“Updating National Workplace Injury, Illness Data Information Urgently Needed” #WorkplaceSafety

A committee tasked with revamping a national workplace study released a 200-page report recently recommending major changes in workplace surveillance. The goal, according to the committee, is to reduce the health burden caused by injuries in the workplace. The report defines surveillance as ongoing collection and analysis of health data. The last, and only report, examining … Continue reading “Updating National Workplace Injury, Illness Data Information Urgently Needed” #WorkplaceSafety

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“100 Tool Box Talks & Safety Meeting Topics In “English & Spanish” #Safety

The topics are intended for use of on-the-job safety training and meetings to educate employees of potential hazards and work-related injuries and illnesses. A record of all safety meetings should be kept on file for the duration of each attendee’s employment and should include: date, topic, attendees, recommendations, and additional comments. The use of these … Continue reading “100 Tool Box Talks & Safety Meeting Topics In “English & Spanish” #Safety

“Number Of OSHA Workplace Safety Inspectors Declines Under Trump” #OSHA

The number of federal workplace safety inspectors has fallen under the Trump administration, according to new data obtained by NBC News, raising questions about the government's efforts to protect workers and the long-term impact of the White House's move to slow hiring. In the months after President Donald Trump took office, the Occupational Safety and … Continue reading “Number Of OSHA Workplace Safety Inspectors Declines Under Trump” #OSHA

“DOL Increases Maximum Penalty Amounts for OSHA Violations” #OSHA #Safety

On Jan. 2, 2018 the U.S. Department of Labor issued a Federal Register notice announcing an increase in the maximum penalty amounts for violations of federal Occupational Safety and Health standards and regulations. Under the new penalty structure, the maximum penalty allowed for “serious” and “other-than-serious” violations is $12,934. In addition, the maximum penalty allowed for “failure-to-abate” violations is … Continue reading “DOL Increases Maximum Penalty Amounts for OSHA Violations” #OSHA #Safety

“Once The Harm Has Been Done, Even A Fool Understands It’ – The Origin Of Boston’s Hot Work Certification Program” #HotWork

I can see this idea and certification requirement law being adopted by other cities and states in the US in the near future. "Once the harm has been done, even a fool understands it." Boston's Deputy Fire Chief Jack Dempsey quotes Homer, to sum up, the need that drove the implementation of Boston's Hot Work … Continue reading “Once The Harm Has Been Done, Even A Fool Understands It’ – The Origin Of Boston’s Hot Work Certification Program” #HotWork

“What’s The Frequency, Kenneth? How An R.E.M. Song Can Teach Workplace Violence Lessons” #WorkplaceViolence

  What can the connection between legendary alternative rock band R.E.M. and veteran reporter Dan Rather tell us about workplace safety? Most probably didn’t even realize these two popular culture figures had anything in common, or would ever guess it relates to safety. Yet, a 1986 attack on Rather, while he was walking alone to … Continue reading “What’s The Frequency, Kenneth? How An R.E.M. Song Can Teach Workplace Violence Lessons” #WorkplaceViolence

“10 GIFs That Accurately Sum Up What a Lack Of Safety Looks Like”

Wonder what it looks like when you fail to carry through with proper safety measures? These 10 GIF's accurately sum it up. 1. Lack of Fall Protection 2. The riskiness of not wearing EYE Protection 3. Your Safety Manager When You Goof Around 4. When you don't know what to do during a fire. 5. When your coworker tries … Continue reading “10 GIFs That Accurately Sum Up What a Lack Of Safety Looks Like”

“Ford Assembly Line Workers Try Out Exoskeleton Vest To Ergonomically Enhance Work” #Exoskeleton #Ergonomics

The EksoVest is designed to reduce worker fatigue and injuries due to overhead assembly tasks. “Built tough”: That’s the slogan used in ads for Ford trucks, which are shown hauling massive loads, towing equipment, and roaring across rugged terrain. But the workers who assemble those trucks in Ford’s manufacturing plants are subject to human frailties. … Continue reading “Ford Assembly Line Workers Try Out Exoskeleton Vest To Ergonomically Enhance Work” #Exoskeleton #Ergonomics

“Safety Comics Of The Day – Santa Style 2017 – Have a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!” #HolidaySafety

Merry Christmas & Hopefully A Happy New Year To All & Thank You For Visiting My Website in 2017! Check Out Our Free Safety Resource Section For Free Safety Information  & PowerPoint Downloads!  Jack Benton, Chicago, Illinois - EHS Safety News America® 2017 Wish List: Chicago Area Full-Time EHS - Safety  Management or Loss Control - Risk … Continue reading “Safety Comics Of The Day – Santa Style 2017 – Have a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!” #HolidaySafety

“OSHA Reports Dramatic 7% Increase In Fatal Occupational Injuries” #Workplace #Fatalities #OSHA

Fatal workplace injuries showed a dramatic uptick in 2016, rising by 7 percent over the number of workplace fatalities tallied in 2015. The fatal injury rate also increased from 3.4 per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers in 2015 to 3.6 in 2016.  More workers lost their lives in transportation incidents than any other event in 2016, … Continue reading “OSHA Reports Dramatic 7% Increase In Fatal Occupational Injuries” #Workplace #Fatalities #OSHA

“The World’s Largest Safety Song” – “Safety Crew Is Coming To Town” @allthisscience

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwtTRmCpbKY The video above is just for added fun! It's not part of the song! The World's Largest Safety Song Completely Free! No mess! No fuss! Email me a verse or two that you have created for the world's largest safety song "Safety Crew is Coming to Town". I will append them to the verses … Continue reading “The World’s Largest Safety Song” – “Safety Crew Is Coming To Town” @allthisscience

“Announcing Conn Maciel Carey’s 2018 OSHA Webinar Series” #OSHA #Webinar

The Trump Administration has taken the reins at OSHA, and the first year of the new OSHA’s enforcement and regulatory (or de-regulatory) agenda is in the books. We have already seen significant changes in the way OSHA does business and the tools available to the Agency in its toolkit. Now, as the new Administration finishes filling out the OSHA leadership team with its own appointees, we are sure to see shifting of enforcement priorities, budgets and policies, and an amplified effort to repeal or re-interpret controversial Obama-era OSHA rules and policies. Accordingly, it is critical to stay abreast of OSHA developments.

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The Trump Administration has taken the reins at OSHA, and the first year of the new OSHA’s enforcement and regulatory (or de-regulatory) agenda is in the books.  We have already seen significant changes in the way OSHA does business and the tools available to the Agency in its toolkit.  Now, as the new Administration finishes filling out the OSHA leadership team with its own appointees, we are sure to see shifting of enforcement priorities, budgets and policies, and an amplified effort to repeal or re-interpret controversial Obama-era OSHA rules and policies.  Accordingly, it is critical to stay abreast of OSHA developments.

Conn Maciel Carey’s complimentary 2018 OSHA Webinar Series, presented by the firm’s national OSHA Practice Group, is designed to give employers insight into changes and developments at OSHA during this period of flux.

To register for an individual webinar, click the link below the program description.  

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