Category Archives: Safety

Safety Focused: July 2016

The hot summer months bring up a slew of different safety concerns for all sorts of industries.  We wanted to briefly address a few important issues today. The Importance of Reporting Near Misses Near misses in the workplace are cases where an injury, accident, illness or other damage had the potential to occur, but didn’t. […]

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OSHA Increases Penalty Amounts

On July 1, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued an interim final rule that increases the penalty amounts the agency may impose for employer violations of safety and health standards, effective Aug. 1, 2016. This Compliance Bulletin outlines the new penalty rates and provides general information about additional changes expected for future […]

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OSHA’s General Duty Clause

OSHA’s General Duty Clause The Occupational Safety and Health Act (Act) was enacted to regulate workplace safety and health. The Act is administered by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The Act and its accompanying regulations identify a significant number of recognized hazards and establish safety and health standards to address them. OSHA standards […]

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Preparing for an OSHA Visit

  What triggers an OSHA inspection? An OSHA inspection can be triggered by any of the following: Planned inspection Complaint National/local emphasis program (lead, amputations, etc.) Site specific targeting program (high incident rate sites) Follow-up on a previous inspection Imminent danger Fatality What comprises an OSHA inspection? Recordkeeping OSHA log accuracy (from the last 5 […]

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Safety Focused | April 2016

Back to the Basics: Workplace First Aid First-aid knowledge and decisive action can mean the difference between life and death. If someone requires emergency medical attention on the job, co-workers in the immediate vicinity should call 911 and, if trained, apply first aid while waiting for the paramedics. Although this advice is not meant to […]

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2015 Traffic Fatalities

2015 Traffic Fatalities Up 9.3 Percent After Years of Steady Declines After years of steady, gradual declines in the number of traffic fatalities, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced a 9.3 percent increase in the number of U.S. traffic deaths in the first nine months of 2015. Though the actual amounts for […]

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6 Tips for Winter Driving & More | The Presidio Group

6 Tips for Winter Driving Every day, about 90 drivers are killed in motor vehicle accidents, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. And, with inclement winter weather making driving conditions more hazardous, that number could worsen. For that reason, be sure to follow these six tips whenever you drive this winter: Have your […]

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