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January 31, 2020

Annual Injury & Illness Recordkeeping Deadlines Approaching 3/2/2020

Important Reminders for U.S. Employers:

  • Unless classified as partially exempt, all employers with more than 10 employees must keep OSHA Injury & Illness Records;

  • OSHA 300, 301, and 300A Summary forms must be retained for 5 years;

  • 300A Summary form must be posted Feb 1 -...

August 26, 2019

Summer might have ended for students and parents across the country but the sweltering heat still lingers. The Dog Days of Summer are officially here - that time of the year when the mercury rises and the days tauntingly creep by. In ancient Greek times, the Dog Days were ushered in when the brightest star, Sirius, and its accompanying constellation, Cani...

July 19, 2019

Too often, sacrifices in workplace safety and health are made in the name of cost-savings or misplaced assurance that “an incident will never happen here.” Safety professionals offer recommendations that fall on deaf ears, are met with blank stares, or are brushed off as unimportant, extraneous matters. So forget about best practices, employer responsibil...

June 12, 2019

Keeping on topic with ASW’s focus on National Safety Month, I wanted to expand on a recent article that the ASW team discussed this week. The article, “Seeing Safety in a New Way,” was featured in Safety + Health, a publication by the National Safety Council Congress & Expo (click here to access). In summary, the article stressed the important role visual...

May 7, 2019


 

The warehousing and distribution sector is intimately intertwined with sustainability concerns. Increasingly, consumers want products immediately, without delay, and without error. This has increased pressure on warehouses and distribution centers to enhance productivity, fine-tune performance, and become master facilitators in the continuous flow of go...

April 2, 2019

April 2019 is the National Safety Council’s Distracted Driving Awareness Month. This annual campaign seeks to expand awareness on the risks of distracted driving, provide resources for drivers and employers, and make roadways safer by promoting the #justdrive pledge. According to the National Safety Council, nine drivers are killed and 100 drivers are inj...

February 27, 2019

There are many responsibilities and initiatives that go in to developing a comprehensive and effective Environmental, Health, and Safety program. However, one area of focus that is often overlooked and underappreciated is record-keeping. Yet maintaining accurate, up-to-date, and accessible records is a foundational component in workplace safety. Not only...

January 22, 2019

I’m Lauren. Fort Worth, Texas native. Former competitive figure skater. Environmental philosopher. Travel enthusiast. Runner. Step-mom. I like being outdoors. I prefer experiences over material things and I like quality over quantity. A good portion of my life has been defined by academics. I went to college at 16 and eventually began the lengthy process...

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