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OSHA Expands List of Severe Work-Related Injuries that Covered Employers Have to Report

OSHA has implemented two key changes to its recordkeeping rule. The first change updates a list of industries that are exempt from routinely keeping OSHA injury and illness records because of low occupational injury and illness rates. The second change expands the list of severe work-related injuries that employers must report.

School Creates “Wellness Corner” for Janitorial Staff

One Rochester school is offering its janitors and other faculty a place to relax in its new “wellness corner.” The school hopes that this move toward putting the health and wellness of the facilities staff at the forefront of its goals will create a positive impact on the school. The space is equipped with yoga blocks, exercise balls and weekly affirmations. The wellness corner serves as a space for staff to “decompress and rejuvenate.”

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Department of Labor Launches OSHA Safe and Sound Campaign

One of the newest campaigns launched by OSHA is asking employers to review their safety and health programs. The program is hoping that it can decrease the amount of work fatalities and injuries through employer-driven safety and health initiatives.

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Window-Cleaning Company Highlights Key to 65 Years of Growth

When William Sanders started his window cleaning business 65 years ago, he was paid $1 for every window he cleaned. Today, his son Michael Sanders heads Sanders Services: a staple of Uniontown’s building service needs with an estimated 400 window-washing contracts. Sanders Services shows no signs of slowing down and is even looking to expand in the future.Read More

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