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Smoke on the Water

And ashes from the sky. Some of you may have noticed a lovely layer of ash on your cars this morning or the not-actually-snowflakes tickling your nose. On the plus side, Mt. Rainier didn’t blow. On the downside, we have a lovely layer of smoke covering most of Washington state right now due to wildfires […]

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September’s Puget Sound Safety Summit Conference

Seattle, WA – The Integrated Group would like to invite you to the Puget Sound Safety Summit Conference, facilitated by the TIG Safety Director, Rhett Carpenter, CHST. Monthly Safety Summit meetings are held the second Wednesday of every month. Funded by the SMART Association, the Puget Sound Safety Summit Conference focuses on increasing educational opportunities, safety awareness […]

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Hurricane Harvey – How to Help

Taking a safety break to help our fellow humans. When a crisis hits, it’s natural for us to band together. It’s also natural to feel overwhelmed and just log back onto Facebook. Stay in from lunch this week and give the cash to those in need. You won’t regret it, plus most charities prefer money […]

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Meet George Jetson

Could your next job site be constructing a helipad? An Airbus outpost is currently working on its first prototype of a single seat, electric, self-piloted shuttle craft called “Vahana”. Yes, if you’re sick of traffic (hey, Seattle!), you could be calling an Uber of the sky in a few years. They’re shipping up the airframes to […]

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Dozing Off

Cat® is a little too good at ridiculous advertisements. After the excitement of the eclipse yesterday our office is a bit sluggish, so here’s a video for the bulldozer lovers out there. Or anyone who likes absurd ads.

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Solar Eclipse Safety

Distractions cause accidents and injuries every day, and few distractions will be as epic as the “once in a lifetime” total solar eclipse this Monday, August 21st at 10:20 AM. Even if you currently have no interest in the solar eclipse, you will be tempted to look. Everyone should be prepared to view the eclipse, […]

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Get On-Line

OSHA’s Injury Tracking Application is live. If you’re in the construction industry, you’ve no doubt heard about the new “Improve Track of Workplace Injuries and Illness” final rule. The goal? To move employers to submit information from Forms 300, 300A and 301 – all online. The requirement is effective on January 1st, 2017 and will […]

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URGENT: Excessive Heat Warning

Risk of heat illness, keep yourself and your workers safe. The National Weather Service has issued an EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING for Western Washington from 2:00 PM Tuesday to 9:00 PM Friday. This unusually hot weather will begin on Tuesday with the hottest day of the week on Thursday when temperatures are expected to be in the […]

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What a Waste

OSHA launches its new HAZWOP site. As the name indicates, hazardous waste can pose serious threats to employees. In ordinance with the Superfund Amendments Reauthorization Act (SARA – spelled incorrectly, but we’ll forgive them), OSHA has released a full section that gives information on everything from business standards to how to find training. Some of […]

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Hire a Veteran

Today, July 25th, is National Hire a Veteran Day. It serves as a reminder to companies that many men and women are looking to find jobs after serving in the military. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 453,000 veterans in the United States are unemployed. Washington State has a low percentage of unemployed […]

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