Updated! FMCSA – “Summary of Hours-of-Service (HOS) Regulations”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFvwrSJk_SE Who Must Comply HOS Final Rule Most drivers must follow the HOS Regulations if they drive a commercial motor vehicle, or CMV. In general, a CMV is a vehicle that is used as part of a business and is involved in interstate commerce and fits any of these descriptions: Weighs 10,001 pounds or more … Continue reading Updated! FMCSA – “Summary of Hours-of-Service (HOS) Regulations”

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OSHA Issues Final Rule on Electrical Power Generation Safety

Release: 14-547-NAT Date: April 1, 2014 Contact: Lauren North Phone: 202-693-4655 Email: north.lauren.a   OSHA announces final rule revising standards for electric power generation, transmission and distribution WASHINGTON – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration today announced that it would be issuing a final rule* to improve workplace safety and health for workers performing electric … Continue reading OSHA Issues Final Rule on Electrical Power Generation Safety

FMCSA – “Summary of Hours-of-Service (HOS) Regulations”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFvwrSJk_SE Who Must Comply HOS Final Rule Most drivers must follow the HOS Regulations if they drive a commercial motor vehicle, or CMV. In general, a CMV is a vehicle that is used as part of a business and is involved in interstate commerce and fits any of these descriptions: Weighs 10,001 pounds or more … Continue reading FMCSA – “Summary of Hours-of-Service (HOS) Regulations”

Is Your Evacuation Plan Working? – If Not, Here’s The OSHA Requirements.

What's wrong with this video? Are we this complacent? Is Everyone a reporter? - What Would YOU Do? (Note: Raw News Footage. The first minute should show you all you need to know!) OSHA Evacuation Plans & Procedures E-Tool: https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/evacuation/ OSHA Requirements: Fight or Flee? | Extinguisher Basics | Fire Extinguisher Use | Extinguisher Placement … Continue reading Is Your Evacuation Plan Working? – If Not, Here’s The OSHA Requirements.

OSHA QuickTakes – January 20, 2014

New resources available on protecting hospital workers, enhancing patient safety On Jan. 15, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Dr. David Michaels hosted a press teleconference to launch a new educational Web resource with extensive materials to help hospitals prevent worker injuries, assess workplace safety needs, enhance safe patient handling programs and … Continue reading OSHA QuickTakes – January 20, 2014

Major Changes Proposed for the PSM Standard: OSHA Issues Request for Comments on 14 Potential Revisions That Could Alter Industry Practices

OSHA is seeking public comment on fourteen significant changes it is considering making to its Process Safety Management (PSM) standard, plus potential updates to its Explosives and Blasting Agents, Flammable Liquids, and Spray Finishing standards. The request is in response to Executive Order 13650, which directed OSHA and several other federal agencies to improve chemical … Continue reading Major Changes Proposed for the PSM Standard: OSHA Issues Request for Comments on 14 Potential Revisions That Could Alter Industry Practices

First Phase of GHS Training Due Today (12/1/2013) – Are Your Employees Trained?

OSHA revised its Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to align with the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) and published it in the Federal Register in March 2012 (77 FR 17574). Two significant changes contained in the revised standard require the use of new labeling elements and a standardized format … Continue reading First Phase of GHS Training Due Today (12/1/2013) – Are Your Employees Trained?

OSHA – “What’s New” – November 29, 2013

What's New - The Last 30 Days November 29 - Federal Register 78: 71666-71667 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Cranes and Derricks in Construction Standard November 27 - Statement - Statement by Assistant Secretary of Labor Dr. David Michaels on sentencing in fatal gunpowder plant explosion November 27 - … Continue reading OSHA – “What’s New” – November 29, 2013

OSHA QuickTakes – November 15, 2013

OSHA proposes new rule to improve tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses On Nov. 7, OSHA issued a proposed rule to improve workplace safety and health through improved tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses. The announcement follows the Bureau of Labor Statistics' release of its annual Occupational Injuries and Illnesses report, which estimates that three … Continue reading OSHA QuickTakes – November 15, 2013

Updated – December 1st, 2013 Training Video for the Revised Hazard Communication Standard (GHS)

OSHA revised its Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to align with the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) and published it in the Federal Register in March 2012 (77 FR 17574). Two significant changes contained in the revised standard require the use of new labeling elements and a standardized format … Continue reading Updated – December 1st, 2013 Training Video for the Revised Hazard Communication Standard (GHS)

OSHA Crystalline Silica Rulemaking Proposal

Inhalation of very small (respirable) crystalline silica particles puts workers at risk for silicosis, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and kidney disease. OSHA recently released a proposed rule to protect workers exposed to respirable crystalline silica. What is Crystalline Silica? Respirable crystalline silica – very small particles at least 100 times smaller than … Continue reading OSHA Crystalline Silica Rulemaking Proposal

Confined Spaces: Myths, Magic, Urban Legends and the Facts

From labeling to atmospheric hazards to training, compliance with OSHA's confined space standard has proven to be a breeding ground for misunderstanding. John Rekus - EHS Today Much of the "popular" information circulating about confined spaces is simply wrong. Confined spaces don't have to be labeled. Oxygen levels of 19.5 percent aren't necessarily "safe" for … Continue reading Confined Spaces: Myths, Magic, Urban Legends and the Facts

December 1st, 2013 Training Requirements for the Revised Hazard Communication Standard (GHS)

OSHA revised its Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to align with the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) and published it in the Federal Register in March 2012 (77 FR 17574). Two significant changes contained in the revised standard require the use of new labeling elements and a standardized format … Continue reading December 1st, 2013 Training Requirements for the Revised Hazard Communication Standard (GHS)

How “Not” to Demolish a Crane or Derrick (Graphic)

  Frequently Asked Questions - Revised May 10, 2012 Reflecting new OSHA Guidelines Approved in August 2012 GENERAL INFORMATION What standard currently applies to the use of cranes and derricks in construction? Subpart CC of 29 CFR Part 1926 (§ 1926.1400 et seq. ), Cranes and Derricks in Construction, applies except for equipment including, but … Continue reading How “Not” to Demolish a Crane or Derrick (Graphic)

Crane Collapses While Lifting Precast Wall, Killing Worker In The Woodlands, Texas

  KTRK TV Report Chopper Footage Reporter: Demond Fernandez A construction worker who was using a crane to lift a large cement wall was killed after that crane collapsed. It happened at the old Garden Ridge on I-45 near The Woodlands which was destroyed by an arsonist last October. Crews worked all afternoon to lift the … Continue reading Crane Collapses While Lifting Precast Wall, Killing Worker In The Woodlands, Texas

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