6 critical steps to take before an OSHA inspection

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently announced the agency will conduct fewer safety and health inspections next year. However, preparing for a visit from OSHA or the Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH) can provide an employer time to examine and improve the safety and health of its workplace. In fact, OSHA suggests businesses prepare for the inspection in advance for it to go smoothly. Employers may want to create a plan to prepare for the visit because doing so reduces the likelihood of a citation and increases the chance of a positive inspection.  Continue reading

Prepare the workplace early for flu season

While employees can come down with influenza any time of year, traditionally the illness is more widespread during the winter months. Although flu season doesn’t officially start until the fall, employers may want to take time throughout the month of September to prepare. In fact, employees may catch seasonal flu as early as October. Continue reading

Keep hazard communications up to date with new regulations

Keeping employees safe from the dangers of hazardous chemicals is an important element in ensuring long-term worker productivity. However, the federal standards for communicating the dangers of these substances are about to change.

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is updating its standards for proper hazard communication in regard to the safe handling and storage Continue reading