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Mid-Year Regulatory Submission Reminder

Just as we all take a deep breath after getting the CRTK submissions on March 1 — now it is time to get started pulling together the information for the next round of submissions.  We’ve pulled together our Spring and Summer submission list.  Similar to our 1Q2016 Regulatory Submission Reminder, we detail information about the regulations that require submissions from mid-April through September 2016 along with specific dates to help you ensure that everything is submitted on time! 


Hospital Surfaces Host for the Ebola Virus?

The Ebola virus can live on surfaces in hospitals for almost two weeks, a brand new study indicates. Researchers examined how long the Ebola virus could survive on plastic, stainless steel and Tyvek, a material used in the personal protective suits used for Ebola. In general, the virus survived on surfaces for a longer time when in the climate-controlled conditions rather than in the West African surroundings, the study found. The longest the virus managed to survive in the tropical states of the West African environment was three days, on Tyvek.


The National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction is May 4-15, 2015

Falls are the leading cause of death in the construction industry, and as the statistics show, hundreds of workers die each year and thousands more suffer debilitating injuries. Still, death because of improper fall protection is one of the the most frequently cited violations from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration. To raise awareness of the severity of this common construction site hazard, thousands of companies and much more than a million workers across the country joined OSHA in 2014 for a weeklong National Safety Stand Down to Prevent Falls in Construction.  This year’s Safety Stand Down is being held from May 4-15, 2015.


Emilcott introduces SHARP in April 2015

As of April 1, 2015, Emilcott will begin offering a new service to small businesses everywhere. These Safety Health and Regulatory Programs, also known as SHARP, are written health and safety plans that will be offered to clients to assist them reach their safety goals and meet regulatory compliance standards. This subscription based health and safety program is flexible, scalable, affordable and will be 100% customized for each and every client.


Fit Testing Gone Mobile

It’s that time of year again, all your employees need their annual fit tests. For many companies this can be a daunting task that involves weeks of scheduling and ultimately pulling employees out of the field, missing valuable work time.


NIOSH Publication Suitable for all Industries with Material Handling

This past November, NIOSH released an illustrated guide aimed at preventing musculoskeletal disorders and injuries in the retail industry. The eighteen page guide is specifically directed to preventing material handling injuries in the grocery sector—illustrating and outlining ways and techniques to practice safe lifting and pulling methods to avoid.