Posts made in June, 2015

Preventing Sunburn to Workers

Anyone can be burned by the sun. Sun induced skin cancers are the most common cancers of Caucasian adults. The incidence of skin cancer is increasing in epidemic proportions in our country. The risk of developing a melanoma, a deadly skin cancer, doubles every 10 years. Protecting skin from the sun’s rays could prevent about 80 percent of skin cancers. Harmful...

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Small Business Owners Four-Part Safety Program: Part #1 – Setup

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has created guidelines for small business owners to aid them in creating and benefiting from a safety program. Although voluntary, these guidelines represent OSHA’s policy on what every worksite should have in place to protect workers from occupational hazards. The guidelines are based heavily on...

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Small Business Owners Four Part Safety Program: Part #2 – Worksite Analysis

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has created guidelines for small business owners to aid them in creating and benefiting from a safety program. Although voluntary, these guidelines represent OSHA’s policy on what every worksite should have in place to protect workers from occupational hazards. The guidelines are based heavily on...

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Small Business Owner Four Part Safety Program: Part #3 – Hazard Control

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has created guidelines for small business owners to aid them in creating and benefiting from a safety program. Although voluntary, these guidelines represent OSHA’s policy on what every worksite should have in place to protect workers from occupational hazards. The guidelines are based heavily on...

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Small Business Owner Four Part Safety Program: Part #4 – Documentation

Documentation is an essential element of a safety program. Essential records, including those legally required for workers’ compensation, insurance audits, and government inspections, must be maintained as long as required by law and an actual need exists. Keeping records of your activities, such as policy statements, training sessions for management,...

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