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Heat Stress

Posted by Aspire Consulting on August 6, 2018
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As we enter the hottest part of the year here in the Northwest, it’s important to review heat related illnesses.  Heat stroke is the most serious, but heat exhaustion, heat cramps and heat ... Read More

Help Me, Help You. . .

Posted by Aspire Consulting on November 20, 2017
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“Help me, help you….” – Jerry McGuire As we continue to meet with and assist ABC members, we notice trends when it comes to Worker’s Compensation Claims and overall Saf... Read More

Laying the groundwork for a strong safety culture

Posted by Aspire Consulting on April 26, 2017
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Laying the groundwork for a strong safety culture   Last month’s safety article discussed the importance of Hiring Practices and how this can affect your risk to potential workers’ ... Read More

Hiring Practices are Key to a Healthy Workforce

Posted by Aspire Consulting on March 21, 2017
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Hiring practices are Key to a Healthy Workforce   One of the key elements of a strong safety culture is understanding how proper staffing and hiring practices can affect your risk to potential ... Read More

Workers Compensation Reporting Guidelines

Posted by Aspire Consulting on January 25, 2017
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Workers Compensation Reporting Guidelines February 1st is coming up, which is the day that employers must post their OSHA 300A. Completing an OSHA log is required by all employers that have at least ... Read More

Cold Weather Injuries

Posted by Aspire Consulting on December 9, 2016
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Cold Weather Injuries As the weather in Washington turns colder, employers should be aware of the dangers the cold temperatures can have on their employees. Cold stress injuries occur when a person i... Read More

L&I Expands Preferred Worker Program

Posted by Aspire Consulting on November 21, 2016
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For years, Labor and Industries (L&I) has run the Preferred Worker Program which provided benefits to employers that hire injured workers. This program has helped those with permanent restrictions... Read More

OSHA and Drug Screens

Posted by Aspire Consulting on September 23, 2016
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Is a Post-Accident Drug Screen Legal?   OSHA has been updating its rules on electronic reporting of workplace injuries. While the final rule has been delayed, buried within the interpretation o... Read More

Marijuana use and Construction

Posted by Aspire Consulting on September 8, 2016
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With the legalization of Marijuana in Washington State, questions have arisen regarding how employers should treat positive drug screens. The concern is that a worker may test positive for marijuana, ... Read More

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