[Webinar] “Regulatory Update: OSHA’s PSM Standard & EPA’s RMP Rule – December 12th, 1:00pm ET”

Date: Tuesday December 12, 2017 Time: 1:00pm to 2:30pm EDT Your Hosts: Eric J. Conn, Amanda Strainis-Walker, and Micah Smith Click here to register for this webinar. Following the tragic West Fertilizer explosion in 2013, Pres. Obama issued an Executive Order directing OSHA, EPA and other agencies to “modernize” the manner in which the government regulates chemical manufacturing … Continue reading [Webinar] “Regulatory Update: OSHA’s PSM Standard & EPA’s RMP Rule – December 12th, 1:00pm ET”

“Senate Hearing Scheduled On December 5th For Trump Nomination For OSHA Administrator” #OSHA

By James L. Curtis and Craig B. Simonsen Senate hearing scheduled for the White House pick, Scott A. Mugno, as the new Administrator of  OSHA. We noted previously that the White House announced on October 27th that it had nominated Scott A. Mugno to be the Assistant Secretary of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health.  If confirmed, Mr. Mugno will serve as the Administrator of … Continue reading “Senate Hearing Scheduled On December 5th For Trump Nomination For OSHA Administrator” #OSHA

“CSB Preliminary Events Leading To 2017 Fire at Arkema Chemical Plant In Crosby, Texas” #Arkema #Fire

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZmUVQMh9qM Statement from Chairperson Sutherland 11.15.2017 News Conference on Ongoing Arkema Investigation BEGIN STATEMENT This morning, I would like to provide an update on the CSB investigation of the fires which occurred at the Arkema plant, in Crosby, Texas, as a result of Hurricane Harvey in August. Our investigation is ongoing, but I would like … Continue reading “CSB Preliminary Events Leading To 2017 Fire at Arkema Chemical Plant In Crosby, Texas” #Arkema #Fire

“OSHA Update! “Why Lock-Out, Tag-Out Is Vitally Important” #LOTO #HazardousEnergy

OSHA Lockout Tagout Update - November 2017 The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration plans to issue a request for information in April 2018 regarding potential updates to its lockout/tagout standard, a frequently cited violation that is increasingly deemed out of date. The lockout/tagout regulation was created to allow workers to safely service and maintain … Continue reading “OSHA Update! “Why Lock-Out, Tag-Out Is Vitally Important” #LOTO #HazardousEnergy

“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”

“Free Respiratory Training Protection for Healthcare Workers is Available” #Healthcare

A short, self-paced online program preparing healthcare workers to use respiratory protection is available from AAOHN and satisfies the annual Federal OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard's (1910.134 CFR) training requirements. Designed by experts from AAOHN, AOHP and ANA with a NIOSH grant, this online training program prepares you and your staff for respiratory protection in the … Continue reading “Free Respiratory Training Protection for Healthcare Workers is Available” #Healthcare

“How To Pass An OSHA Inspection”

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Written by Mikaela Delia for Atlantic Training I can't help but feel like every "surprise inspection"  for anything, ever, is nerve racking. I remember teachers inspecting our desks and cubbies for cleanliness back in grade school. Mine was always a wreck...old, unidentifiable food, broken crayons, dirty socks, old homework and tests...basically a lot of kid-nastiness. It's not that … Continue reading “How To Pass An OSHA Inspection”

“OSHA Publishes “Small Entity Compliance” Guides for the Crystalline Silica Standards”

OSHA has recently published “Small Entity Compliance” Guides for the new Crystalline Silica Standard for Construction and General Industry. (Be sure to download the Small Entity Guides below for both Construction and General Industry) OSHA recently released small entity compliance guides for both construction and general industry.  See Small Entity Compliance Guide for the Respirable Crystalline … Continue reading “OSHA Publishes “Small Entity Compliance” Guides for the Crystalline Silica Standards”

“State of Safety” – “EHS Quarterly Review – 3rd Quarter 2017”

Overview During the third quarter of 2017, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration continued work to slow the implementation and effects of rules finalized under the previous administration. The changes include a proposed delay of the certification deadline for construction crane operators and a possible re-working of rules for tracking workplace injuries and illnesses. The … Continue reading “State of Safety” – “EHS Quarterly Review – 3rd Quarter 2017”

“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

“Trump Nominates FedEx VP for Safety as OSHA Administrator”

By Brent I. Clark, Benjamin Briggs, James L. Curtis, Adam R. Young, Daniel Birnbaum, and Craig B. Simonsen Seyfarth Synopsis: The White House picks Scott A. Mugno as the new Administrator of federal OSHA. The White House announced on October 27th that it has nominated Scott A. Mugno to be the Assistant Secretary of Labor, Occupational Safety, and Health.  If confirmed, Mr. Mugno will serve as … Continue reading “Trump Nominates FedEx VP for Safety as OSHA Administrator”

“NIOSH To Focus On ‘Safe Integration Of Robots’ In The Workplace”

Citing a “knowledge gap related to robotics and worker safety and health,” NIOSH has launched the Center for Occupational Robotics Research in an effort to evaluate the possible advantages and hazards of robot workers, as well as foster safe robot-human interactions. According to NIOSH, 61 robot-related worker deaths occurred between 1992 and 2015. Technology has evolved … Continue reading “NIOSH To Focus On ‘Safe Integration Of Robots’ In The Workplace”

“Are You Inspecting Your Body Harness Regularly & Properly?”​ #FallProtection

Personal fall protection systems such as harnesses can be a lifesaver for those who continually or occasionally work at heights. However, if it isn't in good shape, you could be putting your life in a risky situation. It is important to inspect your fall protection gear prior to every use. Always follow the recommendations of … Continue reading “Are You Inspecting Your Body Harness Regularly & Properly?”​ #FallProtection

“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

“7 Stupid Reasons People Get Hurt At Work” – “Infographic” #Safety