Monthly Archives: July 2011

Safety Tip: Hearing Protection

If you need to raise your voice to be heard from three feet away, you probably need to wear hearing protection. Ear plugs and ear muffs may offer similar levels of protection. The most important things with hearing protection is … Continue reading

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It’s Hot Out!!

We are all aware of the heat and humidity right now.  In St Paul as I write this, the heat index is 111 degrees.  Workers, both indoors and out, need to take precautions. OSHA has a new campaign to prevent … Continue reading

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Injury and Illness Prevention Programs

We’ve talked about this before:  Federal OSHA is considering requiring companies to develop Injury and Illness Prevention Programs (I2P2).  It may sound intimidating, but Minnesota already requires it, through the AWAIR (A Workplace Accident and Injury Reduction) program. OSHA has … Continue reading

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Injury reporting changes

OSHA is seeking comments on two proposed changes to injury reporting. The first change is that employers will have to report within 8 hours not just a fatality or hospitalization of three or more people (which is the current requirement), … Continue reading

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