Workplace Safety Tip: Heavy Lifting Technique

According to WebMD, over 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, and back pain is one of the most commonly experienced. Recovering from pain is relatively quick when you’re young, but the older you get, the more effects you’ll start to feel from all the bumps, breaks, and bruises, but you can avoid a lot of these problems simply by following safe heavy lifting techniques. The technique differs based on a variety of factors, including…

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OSHA Increasing Its Fines: Why You Should Care

For the first time since the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990, OSHA is raising federal fines for workplace-safety violations. The cause of the increase is a new congressional budget signed into law by President Obama on November 3, 2015. Penalty increases of around 80 percent are expected as OSHA issues an interim final rule before August 1, 2016. This would increase maximum fines for willful violations of federal safety regulations from $70,000 to approximately…

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Fed-OSHA fines to rise for first time since 1990

Federal penalties for workplace-safety violations were increased this week for the first time since 1990, thanks to a little-noticed provision of the budget bill signed into law by President Barack Obama. The move would bring the fines in line with inflation over the past 25 years. In the future, fines from Fed-OSHA and state workplace-safety agencies would continue to rise with inflation. From Wall Street Journal

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