John Brengosz

OSHA 300 Log: The Importance of Recordkeeping

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July 30th, 2012

According to OSHA, the importance of recordkeeping is a critical part in employer’s safety and health efforts for a few reasons: Keeping track of work-related injuries and illnesses can help you prevent them in the future. Using injury and illness data helps identify problem areas. The more you know, the better you can identify and» Read Full Article

Fictitious Letters From Julie Weynel, Senior Procurement Officer – DOT

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March 27th, 2012

There has been another round of fraudulent letters issued to U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) contractors and potential contractors purporting to be issued by DOT.  This new string of letters appears to be from the “U.S. Department of Transportation Procurement Office” and signed by a fictitious name of “Julie Weynel – Senior Procurement Officer.” The letters» Read Full Article

Fleet Safety Essentials – It’s About The Driver!

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February 27th, 2012

Three key fleet safety elements all revolve around the driver: Distracted Driver Policies; Driver Selection and Defensive Driver Training. Distracted Driver Policies: Texting, talking on the cell phone and even use of hands-free devices produce higher accident rates than drunk driving. Developing an internal policy to restrict that type of behavior while your employees are» Read Full Article

3 Common Mistakes of Accident Investigation

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October 12th, 2011

There are three common mistakes we find companies making when it comes to their accident investigation: Lack of training on why the accident investigation form is important; Poor accident investigation forms; and Lack of follow-through on valuable information gleaned from the accident investigation. This quick video explains these three common mistakes of accident investigation. Poor» Read Full Article

Workplace Violence Do’s and Don’ts

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July 12th, 2011

You undoubtedly encounter a wide range of people on the job, some of whom are easy to get along with and others you want to avoid at all costs. It’s only human nature to avoid contact with people whose personality traits set your teeth on edge, but there is one type of person who cannot» Read Full Article

Regular Updating of Aging Building Key To Property Exposure Risk

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June 16th, 2011

Electrical fires are the #1 cause of property damage in commercial buildings. Regardless of the age of your building, keeping on top of regular maintenance checks for the electrical system, the heating and cooling system and the roof will ensure that you not only keep your property safe, but also keep your property insurance costs» Read Full Article

Is Your Sprinkler System Adequate?

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May 18th, 2011

Many people think that if you’ve seen one sprinkler system, you’ve seen them all! While this may appear to be the case, these systems are highly engineered and should be designed specifically for what you are doing in your building. Here are some key points about sprinkler protection and why this issue could be costing» Read Full Article

Negligent Entrustment of a Vehicle

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March 8th, 2011

A legal aspect that your company should be aware of when hiring drivers is negligent entrustment. There is no law that states you have to check the MVR of any applicant. But there might as well be, because there is precedent law on the books that indicates if you don’t, then you may be held» Read Full Article

OSHA 300 Log: Free Webinar

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November 22nd, 2010

Did you know that on February 1st, companies that employ more than 10 people will be required to post an OSHA 300A form?  What is that?  Is your company required to do this?  How do you do it? What goes on the 300 log?  Learn more about the OSHA 300 Log… Want to know more about the OSHA» Read Full Article

OSHA New Penalty Rules

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October 26th, 2010

OSHA is implementing several changes to its administrative penalty calculation system. Many of the agency’s current penalty adjustment factors have been in place since the early 1970′s, resulting in penalties which are often too low to have an adequate deterrent effect. Administrative penalty adjustments will therefore be made to several factors which impact the final» Read Full Article