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Zero Accidents

What does “Zero Accidents” mean and why is it important to a company? Simply stated it means “No Accidents”.  Seems simple enough to describe but it gets a little more complicated when we think about how to achieve it. The


OSHA Approved First Aid Kits???

What’s in your first aid kit?  Do you even have one?  What’s required in a first aid kit? And – Does OSHA even require or approve first aid kits? Workplace hazards vary widely.  What influences the contents of a First


BREAKING NEWS – OSHA Penalties Update

OSHA penalties will be adjusted for inflation after August 1 A few months ago, we brought you the news of OSHA penalties on the rise. Since then, OSHA has determined that effective August 1, 2016, penalties will be adjusted upwards.


Welcome To The OECS, Inc. Blog

why_careersOECS, Inc. provides OSHA, Environmental, and DOT compliance services to companies that do not have the resources to hire a full-time safety professional. Be sure to check back soon as we will be consistently adding new information on regulations, compliance, and other workplace safety systems.


The Perfect Storm – An Employer’s Worst Nightmare

An employee gets hurt and is sent to the hospital. OSHA now needs to be called. A day later, another employee calls OSHA on an employee complaint. What could be worse? OSHA shows up to investigate the employee complaint. OSHA


What is the Employers Safety Responsibilities for Temporary Workers

Do you hire temporary workers? Do you direct hire temporary employees or do you use a staffing agency? What are your responsibilities with regards to training? If you use a staffing agency, who is responsible for safety training? These are important


Injury and Illness Recordkeeping Requirements

Each year between February 1st and April 30th, employers are required to post a copy of OSHA’s Form 300A, which summarizes job-related injury and illness logged during 2015.  This must be displayed in a common area where notices to employees


OSHA Penalties on the Rise

In the recent Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, there is a provision for an increase in OSHA penalties and will be based on the Consumer Price Index. Every year, starting January 2017, there will be updates to civil penalties and


OSHA Injury Reporting Changes

Did you know…. When an employee is killed or three or more workers are hospitalized, all employers are by law required to report occupational accidents to OSHA within eight hours.  Did you also know there have been reporting changes made


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