July 11, 2024

Avoiding Heat-Related Illness This Summer

As summer temperatures soar, it’s crucial to remain vigilant about preventing heat-related illnesses—particularly for pet care professionals who may have staff members and animals in their care. Potentially dangerous conditions such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke can develop quickly, so it’s important to understand the warning signs and preventive measures. Understanding Heat Regulation in the Human Body To maintain a constant internal temperature, the human body needs to dissipate excess heat. This process primarily involves: Blood circulation. The body […]
June 12, 2024

Job Hazard Analysis: A Valuable Tool for Workplace Safety and Accident Prevention

For businesses in the pet care services industry, taking steps to ensure workplace safety is crucial for reducing costs and liability, improving workplace morale, and cultivating a happy, healthy, and productive team. One tool that can be helpful in the effort to enhance workplace safety is a job hazard analysis, defined by OSHA as “a technique that focuses on job tasks as a way to identify hazards before they occur.” Read on to learn more about the job hazard analysis […]
February 8, 2024

New Laws and Regulations Businesses Should Know About in 2024

The beginning of each new year tends to usher in a wave of new state and federal laws and regulations impacting businesses in several different industries. For small and medium-sized businesses in particular, it’s crucial to pay attention to how these items of legislation could potentially affect operations. At IBPSA, a key part of our mission is to provide legislative support for businesses in the pet care services industry. As we monitor the latest legal news affecting businesses across the […]
January 16, 2024

What Pet Care Businesses Should Know About OSHA Recordkeeping Requirements

For businesses in the pet care industry, it’s imperative to not only take steps to ensure the health and safety of the animals in their care, but also to create a safe workplace for employees. Promoting workplace safety is an effective way to improve staff morale and reduce workers’ compensation premiums—and for many businesses, it may also be required by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Among the most common rules imposed by OSHA are recordkeeping requirements, which […]