Safety Planning East Shore Safety

What the Heck Goes Into a Health and Safety Program?

Safety Leadership from Management   You’ve heard it so many times. Safety must come from the top down. Why is this approach so important? Because management must set the priority for the workers. If production is valued more highly than safety, workers will take risks in order to satisfy production goals. If safety is on

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Safety Reporting and Recordkeeping

You have the responsibility to provide a safe and healthy workplace. You’re required to keep a record of serious work-related injuries and illnesses if you’re a business with more than 10 employees. Minor injuries do not need to be recorded. These records shall be maintained at the worksite for a minimum of least five years.

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OSHA Inspections East Shore Inspections

OSHA Inspections During the COVID-19 Pandemic

On April 13, 2020, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued an Interim Enforcement Response Plan for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). This provides a blueprint for OSHA inspectors to follow when conducting an inspection during the pandemic. I believe that this is the new normal and will continue this way inevitably.   What to

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Who needs EM 385 Fall Protection 24 hr training

Oh Snap!   We forgot to read the entire contract that included the requirement to follow The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) manual for safety regs. Part of this requirement is to have people in a leadership role trained in a 24 hour fall protection course for the competent person.   Every contractor

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PPE East Shore Safety

Does my employer have to provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and do they have to pay for it?

Lot’s of OSHA standards require employers to provide personal protective equipment, when it is necessary to protect employees from getting sick or hurt at work. OSHA requires employers to pay for personal protective equipment when it is used to comply with OSHA standards (almost always). These typically include: goggles, safety glasses hard hats, gloves, welding

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Coronavirus Mask Blog

How much protection do face masks provide from Coronavirus?

Do face masks help prevent the spread of coronavirus?   Yes, face masks combined with other preventive measures, such as frequent hand-washing and social distancing, help slow the spread of the disease.   So, why weren’t face masks recommended at the start of the pandemic?   At the beginning of this, experts didn’t know the

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Coronavirus East Shore Safety

Coronavirus exposure risk among manufacturing workers

The manufacturing work environment—production or assembly lines and other areas in busy plants where workers are expected to be in close contact with other team members—may contribute substantially to workers’ potential exposures of corona virus. The risk of contracting this at work depends on several factors. Some of these factors that affect workers risk for

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Cleaning And Disinfecting Your Business

In Massachusetts, Governor Baker has announced the strategic openings of businesses for May 18, 2020. Many are looking to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for advice on how to disinfect their offices and workplaces. East Shore Safety has followed the CDC guidelines and recommends that all Massachusetts businesses follow these CDC Guidelines: How to

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