June, 2015

Two Important Updates to CO Workers Comp Rules for Doctors in 2015
June 12, 2015

As the Colorado Department of Labor & Employment (CDLE) continues to refine the workers compensation system in the state, it regularly makes changes and updates to the system. For 2015, some of these updates directly impact the doctors who treat…
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New OSHA Toolkit Intended to Protect Hospital Workers from Transmittable Diseases
June 8, 2015

A new toolkit developed by regulators at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has just been released in an effort to: Provide hospital workers with better respiratory protections Protect…
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National Safety Mo. Focuses on Preventing Workplace Accidents, Injuries & Fatalities
June 4, 2015

During the month of June, the National Safety Council (NSC) is sponsoring National Safety Month, an annual campaign dedicated to “reducing leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road and in our communities.” This year, NSC has…
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Workers’ Rights under OSHA Law: Here’s What You Should Know
May 31, 2015

OSHA has been focused on assuring “safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women” since 1970. Although OSHA regulators regularly monitor various industries and investigate employers for allegedly failing to provide safe working environments for workers, it’s important…
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OSHA Renews Alliance with CCAR to Protect Auto Repair Workers
May 26, 2015

Earlier this month, the regulators at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced that their alliance with the Coordinating Committee for Automotive Repair (CCAR) would be renewed for five more years. This alliance represents an ongoing OSHA effort to…
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11 Ladder Safety Tips to Prevent Fatal Falls at Work
May 22, 2015

Falling accidents are one of the most prominent causes of serious (if not fatal) work injuries, and they reportedly result in injuries that cost employers more than $13 billion annually. In fact, in the construction industry alone, falls from ladders…
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How to Protect Temporary Workers: OSHA, NIOSH Recommendations
May 17, 2015

All workers always have a right to a safe and healthy workplace. This means that it’s an employer’s responsibility to provide a safe work environment for all of its employees, including temporary workers. Here’s a look at what regulators at…
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OSHA’s New Confined Space Rule Increases Protections for Construction Workers
May 12, 2015

This month, safety regulators at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have issued a final rule regarding increased protections for construction workers who work in confined spaces. Such confined spaces include (but may not be limited to): Crawl spaces…
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Ringling Bros. Comes to Settlement with OSHA, Will Enhance Safety of Aerial Acts
May 8, 2015

Resolving a citation issued by OSHA in May 2014, Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey Circus has recently come to a settlement agreement with OSHA. This agreement is intended to bolster the protections in place for circus employees who perform…
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National Fall Safety Stand-Down Campaign Focuses on Preventing Falls for Construction Workers
May 4, 2015

Today marks the start of the two-week National Fall Safety Stand-Down campaign, which is dedicated to raising “awareness of preventing fall hazards in construction.” Given that falling accidents are the leading cause of death for construction workers, this campaign is…
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