Safety & Health Consultant & Instructor | United Alliance Services

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OSHA Provides Seven Steps to Correctly Wear a Respirator at Work

OSHA recently provided a simple step-by-step process overview of the proper way to wear a respirator. Below is the overview. You can find more information on how to keep your workplace safe at OSHA.gov Following these simple steps will help you properly put on and take off your respirator and

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Rhode Island Provides Guidelines to Reopen – Is Your Business Ready?

COVID-19 continues to have a major negative impact on the nation’s economy. Many businesses continue to struggle. According to The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) the U.S. economy lost over 20 million jobs in April with the unemployment rate spiking to 14.7 percent, the worst since the Great Depression. The

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Face Masks are the new Frontline Protective Measure

As some states begin to relax their shelter-in-place orders and re-open businesses to spark the economy, more and more people will be out of their homes mingling for the first time in months. As pharmaceutical companies work to find a vaccine to prevent this disease – keep in mind, there

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