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OSHA delivers final rule on Silica Exposure

By / April 12, 2016 / / 0 Comments

    On March 25, 2016, OSHA published its long-awaited final ruling on the standards for respirable crystalline silica. There’s mixed reaction to the standard. One thing for sure, in order to comply, businesses will need increased monitoring and medical surveillance. Some say that the expectations are not reasonable while others say it’s long overdue. […]

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Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)

By / April 11, 2016 / / 0 Comments

Since the 1970’s, EAPs have grown in number and are rapidly becoming commonplace in the business environment. Employee Assistance Programs are designed to help reduce the number of workplace problems by providing access to screening, assessments and interventions for employees. Unfortunately, many times personal problems are unavoidable when your employee shows up for work. Employees […]

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E-One Helps Companies Remain Drug-Free

By / March 18, 2016 / , / 0 Comments

Employers are always looking for ways to demonstrate their commitment to health and safety. A drug-free workplace will not only improve work conditions, it may reduce legal costs, minimize insurance premiums, and allow your business to qualify for grants and government contracts. In order to maintain a drug-free workplace, five components should be in place. […]

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Overburdening of Emergency Rooms

By / February 11, 2016 / , / 0 Comments

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported that the number of Emergency Room visits each year have soared to over 129 million. Of those visits, only 12% resulted in admission. It is estimated that up to two-thirds of Emergency Room visits are avoidable. Of the 72% of patients with insurance, 24% did […]

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Workplace Safety in the New Year

By / February 1, 2016 / / 0 Comments

Occupational Health and Safety never takes a break in your workplace. Even so, it’s always good to check yourself in key areas in your commitment to having a great 2016. Here are a couple of “Safety Resolutions” to help you kick start the New Year. 1. Review your manual handling program. Poor lifting techniques are […]

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Stress!

By / January 22, 2016 / / 0 Comments

It seems that everyone is stressed these days. With multiple responsibilities, school, work, kids and just life in general, stress seems to creep into everyone’s life. How can you help minimize stress in your life? The first step to finding some stress relief is to make it a priority by monitoring what makes you stressed. […]

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Workplace Strategies to Minimize the Spread of Sickness

By / January 20, 2016 / / 0 Comments

This time of the year creates havoc in workforce absenteeism. The flu, colds and general sickness put a tremendous burden on the employees that have to pick up the slack. There are ways to encourage great workplace strategies to minimize the spread of sickness in your business. Simple messaging is a great way to reach […]

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Hearing Conservation Program: Audiometric Testing

By / January 13, 2016 / / 0 Comments

Thousands of workers suffer from preventable hear loss each year. Hazardous noise affects more than 30 million people in the workplace. Legal limits on noise exposure are set by OSHA and are based on the worker’s time weighted average over an eight-hour day. If a general workplace is exposed to 85 decibels for an eight-hour […]

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It’s Not Too Late for a Flu Shot

By / January 8, 2016 / / 0 Comments

The 2015-2016 Flu season is nothing to mess around with! When countering the effects of the flu, the first 24 hours are the most important. If you’ve got a fever or a little bit of a sore throat, don’t wait until tomorrow! Antivirals can help to minimize the symptoms and speed up the recovery. With a […]

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FIT Testing Basics

By / January 6, 2016 / / 0 Comments

Qualitative and Quantitative Fit Testing The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) require employers to fit test workers who must wear a tight-fitting respirator on the job. A “Fit Test” tests the seal between the facepiece of the respirator and the face. According to OSHA, the test must be performed at least annually and only […]

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