“What Do You Really Need In Your First Aid Kit?”

When it comes to first-aid kits, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is not a micro-manager. The agency doesn’t tell you what supplies to include in your kit or even how many kits you should have. OSHA only says at 29 CFR 1910.151(b), that “adequate first-aid supplies shall be readily available.” OSHA, in a … Continue reading “What Do You Really Need In Your First Aid Kit?”

“Adding Inequality To Injury: The Costs Of Failing To Protect Workers On The Job”

"Employers must do more to prevent injuries" A new report released by OSHA explores the substantial impact of workplace injuries and illnesses on income inequality Despite the decades-old legal requirement that employers provide workplaces free of serious hazards, every year, more than three million workers are seriously injured, and thousands more are killed on the … Continue reading “Adding Inequality To Injury: The Costs Of Failing To Protect Workers On The Job”

How to Write a Good Accident or Incident Report

An incident report needs to include all the essential information about the accident or near-miss. The report-writing process begins with fact finding and ends with recommendations for preventing future accidents. You may use a special incident reporting form, and it might be quite extensive. But writing any incident report involves four basic steps, and those … Continue reading How to Write a Good Accident or Incident Report

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“OSHA – DOL News Release” – “Worker Falls 22 Feet to Death, 4 Months After OSHA Cites Employer for Failing to Protect Workers on the Same Job Site”

Louisville employer faces $320K in fines for serial disregard of fall protection ADDISON, Ill. ‒ Four months after federal safety investigators cited his employer for failing to provide workers with fall protection at a United Parcel Service facility in Addison, a 42-year-old employee of Material Handling Systems/MHS Technical Services, fell 22 feet to his death … Continue reading “OSHA – DOL News Release” – “Worker Falls 22 Feet to Death, 4 Months After OSHA Cites Employer for Failing to Protect Workers on the Same Job Site”

“OSHA Electronic Recordkeeping Final Rule Places New Requirements On Employers”

On May 12, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a long-awaited final rule requiring certain employers to electronically submit injury and illness data, providing for such data to be made publicly available, and updating employee notification and antiretaliation provisions. Background OSHA is charged with enforcing the Occupational Safety and Health Act of … Continue reading “OSHA Electronic Recordkeeping Final Rule Places New Requirements On Employers”

“OSHA Announces Safety Stand-Down at Worksites Throughout Southeast (Region 4) To Emphasize Response To, Prevention Of Heat-Related Illnesses, Injuries”

U.S. Department of Labor | June 23, 2016 OSHA announces Safety Stand-Down at worksites throughout Southeast to emphasize response to, prevention of heat-related illnesses, injuries Thousands of workers overcome by heat illness annually, OSHA reports ATLANTA - In 2014, 2,630 workers suffered from heat illness while 18 died from heat stroke and related causes on … Continue reading “OSHA Announces Safety Stand-Down at Worksites Throughout Southeast (Region 4) To Emphasize Response To, Prevention Of Heat-Related Illnesses, Injuries”

“New Traveler’s Insurance Report – 170 Billion In Cost & 3.7 Million Workers Injured Per Year”

Of all public sector and private US businesses, roughly 3.7 million workers are injured per year. Businesses spend $170 billion per year on costs associated with occupational injuries and illnesses (according to OSHA) – and these findings provide critical insight on how the numbers add up. The nature of employee injuries in the modern workplace … Continue reading “New Traveler’s Insurance Report – 170 Billion In Cost & 3.7 Million Workers Injured Per Year”

“OSHA Issues Final Rule to Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses”

Provisions call for employers to electronically submit injury and illness data that they already record Why is OSHA issuing this rule? This simple change in OSHA’s rulemaking requirements will improve safety for workers across the country. One important reason stems from our understanding of human behavior and motivation. Behavioral economics tells us that making injury … Continue reading “OSHA Issues Final Rule to Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses”

“Join the National Safety Stand-Down To Prevent Falls in Construction – May 2-6, 2016”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ww3iTQFE2Fw English Version Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLUZ4HdwUQQ Spanish Version Video 2016 Stand-Down Goals Last year's Stand-Down was a tremendous success, reaching more than 2.5 million workers. This year, OSHA's goal is to reach 5 million workers. If we meet this goal, we will have touched more than half of the construction workers in the country. Who Can … Continue reading “Join the National Safety Stand-Down To Prevent Falls in Construction – May 2-6, 2016”

“Over 10K Severe Worker Injuries Reported In First Year Of OSHA Requirement “

Over 10K severe worker injuries reported in first year of OSHA requirement Most employers cooperated with OSHA to fix hazards, but some tried to hide them WASHINGTON – In the first year of a new reporting requirement, employers notified the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration of more than 10,000 severe work-related … Continue reading “Over 10K Severe Worker Injuries Reported In First Year Of OSHA Requirement “

“How to Write a Good Accident or Incident Report”

An incident report needs to include all the essential information about the accident or near-miss. The report-writing process begins with fact finding and ends with recommendations for preventing future accidents. You may use a special incident reporting form, and it might be quite extensive. But writing any incident report involves four basic steps, and those … Continue reading “How to Write a Good Accident or Incident Report”

“Newly Covered Industries Must Post OSHA 300 Log By February 1, 2016 Deadline”

  OSHA's record keeping rule has new industries for this year's 2015 300 Summary posting requirements. https://www.osha.gov/recordkeeping2014/records.html February 1, 2016 is the deadline for posting your company's OSHA 300 Log Summary. Records of work-related injuries, illnesses and deaths in 2015 must be posted in an area where employee notices are usually placed and remain posted … Continue reading “Newly Covered Industries Must Post OSHA 300 Log By February 1, 2016 Deadline”

“OSHA – EMT’s At Amazon Fulfillment Center Are Not “Licensed Health Care Professionals”

  Jeff Bezo, President and CEO of Amazon, was sent a letter by the U.S. Department of Labor -OSHA on January 6, 2016, warning him to stop using AMCARE, their in-plant medical unit which is staffed with EMTs to provide medical care. EMTs are only supposed to provide first aid, nothing more. In the letter … Continue reading “OSHA – EMT’s At Amazon Fulfillment Center Are Not “Licensed Health Care Professionals”

OSHA 300 Log – “Reminder: Post Your 2015 OSHA Recordkeeping Annual Summary By February 1, 2016”

OSHA Form 300A: A Step-by-Step Guide by Safety.BLR.com Download OSHA 300 Log Kit Here: https://www.osha.gov/recordkeeping/OSHArecordkeepingforms.pdf Related articles OSHA - DOL Web Tool Helps Employers Understand OSHA Recordkeeping (ehssafetynews.wordpress.com) OSHA 300A Posting Required by February 1. Changes Coming for Recordkeeping. (futureenv.blogspot.com) 4 Mistakes to Avoid When Posting Your OSHA 300A Form (hrishares.wordpress.com) Succeed Management Solutions, LLC … Continue reading OSHA 300 Log – “Reminder: Post Your 2015 OSHA Recordkeeping Annual Summary By February 1, 2016”

“OSHA Unveils Long Awaited Online Form For Reporting Work Related Fatalities & Severe Injuries / Hospitalizations”

  After a year of OSHA’s promises that an online form for reporting work-related fatalities and severe workplace injuries was “coming soon,” the agency finally unveiled the form on its website on December 24, 2015. The online form is one of three options that employers can use to fulfill updated fatality and severe injury reporting … Continue reading “OSHA Unveils Long Awaited Online Form For Reporting Work Related Fatalities & Severe Injuries / Hospitalizations”