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OSHA and Drug Testing Safety Incentives

drug testing

The rules set forth by OSHA give us a lot of required actions that every business needs to follow. And every year, the agency has a number of possible new rules that are assessed and then either rejected or accepted as new regulations. These possible actions go from the pre-rule stage, when no ruling has been made, to the rule stage and then to the final rule stage before they are accepted as OSHA workplace safety standards. In addition, clarifications are sometimes made on existing regulations.

OSHA's Severe Violator Enforcement Program

OSHA's Severe Violator Enforcement Program

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, known as OSHA, is in charge of enforcing safety regulations across every workplace in the country. However, it doesn't have the resources needed to monitor every single workplace. To help the process, it has created the Severe Violator Enforcement Program. This is directed toward workplaces that are more likely to have health and safety violations.

Cell Phones at Work: Productive Tool or Dangerous Distraction?

Cell phones at work

It wasn't all that long ago that cell phones and tablets were completely off-limits at work. But today's businesses have realized that digital devices offer their employees better availability and can provide more means of productivity. For certain industries, however, this means that there are additional safety concerns that must be considered. 

Mock OSHA Inspections Save Lives

OSHA Inspection

One of the best ways to solve a problem is to make sure it never becomes a problem in the first place. By implementing mock OSHA inspections and catching potential safety issues before they have time to get anyone hurt, you can do just that--and potentially save lives in the process. Here's everything you need to know about this simple but important solution.

Is It Time for OSHA Retraining and Certification?

OSHA Inspection

While many people agree that there are too many government regulations, few would disagree that workplace safety is essential. Training, experience, and certification are the only ways to maintain a safe workplace. OSHA training courses are designing to fill this need for a wide range of industries.

What to Know About OSHA Crane Operator Ruling

OSHA Crane Operator Ruling

Boise employers waiting for a final [OSHA ruling on crane operator certification] received good news in December of 2018. The final ruling reduces complex compliance mandates for employers without compromising the health and safety of crane operators.

OSHA Compliance is a Smart Business Move

OSHA Compliance

Does your company have a workplace safety strategy in place? The benefits for your business and your employees are real and measurable, and if your Boise workplace falls into specific regulated industries, OSHA compliance may be required by law.

Tips on Starting a Workplace Safety Program

Tips to starting a workplace safety program

In Boise, businesses that encounter workplace hazards must abide by OSHA standards. Most business owners have a commitment to keeping employees safe and healthy even without those regulations. In many cases, having a workplace safety program is the best bet for ensuring consistency and oversight. Here are some tips to get you started if you’re in the process of beginning a new program.

Preventing Construction Accidents

Construction Safety

If you go digging into statistics about construction accidents, the statistics are a little shocking. Some numbers point to as many as 150,000 construction accidents occurring per year, some of them fatal.

How to Prevent Insect Issues for Outdoor Workers

Mosquito bites at work

Anyone who works outside has to deal with insects, and usually, that's something workers just deal with... until it starts becoming a danger. Employers are encouraged to help outdoor employees take care to avoid vector-borne pathogens like Lyme disease, West Nile, and others. Here's a look at workplace safety regarding insects.

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