“Winter Holiday Safety Tips” #HomeSafety #HolidaySafety #NFPA

NFPA provides a wealth of safety information to help ensure the holiday season is a safe one. Festive celebrations, flickering lights and winter greens are hallmarks of the holiday season, but they also present fire risks that can quickly turn this festive time of year into a devastating one. NFPA’s Project Holiday campaign works to … Continue reading “Winter Holiday Safety Tips” #HomeSafety #HolidaySafety #NFPA

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“Build Your Own Safety Training Video Package – 47% Off! Choose any 3, 6, 12, or 20 Atlantic Training Safety Videos & Save Today!!” #Training #Safety

Build Your Own Safety Training Video Package - 47% Off! Choose any 3, 6, 12, 20 Atlantic Training Safety Videos & Save Today!! Each DVD Comes With: DVD Quiz Certificates Leaders Guide Wallet Cards Scheduling Form Click Here to see the best selection of OSHA, EPA, MSHA Safety Training videos and take advantage of this … Continue reading “Build Your Own Safety Training Video Package – 47% Off! Choose any 3, 6, 12, or 20 Atlantic Training Safety Videos & Save Today!!” #Training #Safety

“EPA Won’t Require Mining Firms to Prove Cleanup Costs” #EPA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said last Friday it would not act on a proposal to require hardrock mining companies to show they can afford to clean up their sites. “EPA is confident that modern industry practices, along with existing state and federal requirements address risks from operating hardrock mining facilities,” EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt … Continue reading “EPA Won’t Require Mining Firms to Prove Cleanup Costs” #EPA

“OSHA Extends Compliance Date for Electronically Submitting Injury, Illness Reports to December 15, 2017”

OSHA posted a press release announcing two week reprieve for employers to submit the 300As (only the 300As this year regardless of size if more than 20 employees) from December 1 to December 15, 2017.  See the link to the press release on OSHA's webpage - https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDOL/bulletins/1c6be1d . The link also lists the states that have not … Continue reading “OSHA Extends Compliance Date for Electronically Submitting Injury, Illness Reports to December 15, 2017”

[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

“PeopleWork: 3 Responsibilities for Employees in Safety” @KevinBurnsBGI #Safety

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWBIFml9KYY http://www.KevBurns.com If you're an employee, this episode is for you. If you're a supervisor or safety person, you may want to show this to your employees. There is a lot of talk of safety leadership, complacency, accountability and responsibility on the job these days. At the same time, there is less discussion about compliance … Continue reading “PeopleWork: 3 Responsibilities for Employees in Safety” @KevinBurnsBGI #Safety

“Temp & Contract Worker Safety – Who Is Responsible For Their Safety?” #WorkplaceSafety

Video -Ninety minutes into his first day on the first job of his life, Day Davis was called over to help at Palletizer No. 4 at the Bacardi bottling plant in Jacksonville, Fla. What happened next is an all-too-common story for temp workers working in blue-collar industries. Read the investigation: http://www.propublica.org/article/tem... The rise in the … Continue reading “Temp & Contract Worker Safety – Who Is Responsible For Their Safety?” #WorkplaceSafety

“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”

“Indiana Farm Deaths Skyrocketed In 2016” #FarmSafety

Purdue University Farm Fatality Video From 2011-12 More people died on Indiana farms last year than any year since 1990. The Indiana Farm Fatality Summary from Purdue University says there were 44 work-related, on-farm deaths in the state in 2016. The figure, up 57 percent from 28 deaths in 2015, is the third-highest number of … Continue reading “Indiana Farm Deaths Skyrocketed In 2016” #FarmSafety

“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”