“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”

“Recent Crane Accidents Renew Need For Crane Safety Training” #CraneSafety

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

“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

“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

“2017 OSHA Quick Cards – Pocket Safety Cards For Tool Box Talks”

QuickCards™ Aerial Lift Fall Protection Over Water in Shipyards (OSHA 3452 - 2011) (English: PDF) (OSHA 3475 - 2012) (Spanish: PDF) Agriculture: Protecting Farmworkers from Tractor and Harvester Hazards QuickCard  (OSHA 3706 - 2014) (English: PDF) (OSHA 3706 - 2014) (Spanish: PDF) Agriculture: Protecting Workers from Tripod Orchard Ladder Injuries QuickCard  (OSHA 3705 - 2014) (English: PDF) (OSHA 3705 - … Continue reading “2017 OSHA Quick Cards – Pocket Safety Cards For Tool Box Talks”

“OSHA’s Top Ten Most Cited Safety Violations Of 2017” – Infographic

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) recently shared a preliminary list of the top 10 most commonly cited OSHA work safety standards in 2017. Every year, this Top 10 list gives us some clarity on OSHA inspection and enforcement priorities, as well as options for improving safety at your workplace. #1 Fall Protection—General Requirements … Continue reading “OSHA’s Top Ten Most Cited Safety Violations Of 2017” – Infographic

“OSHA’s Final Rule to Protect Workers from Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica”

OSHA will delay enforcement of the respirable crystalline silica standard for construction until September 23, 2017, to conduct additional outreach and provide educational materials and guidance for employers. See the memorandum. Rule requires engineering controls to keep workers from breathing silica dust The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a final rule to curb … Continue reading “OSHA’s Final Rule to Protect Workers from Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica”

“OSHA Cites South Dakota Company After Worker Buried in Trench Collapse” #TrenchSafety

OSHA Cites South Dakota Company After Worker Buried in Trench Collapse EMERY, SD – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited First Dakota Enterprises Inc., for failing to protect its workers from trench collapse hazards.  The Fort Pierre-based company faces proposed penalties of $95,064. On May 23, 2017, a 34-year-old … Continue reading “OSHA Cites South Dakota Company After Worker Buried in Trench Collapse” #TrenchSafety

“Contractor Buried In Trench In Belton, Kansas – Arrow Plumbing Fined $700,000 By OSHA For Continued Violations”

Theresa O’Hare raged last December at the owner of the Blue Springs plumbing company that employed her son, “D.J.” Relatives held her back from Arrow Plumbing LLC. owner Ricky Smith as firefighters worked for hours to retrieve the body of 33-year-old Donald J. Meyer from the bottom of a 12-foot trench that lacked the required shoring to … Continue reading “Contractor Buried In Trench In Belton, Kansas – Arrow Plumbing Fined $700,000 By OSHA For Continued Violations”