The DIAs Workplace Safety Training Grant

The DIA’s Workplace Safety Training Grant

The Department of Industrial Accident’s Office continues to give back to our Massachusetts workforce by giving up to $25,000 FREE per company towards workplace safety training.   The goal of this highly successful program is to promote safe and healthy conditions in the workplace through training, education, and other preventative programs. This great program awards

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Debunking OSHA Myths Blog

OSHA Card Myth Busters

Many company’s and states require their workers to get an OSHA card. This often refers to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Outreach Training Program’s 10-hour and 30-hour safety courses. Unfortunately, there has been an increase in fraudulent activity related to these courses over the past several years. Knowing the facts can help workers avoid fraudulent trainers and

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Fit Testing Blog

Respirator Fit Testing During this Pandemic

During some recent fit testing we were conducting, a person asked, “How do I know that hood is clean when you put it on my head”. The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic has made us think more about everything we are doing. We all may have questions regarding potential transmission of the virus (SARS-CoV-2) that causes the

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hand sanitizer advisory fda blog

FDA Advisory Regarding Hand Sanitizer

As many of us begin to go back into the office we are requiring more cleaning stations and hand sanitizer stations. We wanted to share an advisory that came across our desks from The Operational Services Division for The Commonwealth of Massachusetts. We thought that sharing this information can help prevent exposure to a potential

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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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EM 385 Fall Protection 24 hour training

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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