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Safe + Sound Week 2020: Recognizing Successful Safety & Health Programs

Written by: Virginia McCormick, NES, Inc. Safe + Sound 2020 marks the fourth year of the nationwide workplace safety awareness event.   Safe + Sound Week 2020 Returns in August The Occupation Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) 4th annual Safe + Sound Week returns this August, from the 10th to the 16th. The nationwide event is […]

Establishing an Effective COVID-19 Prevention Program

Written by: Virginia McCormick, NES, Inc. If wanting to reopen successfully, businesses across the country should be ready to implement a COVID-19 Prevention Program.   COVID-19 Prevention Programs: Essential for Reopening As the country continues to struggle to reopen, many businesses are taking the opportunity to develop COVID-19 Prevention Programs for their workplaces. These programs will […]

National Safety Month 2020: Weeks Three and Four of NSM 2020

Written by: Virginia McCormick, NES, Inc. The topics for National Safety Month 2020 are Mental Health, Ergonomics, Building a Safety Culture, and Driving.   National Safety Month 2020: NSM 2020, Continued According to the National Safety Council (NSC), a worker is injured on the job every seven seconds in the United States. NSC, a nonprofit founded […]

National Safety Month 2020: Weeks One & Two of NSM 2020

Written by: Virginia McCormick, NES, Inc. The topics for National Safety Month 2020 are Mental Health, Ergonomics, Building a Safety Culture, and Driving.   National Safety Month 2020: Safety is Essential Workplace safety obligations do not stop in the face of a pandemic. While the world readjusts to new health and safety behaviors and practices, employers […]

Dental Industry Fit Testing Requirements: Reducing Exposure Amid COVID-19

Written by: Virginia McCormick, NES, Inc. As businesses across the U.S. attempt to reopen safely, dental practices have begun the process of reassessing their needs to provide safe treatment.   Dental Industry Fit Testing Requirements Highlighted as Practices Reopen As the world began to shut down due to the spread of COVID-19, on March 16, 2020 […]

CDC Guidelines to Creating and Maintaining Healthy Workspaces After COVID-19

Written by: Virginia McCormick, NES, Inc. As many employers around the United States prepare to reopen their doors, employees are feeling uncertain about the preparations being made for their protection.   Employers Look to Reopen in COVID-19 Aftermath Using CDC Guidelines On May 4, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced that some low-risk business will be […]

Occupational Noise Exposure, Ototoxicants & the Year of Sound

Written by: Virginia McCormick, NES, Inc. Employers must take certain measures to ensure that their workers are protected from harmful occupational noise exposure.   Occupational Noise Exposure: From Construction Yards to 250 Miles Above Earth From sports venues to construction yards, occupational noise exposure has largely been accepted as just another workplace hazard. In fact, occupational […]

OSHA’s Top 10 List of Citations for 2019

Written by: Virginia McCormick, NES, Inc. OSHA’s top 10 list of citations for 2019 has been released, and it looks very similar to the previous year.   OSHA’s Top 10 List Nearly Identical to 2018 List – With One Exception OSHA’s Top 10 list of frequently cited violations for fiscal year 2019 was announced in September […]

Cannabis Industry Hazards & Safety Training

Written by: Virginia McCormick, NES, Inc. Cannabis industry hazards present themselves in a multitude of forms; providing regular, function-specific, and effective safety training is a vital component to all employers’ efforts to protect their employees and their businesses.   Constantly Shifting Cannabis Industry Hazards & Regular Training The cannabis industry, just like any industry, must be […]

Occupational Silica Inhalation Regulations Under Fire

Written by: Virginia McCormick, NES, Inc. A case report regarding silica-related diseases in the engineered stone fabrication industry has prompted lawmakers to review inhalation standards.   Regulators Seek Review of Occupational Silica Inhalation Following Case Report In October 2019, the U.S. House Committee of Education and Labor issued a letter to the Department of Labor regarding […]