Not My Normally Asked Question

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Most of the questions that I am asked, either at work or from someone from the outside work community, pertain to something safety related, or to the environment, or to shipping DOT hazardous materials or to some kind of training … Read More

MS4: What, Who, and Why?

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Now, you may be wondering, what in the world does MS4 stand for and how can this apply to me? What: As defined by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) is “a conveyance or … Read More

Handling Heat Stress

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Handling Heat Stress Linda Gail Johnson, RN, BSN, MPH, COHN-S As we move into June, days heat up and the risk for heat stress among workers begins to rise. Occupational exposure to heat can result in injuries, disease, reduced productivity, … Read More

Safe, Practical, and Applicable

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In a recently employee newsletter article, I referenced some average costs for several different types of injuries based on information I found while doing a few quick Google searches. One showed the average total cost (direct and indirect) of a … Read More

THIS IS NOT A DRILL!! Upcoming Safety Smarts!!

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Rockingham-Harrisonburg Chamber of Commerce with be hosting the Blue Ridge Safety Association for a Safety Smarts on April 25th from 12:00-1:00 pm. John Weisgerber, BRSA Board Member and Manager of Environmental Compliance and Safety at Dynamic Aviation, will be presenting … Read More

Slips, Trips, and Falls

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There have been recent changes to the General Industry “Walking-Working Surfaces” (W-W S) regulations.  What some refer to as Subpart D of the law is also more commonly referred to as Slips, Trips and Falls.  The main reason for change … Read More

Consistency is Key

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One of the most common questions from many with safety and human resource responsibility over the last few months has been related to the updated rules OSHA released on 12/1/16 prohibiting employers from doing several things that could be seen … Read More

2017 Conference Registration

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We have an exciting line-up for our 2017 Conference this year and we hope that you’re as excited as we are! We have Keynote Speakers Travis Vance and Kris Sacra, followed by breakout sessions regarding new legislation and implementation, temporary/contract … Read More

Safety Smarts January 30th

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Safety Smarts has been rescheduled from January 24th to January 30th. Wes Dove, SHRM-CP will be presenting No Retaliation-Holding Employees Accountable to Following Safety Procedures Without Violating OSHA’s New Anti-Retaliation Rule.