“What Should You Do When OSHA Shows Up At Your Door” #OSHA #Inspection

1/27/2017 by Krista Sterken  | Foley & Lardner LLP You arrive at work bright and early, only to find that someone beat you there — OSHA is waiting to perform an inspection. Now what? Many employers think they have little say in what happens next. Actually, employers have many choices to make, starting as soon as OSHA arrives. The … Continue reading “What Should You Do When OSHA Shows Up At Your Door” #OSHA #Inspection

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“OSHA Quietly Changes The Group Of Small Businesses Exempt From Inspection – Epstein, Becker, Green”

By: Valerie Butera In a recently updated directive to Regional Administrators and State Plan Designees from Dr. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA, the categories of small businesses exempt from programmed health and safety inspections changed. This exemption applies to workplaces with 10 or fewer workers who perform work in industries OSHA deems … Continue reading “OSHA Quietly Changes The Group Of Small Businesses Exempt From Inspection – Epstein, Becker, Green”

“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 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”

Employee Injuries Cost US Companies In Excess Of A Billion Dollars A Week

In Washington State they have a subsidized RTW program. Light-duty jobs for injured workers help keep valued employees and control employer costs. Hear how from the Eagle Group in Spokane, WA. According to the 2013 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index, the most disabling workplace injuries and illnesses in 2011 amounted to $55.4 billion in direct … Continue reading Employee Injuries Cost US Companies In Excess Of A Billion Dollars A Week

“Surprise OSHA Inspection???”……”What to Expect”

“Why Do We Let OSHA Inspect?”

By Meagan Newman We let OSHA inspect because we have to, right? Actually, no—we do not always have to let them inspect. This is a question that comes up quite a bit with employers, both the kind that see OSHA inspectors frequently and those that have never had the pleasure. The answer, that we do … Continue reading “Why Do We Let OSHA Inspect?”

OSHA Site Specific Targeting (SST) Priorities For 2014

    On February 26, OSHA released its annual inspection plan under the Site-Specific Targeting Program (SST). Will your establishment be the target of one of these inspections? Keep reading to find out. Intended to focus enforcement resources on high-hazard industries, the SST plan targets high-hazard, non-construction workplaces with 20 or more workers and is … Continue reading OSHA Site Specific Targeting (SST) Priorities For 2014

Employee Injuries Cost US Companies In Excess Of A Billion Dollars A Week

In Washington State they have a subsidized RTW program. Light-duty jobs for injured workers help keep valued employees and control employer costs. Hear how from the Eagle Group in Spokane, WA. According to the 2013 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index, the most disabling workplace injuries and illnesses in 2011 amounted to $55.4 billion in direct … Continue reading Employee Injuries Cost US Companies In Excess Of A Billion Dollars A Week

OSHA Wants To Make Workplace Safety Reports Public

OSHA has proposed major changes in workplace reporting rules that would require large companies to file injury and illness reports electronically so they can be posted online and made available to the public. Safety advocates said the proposal by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration would put more pressure on companies to comply with safety … Continue reading OSHA Wants To Make Workplace Safety Reports Public

What To Do If You Get A Letter From OSHA Regarding Your DART Rate In 2013 – Check Your Numbers!

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) develops an annual target list for inspections. OSHA’s current list includes over 1,300 Illinois and Wisconsin locations. Many of these are recognizable companies. Not all will be inspected. However, many will be subject to an inspection, and since the penalties handed out by OSHA in the last few … Continue reading What To Do If You Get A Letter From OSHA Regarding Your DART Rate In 2013 – Check Your Numbers!

Hot Off The Press: The 2013 DART Rate OSHA Letters Are Going Out. – Is Your Company On The List?

OSHA DART Rate Inspection List 2013(1) <--Download Excel Spreadsheet Here It’s that time of year again: March Madness bracket disasters, turkey hunting in the southeast, spring weather and letters from fed-OSHA for those with high DART rates.  Days Away, Restricted and Transferred reflects the more severe (and expensive) injuries and illnesses that resulted in lost-time, … Continue reading Hot Off The Press: The 2013 DART Rate OSHA Letters Are Going Out. – Is Your Company On The List?

OSHA QuickTakes – March 1, 2013

In this issue   Hazard Communication resources available to help employers comply with new training and labeling requirements Study finds a higher rate of roof fatalities among roofers in residential construction: younger, Hispanic, racial minorities and immigrant workers also had higher rates OSHA cites Highway Technologies for 10 safety violations after worker killed on guard … Continue reading OSHA QuickTakes – March 1, 2013

Important! – US Labor Department’s OSHA notifies 15,000 workplaces nationwide of high injury and illness rates!

Note: I have provided a copy of the affected companies in an Excel Spreadsheet that you can download from my Box.net files on the right hand side of the blog at the top! Release Number: 10-294-NAT March 9, 2010 Contact: Diana Petterson Phone: 202-693-1898 US Labor Department's OSHA notifies 15,000 workplaces nationwide of high injury … Continue reading Important! – US Labor Department’s OSHA notifies 15,000 workplaces nationwide of high injury and illness rates!