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Great video about Safety Program importance

It is crucial that employees are safe. There is a moral obligation, it has become too costly for employees to get hurt, and it helps us follow OSHA guidelines. The purpose of a Safety Program is to reduce work related injury and illness. We are to follow the guidelines and utilize the information the Safety Program provides.  Are all your employees knowledgeable of the contents in the Safety Program? Have they been taught how following the Safety Program can protect […]

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Tornado Season, Are you prepared?

The Midwest is currently in peak Tornado and Severe Weather season, typically lasting from March through May. It is extremely important to be prepared and educated. Are you aware of the difference between a tornado watch and a tornado warning? A tornado watch is issued by the National Weather Service when weather in a particular area could produce tornadoes (often this means thunderstorms are in the area). A tornado warning means that a tornado has been spotted on the ground […]

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Indiana Chamber’s 2016 Indiana Safety and Health Expo and Conference

RMS Safety had the pleasure of sponsoring and attending Indiana Chamber’s 2016 Indiana Safety and Health Conference & Expo, from March 21-23rd. We love sponsoring this event, as this year was not our first, and have so much fun meeting other people in the industry and seeing business associates. This year there was over 700 attendees, 110 exhibitors and over 60 education sessions. Our own Manager of Construction Services, Kevin Beswick, led a session on “The Art of Correcting Unsafe Behavior”, where […]

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Aerial Lift Training Information

NIOSH and OSHA have provided online resources to prevent aerial life injuries and fatalities. Click on the links below for more information. OSHA Fact Sheet – Aerial Lifts Hazard Alert – Aerial Lifts NIOSH Aerial Lifts Webpage   A video on what NOT to do!

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Reminder… The last GHS deadline is June 1! Are you ready?

This is just a friendly reminder to our clients and friends that OSHA’s last deadline for their new GHS standard is quickly approaching (June 1, 2016)!  By this date you need to make sure that your written “Hazard Communication Program” reflects the new standard, and replace your old MSDS with new SDS.  Have you done this?  Have you even started yet?  These are not quick and easy things to accomplish so we would recommend getting started soon if you haven’t already!

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OSHA has provided a Zip Line pamphlet

OSHA has produced a pamphlet that should help protect zip-line workers. It also explains employers’ responsibilities to provide safety training and equipment to workers who run recreational zip-lining activities. They hope this will also help remind workers of their right to speak up about safety concerns, and remind them they can request an OSHA inspection. Click here to see the pamphlet.  

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Connecticut business owner claiming he has 1099 contractors gets caught in a lie

OSHA cited Royal Construction, out of Canton Conn., for seven violations of workplace safety standards at a Farmington work site in 2014. The company contested the citations, claiming the workers at the job site weren’t employees, but instead were independent contractors (Non-W2 Employee) who worked under their own supervision and provided their own tools. Upon further investigation, the Labor Department established that: Royal Construction had employees at the job site, and provided materials, tools, trailer and equipment needed for the […]

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Zika Virus in the workplace

What is the Zika Virus? It is a mosquito-borne illness that can cause fever, rash, joint pain and conjunctivitis for one in five infected people. It can be contracted through mosquito bites that are infected, or blood transfusions of an affected person.  Even though there is no immediate threat, or reason for concern regarding contracting the virus in the USA, it should still be a topic in every workplace. Under OSHA’s “General Duty Clause”, the employer has a legal obligation […]

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Good Video for Forklift Training

We found a video that you might want to incorporate into your Forklift Operator Training.  This is a good example of how employees will find ways to get the job done when they aren’t provided the right equipment to do it safely. Please enjoy!  

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Crane Collapsed in NYC

Due to a series of unfortunate events, a 565 ft. crawler crane (roughly the length of an NYC block) fell to the ground at 8:24 AM ET this morning, resulting in one death and three injuries. The crane was being used to replace generators and air conditioners on a building’s roof, when 20 mph wind pushed it to the ground.  Mayor Bill de Blasio has stated “They were in the process of securing the crane … actually preparing to bring it […]

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