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Alexion Employees Spread Awareness and Celebrate Success During Safe + Sound Week

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Safe + Sound Week is a nationwide event sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor that is held each year. The event aims to recognize the successes of workplace safety and health programs, and empower organizations to energize their health and safety programs. When successful, these programs can improve sustainability and proactively identify and manage workplace hazards before they cause injury.

Setting Up Shop: EHS Concerns for Getting a License to Operate in the U.S.

How to Address Environment, Health, and Safety Regulations When Opening A New Facility
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Opening a facility in the U.S. can be fraught with compliance risk—companies need to have all bases covered, including  environment, health, and safety (EHS) concerns. The list of regulations is quite long and they can be complex.

Antea Group's blog has a compilation of the top regulatory concerns that may be key to obtain a license to operate and start doing business in the United States. Save time and money and read before you proceed.

We Prioritize Safety Above All Else

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Due to the nature of our industry, we prioritize safety above all else. An exemplary safety track record helps ensure that every employee returns home at the end of the day. It also helps us attract the best drivers and improves relationships with the communities we serve, while reducing costs.

Republic’s safety performance is 41% better than the industry average based on OSHA data.

4 Important Reasons Ergonomics Should be a Priority in Lower-Risk Workplaces

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Ergonomics can be easily overlooked as a top safety opportunity in lower-risk environments such as offices, warehouses and data centers. However, ergonomics can be one of the most beneficial EHS opportunities to tackle from a safety, workplace culture and business perspective. Read Antea Group's four reasons, along with compelling statistics, that illustrate why workplace ergonomics should shift toward the top of your EHS priority checklist.

Understanding the Big Picture--Frequently Cited General Industry OSHA Violations

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The flurry of activity that occurred when your facility received citations after your recent OSHA wall-to-wall visit has finally let up. Following the process explained in the last blog, you posted the citations and the team reviewed each citation to gain complete understanding. Now there are abatement dates that must be met.

Are You Prepared for an EHS Audit?

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Environment, health and safety (EHS) audits are often used voluntarily by EHS managers to assess regulatory compliance, identify risk and find opportunities for process improvement.

But depending on industry-specific regulations, stakeholder pressure, or enforcement actions that have been imposed, this helpful tool can become a daunting—and sometimes mandatory—task.

If your organization is facing the latter scenario, taking steps to prepare for an upcoming audit can reduce stress, identify issues that can be remedied quickly, and show auditors you’re committed to EHS.

I Received an OSHA Citation--What Should I Do?

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Let's say OSHA recently conducted a wall-to-wall inspection of your plant. During the close out conference, you were informed that your plant was in violation of certain OSHA standards. While the compliance officer (CO) does not have the authority to issue citations or penalties-- the final authority lies with the OSHA Area Director--the CO stated that, should OSHA choose to issue citations and financial penalties, you should expect correspondence within a few weeks.

Tears Don't Mend Broken China

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By: Bahar Gidwani

I’ve always been clumsy.  There were many broken dishes and glasses in my childhood.  My Mom was always kind about it.  She’d say, “Tears don’t mend broken China.”  She had other similar phrases I remember (e.g., “If you get a load of lemons, it is time to make lemonade!”), but the lesson was always Midwestern positivism.  Don’t sit around moaning about what can’t be fixed—keep moving forward and don’t let your own failures hold you back.

Tears Don't Mend Broken China

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By: Bahar Gidwani

I’ve always been clumsy.  There were many broken dishes and glasses in my childhood.  My Mom was always kind about it.  She’d say, “Tears don’t mend broken China.”  She had other similar phrases I remember (e.g., “If you get a load of lemons, it is time to make lemonade!”), but the lesson was always Midwestern positivism.  Don’t sit around moaning about what can’t be fixed—keep moving forward and don’t let your own failures hold you back.

When OSHA Visits, Part 2

Part of Antea Group's Guide for New Plant Safety Managers
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On Monday, we took a closer look at the first few steps of an on-site OSHA visit, including the opening conference and records review.

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