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Be prepared for wildfires

December 7, 2018


California’s latest deadly, costly wildfires have increased awareness about them. However, what you might not know is you don’t have to be near a forest to be in danger. Wildfires can just as easily burn their way through urban areas, …

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How to keep indoor workers safe from the heat

August 2, 2018


Right now most facilities managers are (rightfully) concerned about keeping their outdoor workers safe in the summer heat, but outdoor workers aren’t the only ones who need protection. Indoor workers can suffer from heat illnesses too, especially those working in …

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Creating an Emergency Action Plan

July 5, 2018


July is emergency month at Vanguard, and our goal is to help you prepare your facility for any and all emergencies that may come your way, including hurricanes.   According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards, every …

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Keeping your home safe from workplace lead exposure

April 11, 2018


Since the 1970s, the government has spearheaded and implemented many protocols that have resulted in a significant reduction of lead exposure throughout our country. However, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator, Scott Pruitt, “Lead exposure poses a significant …

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Get a free health and safety consultation from OSHA

March 29, 2017


Last year OSHA’s free On-Site Consultation Program helped more than 27,000 employers create safer workplaces. This consultation is available to small and medium-sized businesses in every state, and it helps employers find out about potential hazards at their workplace, improve …

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What you need to know about OSHA’s new injury tracking rule

August 11, 2016


The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) is revising its Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses regulation. The publication states “the final rule requires employers in certain industries to electronically submit to OSHA injury and illness data that employers …

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Fall Protection Still #1 OSHA Violation

Fall Protection Still #1 OSHA Violation

April 7, 2016


Annual inspections can be very effective in identifying potential fall risks. These inspections look at key areas like flooring, stairs, steps, ladders and guardrails may reveal signs of wear that need to be addressed.

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Protect Your Workers From the Heat With the OSHA App

Protect Your Workers From the Heat With the OSHA App

July 17, 2014


With a record-breaking winter in America still a lingering memory, it’s hard to imagine facilities managers and their employees who work outdoors aren’t more than a little thankful to be sweating in warmer weather. Just because summer weather has arrived, …

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Are You Staying Ahead of OSHA at Your Healthcare Facility?

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