Under OSHA’s injury and illness recordkeeping rule at 29 CFR Part 1904, most employers are required to maintain records of work-related injuries and illnesses their employees incur. (Very small employers and employers in certain low-hazard industries are exempt.) These requirements are not new; however, many organizations struggle to understand and apply all the nuances of … Continue reading “OSHA Recordkeeping Mistakes Are More Costly Than Ever”
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Note: The photos above are not intended for page views or shock value as I don't believe that those methods truly teach you anything in and of themselves. I don't know the particulars of the above accident, but I do know that the lack of a proper lock out - tag out (control of hazardous … Continue reading Why Lock-Out, Tag-Out Is Vitally Important #LOTO #WorkplaceSafety
First published here It’s vitally important to take safety precautions when working with electricity. Safety must not be compromised and some ground rules need to be followed first. The basic guidelines regarding safe handling of electricity documented below will help you while working with electricity. 1. Avoid water at all times when working with electricity. … Continue reading 15 Safety Precautions To Take When Working With Electricity
OSHA 10 is a 10 hour training course that provides basic safety education for entry level employees in construction. Topics include: Bloodborne Pathogens Electrical Safety Introduction to Ergonomics Exit Routes, Emergency Action Plans, Fire Prevention Plans, and Fire Protection Fall Protection Hazard Communication Hazardous Materials Introduction to Industrial Hygiene Machine Guarding Materials Handling and Storage … Continue reading Free OSHA 10 Training PowerPoints
Forklifts are a heavy piece of industrial equipment that are operated by a forklift certified driver. Because forklifts are often operated in areas that have other pedestrians and obstacles, they can pose a dangerous safety hazard to the driver and others around. Especially because they're a few thousand pounds and have a certain science behind … Continue reading “(Video) Forklift Safety Tips”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywNyTU4HOQY Click Here For PDF Handout - Hardhats or Falling Object Protection? - by Marko Kaar An individual was working on a slurry wall panel installation. The crew had just finished hoisting a re-bar panel to vertical, when a 10" cut-off piece of #12 re-bar fell 90 feet from the top of the panel, and … Continue reading “Do You Inspect Your Hardhat?” “Do You Know When To Replace It?” #Hardhat #Safety
REMINDER: Feb. 1st Deadline to Certify and Post OSHA 300 Log! New reporting rules as well. Please read and share!
By Eric J. Conn
This is your annual reminder about the important annual February 1st deadline to prepare, certify and post your OSHA 300A Annual Summary of workplace injuries and illnesses, for all U.S. employers, except those with ten or fewer employees or those whose NAICS code is for the set of low hazard industries exempted from OSHA’s injury and illness recordkeeping requirements, such as dental offices, advertising services, and car dealers (see the exempted industries at Appendix A to Subpart B of Part 1904).
This February 1 requirement to prepare, certify and post 300A forms should not be confused with OSHA’s new Electronic Recordkeeping Rule. The February 1st deadline is only about the internal posting of 300A data for your employees’ eyes. The E-Recordkeeping Rule, on the other hand, is a new requirement for certain employers to electronically submit data from their 300A Annual Summary forms to…
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Derrick, Hoist, and Crane Safety Manufacturers, shipyard workers, and construction workers depend on industrial lifting devices to move large, heavy objects. While lifting devices like derricks, hoists, and cranes improve productivity and make work easier, they require special attention when it comes to safety. Types of Crane Hazards No matter the industry, employees using or … Continue reading “Recent Crane Accidents Renew Need For Crane Safety Training” #CraneSafety
If recent record-breaking low temperatures and snowfall are any indication, the first two months of 2018 are bound to deliver anything but average winter weather. As such, it’s essential that businesses and managers alike focus on providing sufficient protection for outdoor forklift operators in such difficult weather conditions. Just remember, your forklift operators face a … Continue reading “Winter Forklift Safety Tips” – Infographic” #ForkliftSafety
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
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
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
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
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 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