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White Papers for Occupational Health and Safety

  • Workers Compensation Premium Discounts: A Brief OverviewBy

    Discounts vary by state and some states even offer multiple discounts. Following is a brief overview of which states offer workers’ compensation premium discounts.

    Standardizing on white hard hats and using BrimGuard ID products, HSE Supervisors will see a reduction in summer heat related injuries (if a variety of colored hard hats are used to ID job site personnel). Also, third party contractors are readily identified in company sensitive areas at a...
  • Information Security Questionnarie for Background ScreeningBy

    A sample guide for organizations seeking to assess overall information security risks related to background screening providers.
  • Training Assists 2016By

    Help Us to Help you With Technology Enhanced Learning
  • OSHA Standards on Machine GuardingBy

    The OSHA standards on general guarding of machinery and mechanical power transmission apparatus (29 CFR 1910.212 and 1910.219) are very broad and generally minimum guarding standards. One standard was predicated on the 1970’s version of the ANSI/ASME B15.1 standard, which itself had undergone...
  • 50 Tips For More-Effective Safety TrainingBy

    75 pages of useful safety information broken down into three training sections.
  • Perpetual Award Programs Provide Daily MotivationBy

    The traditional year-end award ceremony provides an opportunity to acknowledge excellence in a formal setting. On-the-spot recognition is ideal for offering instant informal affirmation. Somewhere between these two very different approaches lies the often-overlooked perpetual award program.
  • Choosing a Modular Sign SystemBy

    Every sign shop needs to have a modular sign system to offer to their customers. Even if you consider yourself a “custom shop” or a “specialized manufacturer” for specific types of signs, like electric or vehicle graphics, it’s a good idea to be able to offer a modular sign system. It’s only a...
  • Dispute Resolution Matters: Best Practices to Support FCRA ComplianceBy

    Developing, reviewing, and regularly updating an organization’s dispute resolution procedures can help ensure ongoing FCRA compliance, and create opportunities for enhancing the applicant experience. FCRA regulations mandate the core dispute resolution process, and by demonstrating that your...
  • Vapor Intrusion: An Emerging Indoor Air IssueBy

    This SKC white paper provides information on and discussion of the definition of vapor intrusion, protocol for assessing risk and conducting an investigation, and air measurement methods for both soil gas and indoor/ambient air.
  • Respirator Inspection Checklist with Proper Donning & Doffing StepsBy

    An estimated 5 million workers are required to wear respirators in 1.3 million workplaces throughout the United States. Respirators protect against environments with inadequate oxygen, harmful dusts, fogs, smokes, mists, gases and sprays. They can also protect hospital personnel against...
  • Gas Monitor Bump Testing vs CalibrationBy

    We are often asked to explain the difference between calibrations and bump testing. This is a controversial subject. OHS would have you do a full calibration before each use. In practice, our customers come up with their own intervals. If the gas monitor is used infrequently, say once a month,...
  • Build vs. Buy: Why Sharepoint Doesn’t Meet Document Control Demands for Quality and ComplianceBy

    Although SharePoint provides features that you can use to build out your own rudimentary document management system, the costs of programming and IT support, maintenance and training as well as the possible legal ramifications due to the lack of verifiable audit trail make using SharePoint or...
  • Fire Suppression Systems 101By

    In an environment where Prevention and Suppression of fire hasn’t changed much in the last two decades, there is a new technology known as Aerosol Extinguishing or Aero-K®. The Aero-K® aerosol Extinguishing, (100 percent green), has emerged in the last few years in North American markets. It is...
  • Achieving Certainity & Flexibility in the Identification Product Supply ChainBy

    Industries throughout the United States and the world face an increasingly challenging marketplace in which to provide superior quality, innovation, and sustainability. Business relationships that foster these values are essential to transform today’s challenges into advantages. In meeting the...
  • Do you know your chemical footprint?By

    Addressing domestic and global regulatory issues for chemicals along with having a chemical data management strategy are critical components to a complete risk management model in the industry. With the increase in regulations from agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security, it has...