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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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Simple Guidelines for All Workers and Employers to Stay Safe from COVID-19

United Alliance is committed to protecting the health and safety of America’s workers and workplaces during these unprecedented times. To that end, we’re providing up to date information from multiple sources to give you the information you need to ensure a safer workplace. As the numbers of people affected with

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Construction Site Safety Guidelines & COVID-19 Safety Measures

Join us for an informative webinar sponsored by the ABC Rhode Island on Construction Site Safety Guidelines & COVID-19 Safety Measures: What You Need to Know! on April 23rd along with additional related safety measures in the new world of the coronavirus. Webinar: Construction Site Safety Guidelines & COVID-19 Safety

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Webinar: COVID-19/Infectious Control Competent Person

INFECTION CONTROL Construction work may require special procedures, equipment, and precautions for performing the work. In these challenging times, the risk of exposure at our job sites is more prevalent than ever before. Construction, renovation and demolition activities can affect contractors, subcontractors and the general public. Dust and debris from

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Coronavirus Checklist to Protect Your Company

As the Coronavirus continues to wreak havoc on the World economy, business owners are struggling to keep the lights on. If your business has been impacted, here are steps you can take to protect your business and keep it running. A recent Bloomberg article; The Coronavirus Checklist: Nine Steps to

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