Michael Thomas

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The 5 Money Pits

Every business has its pain points, those everyday headaches that interrupt workflow, cause headaches and shave dollars off your profit margin. Do you know what yours are and how much they cost you. Before developing a custom CRM/workflow management software for a prominent Oregon-based contractor, my company, my development team and I went to work [...]

OSHA Increases Maximum Penalty Amounts

On July 1, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued an interim final rule that increases the civil penalty amounts the agency may impose on employers that violate workplace safety and health standards. The increased amounts will apply for penalties proposed by OSHA on or after Aug. 1, 2016. These will include any [...]

Lockout Tagout: Control of Hazardous Energy

Every year accidents occur in the workplace during the servicing and repair of machinery and equipment. One major cause of such accidents is the unexpected startup (energizing) of equipment during maintenance or servicing. Lockout/Tagout addresses these issues.

Personal Protective Equipment

Everyday millions of employees perform work-related tasks that present various health and safety hazards. Personal Protective Equipment is an important part of your safety. PPE is needed to reduce employee exposure to these hazards.

OSHA’s New Reporting Rule

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced a new rule last month that will affect the way transportation companies and other businesses report injury and illnesses to the agency. Presently, most employers unless specifically exempt, are required to maintain injury and illness reporting records on a log (Form 300)