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Our company, The Scott Lawson Group, has been conducting various types of industrial hygiene exposure monitoring projects for many years. Typically we do the work as a result of some sort of complaint situation. An employee claims to have been exposed to “Methyl ethyl bad-stuff” and the employer (our client) has hired us to “prove” that there really is not a problem. Many times they want to do this by … Read More
The Scott Lawson Companies, a leading Worker Health and Safety, Workers’ Comp Third Party Administrator and Employee Wellness firm in New England, is pleased to announce its recent hire of Miranda Yeaton, who will join the Scott Lawson team as the Marketing & Communications Coordinator. This new position was created in response to current economic challenges and the increased need to develop the brand as well as focus marketing strategies … Read More
CONCORD, NH–The Scott Lawson Companies (SLC), a leading worker health and safety; workers’ compensation third party administrator; and employee wellness firm in New England, is pleased to announce their participation in the Commute Green New Hampshire promotion. Commute Green New Hampshire’s primary goal is to help people carpool, bicycle, walk, and/or use public transportation to work, school, shopping and similar trips from May 16-20, which coincides with National Bike/Walk to … Read More
If you, like us, are always looking for creative ideas to motivate employees, I might have just the solution for May. National Employee Health & Fitness Day is the third Wednesday in May each year. This year, it will be on May 18. Administered annually by the National Association for Health & Fitness, it is a national health observance, created to promote the benefits of physical activity for individuals through … Read More
On April 28th, 1971 President Nixon signed the Occupational Safety and Health Act into law. The Act created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, fondly known as OSHA. Its mission is to prevent work-related injuries, illnesses, and occupational fatality by issuing and enforcing standards for workplace safety and health. OSHA has come a long way since its inception.
Prior to 1971, 14,000 Americans died on the job every … Read More
Posted on March 25, 2011 - Filed Under Uncategorized | Comments Off
Walking is a great form of exercise, whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned athlete. It’s accessible. It’s inexpensive. It doesn’t require any bulky or costly equipment. And it’s something that nearly everyone can do. Studies suggest that walking 10,000 steps a day is in the “ball park” for weight management; 10,000 steps is equal to about 5 miles. People who wear a pedometer walk about 2,000 more steps a day … Read More
I worked for OSHA from 1974 until early 1978 and in those days the belief was that companies would fall all over themselves trying to comply with OSHA if we just visited them and “dropped off” a copy of the regulations. After all, who would argue with worker safety as a top business priority, right? The day I left OSHA, my boss, the Area Director asked me “why” people didn’t … Read More
In response to the rising costs of providing health care benefits, employers have looked for ways to share costs with their employees. As a result, employees now realize the importance of being healthy. Companies recognize the need to promote employee health and have begun to implement workplace wellness programs. The goal is for employees to adopt healthier lifestyles and thereby, reduce health care costs.
The key to a successful wellness program is … Read More
We have seen first hand knowledge that the size of OSHA’s penalties are increasing locally and that it is harder to get reductions in penalties. We have seen this with clients of ours and in news releases we get from the Department of Labor.
One news release reported a penalty of $233,500 against a Long Island, New York retailer for blocked exits and other exit hazards. The company had been … Read More
What kind of noise annoys an oyster?
Say that five times fast!
OSHA has ben busy conducting inspections in the last year and also increasing the dollar amount of the penalties they assess. The word is they also are less forgiving in negotiating reductions in penalties. One of their inspections we were notified of that bears significant interest is a sawmill where the total penalty the company was assessed was … Read More