Newsletters

With the most up-to-date content on issues relating to employee safety, work site injuries & illness and environmental compliance, CHESS newsletters offer additional insight into issues such as OSHA and regulatory compliance, industrial hygiene, and injury management. You can also learn about upcoming safety training and seminars in your area.

Featured articles include tips and updates from our Blog The Chess Tournament: Safety News and Views You Can Use, along with OSHA updates, guest columns on topics such as risk management, environmental regulations and updates, ways to save money on energy resources, and highlights on new safety products.

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November 2017 Newsletter

  • Fire Safety at Home
  • OSHA Recordkeeping and Environmental Deadlines
  • OSHA Updates
  • We Say Hello and Goodbye

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April 2017 Newsletter

  • Minnesota Severe Weather Awareness Week
  • Road Work Zone Awareness
  • Workers' Memorial Day April 28
  • New OSHA Standards on Hold
  • MPCA Air Quality Rule Update
  • Buying, Selling or Moving a Business
  • Discount to Switch from Solvent inn Parts Washers

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February 2017 Newsletter

  • Aerosol Can Disposal Correction - Takes Effect in 2018
  • Where to Get Required Employment Posters, Free
  • General Comment on Federal and Minnesota Rules
  • OSHA Recordkeeping Changes
  • OSHA Silica Standard Effective June 2017
  • Walking-Working Surfaces Standard Rewritten
  • MPCA May Ease Air Quality Requirements for Small Facilities
  • Proposed Limits on NMP, methylene chloride

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December 2016 Newsletter

  • New Rules for Aerosol Can Disposal
  • E-Cigs - Nicotine Cartridges are Hazardous Waste
  • Top Ten OSHA Citations for 2016 - The Usual Suspects
  • Some Twin Cities Employers Must Offer Sick and Safe Leave in 2017
  • OSHA Recordkeeping and Environmental Deadlines

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August 2016 Newsletter

  • We Welcome Jake Back
  • Cool Products from the Safety Conference
  • OSHA and Environmental Updates

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July 2016 Newsletter

  • Heat Precautions
  • Heat Index
  • How to Recognize and Treat Heat Illnesses

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June 2016 Newsletter

  • Beware the Coming Heat!
  • Heat Index
  • Heat Illnesses: how to recognize them and what to do

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May 2016 Newsletter

  • Where do I send my hazardous waste manifest?
  • Do I need a tourniquet? First aid kit recommended contents
  • I posted my OSHA 300 log - Now what?

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April 2016 Newsletter

  • Visit us at MN Safety Conference May 4-5
  • OSHA Updates: Silica standard, Face Protection standard, and more
  • Environmental Updates
  • Severe Weather Drills
  • Welcome Steve Hemingway

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December 2015 Newsletter

  • Stay Safe Over the Holidays
  • The Importance of Safety Latches
  • First Reports of Injury (how to complete Boxes 25-30)
  • OSHA Recordkeeping and Environmental Deadlines
  • Lead Wheel Weights Banned in MN as of January 2016

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September 2015 Newsletter

  • New OSHA Reporting Requirements Go Into Effect October 1
  • One Man's Trash... How CHESS Recycled Unwanted Paint and Saved a Client Thousands of Dollars
  • New Employment Poster: Minimum Wage
  • Sewer Work is Dangerous Work
  • Hazardous Waste Record Keeping
  • We Say Goodbye to Jake

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June 2015 Newsletter

  • Are Employees Cleaning Themselves with Compressed Air?
  • Welcome New CHESS Players!
  • Awards and Recognitions
  • Got Pallets?
  • What All Those Initials Stand For
  • Free Products
  • Do You Have a Wash Bay?
  • New Injury Reporting Rules
  • Summer Hazards

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January 2015 Newsletter

  • OSHA Regulatory Updates
  • MPCA Part 70 General Permit
  • Grants: OSHA Safety Grants and Others
  • Hazardous Waste Hauler Updates
  • Stormwater No Exposure
  • Employment Posters
  • OSHA Recordkeeping and Environmental Deadlines

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August 2014 Newsletter

  • Staff Direct Phone Numbers
  • Open House Sept. 12
  • Congratulations Jake!
  • N95 Day September 5
  • Right to Know Training Guides
  • Feature Products
  • Spanish Language Workers Comp Form
  • The Heat May Still Come This Summer...
  • OSHA and Regulatory Updates
  • OSHA Small Business Website
  • Smoke Detector Recall

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April 2014 Newsletter

  • CHESS is Making a Move
  • Minnesota Safety Conference May 6-7
  • NFPA 70E Arc Flash Safety Free Training May 14
  • Severe Weather Reminders
  • New MUTCD
  • MSDSLinks
  • Commercial Drivers Licenses and Medical Cards
  • Due North Ice and Snow Traction Aids
  • OSHA 300 Summary of Injuries and Illnesses

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February 2014 Newsletter

  • Workers Comp Updates
  • Slips and Falls
  • Regulatory Updates
  • MSDS Links Name Change
  • OSHA Recordkeeping
  • $1,000,000 in Grant Money for CHESS Clients
  • OSHA Recordkeeping and Environmental Deadlines

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August 2013 Newsletter

  • OSHA National Emphasis Program on Isocyanates
  • OSHA Letter on Bloodborne Pathogens as Applied to Collision Repair

