Visit Us At The 2017 VOSH Conference

The Circle Safety & Health Consultants staff is getting ready for the 2017 VOSH Conference in Virginia Beach. This annual conference from the Virginia Dept of Labor and Industry brings together experts across the occupational and safety field to provide educational sessions, industry trends, new products and solutions to keep Virginia’s workers safe. Throughout the […]

Chemical Exposure And Management Worries Workers

The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) recently released their first-ever State of the EH&S Industry report. Survey results showed a significant number of concerns regarding exposure and management of chemicals.  Those whose provided additional details cited their top concern was exposure, followed by ergonomic stressors, chemical management, air quality and a variety of other hazards. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Get The Facts on Falls

This week begins OSHA’s 4th  annual National Fall Prevention Safety Stand-Down initiative to raise awareness and help prevent falls in the construction industry. The week long initiative encourages employers and workers to discuss common fall hazards, safety measures and how to prevent falls from from ladders, scaffolds and roofs. OSHA provides a variety of educational […]

The Difference Between Safety Culture and Safety Climate

The difference between safety culture and safety climate: A glimpse beneath the surface of your operation. The first time the term safety culture appeared it was in a report written by the International Atomic Energy Agency following the Chernobyl disaster in 1986.  The term was used to collectively describe the catastrophic failures in company-wide attitudes […]

What Is Industrial Hygiene?

Industrial Hygiene refers to the practice of evaluating a work environment to anticipate and prevent factors that  could cause sickness, stress or negatively impact an employees health and well being. Industrial Hygienists, like those at Circle Safety & Health Consultants, will analyze exposure levels, worker’s tasks and where they are performed to identify potential risks […]

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