Are You Prepared For New Crystalline Silica Standards in Virginia?

  What Is Silica? Silica occurs naturally in the earth’s crust, most often in the form of Quartz, and is present in sand, rocks and stones, bricks and concrete. Materials that contain silica are often found on construction sites or used in the construction process. On their own the materials are not dangerous or hazardous… [Read More]

New VOSH Penalty Increases As of July 1, 2017

As of July 1, 2017 Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) implemented an increase in maximum penalties by more than 78%. The changes were implemented as part of the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act which mandates agencies, such as OSHA, adjust their penalties. Of course no company wants an OSHA penalty but now more… [Read More]

Can Safety Staffing Deliver Better Talent?

Have you been wondering if utilizing professional occupational health and safety staffing save your organization money? Can it bring more qualified talent to your business than you could identify and hire on your own? The answer to the two questions is a resounding yes. How can utilizing safety staffing deliver more qualified talent? Speaking in general terms,… [Read More]

Why Is An ABIH Certification Important?

The goal of industrial hygiene (also known as occupational hygiene) is to protect the health and safety of people in the workplace and the community – which is no small task.  An industrial hygienist performs and manages services including: Evaluating your workplace and surrounding community for chemical, physical and biological hazards Developing recommendations and a… [Read More]

New Construction Standards for Crystalline Silica in Virginia

The Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Labor and Industry has announced new construction standards for Crystalline Silica scheduled to take effect in Virginia June 23, 2017. Circle Safety and Health Consultants can help your organization understand these new regulations and implement a training program to ensure compliance. Learn more about the new Crystalline Silica Standards… [Read More]

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