Near Miss vs. an Accident

Everyone knows that working in construction can be dangerous. Most major construction projects involve working in excavations and trenches, working from scaffolds, and using heavy machinery to pour concrete for building walls and foundations. Working in factories and healthcare centers can be just as dangerous. There are countless incidents involving employees being injured on assembly […]

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The 10 Rules of an Effective HazMat First Responder

Accidental releases of industrial products lead to fires, explosions, and death. Famous ones make the news. But in an average year, there are 34,000 hazmat incidents in the US, which makes this a very prevalent hazard across a variety of industries and job sites. More than half are spills of fewer than 10 gallons. The […]

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OSHA Federal Regulations vs. Individual State Plans

Pursuant to Section 18 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (Federal OSHA), States may administer their own job safety and health programs, or State Plans, if they meet minimum federal requirements. There are 22 states and jurisdictions that administer State Plans covering both public and private sector employees. Five states administer State […]

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New Partnership – United Alliance Services Corporation!

We are very excited to announce that eTraining has partnered with United Alliance Services Corporation to help provide quality online safety training to their customers and students. United Alliance is a full service occupational safety and health training and consulting company providing a range of comprehensive safety solutions on location throughout Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New […]

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Workplace Fatality Data [Infographic]

We’ve gathered data from numerous sources on workplace fatalities across many different industries and have compiled all of the information into an easy to digest infographic here.  Hopefully, this helps put into perspective the importance of safety at the workplace, and it may even show some things you didn’t know! To embed this infographic on […]

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Cold Stress – Be Prepared

NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) has an informative page on their site dedicated to the different kinds of cold stress workers can be exposed to in winter months, as well as symptoms and first aid remedies to treat those symptoms. Below is a quick fact sheet from NIOSH on this topic and […]

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Guide to Hiring a Safety Professional

The American Society of Safety Engineers has published an informative guide to hiring a safety professional.  This can be a handy resource for managers that are looking to add an employee in this field, or for applicants hoping to get a job in this field.  It includes the neccessary education, work experience, and specific certifications […]

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