Category Archives: Safety Training

Louisville, KY – Dwayne Towles, President of Advanced Safety & Health, LLC, recently announced the addition of David McGill, CIH, CSP, CHMM, to serve as the manager of Industrial Hygiene Services, further complementing the team of dedicated occupational health and … Continue reading

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Amazon temp worker caught in between/crushed Temporary worker Ronald Smith died from injuries sustained after he was caught in between a conveyor system and crushed while performing sorting operations at an Amazon fulfillment center in Avenel, New Jersey. Following an … Continue reading

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What Does Annual Mean when OSHA uses the word? When OSHA says “annual”, they don’t mean 366 days. (Unless there is a leap year, I guess.)  When you see annual requirements for things like training or respirator fit testing OSHA … Continue reading

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by Jonathan Brown Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) have become a very common sight in the country. Once only found in medical facilities and on emergency response vehicles, they can now be found in many public places:  malls, concert venues, airports, … Continue reading

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Lee, Massachusetts contractor cited and fined over $119,000 by OSHA for “needless and avoidable” fatal fall at Stockbridge work site SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – A 51-year-old roofer fell 17 feet to his death on Nov. 14, 2013, while performing roofing work … Continue reading

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Lucas Marine Acquisition Co. cited by OSHA following worker fatality at City of Fort Pierce Marina. Employee fatality was second in five months for company FORT PIERCE, Fla. – Following the drowning death of an untrained worker, Lucas Marine Acquisition … Continue reading

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Agreement includes safety improvements, $450,000 for worker’s spouse Adams Thermal Systems Inc. has entered into a deferred prosecution agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration to pay more than $1.33 … Continue reading

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by Dwayne Towles Scenario: You are the safety manager at a heavy equipment manufacturing operation.  Your facility has an Emergency Response Team (ERT) that responds to emergencies and provides onsite first aid treatment as well as acts as the rescue … Continue reading

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by Dwayne Towles I was recently made aware of a presentation conducted by an insurance company “safety expert” where he was touting an incentive program which offered additional cash incentives to employees for going a certain amount of days without … Continue reading

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by Eric Lawrence Many organizations struggle with building and maintaining an effective occupational safety and health program.  In general, employers feel that safety is an important part of their company’s functionality, but find it a difficult juggling act when it … Continue reading

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