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SAFETY FIRST
Keep your workers and
customers safe and
sound on the job
BY AMY BELL

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AS THE WISE PROVERB SAYS, "Better a thousand
times careful than once dead." Unfortunately,
far too many employers and workers across the
U.S. fail to take this old adage to heart-and
many of them suffer the tragic consequences.
In 2015, 4,836 workers were killed on the job,
the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports.
That's an average of more than 93 work-related
deaths a week and more than 13 every day.
While these numbers may seem shocking, it's
actually a vast improvement from decades
past. A lot of that can be owed to an important
organization called OSHA.

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OSHA TO THE RESCUE
In an effort to decrease workplace deaths
and injuries, the U.S. government passed the
Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970.
As part of this Act, Congress created the
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
(OSHA) to ensure U.S. workers had safe, healthy
working conditions by setting and enforcing
safety standards and providing ongoing training, education and assistance.
Over the past 47 years, OSHA has worked
hand-in-hand with state partners, employers, safety and health professionals, unions

and advocates to create a positive impact on
workplace safety. As a result, American worker
deaths are down from an average of 38 deaths
a day in 1970 to 13 a day in 2015. To top it off,
worker injuries and illnesses have plummeted
from 10.9 incidents for every 100 workers in
1972 to only three incidents per 100 workers
in 2015.
PMP PROTECTION
Because of the unique hazards associated
with the pest management industry, it's critical for PMPs to enact and enforce a stringent



Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of PestWorld - September/October 2017

President’s Message
Employment Law 101
Safety First
Nine Legal Problems You Can Avoid
Making Safety Part of the Job
Pestworld Preview
Lyme Disease: A Clinical Look at a Multisystem Disorder
Marketing Corner: Five Steps to Nail a Media Interview
Standards: Qualitypro Charts the Future of Credentialing
Ask the Expert
The Cost of a Data Breach Could Put Your Pest Control Operation Out of Business
Membership Programs: The New Npma Health Insurance Exchange
Calendar of Events
Index of Advertisers
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - intro
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - cover1
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - cover2
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 3
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 4
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 5
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 6
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 7
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - President’s Message
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 9
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - Employment Law 101
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 11
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 12
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 13
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - Safety First
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 15
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 16
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 17
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - Nine Legal Problems You Can Avoid
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 19
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 20
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 21
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - Making Safety Part of the Job
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 23
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 24
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 25
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - Pestworld Preview
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 27
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 28
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 29
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 30
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - Lyme Disease: A Clinical Look at a Multisystem Disorder
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 32
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 33
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - Marketing Corner: Five Steps to Nail a Media Interview
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 35
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - Standards: Qualitypro Charts the Future of Credentialing
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 37
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 38
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - Ask the Expert
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - The Cost of a Data Breach Could Put Your Pest Control Operation Out of Business
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 41
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 42
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - Membership Programs: The New Npma Health Insurance Exchange
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 44
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - Calendar of Events
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - Index of Advertisers
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - cover3
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - cover4
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - divider1
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - divider2
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - outsert3
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - outsert4
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