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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”

Infographic: OSHA’s New Injury Reporting Rule Explained

Beginning on January 1, new requirements for reporting serious work-related injuries and illnesses will take effect. Are you prepared? This BLR infographic shows how to determine whether an injury must be reported to OSHA under the revised rule. OSHA's New Injury Reporting Rule Explained by Safety.BLR.com

Crane Collapses While Lifting Precast Wall, Killing Worker In The Woodlands, Texas

  KTRK TV Report Chopper Footage Reporter: Demond Fernandez A construction worker who was using a crane to lift a large cement wall was killed after that crane collapsed. It happened at the old Garden Ridge on I-45 near The Woodlands which was destroyed by an arsonist last October. Crews worked all afternoon to lift the … Continue reading Crane Collapses While Lifting Precast Wall, Killing Worker In The Woodlands, Texas

OSHA Expands Pilot Chemical Facilities Process Safety Emphasis Program Nationwide

  By Greg Hellman from Occupational Safety & Health Reporter™ The pilot chemical facilities emphasis program has been expanded nationwide in an effort to reduce catastrophic releases of hazardous chemicals, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced Nov. 30. The pilot emphasis program had been operating in OSHA Regions I (Boston), VII (Kansas City, Mo.), … Continue reading OSHA Expands Pilot Chemical Facilities Process Safety Emphasis Program Nationwide

OSHA Announces Winners of “Picture It: Safe Workplaces for Everyone” Photo Contest

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today announced the winners of its first ever photo contest to raise public awareness of occupational safety and health. In celebration of its 40th anniversary, OSHA held the Picture It!: Safe Workplaces for Everyone photo contest. The contest challenged anyone with a … Continue reading OSHA Announces Winners of “Picture It: Safe Workplaces for Everyone” Photo Contest

OSHA QuickTakes – December 1, 2011

December 1, 2011 · Volume 10, Issue 23 A twice monthly e-news product with information about workplace safety and health. In this issue OSHA announces winners of "Picture It: Safe Workplaces for Everyone" photo contest OSHA issues new National Emphasis Program for chemical facilities Article highlights positive impact of OSHA's Susan Harwood Training Grant on … Continue reading OSHA QuickTakes – December 1, 2011

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?”

ANSI Recognized by OSHA as an Approved Accrediting Body for Crane Operator Certification Programs

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has been recognized as an approved accreditor of crane operator certification programs by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) of the U.S. Department of Labor. "ANSI is pleased to have earned OSHA's recognition as an accreditor of crane operator certification programs, which attests to the highest quality of … Continue reading ANSI Recognized by OSHA as an Approved Accrediting Body for Crane Operator Certification Programs

OSHA Quick Takes – August 16, 2010

In This Issue BP agrees to pay more than $50 million in fines for safety hazards uncorrected after 2005 explosion killed 15 workers Kleen Energy fined more than $16 million after power plant explosion kills six workers Grain handling facility fined $721,000 after worker is engulfed in storage bin OSHA addresses record number of egregious … Continue reading OSHA Quick Takes – August 16, 2010

CSB to Investigate Horsehead Holding Co. Explosion & 2 Worker Fatalities

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) announced Aug. 3 that it will conduct a full investigation into the July 22 explosion and fire that killed two workers at the Horsehead Holding Co. zinc recycling facility located in Monaca, Pa. On July 25, CSB deployed a three-person assessment team to the accident site. Investigators interviewed company personnel … Continue reading CSB to Investigate Horsehead Holding Co. Explosion & 2 Worker Fatalities

OSHA Quick Takes – August 2, 2010

In This Issue Historic new cranes and derricks rule will help save construction workers' lives OSHA remains in the Gulf protecting cleanup workers after oil stops flowing Solis urges passage of miner safety bill Barab tells contractors how OSHA is modernizing practices to improve worker safety OSHA enhances On-site Consultation Web page with new features … Continue reading OSHA Quick Takes – August 2, 2010

OSHA Quick Takes – July 15, 2010

In This Issue DOL officials visit Gulf as OSHA continues monitoring conditions for cleanup workers Michaels asks Congress to strengthen OSHA's ability to protect workers' lives Imperial Sugar agrees to pay more than $6 million and overhaul worker protections after fatal 2008 explosion DOL files first enterprise-wide complaint to eliminate electrical hazards throughout U.S. Postal … Continue reading OSHA Quick Takes – July 15, 2010

OSHA Quick Takes – July 1, 2010

In This Issue Update on OSHA's activities in response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill OSHA revises injury and illness prevention stakeholder meeting schedule, adds two events OSHA announces Targeted Topic training grants--due Aug. 6 Enforcement program targeting employers who repeatedly endanger workers' lives takes effect Hundreds participate in online combustible dust meeting--comments accepted through … Continue reading OSHA Quick Takes – July 1, 2010

OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program (SVEP) Now Effective

OSHA's Severe Violators Enforcement Program (SVEP) directive went into effect June 18th. The program targets employers who willfully and repeatedly endangering workers by exposing them to serious hazards in the workplace. The program establishes procedures and enforcement actions. Enforcement actions for severe violator cases can include: Mandatory follow-up inspections Increased company/corporate awareness of OSHA enforcement … Continue reading OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program (SVEP) Now Effective