OSHA Quick Takes – September 18, 2012

    In this issue Susan Harwood Training Grant Program recipients announced: OSHA awards $10.7 million in grants to 72 nonprofit organizations DEADLINE EXTENDED: Take the Worker Safety & Health Challenge before November 30 Oil and gas stakeholder meeting to be webcast on September 20–21 Register online now! OSHA revises appeals process for three whistleblower … Continue reading OSHA Quick Takes – September 18, 2012

OSHA QuickTakes – August 31, 2012

  August 31, 2012 · Volume 11, Issue 19 A twice monthly e-news product with information about workplace safety and health. In this issue OSHA cites company after June heat fatality in New Jersey Monro Muffler Brake reaches agreement with OSHA to protect workers against hydraulic lift hazards at multiple company locations North Carolina OSHA … Continue reading OSHA QuickTakes – August 31, 2012

OSHA Quick Takes – August 15, 2012

In this issue Reach young workers with important health and safety information: Take the Worker Safety & Health App Challenge before the September 16 deadline! OSHA to co-sponsor stakeholder meeting on safety and health approaches in the oil and gas industry on September 20 Register now: August 16 free fall prevention webinar explains why 'Safety … Continue reading OSHA Quick Takes – August 15, 2012

OSHA Quick Takes – August 1, 2012

  In this issue U.S. Department of Labor finds 2 companies in violation of Federal Railroad Safety Act for retaliating against whistleblowers Federal OSHA and the Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations propose agreement to provide strengthened protections for Hawaii's workers OSHA delivers message of "Water. Rest. Shade." in media old and new Zaplanuj. … Continue reading OSHA Quick Takes – August 1, 2012

OSHA QuickTakes – July 2, 2012

In this issue OSHA and NIOSH issue hazard alert on ensuring workers in hydraulic fracturing operations have appropriate protections from silica exposure Deputy Assistant Secretary testifies on OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Programs OSHA kicks off safety stand-down at Oklahoma oil and gas exploration sites OSHA holds meeting of National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health … Continue reading OSHA QuickTakes – July 2, 2012

OSHA QuickTakes – Special Issue: New Study Finds That OSHA Inspections Reduce Worker Injuries While Saving Employers Money

  It's Official: OSHA Doesn't Kill Jobs. It Stops Jobs from Killing Workers 9.4% drop in injury claims at workplaces in the four years following an inspection 26% average savings on workers' compensation costs compared to similar, non-inspected companies $355,000 average savings for an employer (small or large) as a result of an OSHA inspection … Continue reading OSHA QuickTakes – Special Issue: New Study Finds That OSHA Inspections Reduce Worker Injuries While Saving Employers Money

OSHA QuickTakes – May 16, 2012

  In this issue OSHA kicks off summer campaign to prevent heat-related illnesses and fatalities among outdoor workers: Educational materials and mobile application available OSHA's Fall Prevention Campaign: New OSHA and stakeholder educational materials on fatal falls NIOSH researchers find respirable crystalline silica hazard for workers engaged in hydraulic fracturing operations Assistant Secretary speaks on … Continue reading OSHA QuickTakes – May 16, 2012

OSHA QuickTakes – May 1, 2012

In this issue President Obama proclaims April 28, 2012 Workers' Memorial Day Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis observes Workers' Memorial Day at Action Summit for Worker Safety and Health, announces Fall Prevention Campaign OSHA memorializes fallen workers in events around the country New OSHA directive focuses on communications with victims' families following a workplace … Continue reading OSHA QuickTakes – May 1, 2012

A Leader In Safety In Wichita, Kansas – How to Proactively Gain the Upper Hand

Amid a rash of OSHA inspections, Kurt Danielson turned the tables by inviting inspectors to his business. In the process he boosted morale and shop productivity, and put his shop in the industry’s top tier for safety. Britt Johnsen NOTHING TO HIDE: Rather than wait to be randomly inspected, Kurt Danielson invited OSHA into his … Continue reading A Leader In Safety In Wichita, Kansas – How to Proactively Gain the Upper Hand

OSHA QuickTakes – April 2, 2012

In this issue OSHA revises Hazard Communication Standard OSHA seeks comments on how to prevent worker injuries and deaths from reinforcing concrete activities and vehicle backovers OSHA issues memo on safety incentive and disincentive policies and practices Grain employer sentenced for asphyxiation death of worker OSHA reminds employers to post injury/illness summaries OSHA finds two … Continue reading OSHA QuickTakes – April 2, 2012

OSHA QuickTakes – March 16, 2012

In this issue DOL sues U.S. Postal Service and Florida school for violating whistleblower protections Occupational exposure to diesel exhaust multiplies risk of lung cancer for miners Construction superintendent sentenced for willful disregard of OSHA safety standards following worker's death OSHA's Free On-Site Consultation Program helps technology recycler protect workers by addressing and correcting root … Continue reading OSHA QuickTakes – March 16, 2012

OSHA QuickTakes – March 1, 2012

In this issue OSHA Whistleblower Protection Program moved to Office of the Assistant Secretary OSHA orders Georgia-based Interline Logistics Group to reinstate, pay more than $190,000 to terminated whistleblower in Illinois American Society of Safety Engineers voices support for OSHA's fall directive for residential construction OSHA reminds employers to post injury/illness summaries OSHA cites 2 … Continue reading OSHA QuickTakes – March 1, 2012

OSHA QuickTakes – February 15, 2012

In this issue OSHA's free On-site Consultation Program helps fund innovative safety training center in Maine OSHA extends temporary enforcement measures in residential construction OSHA cites grain company after 2 teenage workers suffer leg amputations at Kremlin, Okla., facility OSHA proposes $365,500 in fines to Wal-Mart for repeat and serious safety and health hazards at … Continue reading OSHA QuickTakes – February 15, 2012

OSHA Quick Takes – February 1, 2012

In this issue New RAND study on the effectiveness of California's Injury and Illness Prevention Program rule OSHA reminds employers to post injury/illness summaries beginning Feb. 1 New OSHA training videos in English and Spanish help educate workers on respirator use California Attorney General announces settlement requiring honest advertising over Brazilian Blowout products OSHA orders … Continue reading OSHA Quick Takes – February 1, 2012

OSHA Quick Takes- January 17, 2012

In this issue OSHA publishes Injury and Illness Prevention Programs White Paper The high costs of falls in construction for employers OSHA orders Union Pacific Railroad Co. to reinstate and pay more than $300,000 to terminated whistleblower OSHA proposes more than $1 million in fines to Houston, Texas, employer for willful and serious violations Grain … Continue reading OSHA Quick Takes- January 17, 2012

OSHA Quick Takes – December 15, 2011

      In this issue OSHA continues to cite beauty salons and manufacturers for formaldehyde exposure from some hair smoothing products OSHA launches new hair salon Web page MSHA cites corporate culture as root cause of Upper Big Branch Mine disaster OSHA improves "It's the Law" poster Web page to make it more accessible … Continue reading OSHA Quick Takes – December 15, 2011