FAQs About OSHA’s COVID-19 Vaccination, Testing, and Face Coverings Emergency Temporary Standard

By Conn Maciel Carey’s COVID-19 Task Force In a Friday night surprise (December 17th), the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit dissolved the …FAQs About OSHA’s COVID-19 Vaccination, Testing, and Face Coverings Emergency Temporary Standard

It’s Alive! OSHA’s COVID-19 Standard Lives to See Another Day

Cheer up. It’s not all bad news out there. OSHA, and the workers it helps to protect, won the lottery– for now: The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals …It’s Alive! OSHA’s COVID-19 Standard Lives to See Another Day

Employment Law Implications of the OSHA ETS: Medical and Religious Accommodation Requests

By Ashley D. Mitchell Published in the Federal Register on November 5, 2021, the Federal OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard on Vaccination and Testing…Employment Law Implications of the OSHA ETS: Medical and Religious Accommodation Requests

Senate To Vote On Repealing OSHA Vax-or-Test Standard

Republicans in the U.S. Senate have set a Congressional Review Act vote this afternoon on repealing the Vax-or-Test Emergency Temporary Standard …Senate To Vote On Repealing OSHA Vax-or-Test Standard

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

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

“Tree Care Industry Safety Raises OSHA Concerns”

By Bruce Rolfsen An OSHA rule covering the tree care and trimming industry may have to cover a wide expanse of hazards—from falling tree branches to insect bites to broken aerial lifts to pesticides—agency officials were told July 13 during a meeting with industry representatives. The stakeholders meeting was the latest step in the Occupational … Continue reading “Tree Care Industry Safety Raises OSHA Concerns”

Why Lock-Out, Tag-Out Is Vitally Important #LOTO #WorkplaceSafety

Note: The photos above are not intended for page views or shock value as I don't believe that those methods truly teach you anything in and of themselves. I don't know the particulars of the above accident, but I do know that the lack of a proper lock out - tag out (control of hazardous … Continue reading Why Lock-Out, Tag-Out Is Vitally Important #LOTO #WorkplaceSafety

“Do You Inspect Your Hardhat?” “Do You Know When To Replace It?” #Hardhat #Safety

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywNyTU4HOQY Click Here For PDF Handout - Hardhats or Falling Object Protection? - by Marko Kaar  An individual was working on a slurry wall panel installation. The crew had just finished hoisting a re-bar panel to vertical, when a 10" cut-off piece of #12 re-bar fell 90 feet from the top of the panel, and … Continue reading “Do You Inspect Your Hardhat?” “Do You Know When To Replace It?” #Hardhat #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

[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”