OSHA Top 10 Violations Serve as Safety Checklist

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This is the time of year that lots of lists come out. We saved the following list from September: the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s annual list of top 10 most cited violations for 2017.

Fall protection – training requirements was added to the list, in recognition of the Continue reading

Your (Driverless) Ride is Here

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By Scott Hullinger
Director of Loss Control & Risk Management
CopperPoint Insurance Companies

Commuters in the East Valley will be seeing more driverless minivans on the streets of Chandler as Waymo, the former Google project, launches the country’s first driverless ride-hailing service.

Yes, a minivan will be driven by technology. No human will be in the drivers seat, ready to seize control of the steering wheel, should things go awry. Continue reading

Spotting Chemical Dangers in the Workplace

By Stephanie Steinberger
Senior Loss Control Consultant
CopperPoint

It sounds like a mouthful, but the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) is an important initiative to help keep employees safe.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, GHS is a worldwide initiative to promote standard criteria for classifying chemicals according to their health, physical and environmental hazards. To promote this effort, OSHA, in conjunction with the United Nations, developed a system of labels and safety data sheets to offer guidelines and Continue reading