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December 4, 2021
Who Does HIPAA Apply To?

What is HIPAA? The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) protects sensitive medical information of a patient or person from being disclosed. HIPAA also prevents healthcare providers and businesses from working with those who seek to sell out information. HIPAA is a federal law created by the US Department of Health and […]

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December 3, 2021
Operating a Garbage Truck Safely

Operating a garbage truck is very different from driving a car or truck. They are large, slow, and come with multiple attachments that few other vehicles include. The operator, therefore, must be familiar with his machine to reduce the likelihood of an accident. Drivers must also know what safety regulations are required before, during, and […]

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December 1, 2021
What Should You Know About Gas Detection?

In the last decades, gas detection has drastically improved and advanced. So, what do you need to know about gas detection? Well, gas detection is part of a safety system that uses sensors to detect the gases present in an area. The sole purpose of these detectors is to keep you safe in your home […]

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November 26, 2021
Fire Extinguishers

There are a few necessities in life that are crucial to a person’s survival, including food, water, air, light, and heat. But all necessities in excess put people in danger; too much water can lead to drowning and too much light can be blinding. Heat in excess leads to burning, which can harm you and […]

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November 25, 2021
What Should You Know About Eye and Face Safety?

Eye and Face Injuries According to the CDC, on average there are 2000 American workers who sustain an eye injury each day in the workplace that requires medical treatment. These eye injuries can be categorized into three sources: chemical and thermal burns, scrapes, and penetration. The majority of worksites have products or sources that can […]

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November 23, 2021
HIPAA Violations - Who They Apply To and When

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act is a U.S. law that helps “… protect sensitive health information from being disclosed without the patient’s consent or knowledge (CDC).” This is accomplished by the “HIPAA Privacy Rule” that was implemented by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, or HHS. The CDC outlines that the […]

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November 22, 2021
Carbon Fiber Hard Hats: Are They Better?

Hard hats are a staple of safety in the workplace. It is one of the first things that people think of when they think of safety equipment. But is there a difference in the different hard hat materials? Are there some materials that are better than others? According to OSHA, “Employees working in areas where […]

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November 21, 2021
HIPAA and COVID: What’s Covered

It’s official. Companies that operate with 100 employees or more will be required to adopt new regulations regarding COVID-19. OSHA’s emergency standard, which went into action on November 5th, will require companies to offer paid time off for employees recovering from the vaccination. It will also require employees to get the vaccination or take steps […]

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November 17, 2021
What Type of Respirator is Right for You?

According to the World Health Organization, almost 2 million people die from work-related causes each year. Most of these deaths are due to respiratory disease. Proper respiratory protection saves countless lives every year. Millions of workers are required to wear respirators across the U.S. There are several types of respirators used for different hazards, so which one is […]

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November 16, 2021
The Unseen Dangers of Combustible Dust

Dust is a common and often unavoidable part of any worksite, and it can become easy to ignore it as “just part of the job.” However, dust can present its own unique safety hazards, such as obscured vision in large amounts, breathing hazards, and more.  One of the most dangerous hazards appears when dust is […]

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November 12, 2021
What Should Know About Cannabis?

What is Cannabis? Cannabis has several names, but the most common name is marijuana. It is a psychoactive drug and comes from a cannabis plant. Throughout the history of cannabis, its usage has been medicinal and spiritual. However, the use of cannabis in the U.S. has been illegal for the last century. But in recent […]

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November 10, 2021
How You can Prevent Workplace Violence

According to OSHA, two million American workers are victims of workplace violence every year. Workplace violence can happen anywhere. You and your employees may be at risk. To protect yourself and your employees, you need to notice the warning signs of violence and understand how to deescalate situations. The idea that someone “just snapped” and became […]

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