The Weekly Toll: Leaving Family Behind

This week: Mining incident, falls, machinery, shootings, forklifts, vehicle incidents. On average, 14 workers are killed every day in the United …The Weekly Toll: Leaving Family Behind

Update 2: The Latest Developments on Workplace Vaccine Requirements

In politics, bad news always comes late Friday afternoon. And the whole vaccine/test requirement issue is no exception to that timing. And it’s …Update 2: The Latest Developments on Workplace Vaccine Requirements

An Overview of OSHA’s On-Site Consultation Program and Compliance Assistance Resources

https://youtu.be/Z1I6g6kn7io Thank you for your interest in our November 18th webinar: An Overview of OSHA’s On-Site Consultation Program and Compliance Assistance Resources. A recording of the webinar is above, and a PDF of the slides can be downloaded here.Learn more about OSHA’s On-Site Consultation Program at https://www.osha.gov/consultation, and find your state or local consultation office at https://www.osha.gov/consultation/directory-text. Process and Benefits Small Business Success Stories … Continue reading An Overview of OSHA’s On-Site Consultation Program and Compliance Assistance Resources

Weekly Toll: Another Empty Chair at the Thanksgiving Table

Trench collapses, falls, shootings, building and bridge collapses, vehicle incidents. On average, 14 workers are killed every day in the United …Weekly Toll: Another Empty Chair at the Thanksgiving Table

House Passes Build Back Better with Higher OSHA Penalties and Increased Budget

The House of Representatives this morning passed its Build Back Better bill which will significantly increase OSHA’s maximum penalties and OSHA’s …House Passes Build Back Better with Higher OSHA Penalties and Increased Budget

Florida Tries to Secede from OSHA

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has made no secret of his belief that any government (or employer or school district) that takes any action to curb …Florida Tries to Secede from OSHA

Weekly Toll: Workers Who Will Never See the Fall Leaves

On average, 14 workers are killed every day in the United States due to traumatic injuries suffered at work. That’s almost 100 every week.  Ten times…Weekly Toll: Workers Who Will Never See the Fall Leaves

“OSHA Recordkeeping Mistakes Are More Costly Than Ever”

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”

“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

“OSHA Extends Compliance Date for Electronically Submitting Injury, Illness Reports to December 15, 2017”

OSHA posted a press release announcing two week reprieve for employers to submit the 300As (only the 300As this year regardless of size if more than 20 employees) from December 1 to December 15, 2017.  See the link to the press release on OSHA's webpage - https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDOL/bulletins/1c6be1d . The link also lists the states that have not … Continue reading “OSHA Extends Compliance Date for Electronically Submitting Injury, Illness Reports to December 15, 2017”

“Temp & Contract Worker Safety – Who Is Responsible For Their Safety?” #WorkplaceSafety

Video -Ninety minutes into his first day on the first job of his life, Day Davis was called over to help at Palletizer No. 4 at the Bacardi bottling plant in Jacksonville, Fla. What happened next is an all-too-common story for temp workers working in blue-collar industries. Read the investigation: http://www.propublica.org/article/tem... The rise in the … Continue reading “Temp & Contract Worker Safety – Who Is Responsible For Their Safety?” #WorkplaceSafety

“CPWR – Campaign To Prevent Falls In Construction” #Construction #Falls

The 2017 Stand-Down May Be Over, but the Campaign Is Year-Round! May 8-12, 2017 marked the 4th annual National Safety Stand-Down.  Did you participate?  If so, let us know by submitting your Success Story. You can also check out what others did by reading their Success Stories. While the Stand-Down is the key event in the Falls … Continue reading “CPWR – Campaign To Prevent Falls In Construction” #Construction #Falls