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Tech Bulletins

Alert about Counterfeit Respirators – Buyer Beware

Personal protective equipment is a hot commodity and counterfeiters are aware and trying to take advantage of the market. In the last week, we’ve heard several stories from clients who’ve fallen victim to purchasing what they thought where NIOSH-approved N95s or...

Tips for Safely Using Powder Actuated Tools

What are powder actuated tools?  Powder actuated tools (PATs) are fastening devices used to connect material to hard surfaces such as steel, masonry and concrete.  PATs have three key components:   The fastener which is manufactured with special steel and heat treated...

Tech Bulletin: Fleet Safety

Have vehicles and will travel? If your company has a fleet, follow these tips to mitigate risk on the road.Have vehicles and will travel? If your company has a fleet, follow these tips to mitigate risk on the road. Curb Distracted Driving A study done by the...

Tech Bulletin: What is an “Empty” Container?

It doesn’t matter if you’re a glass (ahem) container half empty or half full person. This article about “empty” containers will help everyone better understand EPA and DOT hazardous materials/waste shipping regulations.Shipping and disposing of hazardous...

Improving Safety Culture, Moving Beyond Safety First

By Brian Basbagill, CSP, Project ManagerHow many times have you seen a “safety first” banner on a jobsite or heard a manager saying it? Whoever said it first likely had good intentions, however, we challenge you to move beyond this phrase if you want to...

Tech Bulletin: Lead is Lurking Where?

When you hear the term, lead poisoning, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Maybe an old building with lead-based paint? Or contaminated water pipes? Although these are rather common causes of lead poisoning today, there’s another source of lead poisoning you...

Tech Bulletin: Ready, Set, Post

You may still have New Year’s champagne leftover or if you’re like us, you keep typing 2018 instead of 2019. None-the-less, it’s time to start thinking about an important 2019 OSHA recordkeeping deadline.Ready? Employers with 250+ employees and employers...

Tech Bulletin: Safety in the Coffee Industry

Savoring that cup-o-joe is something many of us do each morning. But when you’re consuming your caffeine, do you ever think about how those coffee beans became the coffee in your cup? Making the drink is a laborious process that includes workers roasting...

Tech Bulletin: Bloodborne Pathogen FAQs

OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogen Standard (29 CFR 1910.1030) is designed to protect workers who may be exposed to bloodborne pathogens like Hepatitis B virus, Hepatitis C virus and HIV. We often get questions from clients about this standard. Here’s a quick FAQ...

Tech Bulletin: DOT Security Plans

Hazardous materials--you need them for your business--but you must be vigilant about shipping them. The US Department of Transportation (DOT) is concerned about the misuse, sabotage and diversion of hazardous materials during transportation. DOT has...

Tech Bulletin: Silica Resources

Resources for Controlling Silica in Construction Hot off the press! OSHA recently released some new resources for controlling respirable crystalline silica in construction. To help loyal customers, like you, we’ve rounded up what we thought would be most...

Tech Bulletin: All About Toxics Release Inventory

If not properly controlled, handled, shipped, disposed, etc., many chemicals can be nasty to humans and the environment. As part of the EPA’s Community Right-to-Know Act, the EPA requires U.S. businesses to annually report certain chemicals they are...

Tech Bulletin: Handling Emergencies on the Job

On the job emergencies are no laughing matter. Before we dive into a serious topic, we thought you might enjoy a chuckle.     Before Chuck Norris gets involved, it’s important that your internal team has a plan for emergencies. Be sure to train...

Tech Bulletin: Be a Cold Weather Safety Champion

Thank goodness it’s not as cold in Ohio as it is in PyeongChang. While winter Olympians train in freezing conditions to prep them for cold weather performance, you can prepare by being informed. Knowing common cold stress injuries is key to keeping workers...