Electrical Maintenance Jobs – Outlook for Demand and Salaries Is Strong

Electrician Industry Jobs Should Bounce Strongly After the COVID-19 Lockdown Though unemployment has ballooned because of COVID-19, the outlook for electrical maintenance jobs is remarkably strong. Yes, we’re looking at a poor year this year (like most sectors), but 2021 could see a big bounce in demand for electrical maintenance skills. It is estimated that […]

Preparing for the Heat: What the Heat Index Can Teach Employees

For many, working outdoors is a dream come true, but it can be dangerous in the summer when temperatures heat up. Having a solid grasp of the heat index can help employees stay in control of their health. Defined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) as a single value that encompasses both temperature […]

Guide to Facilities Management Jobs – Part 1

Key Skills in Facilities Management Facilities management jobs are available to job seekers with a variety of qualifications. It’s a career path that offers variety, responsibility, and excellent earning potential. According to salary.com, annual salaries for Facilities Managers range between around $83,000 and $112,000 per year. What you can earn depends upon factors such as […]

OSHA Update—Whistleblowers Can Now File Complaints Online

Earlier this month, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration launched an online form to provide workers a new way to file complaints online.   Under the OSHA, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthy workplaces for their employees.  This new form will help hold employers accountable by giving workers an additional way to speak […]

OSHA Overview: A Brief on Asbestos

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that once was lauded for its versatility, recognized for its heat resistance.  It was woven into fabric and mixed with cement.  However, asbestos is highly toxic and a known cause of mesothelioma cancer.  Its use has been banned in more than 50 countries (not including the U.S.) and has […]

Importance of OSHA in the Workplace

You’re familiar with the Occupation Safety & Health Administration, but how much do you know about what the agency really does? Take a few minutes to become better acquainted with OSHA, to make sure you’re taking full advantage of everything it has to offer. About OSHA Part of the U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA was […]

How Workplace Injuries Affect Society Part 3: A possible solution to the problem.

Workplace injuries place an enormous financial burden on workers, their families and the social safety net. When people can’t rely on workers’ compensation and their workplace to pay their medical bills, employment benefits to cover time away from work and other expenses, the impact can be devastating. This immense financial responsibility puts a great deal […]

How Workplace Injuries Affect Society Part 2: How Work Structure in U.S Puts Workers at Risk

Many trends in the current labor market offer even greater obstacles to the safety and health of workers. This includes the increased presence of employees of multiple employers at the same worksite, the persistent misclassification of wage employees as independent contractors and the prevalent use of temporary employees. Dangerous Employment Trends Put Workers at Risk […]

How Workplace Injuries Affect Society Part 1: How Injury Costs Affect Families and Tax Payers

The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 was passed 45 years ago in 1970, but the number of on-the-job injuries is still dangerously high. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts that roughly 4,500 workers are killed in the workplace annually. That’s not all — the BLS estimates that employers record […]