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OSHA’s Top 10 for the Year

OSHA recently released their annual report of the 10 most-cited safety violations from the year, and it provides interesting insight of national trends. OSHA’s annual list reflects the past fiscal year (October 1st, 2017 through September 30, 2018). The top four on the list have been on the list since 2015, the same year OSHA […]

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Honoring our Veterans and Filling the Skill Gap

Every year, just under 250,000 people leave military service in search of a new life and career in the United States. The construction industry, meanwhile, continues to struggle with a declining workforce and a lack of available talent and candidate shortages. To solve this talent crisis, companies should refocus their recruitment efforts on the countless veterans […]

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Dropping Costs!

Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) recently proposed a 5% decrease in the average premium employers pay for coverage. We’re doing a better job helping injured workers heal and return to work. That’s good for workers and employers, and helps us lower the cost of workers’ compensation coverage – L&I Director Joel Sacks […]

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New Washington State Labor and Industries Development

Starting June 8th 2018, the Washinton State Department of Labor and Industries has begun using the same WAC codes to cite both the subcontractor and general contractor for a single violation. This means if the Department cites a subcontractor for a violation of any kind, the Department can also cite the general contractor with the same violation […]

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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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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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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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