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OSHA recently determined it will not be making changes to the healthcare emergency temporary standard (ETS) after reviewing the latest guidance, science and data on COVID-19, and the recently updated CDC face mask guidance. However, OSHA will continue to monitor and assess the need for changes monthly. OSHA determined that neither the CDC’s guidance on… Read more »

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Keeping workplace technology up and running is vital to any organization’s success. While this task seems feasible, it’s growing harder and harder each year as cyber criminals expand their reach.  It’s not enough to simply protect workplace technology with software and security protocols. It’s also critical for your organization to test the overall effectiveness of… Read more »

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Poor hiring decisions can be extremely costly for your company, in terms of business interruption, wasted recruiting and training resources, lower employee morale and more. You may realize that an individual is not a good fit, or a new employee may choose to leave if the job doesn’t match his or her expectations. In both… Read more »

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Throughout the day, your hands can come in contact with a multitude of hazards. Hand, wrist and finger injuries are among the most common ailments suffered by workers, and can be not only extremely painful, but also debilitating. To avoid suffering from a hand, wrist or finger injury, you must recognize potential hazards and take… Read more »

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Back exercises are some of the most important things you can do to strengthen your muscles and prevent injuries. Lower back exercises, combined with overall good physical fitness, will keep occupational injuries at bay. Try these exercises to strengthen your back, aiming for 10 minutes most days of the week.  Exercises for Your Lower Back… Read more »

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Heat and humidity can cause several different types of heat-related illnesses such as heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Knowing the signs and symptoms of each type of heat-related illness will help to keep you safe on the job. Normally, the body has ways of keeping itself cool by allowing heat to escape through… Read more »

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Workers impaired by drugs or alcohol can cause serious damage to your business in the form of increased absenteeism, lower productivity, higher health care costs, higher workers’ compensation claims, and more on-the-job injuries and accidents. In order to maintain a safe and productive work environment, employers should take action to stop substance abuse. A cornerstone… Read more »