Workplace Injury Recordkeeping

Effective July 2, 2018, implementation of “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illness” Regulation goes into effect and how you track Workplace Injury Recordkeeping will change. What does this mean for your company? Depending on the size of your company and the NAICS code you fall under, you will be required to electronically submit all […]

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25 Signs You Have An Awesome Workplace Safety Culture

According to OSHA, “Safety cultures consist of shared beliefs, practices, and attitudes that exist at an establishment. Culture is the atmosphere created by those beliefs, attitudes, etc., which shape our behavior.” By definition, workplace safety culture is difficult to measure. How do you measure values, attitudes, and beliefs? Following are 25 ways to tell whether or not […]

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A Safe Workplace is Sound Business

OSHA has recently updated its Guidelines for Safety and Health Programs – first released 30 years ago – to reflect changes in the economy, workplaces, and evolving safety and health issues. The new Recommended Practices have been well received by a wide variety of stakeholders and are designed to be used in a wide variety […]

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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 […]

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 […]