OSHA – DOL Web Tool Helps Employers Understand OSHA Recordkeeping

The DOL has announced a new web tool to help employers understand their responsibilities to report and record work-related injuries and illnesses under Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations. The OSHA Recordkeeping Advisor helps employers and others responsible for organizational safety and health quickly determine whether an injury or illness is work-related; whether a work-related … Continue reading OSHA – DOL Web Tool Helps Employers Understand OSHA Recordkeeping

Heavily Soiled Healthcare Linens Not ‘Regulated Waste,’ Per OSHA

Long-term care facilities and other healthcare providers are not required to dispose of contaminated linen as “regulated waste,” the Occupational Safety and Health Administration clarified in a recent letter. The letter came in response to queries from the Association for Linen Management and the American Reusable Textile Association. Healthcare laundry operators who belong to these … Continue reading Heavily Soiled Healthcare Linens Not ‘Regulated Waste,’ Per OSHA

Job Opening! – Safety Manager – Des Moines, Iowa Area

Note: Please contact Recruiter Directly – I am posting this as a favor to them! Safety Manager JOB DESCRIPTION: Like living in a smaller rural community working for an excellent company? If so, we have an immediate opening for a Safety Manager who will be responsible for directing, supervising, and administering the company's safety program. … Continue reading Job Opening! – Safety Manager – Des Moines, Iowa Area

Workers Comp Exclusive Remedy Challenged

By Roberto Ceniceros    Nebraska grain elevator suit could affect all industries October 9, 2011 - 6:00am AP -Firefighters cut a hole in a Zachow, Wis., grain elevator in June 2010 in searching for an employee who became engulfed in the grain at Sorensen Grain L.L.C. and died. 2010 was a record year for grain entrapment … Continue reading Workers Comp Exclusive Remedy Challenged

OSHA QuickTakes – September 1, 2011

September 1, 2011 · Volume 10, Issue 17 A twice monthly e-news product with information about workplace safety and health. In this issue OSHA provides information and assistance to protect workers from hazards during Hurricane Irene cleanup Bureau of Labor Statistics Releases 2010 preliminary workplace fatality data Solis and ambassadors of three Central American countries … Continue reading OSHA QuickTakes – September 1, 2011

OSHA Quick Takes – August 15, 2011

August 15, 2011 · Volume 10, Issue 16 A twice monthly e-news product with information about workplace safety and health. In this issue Grain elevator company pleads guilty in teen worker's death OSHA unveils heat safety smartphone app and heat index guidance Secretary Solis brings message on protecting outdoor workers from heat illness to New … Continue reading OSHA Quick Takes – August 15, 2011

DOL Issues OSHA Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

The DOL has published its semiannual regulatory agenda for the next 10 months and it appears as though the agency will largely focus on the development and implementation of regulations affecting occupational safety and health. According to the agenda, the DOL plans to develop regulations governing occupational safety and health. OSHA has begun to craft … Continue reading DOL Issues OSHA Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

“Model Workplaces” In Connecticut Not Always Safest

by Lisa Chedekel Robert Gootkin In February 2007, David Gootkin came to the state Capitol in Hartford to testify in favor a bill prompted by his brother Robert’s death the year before at Covanta’s waste-to-energy plant in Wallingford. The bill, which eventually was adopted, requires that operators of solid waste facilities have at least two … Continue reading “Model Workplaces” In Connecticut Not Always Safest

OSHA Accepts Applications for Safety Training Grants of 4.7 Million Dollars

OSHA is soliciting applications for the Susan Harwood Training Grant Program, which has $4.7 million available to nonprofit, community and faith-based organizations, employer associations and labor unions. The grants will fund training for workers and employers to recognize workplace hazards and appropriate control measures and to understand their rights and responsibilities under OSHA's regulations and … Continue reading OSHA Accepts Applications for Safety Training Grants of 4.7 Million Dollars

NIOSH Creates Web Page for Tornado Response Safety

Recommendations and resources are available for state and local response personnel, health care workers, shelter workers and other responders from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) on a new web page. Information can be found on the page to help them stay safe during tornado response and cleanup. The new resource is … Continue reading NIOSH Creates Web Page for Tornado Response Safety