What is the new FDNY Fire & Life Safety Director Certificate of Fitness?


The 2014 Fire Code update retires the Fire Safety Director (F-58) and Emergency Action Plan Director (F-59)  Certificates of Fitness (C of F) and introduces a single C of F, the Fire and Life Safety Director (FLSD) C of F in their place. The FLSD or T-89/F-89 C of F applies to both office buildings […]

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Massachusetts Stop & Shop Worker Killed in Forklift Accident


A 51-year-old man was killed in a warehouse forklift accident at a Massachusetts Stop & Shop distribution center last month. The man identified as Alphonse Ferent, died after a forklift fell on him. Ferent had been working on a loading dock and fell after a tractor trailer pulled away before employees were safely on the […]

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The USGBC Announces its Top 10 States for LEED


At the beginning of the year, the U.S. Green Building Council released its annual top 10 States for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). As many of our readers are aware of, LEED guides developers, builders, cities, and community planners on how to be more energy-efficient while still remaining competitive in the development process. […]

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Second OSHA Penalty Schedule Hike in 6 Months


Coming off a recent 78% penalty schedule hike, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) are raising the penalties for employment law violations a second time in less than a year. OSHA fines were initially raised back in August 2016 as part of the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment […]

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Feb. 9, 2017 Courses Rescheduled


Update: We will be resuming our normally scheduled hours for Friday, Feb. 10th, 2017. Due to inclement weather predicted for February 9, 2017, we have rescheduled all our training courses for Thursday. If you have pre-registered for any course, you should have been contacted with a rescheduled date for your course by end of day […]

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Serious Non-fatal Injuries Are Costing Employers $61B Per Year


According to the 2017 Liberty Mutual Safety Index, serious, non-fatal workplace injuries cost employers $60 Billion in direct workers’ compensation costs.

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OSHA’s Final Rule on Silica Exposure


The new rule requires engineering controls and reduces permissible exposure limit The hazards of respirable crystalline silica are by no means new or unknown. The Department of Labor first conducted studies on the effects of Silica Exposure back in the 1930’s and had long known exposure to be a contributor of chronic bronchitis, silicosis, and even […]

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Nurses: OSHA Address Workplace Violence in Healthcare


National Nurses United demand OSHA to take action on National Standard against Workplace Violence in Healthcare To start off 2017, outgoing Assistant Secretary of Labor, David Michaels, granted National Nurses United (NNU) their petition for a standard for protection against workplace violence in healthcare settings. The NNU represents the nation’s largest union of registered nurses and […]

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As Temperatures Drop, Winter Weather Safety Becomes Key


As the temperature drops, adding some winter weather safety protocols in your site’s safety plan keeps everyone safe and working.

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On-The-Job Injury and Illness Tracking Goes Public


Before applying for a job in a hazardous industry, on-the-job injury and illness tracking will allow applicants to check employer safety records UPDATE As of March 22, 2017, OSHA’s website states the following: Electronic Submission of Records OSHA is not accepting electronic submissions of injury and illness logs at this time. Updates will be posted […]

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OSHA Final Rule: Walking-Working Surfaces Standards coming in January 2017


OSHA issued their final ruling updating its general industry Walking-Working Surfaces standards specific to slips, trips, and fall hazards. The rule adds a section under the general industry Personal Protective Equipment standard

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Trench Collapse Fatalities Double in 2016 – OSHA


As grim trend continues to grow, both local and federal agencies impose strict penalties Recently, OSHA recently cited and levied heavy penalties against an Ohio plumbing company after the death of a 33-year-old construction worker was crushed to death while digging out a 12-foot trench. The death of the 33-year-old highlights a disturbing trend in […]

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