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OSHA Recordkeeping – 2 Helpful Resources for Compliance

Posted: Feb 07, 2017

It’s that time of year again, and to help you stay in compliance with your recordkeeping, the GSC chapter has 2 resources to help.

  1. The “White Board Explainer” tackles the OSHA 7845 Recordkeeping Rule that allows data to go public.  Watch it at  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZlzldX-5jM

 

02.  To promote safer workplaces, the rule will make data that is already collected regarding on-the-job injuries publicly available. Learn more at www.osha.gov/recordkeeping.

 

What’s the difference between a cold and the flu?

Posted: Jan 19, 2017

What is the difference between a cold and the flu?

The flu and the common cold are both respiratory illnesses but they are caused by different viruses. Because these two types of illnesses have similar symptoms, it can be difficult to tell the difference between them based on symptoms alone. In general, the flu is worse than the common cold, and symptoms are more common and intense. Colds are usually milder than the flu. People with colds are more likely to have a runny or stuffy nose. Colds generally do not result in serious health problems, such as pneumonia, bacterial infections, or hospitalizations. Flu can have very serious associated complications(https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/disease/complications.htm).

How can you tell the difference between a cold and the flu?

Because colds and flu share many symptoms, it can be difficult (or even impossible) to tell the difference between them based on symptoms alone. Special tests that usually must be done within the first few days of illness can tell if a person has the flu.

What are the symptoms of the flu versus the symptoms of a cold?

The symptoms of flu(https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/disease/symptoms.htm) can include fever or feeling feverish/chills, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches and fatigue (tiredness). Cold symptoms are usually milder than the symptoms of flu. People with colds are more likely to have a runny or stuffy nose. Colds generally do not result in serious health problems.

 

Updated Hazard Class Lithium Labels – Effective January 1, 2017!

Posted: Jan 18, 2017

THE LATEST LITHIUM LABELS

All the entries for lithium batteries in the List of Dangerous Goods (4.2) have been revised to indicate the new lithium battery Class 9 label.

January 1, 2017 New hazard class label comes into effect

This new hazard class label came into effect January 1, 2017 with a two-year transitional period during which time the existing

Class 9 —  Miscellaneous hazard label may still be used.