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Veterans: Save 50% On Open Enrollment Courses

We would like to take the opportunity to thank Veterans who have sacrificed so much for our country, and our safety by offering 50% off all open enrollment courses from now through the end of the year. United Alliance Services of New England is a proud supporter of US Military

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Announcing New OSHA 30 Hour Construction Classes

We’re pleased to announce that we will be conducting OSHA 30 Hour Construction classes at our new Rhode Island Office. Check out the upcoming schedule. Friday, November 15th (8am-3pm) – 6hr session 1 – 10/30 hr Friday, November 22nd (8am-3pm) – 6hr session 2 – 10/30 hr Friday, November 29th

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Another Hard Market for Commercial Insurance On the Horizon

According to a recent article in the Insurance Journal, commercial insurance pricing jumped by nearly 4 percent in the 2019 second quarter compared to the same period a year ago. According to a Willis Towers Watson report, price increases are coming for most commercial insurance lines. Property, excess/umbrella, and directors

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Worker using fall protection gear as a safety precaution he learned in em 385 training

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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Local Company Fined by OSHA for $1.7 million Due To Violations

Safety Indictment How important is it to your construction company to get on a rooftop without considering fall protection?  Is it worth lawsuits for the business owner?  Is it worth over $1.7 million in violations?  How about manslaughter and/or workplace manslaughter charges? With proper training, most falls can be prevented

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How to Prepare for an Active Shooter Incident

The FBI website states there have been 250 active shooter incidents in the United States from 2000 to 2017 with 2,217 casualties. While you may feel this couldn’t happen at your workplace, you may be wrong. The data also shows that 42 percent of these incidents took place in a

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Our Hazcomm/Hazwoper courses have met the RI Department Of Health approval for Continuing education credits

What is HAZWOPER? OSHA issued the Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) standards, 29 CFR 1910.120 and 29 CFR 1926.65 (54 Federal Register 9294-9336, March 6, 1989), to protect workers and enable them to handle hazardous substances safely and effectively. The HAZWOPER standard for the construction industry (29 CFR 1926.65) is identical to 29 CFR 1910.120. For brevity,

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