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SafetySmart Compliance Newsletter – August 2014

SafetySmart Compliance Newsletter

August 2014

We look at SafetySmart Compliance as your by proxy “safety coach“, which is why we think it is not only important to help you implement the right and compliant safety procedures, but also identify when people aren’t following those “best practices” and …

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Planning For Workplace Emergencies and Evacuations

The best way to protect your workers and your business is to expect the unexpected. Use this booklet to guide you when immediate action is necessary.

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A Guide to OSHA Rules: Stairways and Ladders

Refresh your ladder safety knowledge with this guide to OSHA ladder safety designed to keep you compliant with current regulations.

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Model LOTO Training Form for Affected Employees

Simply providing LOTO training isn’t enough. You must be able to document that such training was provided and what it covered. This tool can help.

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Policies and Practices: How to Safely Demolish a Brick Wall

Home renovation shows make it seem easy, requiring no more than a sledge hammer and strong arms. In reality, it takes more work to demolish a brick wall.

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Helping Workers Handle the Hazards of Isolation

How do you protect workers who work in isolation? Assess the risks they face when they perform jobs in isolation and establish safe work procedures.

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Not All Sharps are Needles

Any object that can penetrate the skin and cause an exposure to contaminated blood or other infectious materials is a sharp.

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3 Ways to Battle Safety Complacency

Complacency is one of the greatest detractors from workplace safety. If your company is battling a complacent workforce, here are 3 ways you can help.

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Preparing Your Workers for OSHA Inspections

OSHA inspections are tricky. Since they’re generally the first persons the inspector encounters, your workers must understand not only their own rights but those of the employer.

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Hang Onto Your Right to Challenge an Unfair Citation

OSHA issues about 90,000 citations per year. Believe it or not, some of these citations are unfair. If you get hit with what you consider to be an unfair citation, you must act fast. You have only 15 working days to file the necessary paperwork.

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