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Posts Tagged: OSHA

  • Keeping Workers Safe During Flood Cleanup

    Keeping Workers Safe During Flood Cleanup

    Although you can’t control the hurricanes and floods affecting businesses and homes everywhere – you can know how to keep yourself and your team safe during clean up. The information below from OSHA’s web site points out several considerations to be aware of after the flood. Also, be sure to click on the links below

  • OSHA’s Updated Severe Violator Enforcement Program

    OSHA’s Updated Severe Violator Enforcement Program

    OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program (SVEP) inspects employers who expose workers to serious dangers and commit willful, repeated violations even after being cited for the offenses. According to a post on the OSHA web site written by Doug Parker, assistant secretary of labor for occupational safety and health, there have been important updates to the

  • Implementing the Emergency Temporary Standard

    Implementing the Emergency Temporary Standard

    Due to a recent ruling, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) can once again be implemented. The ETS requires employers with 100 or more employees to get vaccinated or face weekly testing and mandatory masking. According to the OSHA website: “To account for any uncertainty created by the stay, OSHA

  • Biden Administration Announces Two Major Vaccination Policies

    Biden Administration Announces Two Major Vaccination Policies

    The Biden Administration recently announced details of two policies to fight COVID-19.  The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) which will cover 84 million employees and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) at the Department of Health and Human Services requirement for health care workers

  • 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:

  • Protect From Cold Stress

    Protect From Cold Stress

    As 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 considered risk factors for cold

  • OSHA Announces Coronavirus Violations

    OSHA Announces Coronavirus Violations

    Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic through Nov. 12, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued 232 citations arising from inspections for violations relating to coronavirus, resulting in proposed penalties totaling $3,148,452, according to a news release. OSHA inspections have resulted in the agency citing employers for

  • Prevention to Keep Healthcare Infections at Bay – Part 2

    Prevention to Keep Healthcare Infections at Bay – Part 2

    Last week Laundry Ledger published Part I of “Prevention to Keep Healthcare Infections at Bay” which will explored training and environmental service recognition and color coding textiles.  You can read it here.   High performance, reusable products The CDC and OSHA have published information in support of using microfiber products in healthcare facilities. Such products benefit

  • National Preparedness Month – Tornado

    National Preparedness Month – Tornado

    September is National Preparedness Month.  For the past three weeks, we have looked at OSHA and NOAA’s advice on how to prepare and recover from heat, floods, and hurricanes.  Today we’ll take a look at the organizations’ tornado preparedness information. Tornado Tornadoes can occur with little or no warning. Taking precautions in advance of the