Did you know …..

June 26 – July 4 is Eye Safety Awareness Week

90% of occupational eye injuries could have been prevented if the victim was wearing eye protection.  If you workers are reluctant to wear eye protection, ask them what their lives would be like if they lost their vision. 


OSHA Audit – What to Expect?

No business ever knows when Oregon OSHA is coming to do an inspection.  That’s because it’s against the law to give prior notice.  Even though employers don’t know that the inspection is coming, there are a few things they can do to make the inspection process go smoother.


All Oregon OSHA compliance officers carry ID and will present it, along with a business card, when they begin an inspection.  The compliance officer will collect basic information about the company, which may include how many workers are at the location and details about the type of work done.  Next, the compliance officer will conduct a walk-through of the facility and look for hazards that could cause an injury or accident.


In cases of extreme danger, a work site or piece of equipment can be “red tagged”, which prohibits the employer from continuing to work with the equipment or at the location.  But most commonly, a compliance offer will ask an employer to correct a hazard on the spot or set an abatement date.  Serious violations carry a penalty of $300 and correcting the violation before the end of the visit can reduce the penalty by 30%.


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Gone in 6 Seconds: Home Burglary Prevention


Your home is your castle, right?  But is your home really safe once you leave for work?  According to statistics, a theft occurs every five seconds.  The majority of home burglaries occur during the day when most people are away from home.  During the summer months of July and August burglaries occur more often than any other time of the year. 


Gone in six seconds:

The attached Youtube link demonstrates just how easy it is for an experienced burglar to break into your home through your garage in less than six seconds.  Experienced burglars know that the garage door is usually the weakest point of entry, followed by the back door.  To prevent this type of home burglary, simply remove the pull string and zip tie the release lever. 

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