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H&A Can Help Your Company Become A Star

VPP Star Awarded to Black Hills Energy Congratulations! OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) promotes excellence in safety and health management systems by recognizing facilities which implement outstanding programs. The primary benefits received with VPP recognition include: •    Exemption from OSHA programmed inspections •    Improved health

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Is Your Industry On The List?

OSHA Issues New Focus on Respirable Crystalline Silica In May 2020, OSHA rolled out its National Emphasis Program (NEP) centered on protecting workers from Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) inhalation. After the initial program roll out, significant changes were made. The following is an overview of the

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OSHA Issues COVID-19 National Emphasis Program

OSHA Issues COVID-19 National Emphasis Program On March 12, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rolled out a National Emphasis Program (NEP) to address the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. NEPs are tools utilized by the Agency to address specific hazards in high-risk industries. This

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Are You Compliant with OSHA Regulations?

Which OSHA Regulations Apply to Your Company? Our experienced team has seen the results of poor safety programs, ranging from staggering fines to tragic injuries and deaths. The trouble is, if you don’t have a  safety manager that is familiar with compliance requirements, you may

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Make Safety Easy

Partner With a Team of Safety Experts At H&A, we spend every day thinking about the safety changes that may impact our clients and anticipating safety risks. Our proven outsourced safety management system has been implemented in over 200 businesses across industries, and our team stays current

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Cold Work Hazards

Working outside in cold weather can be uncomfortable. It can also be dangerous. On very cold days, employees should take adequate precautions to prevent cold-related illnesses including frostbite and hypothermia. The First Signs of Frostbite Since your body prioritizes keeping your internal organs warm, blood

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OSHA Injury & Illness Posting Deadline is February 1

OSHA Form 300A, the Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses, must be completed and posted by February 1, 2021. The summary must include the total number of 2020 job-related injuries and illnesses that were logged on your OSHA 300 form.  If your company had no recordable injuries or

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Biden’s Call on OSHA for Temporary Emergency Standards

On the first day of his presidency, Joe Biden appointed a new deputy assistant secretary at OSHA and called on the agency to determine whether temporary emergency standards should be issued to address the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a clear indicator that the new administration regards

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The Signs & Symptoms of Heat Stress

The U.S. is experiencing yet another week with heat waves expected across the country, exposing outdoor workers to dangerous risks related to heat exposure. Hellman & Associates has developed a handy infographic that you can post at your workplace and share with your employees to help

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Recording Requirements for Workplace Exposures to COVID-19

On May 19, 2020, OSHA released a memo essentially reversing a previous directive that limited COVID-19 recordkeeping requirements to high-risk employers or those experiencing an outbreak. Beginning today, May 26, the previous memorandum is rescinded and the new memorandum goes into effect. Under the new

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