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VPP Star Celebration

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration awarded the Voluntary Protection Program Star designation to Hellman & Associates for the 13th consecutive year. This award extends this prestigious designation for another three years. The VPP Star is OSHA’s highest level of recognition

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Does OSHA Reporting Feel Overwhelming?

Does OSHA reporting feel overwhelming? That’s Because It’s Only One of Many Tasks You Do. Some companies prefer to handle their OSHA record keeping in-house. And we understand why one might think that is the best way to handle this requirement. But, too many times

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OSHA Changes Maximum Citations and Penalties

If OSHA knocked on your door tomorrow, would you be prepared? Effective March 27, 2023, OSHA will administer penalties on an “instance-by-instance” (IBI) basis for gravely serious violations. Detailed information can be found in the official OSHA memo by clicking this link. The OSHA standards

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OSHA Injury & Illness Recordkeeping Deadline

OSHA Form 300A, the Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses, must be completed and posted by February 1, 2023. The summary must include the total number of 2022 job-related injuries and illnesses that were logged on your OSHA 300 form. If your company had no recordable injuries

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Self-managed EHS Programs Costs More Than You Think

Hellman & Associates has seen a surge in OSHA regulatory engagement with companies during the past year. When it comes to compliance, Hellman & Associates can be the key to favorable results when facing potential violations. Hellman & Associates helps minimize financial losses when in-house

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New REP for Powered Industrial Vehicles

OSHA has implemented a new regional emphasis program (REP) in Region 8 which will facilitate inspections of all general industry and construction workplaces where the operation of powered industrial vehicles (PIV) or personnel handling motorized equipment occurs. If your company has any type of warehouse,

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You Can Save A Life

September is Construction Suicide Prevention Month.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the construction industry has the second highest rate of suicide in the U.S.  Working in the building and construction trades has become this country’s deadliest occupation. But it isn’t cranes,

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The Heat Is On – Heat Stress Safety

Back in 1985, Glenn Frey sang “The Heat Is On” and that is exactly the forecast! In less than a week, many areas of the country jumped to triple digit temperatures. This type of quick and ongoing temperature change exposes workers to dangerous risks related

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