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9/11 First Responders Receive Compensation

After much lobbying and petitioning by first responders, lobbyists, the media, and even celebrities, the House and Senate both voted last year to extend the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act for 75 years to help provide basic health care for first responders who became ill after performing rescue and Read the full article…

010914-N-3995K-003 New York, N.Y. (Sept. 14, 2001) — Retired Fire Chief Joseph Curry barks orders to rescue teams as they clear through debris that was once the World Trade Center. U.S. Navy Photo by Journalist 1st Class Preston Keres. (RELEASED)
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Oil Spill Prompts Fraudulent Certificate Warning

Fraudulent Certificate Warning Companies hiring workers on hazardous waste clean-up operations – such as the recent oil cleanup effort in Santa Barbara and Long Beach – are warned to verify the validity certificates of employees PRIOR to hiring them. Jules Griggs, President and CEO of Safety Unlimited, Inc. says if Read the full article…

An example certificate for the OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER
Fraudulent Certificate Warning

National Work Zone Awareness Week

Whether you’re a commuter driving in your own vehicle, a commercial driver in a semi, or a construction worker driving a dump truck or other vehicle, it’s important to obey the traffic laws, and drive safely and intelligently while on the road. It’s even more important to do so in construction zones where traffic can bottleneck, tensions can rise, and traffic accidents can not just affect yourself and other drivers, but workers on the site as well.

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Healthy Aging in the Workplace

Currently, 20% of all American workers are over 65. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, that number will jump to 25% in another five years. While safety and health are vital to every workplace, this shift in the age demographic of workers makes issues of healthier workers more pressing because with aging comes a greater likelihood of both chronic health conditions and on-the-job injury.

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When and How to Wash Your Hands

Did you know a recent study by the CDC found that only 35% of men and 65% of women washed their hands after using a public restroom? Per the CDC, there are up to a trillion bacteria in a single gram of stool. Handwashing with soap and clean water is the easiest and most effective way to stay healthy, yet, apparently, many people don’t think they need to wash their hands after using the toilet.

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The Birth of OSHA

In December 29, 1970, President Nixon signed into law the Occupational Safety and Health Act, which led to the creation of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) within the Department of Labor. As an administrative component of the DOL, OSHA can create regulations and standards designed to ensure the Read the full article…

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Food Safety

Thanksgiving is a time of celebration and family. For the fortunate, the tradition usually centers on a large banquet of food and beverages. Whether eating out or dining in, most consumers will not think twice about food safety before indulging in a smorgasbord of savory delights.

Food Safety

Farm Safety

According to OSHA, agriculture ranks highly among the most dangerous industries. Between 2003 and 2011, 5,816 agricultural workers died from work-related injuries in the U.S. In 2011, the fatality rate for agricultural workers was 7 times higher than the rate for all workers in private industry, almost 25 deaths per Read the full article…

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UV Safety

Did you know that skin cancer is the most common type of cancer found in the United States? The main cause of skin cancer is exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun. UV rays can also damage the eyes and cause skin blotches and wrinkles. July is UV Safety Read the full article…

UV Safety