“The Importance of Eyewash Station Maintenance and Monitoring”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nb9XdcO1cZk Many different types of industries are required to install and maintain eyewash stations for their employees’ safety and health. These eyewash stations are an important safety device that can be instrumental for mitigating a number of different types of eye injuries. The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) reports that work-related eye injuries cost … Continue reading “The Importance of Eyewash Station Maintenance and Monitoring”

“Infographic: How Does Your Safety Culture Stack Up?”

Both OSHA observations and independent research confirm that developing a strong safety culture has the potential to have the greatest impact on incident reduction of any process. Check out the infographic to find out what we learned about the state of safety culture from a recent BLR survey of over 500 EHS professionals, HR professionals, … Continue reading “Infographic: How Does Your Safety Culture Stack Up?”

“OSHA Says “Negative” To Post-Accident Testing”

By John Hyman Buried in OSHA’s impending final rule on electronic reporting of workplace injuries and illnesses is this little nugget. OSHA believes that you violate the law if you require an employee to take a post-accident drug test. Let me repeat. According to OSHA, you violate the law if you automatically drug test any employee … Continue reading “OSHA Says “Negative” To Post-Accident Testing”

“The Journey to Safety Excellence” – Infographic

The Journey to Safety Excellence is a roadmap for continuous safety improvement. We know that maintaining a safe workplace is a never-ending journey, not a destination. Check out this infographic to learn about four key pillars to protect workers and enhance your organization’s performance. Download this infographic here: http://www.nsc.org/JSEWorkplaceDocuments/JSE-Infographic-Printable.pdf Provided by the National Safety Council

“Workplace Injuries By The Numbers – Every 7 Seconds A Worker Is Injured On The Job”

Nearly 13,000 American workers are injured each day. These numbers are staggering, and the worst part is that each one is preventable. Taking preventative action can spare workers needless pain and suffering. Provided by the National Safety Council

“OSHA Electronic Recordkeeping Final Rule Places New Requirements On Employers”

On May 12, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a long-awaited final rule requiring certain employers to electronically submit injury and illness data, providing for such data to be made publicly available, and updating employee notification and antiretaliation provisions. Background OSHA is charged with enforcing the Occupational Safety and Health Act of … Continue reading “OSHA Electronic Recordkeeping Final Rule Places New Requirements On Employers”

OSHA & ASTM Protective Footwear Requirements

For a little safety footwear humor, click here: http://www.gocomics.com/theargylesweater/2013/10/26 Protective footwear requirements are referenced in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 29. These references can be found in (1910.132) Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) General Requirements or (1910.136) Foot Protection. According to 29 CFR 1910.132, PPE must be used … Continue reading OSHA & ASTM Protective Footwear Requirements

“New Traveler’s Insurance Report – 170 Billion In Cost & 3.7 Million Workers Injured Per Year”

Of all public sector and private US businesses, roughly 3.7 million workers are injured per year. Businesses spend $170 billion per year on costs associated with occupational injuries and illnesses (according to OSHA) – and these findings provide critical insight on how the numbers add up. The nature of employee injuries in the modern workplace … Continue reading “New Traveler’s Insurance Report – 170 Billion In Cost & 3.7 Million Workers Injured Per Year”

“OSHA Issues Final Rule to Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses”

Provisions call for employers to electronically submit injury and illness data that they already record Why is OSHA issuing this rule? This simple change in OSHA’s rulemaking requirements will improve safety for workers across the country. One important reason stems from our understanding of human behavior and motivation. Behavioral economics tells us that making injury … Continue reading “OSHA Issues Final Rule to Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses”

“How You Can Prevent “Slips, Trips & Falls.”

It’s probably happened to most of us. That momentary lapse of inattention thinking about a personal problem or distracted by an activity that ends in a slip, trip or fall. A stumble down a stairway. A trip over an uneven surface. Slipping on the ice. It can lead to a variety of regrettable events ranging … Continue reading “How You Can Prevent “Slips, Trips & Falls.”

“Little OSHA Mistakes That Can Cost You Millions”

  The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is commonly thought of as a red tape-laden, bureaucratic behemoth government organization that stunts job growth and reduces bottom-line profits. Yet the facts state otherwise. Take a look at the facts & stats below. Some will surprise you, others will shock you, but all point to a … Continue reading “Little OSHA Mistakes That Can Cost You Millions”

“Newly Covered Industries Must Post OSHA 300 Log By February 1, 2016 Deadline”

  OSHA's record keeping rule has new industries for this year's 2015 300 Summary posting requirements. https://www.osha.gov/recordkeeping2014/records.html February 1, 2016 is the deadline for posting your company's OSHA 300 Log Summary. Records of work-related injuries, illnesses and deaths in 2015 must be posted in an area where employee notices are usually placed and remain posted … Continue reading “Newly Covered Industries Must Post OSHA 300 Log By February 1, 2016 Deadline”

OSHA 300 Log – “Reminder: Post Your 2015 OSHA Recordkeeping Annual Summary By February 1, 2016”

OSHA Form 300A: A Step-by-Step Guide by Safety.BLR.com Download OSHA 300 Log Kit Here: https://www.osha.gov/recordkeeping/OSHArecordkeepingforms.pdf Related articles OSHA - DOL Web Tool Helps Employers Understand OSHA Recordkeeping (ehssafetynews.wordpress.com) OSHA 300A Posting Required by February 1. Changes Coming for Recordkeeping. (futureenv.blogspot.com) 4 Mistakes to Avoid When Posting Your OSHA 300A Form (hrishares.wordpress.com) Succeed Management Solutions, LLC … Continue reading OSHA 300 Log – “Reminder: Post Your 2015 OSHA Recordkeeping Annual Summary By February 1, 2016”

“OSHA Unveils Long Awaited Online Form For Reporting Work Related Fatalities & Severe Injuries / Hospitalizations”

  After a year of OSHA’s promises that an online form for reporting work-related fatalities and severe workplace injuries was “coming soon,” the agency finally unveiled the form on its website on December 24, 2015. The online form is one of three options that employers can use to fulfill updated fatality and severe injury reporting … Continue reading “OSHA Unveils Long Awaited Online Form For Reporting Work Related Fatalities & Severe Injuries / Hospitalizations”

“Little OSHA Mistakes That Can Cost You Millions”

  The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is commonly thought of as a red tape-laden, bureaucratic behemoth government organization that stunts job growth and reduces bottom-line profits. Yet the facts state otherwise. Take a look at the facts & stats below. Some will surprise you, others will shock you, but all point to a … Continue reading “Little OSHA Mistakes That Can Cost You Millions”

“2014 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index – 10 Leading Causes Of Injuries & Their Cost”

Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety Releases 2014 Workplace Safety Index 10 leading causes of injury result in nearly $60 billion in total workers compensation costs January 14, 2015 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time HOPKINTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety has released its 2014 Workplace Safety Index, which ranks the 10 leading … Continue reading “2014 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index – 10 Leading Causes Of Injuries & Their Cost”