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Establishing a Heat Standard? A New Pitch to OSHA

With the Summer officially coming to a close, many organizations are looking back to assess better ways to improve their safety standards. Recently, more than 130 organizations have asked OSHA to establish a heat protection standard, with a goal of creating an industry baseline of safety standards and regulations. According to the Bureau of Labor […]

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The Risks of a Construction Boom

It is no surprise that Seattle has been experiencing a construction boom for quite some time. As more and more jobs begin to sprout up, the demand for workers spikes and timelines are rushed. While Seattle has had a fair amount of success maintaining low injury and fatality rates, it is hard not to see […]

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Holy Smoke

Air quality right now? Not so great. As some of you may have noticed, the air is a little…cloudy. The sun is a a bright red (fun fact: natural aerosols from forest fires create this effect). What does this all mean? Not the apocalypse, if that’s where your brain went. Due to an increasing amount […]

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A Rockstar Joins the Team

The Integrated Group would like to introduce our new Client Services Coordinator, Ashley Fulton! Ashley hails from a local law firm prior to joining our team. With her background in personal injury law as a litigation paralegal, Ashley provides qualified expertise to her work. She brings a joyous laugh and a charm to the office. Mixed with […]

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Urine Trouble

Here’s an easy way to tell if you’re hydrated. We’ve almost hit the middle of summer and one of the biggest concerns for working outside is – you guessed it – heat stress. One of the biggest ways to prevent heat stress is staying hydrated and an easy way to tell if you’re getting enough […]

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OSHA Launches Chemical Database

OSHA has released a new database that gives you access to safety information on 400+ chemicals. They pooled data from several government agencies and organizations. The information includes: Chemical identification and physical properties Exposure limits Sampling information & additional resources For example, want to know about Methyl Ethyl Ketone Peroxide? (Try saying that 3 times […]

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You Are Not Alone

Please get help if you need it. We would like to send out a reminder to everyone that if you, or someone you know, needs help, to please reach out. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 1-800-273-8255. The construction industry isn’t immune to mental health issues. According to a recent report from the CDC, construction has the […]

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National Safety Stand-Down Week

Falls happen. They don’t need to. Join groups nationwide next week for National Safety Stand-Down week. It takes three easy steps: plan, provide, train. Plan on it Plan ahead to get the job done safely. We all know “measure twice, cut once”. The same goes for safety planning. If you know what the job ahead will […]

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Bigger, Better, Brighter, Blue-er

Why yes, we have moved! As some of you may have heard, we’ve been extremely busy over at The Integrated Group. In the last few months, we have packed up our entire office, renovated a new one and are just settling in. Luckily, we only had to move 2.7 miles north of our previous location. […]

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Got Flu?

Don’t try working through it. Fever? Check. Cough? Check. Sore throat? Check. Thus far in Washington state alone, 29 influenza-associated deaths have been reported. The one that seems to be hitting home for a lot of people is the death of 21-year-old fitness enthusiast, Kyler Baughman from Pittsburgh. The short story: A perfectly healthy young […]

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