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How to Start Your Career as a Safety Consultant

Safety consultants provide the necessary expertise workplaces need to create a healthy environment for their employees. They are responsible for compiling guidelines that align with specific industry rules. Staying current with these trends and regulations ensures the workplace maintains compliance. If you are considering pursuing a career as a safety…

OSHA’s New National Emphasis Program (NEP)

OSHA has started a national emphasis program (NEP) addressing the leading cause of fatal workplace injuries and the violation the agency cites most frequently during construction industry inspections: Falls. The program was announced at the beginning of this month, and it will focus on reducing fall-related injuries and fatalities for…

Business Owner Gets Prison Time for Employee Death

A New Jersey construction company owner was sentenced to three months in prison following his guilty plea to willfully violating OSHA regulations resulting in the death of a worker. Finbar O’Neill, the owner of OneKey LLC, was sentenced on May 12, 2023, for willfully violating an OSHA standard leading to…

New DOT Regulations for Drug and Alcohol Testing

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has new regulations updating its drug testing requirements and allowing oral fluid testing for regulated drug and alcohol programs. However, employers won’t be able to include oral fluid tests in their testing programs until the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) certifies at…

4 Family Members Charged with $2.1M in WC Fraud

Four family members were charged with multiple counts of workers’ compensation fraud for underreporting payroll for two of their California agriculture businesses. The California Department of Insurance charged the family members after finding their companies underreported payroll to illegally save more than $2.1 million in workers’ compensation insurance premiums. An…

NASP’s YouTube Channel

NASP has recently released a new video on their YouTube channel titled “A World of OSHA Violations.” The video is a satirical take on the popular movie, “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” where NASP discusses the numerous OSHA violations that could be found in the chocolate factory. The video…

Last CSM of 2023!

The Certified Safety Manager (CSM) Course is often described as ‘the premier class for those wishing to provide in-house safety training.’ This highly-dynamic, interactive 40-hour course virtually covers the A-Z’s in OHS, everything from Adult Training Methodologies to the Z-tables. Thinking about getting your CSM? Registration for our Certified Safety…

Guide to Lockout Tagout Procedures

Following proper lockout tagout procedures can help improve safety in the workplace. By locking down equipment and preventing unexpected startups or energy releases, you can prevent possible injuries or fatalities from moving equipment or bursts of steam or electricity. Our guide to lockout tagout procedures can help ensure your company follows…

OSHA Lockout Tagout Standards

OSHA’s lockout tagout standards regulate equipment service and maintenance. Closely following these rules and procedures is pivotal to preventing an unsafe workplace. Learning the differences between lockout and tagout and which standards apply to your industry can help you make your business safer and properly train employees. What Is Hazardous…

What Is HAZCOM?

“HAZCOM” is short for “hazard communication.” By definition, HAZCOM comprises a set of processes and procedures providing clear information about potentially dangerous chemical hazards in the workplace. People working with hazardous chemicals must know the potential effects of working with hazards and how to mitigate the dangers. As a safety…

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