“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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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

“Safety Photo of the Day Gallery – “The Crazy Things People Do”

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”

Forklift Safety – “Are Your Employees Trained Properly?”

Note: This video may sound and seem funny, but it's not, these are dangerous acts and accidents! Frequently Asked Questions about Powered Industrial Truck Operator Training The powered industrial truck operator training requirements apply to all industries where trucks are being used, except agricultural operations. 1. What is the definition of a powered industrial truck? … Continue reading Forklift Safety – “Are Your Employees Trained Properly?”

Safety Photo of the Year: “Why Lock-Out, Tag-Out IS Vitally Important”

Caution: Somewhat Graphic Photo - Note: This Photo is the property of Jack Benton, and may not be used without written consent. Note: I dont know all of the details of this incident and only know that this accident was caused by failure to follow LOTO procedures. Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout) Introduction "Lockout/Tagout (LOTO)" … Continue reading Safety Photo of the Year: “Why Lock-Out, Tag-Out IS Vitally Important”

Employee Injuries Cost US Companies In Excess Of A Billion Dollars A Week

In Washington State they have a subsidized RTW program. Light-duty jobs for injured workers help keep valued employees and control employer costs. Hear how from the Eagle Group in Spokane, WA. According to the 2013 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index, the most disabling workplace injuries and illnesses in 2011 amounted to $55.4 billion in direct … Continue reading Employee Injuries Cost US Companies In Excess Of A Billion Dollars A Week

OSHA 300 Log – “Reminder: Post Your 2014 OSHA Recordkeeping Annual Summary By February 1, 2015”

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 2014 OSHA Recordkeeping Annual Summary By February 1, 2015”

“Australia Officially Has The Most Adorably Morbid Safety Video Ever!”

WARNING: Do not attempt any of the things mentioned in this video. Except that last thing. Definitely do the last thing. Oh, and sorry in advance if this gets stuck in your head.

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.

“Safety Photo of the Day” – “Ladder Safety”

Basic Ladder Safety Ladders are tools.  Many of the basic safety rules that apply to most tools also apply to the safe use of a ladder: If you feel tired or dizzy, or are prone to losing your balance, stay off the ladder. Do not use ladders in high winds or storms. Wear clean slip-resistant … Continue reading “Safety Photo of the Day” – “Ladder Safety”