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July 2013 Newsletter

  • Work Comp Strategies and Update
  • New First Report of Injury (FRoI) Form
  • Great Safety Products
  • Hazardous Waste Updates
  • Electronics Recycling
  • Cylinder Recall

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May 2013 Newsletter

  • Minnesota Safety Conference May 14-16
  • Welcome New Staff - Jacob Thorson, EHS Technician
  • OSHA 300 Summary
  • Injury Reporting / OSHA 300 Logs
  • Ricky Rubio and You Can Save a Life
  • Employment Posters
  • Ramsey County VSQG Program
  • Right to Know
  • Abrasive Wheel Checklist
  • AWAIR Programs
  • May 16, 2013, AWAIR Workshop

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January 2013 Newsletter

  • New OSHA and Employment Posters
  • Minnesota AWAIR Updated
  • Safety Data Sheets and MSDSLinks
  • Walk Like a Penguin (Walking Safely on Snow and Ice)
  • Workers Comp series: Getting Injured Workers Back to Work
  • OSHA Recordkeeping and Environmental Deadlines

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October 2012 Newsletter

  • Educational Opportunities
  • Hazardous Waste Update

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Fall 2012 Newsletter

  • Welcome New Staff
  • A SPY Amongst Us
  • Regulatory Updates
  • Dept of Labor and Industry Makeover
  • Federal Head Protection Update
  • Work Comp: If an Injury Occurs
  • Work Comp Mod Rates
  • Work Comp Symposium
  • First Aid/CPR Class

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April 2012 Newsletter

  • Minnesota Safety Conference
  • What Did You Say? Audiograms and Hearing Conservation
  • Medication Drop-offs
  • Where We Will Be - upcoming seminars
  • Compliance Update
  • Workers' Comp

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Late March 2012 Newsletter

  • GHS Arrives
  • MSDSLinks
  • Chainsaw & Tree Trimming Safety Videos
  • Minnesota Safety Conference
  • CHESS Services

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March 2012 Newsletter

  • New Staff
  • OSHA 300 Reminder
  • Required Posters
  • Worker Comp
  • Regulatory Update
  • Where We'll Be

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December 2011 Newsletter

  • Recycling Holiday Lights
  • DOT bans hand held cell phones for Commercial Vehicles
  • Recordkeeping and Environmental Deadlines
  • OSHA Releases Educational Videos
  • How to Have a Safe Holiday

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Fall 2011 Newsletter

  • OSHA Enforcement
  • NESHAP 6H
  • Hazardous Waste Reminders
  • Workers Comp:  Managing Claims Saves For You And Employees
  • Jacks and Jack Stands
  • Hiring the right person

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Summer 2011 Newsletter

  • It's Hot Out - Heat Safety
  • Minnesota Shutdown
  • Federal OHSA Updates
  • Workers Comp - the Cost of Claims
  • Cool Vidieos - the Chemical Safety Board
  • Products Updates

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Spring 2011 Newsletter

  • Minnesota Safety Conference
  • Workers Compensation:  What Goes Into Premiums?
  • Mysteries, Misassumptions, and Myths:  EPA, DOT, and Workers Compensation
  • Metro IBA
  • Triangle Shirtwaist Fire
  • OSHA Quick Takes

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Winter 2011 Newsletter

  • Carol Becomes a CSP
  • OSHA Recordkeeping and Environmental Deadlines
  • Greenhouse Gas Emission Rule Changes Affecting Air Quality Permit Holders
  • Face sheilds and Logging
  • Safety Resources
  • OSHA 300 Logs
  • Workers Compensation Q&A
  • When should a First Report of Injury be sent to the insurance company?

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Fall 2010 Newsletter

  • CHESS Launches New Website
  • AWAIR and I2P2
  • Minnesota OSHA Has an OSHA Inspection
  • What'd You Say? Hearing Loss Explained
  • OSHA Grants
  • Free Monthly Forklift Posters
  • What Do PIGS Have To Do With Fire Extinguishers?

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Summer 2010 Newsletter

  • New Employee Checklists
  • Training Opportunities
    ○  Unveil the Mystery
    ○  Hazardous Materials Security Training
  • Did He Drink a Sports Drink or Acid? The Importance of Chemical Labeling
  • OSHA Changes Inspection Penalties

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Spring 2010 Newsletter

  • Keeping Up With Technology, But Not Always at Work – Texting/Earbuds in the Workplace
  • Hazardous Materials Security Training
  • OSHA Updates
  • Do “Green” Jobs Mean Safe Jobs?
  • The Small Business Quandary – OSHA Inspections

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Winter 2010 Newsletter

  • End of the Year Record Keeping: Air Quality Permit Reports, OSHA 300
  • Respirator Medical Evaluations
  • New Services From CHESS: Safety Flash Cards and MSDS Links
  • Baby, It’s Cold Out There – Working Outdoors
  • Out With the Old and In With the New – 2009 Human Resource Changes

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Fall 2009 Newsletter

  • OSHA Updates: Recordkeeping, Combustible Dust
  • To Review or Not Review? by Brad Pint, Risk Management Resources
  • New Products
  • Environmental Regulations
  • Finding Money Through Energy Savings

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OSHA Enforcement

NESHAP 6H

Hazardous Waste Reminders

Workers Comp: Managing Claims Saves For You And Employees

Jacks and Jack Stands

Hiring the right person

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