Monthly Archives: December 2009

Tips for Safe Use of Space Heaters

Winter has clearly descended on Minnesota and with is the increased use of space heaters, both at work and at home.    Space heaters can be beneficial, but they are also a fire hazard.  Here are some tips on how to … Continue reading

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CHESS wishes you safe passages

As Christmas and the New Year approach, more people will be out on the road, setting off on vacation and traveling to visit friends and family.  We wish for you to arrive safe and come back home safe.  If you … Continue reading

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OSHA’s Regulatory Priorities

OSHA has posted its regulatory priorities. There’s action where little has existed before.  Some of these items have been on the list for years and years (crystalline silica’s standard, especially for construction, actually requires an analytical method no longer used).  … Continue reading

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Hidden Hazards: Restrooms and Locker rooms

While restrooms should not be a hazardous place, there are several things you should check for: 1.  Is this a high traffic area?  We have heard of head injuries from employees coming out of the restroom quickly, only to run … Continue reading

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OSHA Reviews State Run Programs

Minnesota, along with 25 other states, has a state run OSHA program.  This means that part of the funding comes from the federal program and part comes from the individual states (it is not funded through OSHA citations, though).  Employers … Continue reading

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Assistant Secretary for OSHA confirmed

Dr David Michaels was confirmed to be the next head of OSHA.  On December 3, 2009, the US Senate finally confirmed Dr. Michaels as the Assistant Secretary of Labor to oversee OSHA.  Dr. Michaels is coming from George Washington University … Continue reading

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