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Roscoe Recertifies for OSHA’s SHARP Program

Roscoe Earns National Safety Recognition

Roscoe is currently recertifying for OSHA’s Safety & Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP).

SHARP is designed for businesses with less than 250 employees who have dedicated themselves to enacting an exemplary injury and illness prevention program.

While SHARP certification is not a requirement for Roscoe to conduct business, we take pride in maintaining a safe and secure environment for our employees so they can be happy, productive and provide the highest quality of service to our work uniform rental customers

What Are the Benefits of SHARP for Employers?

Organizations with a well-managed and effective safety and health program require less …

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Enhanced Safety with Flame Resistant Work Uniforms

Enhanced Safety with Flame Resistant Work Uniforms

Companies are duty bound to assess the risk and provide protective gear and work uniforms to mitigate those risks. To ensure the safety of employees working in electric power generation, transmission and distribution, which includes maintenance staff that work with breakers, employers need to be aware of the importance of flame resistant work uniforms. If you are a safety engineer, safety manager, plant manager, HR director, or in operations, this blog can help you keep your employees safe and insurance premiums down.

OSHA Flame Resistant Requirements

Below is the short version of OSHA’s CFR 29 standard for flame resistant …

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Chicago Work Uniform Company: Dedicated to Safety

Safety is important, especially when people feel it is being compromised. In light of recent events, it is crucial that we are safe and those around us are safe. As an employer, you might not have control of situations outside of the workplace, but your employees should be well-protected inside the organization.

The Top 10 OSHA Violations for 2014

OSHA recently released the preliminary top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2014. For the fourth year in a row Fall Protection is the most frequently cited violation.

The entire list is as follows:

  1. Fall Protection –

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Roscoe Examines its Preparedness for National Fire Prevention Month

Roscoe Examines its Preparedness for National Fire Prevention Month

Roscoe, the Chicago mat company, is an avid fan of planning, setting goals and creating contingency plans for all sorts of situations. Emergency situations may occur that no amount of planning can prevent, but being as prepared as possible is key for a swift recovery.

The loss experienced from an unforeseen fire whether at home or at a business place is devastating. According to OSHA, fires and explosions kill an estimated 200 workers and injure more than 5,000 others each year in the U.S.; or 3% of all Fatal Occupational Injuries. A workplace fire could wreak havoc …

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Prevent Slips, Trips & Falls in the Workplace

Slips, trips and falls account for 15% of all accidental deaths, second only to motor vehicles as a cause of fatalities, according to OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration). This is parallel to a previous blog the Chicago uniform company wrote on OSHA’s Top Ten Most Cited Violations in 2013 with Fall Protection holding the number one spot with over 8,000 violations.

Even if a slip, trip or fall doesn’t end in a fatality it can be costly to a business and to the injured party with costs exceeding $11 billion. These costs can include loss of productivity and business, …

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