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 •  June 17, 2014

SMART Safety Group

 •  June 10, 2014

The Division of Occupational Safety and Health has just proposed major revisions to California’s heat illness prevention standard. The action is not formal rulemaking, but sending its proposal to the Standards Board is a big first step in revising the almost 10-year-old regulation. California has lead the nation in heat illness standards.Employers ...

SMART Safety Group

 •  May 27, 2014

May 27, 2014 – Cal/OSHA is deploying teams of investigators to construction sites throughout the state “to determine whether adequate measures have been taken to identify safety hazards and prevent injury,” it says. There will be focus on specific issues and employers should expect aggressive enforcement.Cal/OSHA is reacting to a series of recent ...

SMART Safety Group

 •  September 10, 2013

In many hazardous industries, like construction, Workers’ Comp (WC) insurance is typically the third highest cost on the Profit & Loss statement. Even though WC rate increases are beyond your control, you can battle a rate increase by doing the following: 1. Purchasing insurance from one of the most competitive carriers in your class code; and
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SMART Safety Group

 •  September 9, 2013

For years, companies have elected to outsource business functions that are otherwise too expensive, too complicated, or too time-consuming. Just think of the most common business processes that companies outsource, like, manufacturing, information technology, and call centers. It is no wonder, then, that companies choose to outsource a complex,...

SMART Safety Group

 •  September 9, 2013

What is EMR? EMR equals profit! EMR, or Experience Modification Rate, is the number that insurance carriers use to calculate your company’s risk. The higher your risk the higher your EMR, and correspondingly, the more you pay for your Workers’ Compensation (WC) Insurance. In many hazardous industries, like construction, WC insurance is typically...

SMART Safety Group

 •  September 6, 2013

OSHA’s Mission: The OSH Act of 1970
With the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, Congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance. OSHA assists...