OSHA IDs Top 10 violations for 2017

While OSHA’s Top 10 list of most frequently cited workplace safety violations is usually filled with familiar violations names, this year’s rundown contains a newcomer: Fall Protection – Training Requirements (1926.503). The highly anticipated list was announced today by Patrick Kapust, deputy director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs at the 2017 NSC Congress & … Continue reading OSHA IDs Top 10 violations for 2017

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A farmer’s letter to anyone sharing the road

HOW WIDE IS IT? Even if you are a farmer or farmwife, do you know how much of the road this sprayer will take up once the driver pulls out? Most nonfarm motorists certainly don’t know! Safety A farmer’s letter to anyone sharing the road Here are 10 things a farmer hopes you will consider … Continue reading A farmer’s letter to anyone sharing the road

Keeping Our Lil’ Farmers Safe!

More than 300,000 farmers in the United States are under 18 years old, according to the United States Department of Labor. Farming accidents claim about 300 children’s lives each year and more than 26,000 are injured.  Working on a farm is a great experience for a child to learn responsibility, good work-ethic, build strength, and … Continue reading Keeping Our Lil’ Farmers Safe!

Health officials declare hepatitis A outbreak in L.A. County

Los Angeles County health officials declared a hepatitis A outbreak Tuesday, days after a public health emergency was announced in San Diego County, where at least 16 people have died of the highly contagious virus. Case numbers are still small in L.A. County, with only 10 people infected as part of the outbreak, said Dr. … Continue reading Health officials declare hepatitis A outbreak in L.A. County

National Farm Safety Week: The “Beloved” Tractor

According to the International Labor Organization, more than half of the 335,000 workplace fatalities around the globe occur in agriculture, making farming one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. Since farmers are the world’s cultural and economical backbone, it is important to keep them safe! The deadliest machinery on a farm is the … Continue reading National Farm Safety Week: The “Beloved” Tractor

YES, THERE IS SOMETHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT WORKERS’ COMP COSTS

Many factors affect workers' compensation costs, including a number that are in your control. Simply work comp, a workers' compensation provider, notes that because premiums are based on loss history, proactive steps can help control losses and premiums. They offer the following suggestions: 1- Have a list of transitional jobs. This way, when employees are … Continue reading YES, THERE IS SOMETHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT WORKERS’ COMP COSTS

Don’t put your safety initiatives aside just because OSHA Rules are on hold

Even though some OSHA Rules are on hold, many experts believe they will still move forward just as they are. We've seen a variety of rollbacks and delays to rescind OSHA rules but this doesn't mean you should not progress your work safety initiatives. We have always seen such delays when it comes to safety … Continue reading Don’t put your safety initiatives aside just because OSHA Rules are on hold

Keeping Your Garden Center Safe – Avoiding Work Related Accidents & Costly Fines

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has specific safety standards for garden centers which help keep your employees safe. They perform random inspections and the last thing you want, is to not be ready or compliant when they do. Fines can be very expensive, starting from $12,000 and upwards of $126,000.  The can actually … Continue reading Keeping Your Garden Center Safe – Avoiding Work Related Accidents & Costly Fines