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OSHA Approved First Aid Kits?

What’s in your first aid kit?  Do you even have one?  What’s required in a first aid kit? And – Does OSHA even require or approve first aid kits? Workplace hazards vary widely.  What influences the contents of a First Aid kit and the number of First Aid kits needed would be the size of […]

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The Perfect Storm – An Employer’s Worst Nightmare

An employee gets hurt and is sent to the hospital. OSHA now needs to be called. A day later, another employee calls OSHA on an employee complaint. What could be worse? OSHA shows up to investigate the employee complaint. OSHA also discovers that the company’s name has come up on a random list for a […]

What is the Employers Safety Responsibilities for Temporary Workers

Do you hire temporary workers? Do you direct hire temporary employees or do you use a staffing agency? What are your responsibilities with regards to training? If you use a staffing agency, who is responsible for safety training? These are important questions to ask yourself when hiring temporary employees. In the eyes of OSHA, both the […]

Injury and Illness Recordkeeping Requirements

Each year between February 1st and April 30th, employers are required to post a copy of OSHA’s Form 300A, which summarizes job-related injury and illness logged during 2015.  This must be displayed in a common area where notices to employees are usually posted. If you employ more than ten people and you are not classified […]

OSHA Injury Reporting Changes

Did you know…. When an employee is killed or three or more workers are hospitalized, all employers are by law required to report occupational accidents to OSHA within eight hours.  Did you also know there have been reporting changes made by federal OSHA that have been adopted by MN OSHA? At the federal level, the […]