Fed OSHA’s COVID-19 ETS: What You Need to Know About Physical Distancing

By Conn Maciel Carey’s COVID-19 Task Force Today’s topic is physical distancing…when distancing is required and ways to maintain distance. 29 C.F.R. …Fed OSHA’s COVID-19 ETS: What You Need to Know About Physical Distancing

Another Status Update about Federal OSHA’s COVID-19 Emergency Rulemaking

By Conn Maciel Carey’s COVID-19 Task Force It has been nearly a full month since the deadline set by President Biden’s Day-1 OSHA Executive Order for…Another Status Update about Federal OSHA’s COVID-19 Emergency Rulemaking

President-Elect Biden Announces Boston Mayor Marty Walsh as his Choice for Secretary of Labor

By: Kara M. Maciel, Eric J. Conn, and Beeta B. Lashkari On January 7, 2021, President-elect Joe Biden announced his much-awaited choice for nominee …President-Elect Biden Announces Boston Mayor Marty Walsh as his Choice for Secretary of Labor

Free Whitepaper: “10 Tips To Implementing A Lockout / Tagout Program”

10 Tips to Implementing a Lockout/Tagout Program Your LOTO program must address the hazards that workers face when they place any part of their body near a machine’s point of operation, power transmission apparatus, pinch points, or other moving parts during maintenance and servicing activities. If the machine is not properly shut down and secured, … Continue reading Free Whitepaper: “10 Tips To Implementing A Lockout / Tagout Program”

“CSB Names Poor Design and Failure to Test Dust Collection System Among Causes of U.S. Ink New Jersey Flash Fire that Burned Seven Workers in 2012; OSHA Again Urged to Issue New Combustible Dust Regulations”

  OSHA Again Urged to Issue New Combustible Dust Regulations   East Rutherford, New Jersey, January 15, 2015—The flash fire that burned seven workers, one seriously, at a U.S. Ink plant in New Jersey in 2012 resulted from the accumulation of combustible dust inside a poorly designed dust collection system that had been put into … Continue reading “CSB Names Poor Design and Failure to Test Dust Collection System Among Causes of U.S. Ink New Jersey Flash Fire that Burned Seven Workers in 2012; OSHA Again Urged to Issue New Combustible Dust Regulations”

“CSB Releases Safety Bulletin on Anhydrous Ammonia Incident near Mobile, Alabama”

Safety Bulletin Notes Five Key Lessons to Prevent Hydraulic Shock January 15, 2014, East Rutherford, NJ - Today the U.S. Chemical Safety Board released a safety bulletin intended to inform industries that utilize anhydrous ammonia in bulk refrigeration operations on how to avoid a hazard referred to as hydraulic shock.  The safety lessons were derived … Continue reading “CSB Releases Safety Bulletin on Anhydrous Ammonia Incident near Mobile, Alabama”

OSHA Law Update – OSHA FAQ Series (FAQ #1: Inspection Triggers)

  OSHA FAQ Series (FAQ #1: Inspection Triggers)       Posted: 25 Sep 2012 09:12 AM PDT Back in March we answered five frequently asked questions related to OSHA inspections.  We received a lot of positive feedback about that post and several requests to address additional questions.  Following up on that feedback, we will be adding … Continue reading OSHA Law Update – OSHA FAQ Series (FAQ #1: Inspection Triggers)

Northern Steel Castings Cited by OSHA at Wisconsin Plant for Silica Dust Exposure

Posted by VOICE Staff on November 28, 2011 The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Northern Steel Castings for two safety and four health violations at its Wisconsin Rapids carbon steel foundry, including for overexposing workers to crystalline silica, a known respiratory hazard, according to a Nov. 28 press release. … Continue reading Northern Steel Castings Cited by OSHA at Wisconsin Plant for Silica Dust Exposure

Illinois Coal Mine Put on Notice Over Safety Concerns

By Julie Wernau Tribune reporter 5:08 p.m. CST, November 30, 2011 An Illinois coal mine in Saline County has been placed on notice by the U.S. Department of Labor for the second time in two years over health and safety concerns. Willow Lake Mine, an underground mine operated by Peabody Energy, employs about 483 people. … Continue reading Illinois Coal Mine Put on Notice Over Safety Concerns

How to Handle an OSHA Inspection – “What Should I Expect?”

How to Handle An OSHA Inspection - Download PDF File OSHA Inspection Procedures - Download PDF File I have had many questions lately asking "What should I expect and how do I handle an OSHA Inspection?", thus this posting. Being prepared to handle an OSHA inspection or investigation properly minimizes the employer’s exposure to liability … Continue reading How to Handle an OSHA Inspection – “What Should I Expect?”