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The value of accident investigations

Find the cause.
April 11, 2014

Section 5(a)(1) of the OSH Act, often referred to as the General Duty Clause, requires employers to “furnish to each of his employees employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees.”

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Nominate your company for the ASA Safety Award

It’s time to start your ASA Safety Award application.
February 11, 2014

We’ve all said it, or at least found ourselves thinking about it: the Empire State Building managed to get built without OSHA and it turned out just fine.

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Protect them

Are your warehouse workers operating in a safe environment?
January 16, 2014

The distribution industry is reliant on the people who receive, pick, pack and ship the goods that we deliver to our customers. Our profitability depends on their productivity. Industry is investing in equipment, software and processes to drive productivity, but the best investment is the continuing health and safety of its workers.

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A look at OHSA recordkeeping and reporting requirements

Be thorough when reporting a workplace injury.
December 16, 2013

It is a fundamental aspect of a company’s safety program that there is a published methodology for employees to report work-related injuries and illnesses. All injuries/illnesses, no matter how slight, need to be reported in accordance with company policy.

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Globally Harmonized System’s first event is quickly approaching

Are you ready?
November 26, 2013

Dec. 1, 2013 is the deadline to complete employee training, which includes GHS as part of the site Hazard Communication Standard program. HCS commonly is referred to as HazCom or HazCom 2012. The HCS is OHSA Standard 29 CFR 1910.1200.

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Be prepared for workplace violence

Steps employers can take to evaluate risk and prevent workplace violence.
July 12, 2013

 Each year there are nearly two million nonfatal acts of workplace violence and about 600 employees killed due to workplace violence. 

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Checklist for compliance, Part 2

Requirements for chemical product and article manufacturers.
May 15, 2013

This is the second of a two-part series on the steps United States-based employers should take to comply with the revised OSHA Hazard Communication Standard, also known as OSHA HCS 2012.

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Checklist for Compliance

The importance of OSHA HCS 2012.
April 12, 2013
In 1983, OSHA enacted the Hazard Communication Standard to ensure the hazards of all chemicals produced or imported are classified and information on the classified hazards is communicated to employers and their employees through a comprehensive hazard communication program, container labeling, material safety data sheets and employee training.
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Be prepared

How properly to handle bloodborne pathogen exposure.
February 8, 2013
Injuries are a part of life in most industries.
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Loading dock safety

Proper operating procedures are essential in preventing accidents.
January 2, 2013
Loading docks are the hub of activity and are one of the most dangerous spots in a warehouse. This is due to the combination of hazards and the volume of activities that occur in this usually confined area.
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April 2014

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In the April issue of Supply House Times, there is much focus on young professionals in the distribution industry. Find out who is being recognized as this year's Young Executives for the American Supply Association and read who will be taking over Aaron & Co. when it's current owners retire. Read about Central Plumbing Specialties' recent expansion, catch up on the latest news from the distribution industry as well as the latest products!
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