“OSHA Recordable Injuries- To Record Or Not To Record – Here Are Some Answers”

Safety Records: Recording Work-Related Illness and Injury Each employer is required by OSHA to keep records of fatalities, injuries, and illnesses. Specifically, they must record each fatality, injury and illness that is work-related is a new case, and meets one or more of the general recording criteria noted in Section 1904.7 (or the application to … Continue reading “OSHA Recordable Injuries- To Record Or Not To Record – Here Are Some Answers”

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Mid-Year Review of OSHA’s Site-Specific Targeting Program.

Mid-year review of OSHA's Site-Specific Targeting Program. Under the Site-Specific Targeting 2014 Program (SST-14), OSHA has issued its annual inspection plan. After analyzing data collected from a survey of 80,000 establishments, the plan is directing enforcement resources to workplaces focusing on reducing injuries and illnesses. OSHA's Site-Specific Targeting program is one of their main programmed inspection … Continue reading Mid-Year Review of OSHA’s Site-Specific Targeting Program.

Mid-Year Review of OSHA’s Site-Specific Targeting Program.

Mid-year review of OSHA's Site-Specific Targeting Program. Under the Site-Specific Targeting 2014 Program (SST-14), OSHA has issued its annual inspection plan. After analyzing data collected from a survey of 80,000 establishments, the plan is directing enforcement resources to workplaces focusing on reducing injuries and illnesses. OSHA's Site-Specific Targeting program is one of their main programmed inspection … Continue reading Mid-Year Review of OSHA’s Site-Specific Targeting Program.

“OSHA Enforcement Update – July 23, 2014”

HOT TOPICS Recent Industry Alerts/Letters: Ammonium Nitrate Storage Bathtub Refinishing-Methylene Cl [PDF*] Bromopropane Crowds at Stores on Black Friday Diesel Exhaust from Vehicles [PDF*] Silica in "Fracking" [PDF*] All Alerts/Letters to Employers Enforcement Initiatives: Green Jobs - Dr. Michaels' Remarks Temporary Workers Targeted Enforcement: Recent National Emphasis Programs (NEPs): Chemical Facilities NEP* Federal Agency Targeting* … Continue reading “OSHA Enforcement Update – July 23, 2014”

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

OSHA “I2P2” Delayed Until September, 2014

  I2P2 Powerpoint <---- Download Here! OSHA I2P2 White Paper  <----- Download PDF File Here Update: RIN Data DOL/OSHA RIN: 1218-AC48 Publication ID: Fall 2013 Title: Injury and Illness Prevention Program Abstract: OSHA is developing a rule requiring employers to implement an Injury and Illness Prevention Program. It involves planning, implementing, evaluating, and improving processes … Continue reading OSHA “I2P2” Delayed Until September, 2014

“OSHA Issues Site-Specific Inspections Targeting Directive For 2014”

The OSHA SST-14 Program is intended to direct its enforcement resources to workplaces where the “highest rates of injuries and illnesses occur.” The Directive calls for programmed inspection plans targeting high-hazard, non-construction workplaces that have 20 or more workers. The Program is based on data collected from the last year’s OSHA Data Initiative survey of … Continue reading “OSHA Issues Site-Specific Inspections Targeting Directive For 2014”

OSHA e-Tool – “Why Forklift Safety Training IS Important”

Why is hearing protection being worn in this area by 1 person? Most likely a good part of why he walked into the forklift? Besides not paying attention to where he was walking? Absence of aisles for pedestrians? How many more safety violations are in this picture? Powered Industrial Trucks (Forklift) eTool Types and Fundamentals … Continue reading OSHA e-Tool – “Why Forklift Safety Training IS Important”

OSHA “I2P2” Delayed Until September, 2014

I2P2 Powerpoint <---- Download Here! OSHA I2P2 White Paper  <----- Download PDF File Here Update: RIN Data DOL/OSHA RIN: 1218-AC48 Publication ID: Fall 2013 Title: Injury and Illness Prevention Program Abstract: OSHA is developing a rule requiring employers to implement an Injury and Illness Prevention Program. It involves planning, implementing, evaluating, and improving processes and … Continue reading OSHA “I2P2” Delayed Until September, 2014

Is Your Safety Incentive Program In Compliance With OSHA’s Interpretation?

Video Courtesy of Comedy Central® Does your company have a Safety Incentive Program? If so, are you administering it properly according to OSHA? See if this memo from OSHA and it’s interpretation will affect your program! MAR 12 2012 MEMORANDUM FOR: REGIONAL ADMINISTRATORS, WHISTLEBLOWER PROGRAM MANAGERS FROM: RICHARD E. FAIRFAX Deputy Assistant Secretary SUBJECT: Employer … Continue reading Is Your Safety Incentive Program In Compliance With OSHA’s Interpretation?

OSHA Injury and Illness Prevention Programs (I2P2) White Paper

I2P2 Powerpoint <---- Download Here! OSHA I2P2 White Paper  <----- Download PDF File Here Introduction/Executive Summary An injury and illness prevention program,1 is a proactive process to help employers find and fix workplace hazards before workers are hurt. We know these programs can be effective at reducing injuries, illnesses, and fatalities. Many workplaces have already … Continue reading OSHA Injury and Illness Prevention Programs (I2P2) White Paper

Combustible Dust: An Insidious Hazard

Any combustible material (and some materials normally considered noncombustible) can burn rapidly when in a finely divided form. If such a dust is suspended in air in the right concentration, it can become explosive. The force from such an explosion can cause employee deaths, injuries, and destruction of entire buildings. Such incidents have killed scores … Continue reading Combustible Dust: An Insidious Hazard

OSHA Releases Site Specific Inspection Targeting Plan

On January 4, 2013, a new directive implementing OSHA's Site-Specific Targeting 2012 inspection plan became effective under Notice 13-01 (CPL 02). According to OSHA, this directive cancels and replaces the Site-Specific Targeting 2011, which was issued on September 2, 2011, under Notice 10-06 (CPL 02). Although the notice of a replacement directive applies OSHA-wide, the … Continue reading OSHA Releases Site Specific Inspection Targeting Plan

OSHA Compliance: Why An End of the Year Safety Audit Makes Good Business Sense

By Ed Foulke –Partner at Fisher & Phillips, Atlanta, Ga. It is the end of the year and fortunately OSHA has not showed up at your front door to conduct an inspection. You are well aware of OSHA’s increased focus on enforcement and want to ensure that if OSHA does decide to conduct an inspection, … Continue reading OSHA Compliance: Why An End of the Year Safety Audit Makes Good Business Sense

OSHA Forecast: Developments to Watch For In 2013

Posted on December 26th, 2012 by Eric J. Conn Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to all of you, and Happy 1st Anniversary to the OSHA Law Update blog.  On December 20th, we celebrated our first full year of updates and articles (56 of them) about important OSHA Law topics here on the OSHA Law Update … Continue reading OSHA Forecast: Developments to Watch For In 2013

Firefighter Injuries Unacceptable Combating Combustible Dust Related Fires

By John Astad Recent firefighter injuries such as fighting a combustible dust related fire at plastics material and resin manufacturing are unacceptable. This brings back dark memories of the 1993 fire and catastrophic dust explosion at a wood fiber facility in Langerak, Netherlands resulting in 2 firefighter fatalities and 10 firefighter injuries. A question arises … Continue reading Firefighter Injuries Unacceptable Combating Combustible Dust Related Fires