Posts made in October, 2014

The Young and Inexperienced Employee

During their frequent visits to insureds, seasoned insurance loss control consultants begin to identify trends or patterns in their clients’ safety management systems. Some are above standard – such as formal hiring practices or routine workplace inspections, while others may be substandard – such as inadequate supervision or inconsistent new hire training....

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Hexavalent Chromium – General Information

This handout is part of a series intended to help small businesses comply with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) standard 29 CFR 1910.1026, Chromium (VI) that applies to occupational exposures to chromium (VI), known as Hexavalent Chromium. Workers exposed to chromium (VI) are at increased risk of developing serious adverse health...

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Carbon Monoxide Dangers and Prevention Issues

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless gas that can cause illness and death. CO is found in combustion fumes, such as those produced by cars and trucks, small gasoline engines, stoves, lanterns, burning charcoal and wood, and gas ranges and heating systems. CO from these sources can build up in enclosed or semi-enclosed spaces. The most common symptoms of CO...

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OSHA – Hearing Conservation Program – Audiometric Testing

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) hearing conservation program is designed to protect workers that are exposed to occupational noise from suffering material hearing impairment. OSHA requires that employers establish and maintain audiometric testing program, which includes baseline audiograms, annual audiograms, training, and follow-up...

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