Weather events impact small businesses every day. In fiscal year 2015, the U.S. Small Business Administration provided 46,000 businesses and individuals with $2.8 billion in disaster loans. “No business owner wants to think it will happen to them,” admits Bob Freitag, president...
SARA Title III: Basic Explanation of Section 312 The Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA), which is also called SARA Title III, was enacted in October of 1986. It allows states and local emergency planning committees to...
Fines for workplace-safety violations are set to skyrocket. The Federal Budget Agreement, passed November 3RD, 2015, included a provision that authorized the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to increase penalties for the first time in 25 years. OSHA is...
Worker's death highlights the importance of fall protection A roofing contractor died and another was injured while performing a roofing installation at the Vikings Stadium in Minnesota. His employer was not able to confirm if his employees were properly outfitted...
Hot weather is here. Extreme heat can be dangerous. Thousands of workers in the United States get sick from exposure to excessive heat on the job. Heat related illness can also be fatal! HEAT RELATED ILLNESS CAN BE PREVENTED BY...