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”
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
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”
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?”
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”
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 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”
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. 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.
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”
5S is a basic, fundamental, systematic approach for productivity, quality and safety improvement in all types of business. The Five S program focuses on having visual order, organization, cleanliness and standardization. The results you can expect from a Five S program are: improved profitability, efficiency, service and safety. In this case there is a sixth … Continue reading “The 6S System” – Infographic
September 20, 2014 09:42 by Howard Mavity Let’s be honest. Many of us object to any expansion of OSHA workplace injury recordkeeping because it’s burdensome, doesn’t help develop a safety culture, and we expect the Administration to misuse the data. That said, there are some good aspects of OSHA’s proposed Final Rule, and some of … Continue reading “My Real Worries about OSHA’s Proposed Final Recordkeeping Rule”
Speaking at the 2014 National Safety Council Congress and Expo, Patrick Kapust, deputy director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs, shared preliminary numbers for the top 10 most frequently cited OSHA standards in fiscal year (FY) 2014. Keep reading to find out what made the cut this year and how you can avoid these common … Continue reading “OSHA Announces Top 10 Violations For Fiscal Year 2014”
OSHA issued its final rule on Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements on September 11, 2014, to take effect on January 1, 2015. Changes include new requirements to report amputations, loss of an eye, and hospitalizations of one (1) or more employees within 24 hours. Federal OSHA did not previously require the reporting of amputations or loss … Continue reading “OSHA Issues Final Rule on Recorkeeping/Reporting & Changing to NAICS Codes from SIC”