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6 Ways Mobile Apps Help Reduce Workplace Hazards

Keeping up with safety regulations and identifying workplace hazards may be a bit easier than it used to be, thanks to the availability of new apps for smartphones and mobile devices. Following are some of the workplace safety tasks that can be performed with the help of apps. 1.  Identify

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High-Profile Case Shows TV & Film Industry Workplace Risks

This past summer lawyers representing actor Harrison Ford appeared in a British court in a case involving a production company. The company admitted to two breaches of health and safety law that preceded an accident in 2014 during the filming of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Ford, who was 71

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OSHA’s “nudge” to employers for improved workplace safety

With fatal job-related injuries rising to their highest level in seven years, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has been releasing new regulations in what it describes as a “nudge” to help employers be more mindful of safety for their employees. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS),

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Cool Things You May Not Have Known About Ladders

If you were making a list of historically significant artifacts, ladders may not be among the first items to come to mind. Ladders are one of those everyday things we never think about until we need one, and as soon as we put them away, they’re out of mind again.

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What if we didn’t have safety regulations?

Look at 100,000 people.  If you worked in the mining industry in 1900, then 300 of them would be dead at the end of the year, according to the Economic History Association. Today due to increased work safety practices, that number has been reduced to less than 10 per year. 

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OSHA Offers Free Safety Audits for Small Businesses

A workplace that fails to comply with standards established by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration could face hefty fines along with a heightened risk of occupational injuries and illnesses. The OSHA regulations are lengthy, and business owners may be unaware of all the rules pertaining to their workplace, but

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FIXFAST USA Launches New Website

FIXFAST USA, a branch of FIXFAST Ltd., has just launched their new website. This new site goes hand in hand with our “minimum fuss” promise by creating a far better experience for our users, and will even allow for onsite purchases! New graphic design, new site layout, new product pages, same FIXFAST quality.

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How an Aging Workforce May Affect Safety

In the United States, people are working past age 65 in increasing numbers, with some workers saying they have no plans to retire. In May 2016, 18.9 percent of people age 65 and older were employed – that’s the highest number of post-retirement-age workers the U.S. has ever recorded. These

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4 Trends Driving Construction in 2016
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4 Trends Are Driving Construction Industry in 2016

With 2016 predicted to experience six percent growth and overall construction estimated to hit $712 billion, construction experts have reason to be optimistic. Those findings were announced in a Dodge Data & Analytics’ Construction Outlook report. It should be an interesting year, with green initiatives and new technology leading innovations

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Safety Violations = Increased Fines in 2016

While fines should never be the incentive for maintaining workplace safety, you’ll pay a lot more for violations starting this fall. A lot more. Under a new policy adopted by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration, fines for workplace violations will jump by 80 percent sometime before Aug. 1, 2016.

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