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Posts Tagged: OSHA

  • Disaster Preparedness

    Disaster Preparedness

    In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, our thoughts and prayers are with those who have been affected by the massive storm.  Picking up the pieces will not be easy for those who suffered her high winds and flooding. Thousands are now wondering, what now?  An OSHA blog, “Cleaning Up, Staying, Safe” outlines important considerations during

  • OSHA’s Safe + Sound Week

    OSHA’s Safe + Sound Week

    WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) encourages Americans to commit to workplace safety and health by participating in Safe + Sound Week, August 13-19, 2018. Over 200 organizations and businesses are partnering with OSHA to promote the importance of safety and health programs. Implementing a safety and health

  • Heat Safety Tool

    Heat Safety Tool

    When you’re working in the heat, safety comes first.  Stay informed and safe by checking your risk level. With the OSHA-NIOSH (Occupational Safety and Health Administration – National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) Heat Safety Tool, you have vital safety information available whenever and wherever you need it – right on your mobile phone.

  • Protecting Workers From the Effects of Heat-Part 2

    Protecting Workers From the Effects of Heat-Part 2

    In Part 1 of Protecting Workers From the Effects of Heat we looked at the different types of heat illnesses and how to identify them. Today OSHA will put forth some steps you can take to handle and overcome heat illness at your company. Prevention Made Simple: Program Elements Heat Illness Prevention Program key elements include:

  • Protecting Workers from the Effects of Heat (Part 1)

    Protecting Workers from the Effects of Heat (Part 1)

    It’s summer and the temperatures are rising – inside and out – of laundry facilities. Today in this two part OSHA series we’ll take a look at the different types of heat illnesses,  review their specific symptoms and learn what to do if you or a team member experiences those symptoms. In Part II we’ll

  • OSHA Adjusts Penalty Amounts for 2018

    OSHA Adjusts Penalty Amounts for 2018

    On Jan. 2, civil penalty amounts for violations of workplace safety and health standards increased by two percent from last year. In accordance with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, the Department of Labor is required to adjust penalties for inflation each year. New penalties for willful and repeat violations are $129,336

  • Protect Yourself and Others From ‘Cold Stress’

    Protect Yourself and Others From ‘Cold Stress’

    As the winter season begins and temperatures plunge, keeping workers safe from falling air temperatures is a priority for many businesses, even in regions that are not accustomed to frigid winter weather.  According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), exposure to extreme cold, near freezing temperatures, wet conditions, and wind chill are all

  • Protect Yourself and Others From Heat Related Illness

    Protect Yourself and Others From Heat Related Illness

    Heat-related illness can be a serious issue – even more so when the thermometer begins to rise.  Since laundries can be hot and humid, especially in the summer, it is important to know the symptoms of and first aid for these conditions. In a previous article, Heat-Related Illness, we discussed heat stroke – the most

  • OSHA Cites Alliance Laundry Systems

    OSHA Cites Alliance Laundry Systems

    RIPON, Wis. – On Dec. 6, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration proposed penalties of $124,709 to Alliance Laundry Systems after its investigation of a July 20, 2016, injury identified one willful safety violation. Inspectors found the Ripon-based company returned a hydraulic press to operation without adding safety guarding after a 65-year-old employee’s right middle