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Home centers and DART injuries

July 09, 2012 - Posted by Dr. Scott Harris

In this article, we’ll be examining another group that recently received “outreach letters” from fed-OSHA. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Home Centers (NAICS 444110) are “primarily engaged in retailing a general line of new home repair and improvement materials and supplies, such as lumber, plumbing goods, electrical goods, tools, housewares, hardware, and lawn and garden supplies, with no one merchandise line predominating. The merchandise lines are normally arranged in separate departments.” The big names in this part of the country (Nashville) are Lowe’s and Home Depot (more on them later).

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Topics: training, compliance, workplace safety, OSHA, occupational safety, injury prevention, OSHA DART rate, department of labor

Targeted for an OSHA inspection this year?

May 03, 2012 - Posted by Dr. Scott Harris

In a September 9, 2011 directive, Federal OSHA details their Site-Specific Targeting 2011 Inspection Plan. In short, if you fit the profile outlined in the 46-page directive, you should expect a comprehensive inspection this year. The program does not include construction worksites, and the eligibility threshold is changed from 40 employees to 20.

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Topics: training, compliance, occupational health, workplace safety, OSHA, healthcare, return to work, injury prevention, illness prevention, OSHA DART rate, workforce, OSHA recordkeeping, department of labor

OSHA & DART rates....the envelope please

April 17, 2012 - Posted by Dr. Scott Harris

You may have heard that OSHA is reaching out to about 15,000 workplaces with high DART rates.

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Topics: training, workplace safety, OSHA, injury prevention, OSHA DART rate, workforce, risk management