“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

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“The World’s Largest Safety Song” – “Safety Crew Is Coming To Town” @allthisscience

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwtTRmCpbKY The video above is just for added fun! It's not part of the song! The World's Largest Safety Song Completely Free! No mess! No fuss! Email me a verse or two that you have created for the world's largest safety song "Safety Crew is Coming to Town". I will append them to the verses … Continue reading “The World’s Largest Safety Song” – “Safety Crew Is Coming To Town” @allthisscience

“Announcing Conn Maciel Carey’s 2018 OSHA Webinar Series” #OSHA #Webinar

The Trump Administration has taken the reins at OSHA, and the first year of the new OSHA’s enforcement and regulatory (or de-regulatory) agenda is in the books. We have already seen significant changes in the way OSHA does business and the tools available to the Agency in its toolkit. Now, as the new Administration finishes filling out the OSHA leadership team with its own appointees, we are sure to see shifting of enforcement priorities, budgets and policies, and an amplified effort to repeal or re-interpret controversial Obama-era OSHA rules and policies. Accordingly, it is critical to stay abreast of OSHA developments.

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The Trump Administration has taken the reins at OSHA, and the first year of the new OSHA’s enforcement and regulatory (or de-regulatory) agenda is in the books.  We have already seen significant changes in the way OSHA does business and the tools available to the Agency in its toolkit.  Now, as the new Administration finishes filling out the OSHA leadership team with its own appointees, we are sure to see shifting of enforcement priorities, budgets and policies, and an amplified effort to repeal or re-interpret controversial Obama-era OSHA rules and policies.  Accordingly, it is critical to stay abreast of OSHA developments.

Conn Maciel Carey’s complimentary 2018 OSHA Webinar Series, presented by the firm’s national OSHA Practice Group, is designed to give employers insight into changes and developments at OSHA during this period of flux.

To register for an individual webinar, click the link below the program description.  

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“OSHA’s E-Recordkeeping Deadline Extended Again – Stroke of Midnight December 31, 2017”

We have closely tracked the Trump Administration’s treatment of OSHA’s new E-Recordkeeping and Anti-Retaliation Rule, and while there have been plenty of signals that this rule is due for an overhaul, or even possibly to be rescinded entirely, no such action was taken to interfere with the first required data submission, other than to extend the deadline from this summer to December 15th, and now to December 31st, for all intents and purposes.

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By Eric J. Conn

The December 15, 2017 deadline for large employers and small employers in certain “high hazard industries” to submit injury and illness data to OSHA has just passed, but it is not too late to submit injury data without being cited by OSHA for missing the deadline.  OSHA announced today that will continue to accept employers’ 300A annual summary injury data for calendar year 2016 through the agency’s new Injury Tracking Application (ITA) (the portal that will receive the injury data) until midnight on December 31, 2017, and will not take any enforcement action against those employers who submit data between now and then, even though the submissions would technically be late.  Beginning January 1, 2018, the portal will no longer accept 2016 data.

We have closely tracked the Trump Administration’s treatment of OSHA’s new E-Recordkeeping and Anti-Retaliation Rule, and while there have been plenty of signals…

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

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.” #SlipsTripsFalls

“The 12 Days Of Christmas Safety” – Infographic”

Infographic created by Creative Safety Supply We’re all in a festive mood this time of year, so don’t let some safety mishaps ruin your Holiday Season! The team at Creative Safety Supply has created a fun and informative Christmas Safety infographic. From Christmas trees and lights, to candles, ladders and holiday cheer, there are safety … Continue reading “The 12 Days Of Christmas Safety” – Infographic”

“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

“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”