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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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Take the COVID-19 Testing Pledge

As the country experiences an unprecedented increase in COVID-19 related cases, it’s critical that we remain vigilant in our efforts to help stop the spread. While the CDC’s recommended steps to stay safe; social distancing, mask wearing, proper hygiene, hand washing, and avoiding large gatherings, are important, another key step

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COVID Safety Tips for a Safe Halloween

COVID cases are on the rise, the economy is trying to recover, natural disasters are a major concern for most of the US, and the Presidential election is almost here. Luckily, so is Halloween. This year, Halloween might be the right holiday, at the right time, to relax and try

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OSHA COVID Related Fines Are on the Rise

According to the CDC, there are now a reported 7,835,007 cases, with 215,194 deaths, and some are concerned the end is nowhere in sight. Pharmaceutical companies are racing to find a vaccine but with the upcoming flu season and the holidays fast approaching, experts agree there is cause for concern.

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