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Clearing the Air on Marijuana

is the title of a March 24, 2019, Safety+Health Magazine article by Susan Vargas. Vargas discusses the shifting, conflicting laws that put employers and safety pros in a challenging position. Twenty-five years ago, marijuana was illegal throughout the United States. Today, the drug – made from dried leaves and flowers of the cannabis plant – […]

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Safety at Home Starts in the Workplace

Safety at Home Starts in the Workplace

is the title of a March 25th Safety & Health Magazine article by Don Martin. Martin explains that safety planning isn’t exclusive to the workplace. Safety must also be practiced at home. While on-the-job injury rates continue to decline, the number and rate of unintentional deaths at home are rising at alarming paces. These events […]

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Bounce House Regulations; Enforcement Lacking as Injuries Soar

Inflatable attractions may seem less menacing than roller coasters or carnival rides that send thrill-seekers spinning through the air, but they can be just as dangerous and are far less regulated. According to a October 30, 2017, Stateline Article by Jen Fifield, the estimated number of injuries on the attractions soared from 5,311 in 2003 to […]

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What if Lifeguards Wore Body Cameras?

What if Lifeguards Wore Body Cameras?

Is the title of a January 2018 Aquatics International (AI) article by Nate Traylor. Traylor states that in the not-so-distant future, lifeguards could have three eyes. Body cameras are becoming smaller, more affordable and waterproof — all of which begs the question: Could the technology one day wind up on the strap of a lifeguard’s bathing […]

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OSHA Issues Final Rule to Protect Privacy of Workers

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a final rule that eliminates the requirement for establishments with 250 or more employees to submit information electronically from OSHA forms 300 and 301 to OSHA each year. These establishments are still required to submit information electronically from OSHA Form 300A. The final rule helps avoid the risk […]

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The (Vivid) Red Car Syndrome

is the title of a January 24th, Nonprofit Risk Management Center (NRMC) article by Melanie Lockwood Herman that draws attention to our tendency to be superstitious about risk. She states that on more than a dozen occasions workshop attendees have asked her whether talking about a potential downside risk increases the likelihood that it will […]

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