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Environmental Health and Safety

Mechanic Burned in Fire

December 14, 2015 by Rebecca Ward

In response to the news of the accident in Naugatuck Connecticut last week, KPA would like to offer all businesses a reminder regarding the importance of tool and equipment inspections. The use of a blow torch may be a frequent or not so frequent event.  Despite how often yo...

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The Top Environmental and Safety Risk Management Challenge

September 10, 2015 by Rebecca Ward

Kathryn Carlson, Vice President of HR Management Products for KPA, was a recent guest on the TechnologyAdvice Expert Interview Series to share her insight on the intersection of sales, marketing, and technology. The series, which is hosted by TechnologyAdvice’s Josh Bland, ex...

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Protecting Your Eyes from Digital Eyestrain

August 17, 2015 by Eric Schmitz

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Due to the high use of electronic devices, both in and out of the office, a new study has found that 70% of US adults suffer from digital eyestrain. Digital eyestrain is due to the prolonged use of electronic devices; in an effort to prevent workplace eyestrain, the following...

Posted in: Environmental Health and Safety Tags: digital, ergonomics, Eyes, Eyestrain, safety, worker Read More

The Important Relationship between Safety Culture and Senior Management

August 04, 2015 by Eric Schmitz

The Important Relationship between Safety Culture and Senior Management

Safety culture includes more than just the individuals on the shop floor; for true success it is necessary to implement a positive safety culture company-wide, starting with senior management. Studies have shown that the success of a safety culture is often linked to the s...

Posted in: Environmental Health and Safety Tags: best practice, safety culture, safety meetings, senior management Read More

Auto Body Shop Employee Critically Injured

July 27, 2015

Auto Body Shop Employee Critically Injured

A Lumberton resident is in critical condition after an incident with a recreational vehicle that occured while he was performing repair work. Here is a summary of the event from Patch.com : "A Lumberton man is in critical condition after a recreation vehicle fell on him wh...

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Massachusetts Car Wash Employee Killed in Accident

July 21, 2015

Massachusetts Car Wash Employee Killed in Accident

A recent accident occured at a Massachusetts car was when an employee was struck exiting a washing bay. Read the full story here at SF Gate .  Below is a summary: " MALDEN, Mass. (AP) — A worker at a Malden car wash has died after being struck by a vehicle using the facili...

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The Value of Safety Coordinators

July 13, 2015 by Eric Schmitz

The Value of Safety Coordinators

A positive safety culture is comprised of many things, one of the most important being a leader. A safety leader, commonly referred to as a safety coordinator, is the individual who is in charge of action items and facilitates change. In many companies, the safety coordina...

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The Relationship between Productivity and Safety in the Workplace

May 11, 2015 by Eric Schmitz

Workplace profitability is driven by productivity; while employee safety is important to company success, when productivity is called into question, areas of business that have a stronger obvious tie to profitability are often focused upon. However, when reviewing profitabili...

Posted in: Environmental Health and Safety Tags: accident correlation, employee success, enhance productivity, grow profitability, injury prevention, Safety culture, Workplace safety Read More

OSHA Cracks Down on Electrical Code

May 05, 2015

OSHA Cracks Down on Electrical Code

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fined the Jersey City trucking company, Xpedited Services LLC $63,000 due to 14 violations after an inspection of a city warehouse.  OSHA stated that the facility utilized cords in damp areas without damage protections,...

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Neglected PPE Policy Now Being Updated

April 28, 2015 by Global Administrator

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is working hard to correct outdated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) regulations. Under section 6(a) of the OSH Act, the Agency was directed to adopt new national consensus standards, but failed to implement PPE upda...

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