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Preparing for an osha inspection

By Barrow Group Staff / October 19, 2020
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is the government agency that monitors and enforces compliance with workplace safety laws. Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act, Compliance Safety and Health Officers (CSHOs) have the authority to inspect the ...
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Topics: workplace safety, OSHA-AUDIT, OSHA-CITATIONS, OSHA-INSPECTION, OSHA-REGULATIONS, Safety-Documentation

cdc releases guidance on handling covid-19 policy disputes with customers

By Barrow Group Staff / September 22, 2020
The past few months have seen multiple instances of aggression and violence against workers who attempted to enforce their establishment’s COVID-19 prevention policies and practices with customers. As a result, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently issued ...
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Topics: workplace safety, human resources, COVID-19, Center for Disease Control, Aggressive-Customers

promote awareness of safety standards to prevent falls in construction

By Barrow Group Staff / September 14, 2020
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Topics: workers compensation, workplace safety, Staffing-Week, staffing industry, Falls-In-Construction, National-Safety-Week

Identify Potential Health and Safety Failings Through Mock Investigation

By Barrow Group Staff / August 27, 2020
When workplace health and safety incidents happen, it’s important to respond appropriately—that’s where incident investigations can help. Conducting an investigation allows employers to identify potential health and safety failings that led to the incident and make necessary ...
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Topics: risk management, workers compensation, workplace safety, OSHA, Incident-Investigations

temporary staffing agencies must consider their worker's credentials and their client's risks

By Barrow Group Staff / August 26, 2020
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Topics: temporary staffing, risk management, workers compensation, workplace safety, Employee Screening

how social distancing is impacting the workplace

By Barrow Group Staff / August 14, 2020
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to evolve, one guideline that is likely to last beyond this year is social distancing. Employers have a responsibility to keep employees healthy and safe, and that duty is informing their return-to-work strategies. For instance, some ...
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Topics: workplace safety, Social-Distancing-At-Work, Employer's-Encouraging-Connectivity, Employer's-Responsibility-Social-Distancing

is it seasonal allergies, covid-19, asthma, a cold or the flu?

By Barrow Group Staff / August 04, 2020
Ceaseless reporting on Covid-19 has many people living in fear about contracting the illness.  With symptoms, these fears can turn into irrational terrors that are neither logical nor beneficial.  If you suffer from seasonal allergies, August is a common time to experience ...
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Topics: workplace safety, wellness, COVID-19, Center for Disease Control, Seasonal Allergies

Agriculture work sites are not exempt from covid-19 protocols

By Barrow Group Staff / July 31, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused organizations to reassess workplace protocols and procedures—and the agricultural sector is no exception. There is no evidence that livestock, crops or products that may be handled by agriculture workers are sources of COVID-19 infection. ...
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Topics: workplace safety, OSHA, COVID-19, Center for Disease Control, Agriculture Workers

protect your workers from the hazards of asbestos

By Barrow Group Staff / July 29, 2020
Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral fiber. It was used in numerous building materials and vehicle products for its strength and ability to resist heat and corrosion before its dangerous health effects were discovered. Individual asbestos fibers cannot be seen by the naked ...
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Topics: risk management, workplace safety, OSHA

Are you responsible for employees working from home? this checklist will help with compliance and productivity concerns

By Barrow Group Staff / July 27, 2020
As remote work has been an expanded practice, many organizations are reviewing how they can best support and plan for use of the remote workplace. Employers can use this checklist when reviewing and planning a remote workstation setup for current employees, or when planning a ...
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Topics: workplace safety, compliance, OSHA, COVID-19, Recruiting, RemoteWorker

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