ID – 7th Youngest Population in Nation

Idaho continues to be one of the youngest states in the nation, with a median age of 36.8 years, ranking seventh according to recently released results from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2017-2021 American Community Survey. This is an increase of 3.1% from the previous Census demographic survey, which covered the 2012-2016 population of the 50…More

MT – Workplace Injuries Rise Post Pandemic

On December 19, 2022, the Montana Department of Labor & Industry announced the number of workplace deaths in Montana returned to the pre-pandemic mean. Montana experienced 40 fatal work-related injuries in 2021, according to the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) program. In 2020, in the midst of the pandemic when many Montanans were working…More


Download the Free App Today! TPM has designed and developed a Chemical Labeling tool that enables companies and workers to create chemical labels for secondary containers with required Hazcom label elements. The app is designed to be a user-friendly, simplified and concise tool from which to create, store and print chemical labels for containers. To…More

Fatal Facts: Carpenter Falls Through Floor

SUMMARY A 33-year-old carpenter fell through the floor of the room over a garage while he was installing OSB sheeting. He had worked with his two brothers for about a month as part of a three-person crew. The carpenter and his brothers were doing leading edge work to install the floor above the garage. He…More

5-Minute Safety Talk: Lockout/Tagout – An Overview and Workplace Self Inspection

OSHA statistics show that six percent of all deaths in the workplace result from unexpected activation of a machine, or other piece of equipment during maintenance or other servicing. OSHA developed the Lockout/Tagout regulations which require employers to develop procedures for isolating energy sources when servicing or maintaining equipment and machinery. Lockout/Tagout is a warning…More

Featured Member: Nielsen Brothers, Inc.

TPM Member Since January 2018Nielsen Brothers, Inc. can be reached at:100 Pine Street, Suite 301, PO Box 2789, Bellingham, WA 98227360-671-9078 Nielsen Brothers, Inc. (NBI) is owned by two brothers and a partner, who began operations in 1979 and were incorporated in 1990. The Nielsen brothers are Pacific Northwest natives who share a combined…More

Frontline: FILES: What to Keep – What to Toss

Employers often wonder what employment information they need to keep and/or throw away (shred) with respect to current and past employees. Employers must maintain so many types of employment records, it is sometimes difficult to determine what should be kept and for how long. Both federal and state laws outline the requirements for keeping records.To…More

TPM U Webinar Series

TPM U is an educational series provided to TPM members free of charge. For more information or to register for one of these classes, please go to the TPM website’s “Membership” Tab ( or call (509) 535-4646. Registration is limited to 50 computers per webinar. REGISTER OSHA RecordkeepingJanuary 25, 2023 1:30 PM (PST) This course…More

Counsel’s Corner: Job References, Blacklisting and Service Letters

Disclaimer: This document and any discussions set forth herein are for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as legal advice, which has to be addressed to particular facts and circumstances involved in any given situation. Review or use of the document and any discussions does not create an attorney-client relationship with the author…More