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Reporting and Recordkeeping have been a standard with OSHA since the 1990’s, but due to changes in economic standards and industry, new guidelines and exemptions have been updated based on the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) and injury and illness data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics from 2007-2009.  Here’s what you need to… Read more »

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Employee happiness takes many shapes and forms. Happiness is not static, it’s dynamic and always fluid. Keeping that in mind, it’s important to remember that just as happiness is a dynamic form so too is your company culture. To create an atmosphere that allows your staff to flourish and be happy, you have to take… Read more »

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Working close to home does have its perks; the commute is short, you may save in gas money, drive time may be cut in half and you may not have to deal with “rush hour” traffic. Depending on the location, these are a lot of maybes. But if you are staying in a job solely… Read more »

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What’s the difference between goals and resolutions—goals have tangible and planned outcomes, resolutions tend to act more as a “wish list”. Both can push one’s motivation, however, goals become a road map for what you want to achieve in the New Year, and setting goals will help drive your business to success. Setting goals not… Read more »

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The changes which have been made to OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard work to bring together the alignment and communication standards of the United States with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS); improving safety and health protections for America’s workers across the globe. The expectation is that the GHS will prevent… Read more »

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When there is a deluge of information filtering in and out of your company on a daily basis, it is very easy to focus on what isn’t going right compared to what is. In order for your company to continue to expand and grow, focusing on your successes is exactly what you need. With 2014… Read more »

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When it comes to relocating—be it personal or for career advancement, it is a big step and one that should not be taken lightly. However, when it comes to moving for your career there are several factors that need to be taken into consideration. The type of work you do can play heavily into the… Read more »

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It’s a conversation management doesn’t like to have; it puts a spotlight in dark areas of leadership that many aren’t sure how to tackle once the conversation is had. The scarcity principal—the feeling of never having enough, and the conformity principal—expecting people to act or behave the same as you or vise versa, is affecting… Read more »

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If you are a worker or employer who deals with activities involving welding, cutting or brazing then you need to be aware of hazard risks and safety precautions from such activities in the work place. The exposure to these activities and associated health affects are difficult to list. This is in large part due to… Read more »

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To say that the topic of cell phone use in a company is not a bit of a tight rope walk would be an understatement. On the one hand, you’d probably rather your employees make emergency or personal calls on their own dime. On the other hand, do you want them taking advantage of using… Read more »