Safety Management Briefs
USI provides up to date bulletins to keep you informed of ways to strengthen your business through loss reduction.
The risk of illness from carbon monoxide poisoning increases dramatically during the winter months, both in the home and at work. Because CO is odorless, colorless, and otherwise undetectable to the human senses, people may not know that they are being exposed. Know the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has specific requirements for tracking work related illnesses
and injuries. On February 1 of each year, employers covered by the Injury and Illness Recordkeeping Rules are required post the official summary of all injuries and illnesses occurring in the previous year. The information must be compiled on the OSHA Form 300A
and posted in a conspicuous place or places where notices to employees are customarily posted. The information must remain up through April 30, 2012.
OSHA outreach officers in both Missouri and Illinois have made public that OSHA intends to increase the number of Health Survey Inspections in 2012.
Chances are, you have noticed the US Department of Transportation’s fight to end distracted driving. They have banned texting for commercial bus and truck drivers and federal employees. You may also have seen ads from Federal and State agencies, insurance companies, and safety advocate groups raising awareness of the dangers associated with texting while driving.
Random crime is a reality of any large city neighborhood. But, criminals especially prey on shoppers this time of year who become disctracted during their holiday shopping. Read these important tips provided by the St. Louis Police Department
Changes in fallprotection requirements for residential construction have had contractors across the nation struggling to comply under threat of severe citiations from OSHA.
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced a three month phase-in period to allow residential construction employers to come into compliance with the Agency's new directive to provide residential construction workers with fall protection.