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UASC filling in EM385 FP Training lack in Northeast

It’s a training requirement that has hit many construction supervisor or project manager’s site; yet, it still seems to be one of those trainings that is not widely offered, even here in the Northeast. The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has a 900-page manual that outlines the safety

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We’re Hiring: Multiple Positions

United Alliance Services Corporation (UASC) is growing quickly and we’re looking to expand our team! UASC is a woman-owned small business and full-service provider of occupational health and safety consulting and training services. We understand the compliance issues that effect the business owner, manager, contractor, insurer and broker. Our aim

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Developing an Effective Health and Safety Program: Step 1: Leadership

An effective workplace health and safety program works to eliminate hazards, protect workers, and prevent illness/injury as much as possible. Such a program has to start at the management level. It is management’s responsibility to communicate and demonstrate policies, allocate necessary resources, and set good examples for employees. In this

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Adjusted OSHA Penalties for 2019

OSHA has increased the maximum fines The maximum fines are now $132,598 per violation for willful or repeated violations for a company, and $13,260 per violation for serious, Other-than-Serious, and Posting violations. Companies can have multiple violations from one OSHA inspection For repeated violations, it doesn’t matter that the violation happened at

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UASC & ABC MA 2019 Kick-Off & Induction

United Alliance Services Corporation is a General Sponsor! Happening now, UASC is attending the 2019 Kickoff Meeting and Installation of Officers We became a general sponsor this year and are looking forward to what 2019 has to offer both ABC MA & UASC Experts on assisting with ABC STEP PROGRAM (Safety

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8 Steps to an Effective Workplace Health and Safety Program

An effective health and safety program has several key objectives: to prevent injuries and illnesses, to improve compliance with laws and regulations, to reduce costs spent on workers’ compensation, and to increase general productivity. Health and safety should be one of the key foundations of your company culture. If you

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New Year’s Eve Safety Tips

New Year’s celebrations are exciting & fun, but it is important to stay safe. These actions can help save your life or someone else’s! Drive Safe Responsibility – It is estimated that 10,000 lives are claimed each year from drunk driving crashes. If you will be drinking, plan on not driving.

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Assoc Builders & Contractors MA Chapter Partnership

MA Chapter of ABC Largest construction trade association in MA Representing over 400 local general contractor, subcontractor, supplier & associate companies These employ more than 22K workers throughout MA UASC & ABC We are excited to announce that we are the premier Workplace Safety and only Occupational Health & Wellness

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Choosing The Right High-Visibility Safety Apparel For Your Employees

If your employees work near traffic or heavy equipment, they are constantly exposed to vehicle and equipment hazards. Construction workers, warehouse workers, road surveyors, tow truck drivers, event security staff, etc. are at risk of being injured or killed by moving traffic or heavy equipment. If your employees face these

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Our New Division OccuMed at OSAP Boot Camp 2019

Our New Division, OccuMed of New England will travel to Atlanta, Georgia in 2019 to attend the OSAP Dental Infection Control Boot Camp. The educational course covers all basics in infection prevention and safety. The boot camp will be held at the InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta. It will run from Wednesday-Friday,

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UASC @ The MMA Annual Meeting & Trade Show

To conclude our series of blogs, we are excited to announce our attendance to The MMA Annual Meeting & Trade Show 1/18/19 – 1/19/19! Blog #1 Blog #2 Blog #3 Updated MGL with OSHA compliance In correspondence to the updated MGL Chapter 149, section 6 1/2 we are here to answer any

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OSHA Log for MA Public Sector

In continuance of our blog series.. Record Keeping Prior to the new law, the public sector was exempt from maintaining an OSHA 300 log. The MA Department of Labor Standards (DLS) now states that you only need to provide your OSHA 300 log when an inspector or the Bureau of

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