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Top 10 most dangerous cities to work in

Would you believe…that Indianapolis is number 10? OSHA has ranked the top 10 according to the weekly Fatality and Catastrophe reports from  2009 to 2014. Click here to see the list!  

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Spreading Love and Joy during the Christmas season

“Love is not patronizing and charity isn’t about pity, it is about love. Charity and love are the same — with charity you give love, so don’t just give money but reach out your hand instead.” ― Mother Teresa During the month of December, RMS had the pleasure of coming together to assist Sheltering Wings with their Christmas celebration. Sheltering Wings is a Non-Profit organization that assists women and their families who are in need of shelter and discretion. We were […]

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Winter Driving Tips

Winter weather is here! Do you feel prepared for the cold weather and snow? Did you know it’s not safe to let your gas fall below half-full in freezing temperatures? Do you have a Winter Survival Kit in your car in case of emergencies? IN.gov has released some very good winter driving tips.  Please click here and read what precautions you should use this season.  

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OSHA and American Staffing Association form an alliance

During one of the busier seasons of the year, OSHA and the American Staffing Association have formed an alliance to ensure the safety and health of temporary workers. The Department of Labor has issued a video explaining the shared responsibility of host employers and staffing firms in regards to this safety issue. Click here to watch the informative video.   Click here for guidance documents and recommended practices.  

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HAZCOM June 1st, 2015 Deadline Was Widely Missed

As of June 1, only about 35% of manufacturers had met the deadline to convert their MSDS’s into the new GHS/SDS  format.   Now, in the 4th quarter of 2015 that number has increased to an estimated 50%- 65%, with a full 100% not being complete until possibly the first quarter of 2016. Click here to see if the June 1st change applies to you.   It is the responsibility of the suppliers to send the revised SDS’s to the employer.  The […]

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OSHA Increases Penalties

Yes, this is really happening! In an effort to catch up on inflation, OSHA will be increasing their penalty amounts. The new two-year bipartisan budget, signed by President Barack Obama on November 2, 2015, requires OSHA to raise its citation penalties. OSHA was one of three federal agencies that were specifically exempted from a 1990 bill that required federal agencies to raise their fines to keep pace with inflation. As of August 1st, 2016, the new penalties should be as follows: […]

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Seeing Blood…Recordable or not Recordable?

OSHA decided to issue a “Letter of Interpretation” regarding an ongoing and interesting issue. If you faint or lose consciousness due to the sight of your blood, caused by a work-related  event, is this a recordable issue? Click here to read the full details!

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Ashley Furniture Fined by OSHA for Third Time in 2015

In October, OSHA cited Ashley Furniture for the third time this year with $481,000 in fines. This brings the total to over $2,200,000 in just 2015. Ashley Furniture made a statement saying they will “vigorously challenge” all allegations due to OSHA inspectors “based their allegations on assumptions”. Click here for the OSHA release. As we know, fines do happen more often than we would like. For comparison, here is a list of the top OSHA penalties from 2010 through August […]

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Software for Reinforcing Training Content

We recently talked with a company who provides a software program that can be used to reinforce training content with students AFTER a class ends.  To put it simple… their software utilizes “gaming” technology to push content in front of students two-minutes per day for as many days as you want it to.  This software is also functional on smartphones.  To learn more about this company and their software, click here.  

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OSHA’s Publishes Revised Training Guide

Are you fully compliant with all of OSHA’s training requirements?  OSHA has posted a fully updated version of their training guide to help employers, safety professionals, training directors, and others identify and implement required training.  Click here to access a copy of this guide.              

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