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Marijuana and the Workplace

Under the Federal Controlled Substances Act marijuana is a Schedule I substance which means it has a high potential for abuse and does not have any legitimate medical use.  The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has considered reclassifying marijuana as a Schedule II drug but since has decided not to do…

What is Safety Differently?

Safety Differently is the name given to a movement within the safety industry that challenges organizations to view three key areas of their business differently – how safety is defined, the role of people, and the focus of the business. The term ‘Safety Differently’ was first coined in 2012 by…

Safety Improves with Self-Directed Work Teams

Would you like to take safety to the next level? Consider creating self-directed work teams. We’re social beings, so naturally we do better as a group. If you don’t have formal teams, you probably have some informal ones – we call those cliques. Self-Directed Work Teams Boost Safety There are…

Hurricane Preparedness

As Hurricane Florence barrels her way towards the East Coast (specifically, here in Wilmington, NC where NASP is headquartered), it is a severe reminder of Mother Nature’s deadly wrath.  As is the case with any pending emergency, do not wait until the last minute to take action. The following are…

Breathe Easy: Implementing the New Silica Standard

Taking a breath should not be a life-altering decision. OSHA’s new standards for respirable crystalline silica have been released and are in effect for Construction as well as General Industry and Maritime. Initially, the standards were released on June 23, 2016, but industries had one to five years to comply….

No Falling Down on the Job: Walking-Working Surfaces Rule Update

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration implemented a final rule which updated its general industry Walking-Working Surfaces standards specific to slip, trip, and fall hazards (29 CFR 1910, subparts D and I). The rule also included a new section under the general industry Personal Protective Equipment standards that establishes employer…