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  • What's the Difference Between OSHA and HAZWOPER Training?

    May 9, 2024
    Two acronyms often pop up in the construction industry: OSHA and HAZWOPER. While they’re both federal workplace safety standards, there are many differences between the two, and the type of work you do will affect the type of training you need. In this blog, we’ll clear up any confusion and compare the two, explaining their distinct purposes, requirements, and importance for workplace safety.
  • How To Replace a Lost OSHA Card

    May 2, 2024
    Has your official DOL card been lost, stolen, or damaged? If so, you’ll need a replacement, but how do you get one? How much does it cost, and how quickly will it arrive? Continue reading to find out. What is an OSHA Card? When you complete an OSHA Outreach course like OSHA 10 or OSHA 30, your OSHA-authorized training provider sends you a durable plastic wallet card that provides proof that you’ve completed the course.
  • 5 Most Common Forklift Accidents and How to Prevent Them

    April 18, 2024
    One in 6 workplace deaths involves a forklift. That’s an alarming enough statistic, but it’s worse when you consider that 70% of forklift accidents are preventable with standard safety measures, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
  • How to Become an Environmental Specialist

    April 11, 2024
    When you care about the environment, and you aspire to make a positive impact on the planet, becoming an environmental specialist can seem like a no-brainer. Just like any rewarding pursuit, this career path requires careful planning, dedication to learning, hands-on experience, and the accomplishment of certification. In this guide, we'll discuss the role and responsibilities of an environmental specialist and go through a step-by-step process to becoming one.  
  • EM 385-1-1: Unveiling the Latest Safety Manual Updates

    April 5, 2024
    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) takes safety seriously, and that's why they just made some big updates to their safety rulebook, the EM 385-1-1. From new chapters to additional topics, there’s a lot of new information to be aware of. In this article, we’ll explore and break down the significant modifications introduced in the latest version of the EM 385-1-1 manual.
  • OSHA 30 Expiration: How Long is OSHA 30 Good For?

    April 5, 2024
    What is OSHA 30?  OSHA 30 is a supervisor-level OSHA Outreach course. OSHA Outreach courses are programs designed to introduce workers to their basic rights and protections under OSHA and give them initial awareness training on common safety topics for their industry.  The two most common OSHA 30 courses are Construction and General Industry.
  • OSHA 10 Certification: How Long is it Good for?

    April 5, 2024
    If you're job hunting in certain states or within certain industries, you'll see job listings that say "Must have up-to-date OSHA 10 Certification." Sometimes they'll call this a "DOL card," because the Department of Labor (DOL) issues plastic wallet cards you can use as proof of training. So, what is OSHA 10 and how long does it stay "up to date"?
  • Safety Awareness: What is Crystalline Silica?

    April 4, 2024
    General industry workers face many on-the-job hazards, ranging from falls, crushing injuries, and electrical dangers to chemical exposure. In the midst of these risks, a subtle but serious threat exists: crystalline silica. This blog post aims to raise awareness among workers exposed to crystalline silica. We will cover its definition, symptoms, associated health risks, and the steps you can take to protect yourself from exposure.
  • Who Needs HAZWOPER Training?

    March 28, 2024
    If you're working with hazardous materials, navigating the various HAZWOPER training courses might seem complicated. The range of options, from 8-hour to 24-hour and 40-hour courses, can be overwhelming. In this article, we'll simplify the decision-making process by comparing the differences between these HAZWOPER training programs and guide you to the best one that suits your needs.
  • EHS Training ROI

    March 7, 2024
    Maximizing the return on your investment (ROI) from Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) training requires a smart approach that goes beyond just compliance. Forward-thinking companies are finding out that by investing in EHS training, they can reduce accidents and incidents, improve employee morale, and reduce insurance costs. In this blog, we’ll take a closer look at these aspects, showcasing how EHS training can be an important asset for any company.