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Walking-Working Surfaces & Fall Protection Standard Updates – General Industry

Walking-Working Surfaces and Fall Protection Rule Effective Date: January 17, 2017 2017 ushered in the new OSHA Final Rule for general industry standards addressing slip, trip, and fall hazards (subpart D), and additional requirements for personal fall protection systems (subpart I). Falls from heights, as well as falls occurring on the same level, are the leading […]

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Consultant Selection Tips – Outsourced Contractor Vetting Part 2

Big Companies are using safety audit companies like Avetta, Browz, Complyworks, ISNetworld®, and Veriforce to vet their contractors – If you’ve been faced with an audit by one of these companies – You need to read this article   Part 1 Recap In the first part of this article, we looked at some of the […]

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A New Market Created – Outsourcing Contractor Vetting Part 1

Even if your company has a top-notch safety program, it is possible that you have been faced with a contract safety pre-qualification audits such as Avetta, ISNetworld®, Browz, Veriforce or Complyworks. Year after year, more and more companies are making the shift to outsourced contractor and supplier vetting. From a cost, process and workflow perspective, […]

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Beat The Heat – A Brief Heat Illness Prevention Review

Summer is here, and with it – HEAT! Forty-five people died from heat related injuries in the US in 2015, according to the National Weather Service. Some companies simply prefer to close when temperatures get high, but closing is not an option for every business, so it is important to know how to beat the heat!  […]

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Slips, Trips & Falls – Causes and Prevention

29 CFR 1910 Subpart D According to the US Department of Labor, over 17% of all disabling occupational injuries results from a fall, making falls one of the most frequently reported workplace incident. In fact, 15% of all accidental deaths that occur in general industry are a result of a slip, trip or fall. A […]

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Gold Shovel Standard

What is Gold Shovel Standard Certification? Gold Shovel Standard (GSS) is a somewhat new industry certification, and is still evolving to best support industry goals.

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