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Life can change in an instance

That title might be cliche, but when it comes to safety, it is true. We have recently had the unfortunate opportunity to investigate several serious injuries. Some injuries could be prevented if the employee took one second or ten seconds … Continue reading

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Ladder Safety: There’s an App for That

NIOSH, the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, recently released a mobile device application for straight ladder safety (not step ladders).  The app includes a measuring device to ensure the angle is correct (not too steep or shallow), keys … Continue reading

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An Emerging Workplace Threat: MRSA

The threat of MRSA, a very nasty resilient infection (which led to the amputation of our father’s leg) is very real.  The cost of having an employee seen by a physician (preferably an occupational health physician) is miniscule compared to … Continue reading

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OSHA Recordkeeping – 2012 OSHA 300 Summaries should be posted

OSHA 300 logs must be completed and the summaries posted by Feb 1.  Here are a few pointers: If you had ten or more employees at any time during the year, complete the log. Record only cases where the employee … Continue reading

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Beware Disincentives

OSHA has made it clear that they do not like incentive programs that would discourage employees from reporting injuries.  For example, rewarding a department for a certain number of days without a recordable injury.  You don’t want to be the … Continue reading

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Minnesota Workers Compensation Ombudsman

The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry has launched a Workers Compensation Ombudsman Program to provide support for employees (injured workers) and small businesses/employers. According to the Department of Labor and Industry press release,    The ombudsman assists small businesses … Continue reading

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