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  • Safety plans and safety programs are an important part of every company. The programs are more than a government requirement, but a way to prevent employee injury and illness. By protecting workers, you protect a valuable company asset, as well as prevent production downtime and the cost of lost-time hours. Have you created your company’s […] [MORE]

  • This tragic story provides an important reminder to workers about confined spaces: If they don’t have the proper equipment and training to perform a rescue, they’re risking their own lives by going in to help a co-worker.  OSHA has cited Douglas N. Higgins Inc. and its related contracting company, McKenna Contracting LLC, with 10 serious […] [MORE]

  • As an Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) professional, you create custom safety programs for your company. Training and preparing for inspections aren’t just about teaching employees the rules. Safety violations happen even when workers know the rules and the penalties. So how do you create a culture of safety? By making sure the employees not […] [MORE]

  • The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed a lawsuit against a North Carolina employer for failing to provide an accommodation to an employee whose respiratory conditions were aggravated by fragrances in the workplace.  Elizabeth Pennell worked as a patient account representative at Advanced Home Care’s call support center in High Point, NC. Pennell […] [MORE]

  • A former truck driver was diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome. Should he receive workers’ comp benefits? The question comes down to what caused his carpal tunnel: work or weighing 500 pounds?  Cline Waugh worked for Maxum Petroleum Operating Co. as an over-the-road truck driver. His job duties included inspecting and loading equipment, using both hands […] [MORE]

  • With a GPS fleet tracking solution in place, you can help improve productivity, accountability and profitability. Whether you manage two vehicles or dozens, keeping the costs of fuel and maintenance down is a primary concern for any fleet owner. With GPS fleet tracking solutions, you can pinpoint exactly where your vehicles and field workers are […] [MORE]