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Safety And Health Misconceptions

How Safety & Health Misconceptions are Slowing Your Growth

Misconceptions or preconceived notions about workplace safety can significantly impact nearly every aspect of your business.

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Summer Heat Safety

How to Work Safely in the Sweltering Summer Heat

With summer in full swing, it's that time of year again to talk about the very real and present dangers associated with working in the heat.

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OSHA's Inaugural Safe + Sound Week

OSHA's Inaugural Safe + Sound Week

Don't miss OSHA's Inaugural Safe + Sound Week to raise awareness about safety and health programs in the workplace.

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Top OSHA violations in 2016

Top 5 OSHA Violations of 2016

Learn about the top 5 OSHA violations in 2016, including a description of the OSHA standards for each citation, who is at risk, and what you can do to avoid injuries and fines.

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OSHA's National Safety Stand-Down

OSHA's National Safety Stand-Down

Learn more about OSHA's Safety Stand-Down to prevent falls in the Construction industry and save on Fall Protection training.

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OSHA fines increase in 2016

2016 OSHA Fine Increases

OSHA fines are set to increase in 2016 for the first time in over 25 years. Learn more about new maximum penalties for OSHA citations.

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Top OSHA violations in 2015

Top 5 OSHA Violations of 2015

Learn about the top OSHA violations of 2015, including a description of the OSHA standards for each citation and what training employers can provide to avoid penalties.

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Determine what OSHA training you need

What OSHA Training Course Do I Need?

Safety training is a vital part of many places of employment and helps to save lives and minimize injuries in the workplace.

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Respirable Crystalline Silica - OSHA's Final Rule

Respirable Crystalline Silica - OSHA's Final Rule

Learn about the Final Rule on OSHA's silica exposure regulations. Is your organization in compliance with the new OSHA regulation standards?

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Top 10 serious OSHA Violations

Top 10 "Serious" OSHA Violations

These are the top 10 "serious" OSHA violations reported in 2014, including some statistics and tips for minimizing each type of potential hazard.

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Child labor laws

Child Labor Laws - Facts and Misconceptions

There are both state and federal laws that protect workers under the age of 18 from being exposed to hazards and working unreasonable shifts.

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Family and Medical Leave Act

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) - What You Need To Know

Pursuant to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), employers with over 50 employees must give up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave to said employees.

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Employee Lunch Break Laws

What Are the Employee Lunch Break Labor Laws?

Lunch breaks promote good health, encourage social interactions, and boost morale. Kimberly Elsbach, a UC-Davis management professor who studies workplace psychology, believes that regular breaks increase productivity in the workplace as well.

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Employee Overtime Laws

Employee Overtime: Hours, Pay and Who is Covered

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) states that any work over 40 hours in a 168 hour period is counted as overtime, since the average American work week is 40 hours - that's eight hours per day for five days a week.

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How to report labor violations

How to Report Labor Violations

Labor law violations can be reported to OSHA by fax, mail, phone, or online. Employees can also file discrimination complaints if they have been retaliated against for reporting a hazard.

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Migrant & Seasonal Agricultural Workers Protection Laws

Migrant & Seasonal Agricultural Workers Protection Act (MSPA)

Migrant and seasonal agricultural workers are protected under this act in terms of wages, recordkeeping, transportation, housing, and disclosures.

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Mine Safety & Health Act

Mine Safety & Health Act Explained

The federal government monitors and investigates mining's dangerous aspects. The Mine Safety & Health Act has been amended to strengthen safety precautions.

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Explaining minimum wage

What Is Minimum Wage?

Federal and state laws dictate minimum wage; however, if one wage law is greater, the higher standard applies. Exceptions apply for workers who are young, disabled, and students.

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Bathroom break labor laws

OSHA Restroom/Bathroom Break Labor Laws

OSHA requires employers to provide accessible and sanitary restrooms. However, there no legal standards for the number of bathroom breaks given or restricted per day exist.

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Union labor laws

Union Labor Laws - Right-To-Work, Unions & Union Membership

Significant in many industries, federal and state laws govern right-to-work, unions, and union membership labor laws.

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Labor laws & employment rights for veterans

Veteran Labor Laws & Employment Rights

Veteran's Employment and Training Service defines labor laws regarding veterans returning from military service. The VETS program also offers job training and transition assistance for veterans.

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Whistleblower labor laws guide

The Complete Guide to Whistleblower Labor Laws

Whistleblower labor laws protect employees from retaliation after reporting an incident. OSHA also accepts whistleblower complaints related to workplace hazards and violations.

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Workers comp details

Workers' Comp & What Employers Cover

OSHA requires employers to comply with workers' compensation laws to maintain employees� safety. These standards provide rights to employees in many industries.

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Workplace summer safety tips

Workplace Summer Safety Tips

It's now officially summer, and as the temperature outside continues to rise, so too does the danger of working in it. Every year, thousands of workers suffer some form of injury or illness from becoming overheated on the job, and some even die. These are preventable.

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Ways to improve ergonomics

Easy Ways to Improve Your Ergonomics (And Why You Should)

Many people may only know the term 'ergonomics' from oddly shaped keyboards or expensive office chairs, but it's a far-reaching process designed to make work safer and more efficient. In the process, it can save a company substantially.

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Guide to crowd management safety

Quick Guide to Crowd Management Safety

Every year around the holidays, retailers prepare for massive groups of people by hosting extravagant sales and staffing more employees. However, more needs to be done to keep both shoppers and employees safe, as the 2008 death of a retail worker due to the unruly crowd showed.

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Emergency action plan in the workplace

Being Prepared for an Emergency in the Workplace

Emergencies can happen at any time. The most effective way to handle a crisis situation is to prepare in advance by creating an Emergency Action Plan. The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) even requires written Emergency Action Plans for many businesses...

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