Written by Mikaela Delia for Atlantic Training I can't help but feel like every "surprise inspection" for anything, ever, is nerve racking. I remember teachers inspecting our desks and cubbies for cleanliness back in grade school. Mine was always a wreck...old, unidentifiable food, broken crayons, dirty socks, old homework and tests...basically a lot of kid-nastiness. It's not that … Continue reading “How To Pass An OSHA Inspection”
Understanding the OSHA regulations required for your industry can be challenging. OSHA has provided a comprehensive guide to their regulations, definitions, and code to reference when preparing for safety training solutions. This 270 page OSHA safety training guide covers each code, what they entail in terms of requirements, and how it ties to your industry. … Continue reading “Free OSHA Safety Training Requirements Handbook” #Safety #Training
OSHA revised its Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to align with the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) and published it in the Federal Register in March 2012 (77 FR 17574). Two significant changes contained in the revised standard require the use of new labeling elements and a standardized format … Continue reading First Phase of GHS Training Due Today (12/1/2013) – Are Your Employees Trained?
Fall Protection Guidelines A synopsis of OSHA’s Fall Protection Standards (OSHA standard 29 CFR 1926.501 through 503). Fall protection is generally thought of as: Guardrail systems Safety net systems Personal fall arrest systems Positioning device systems, and/or Warning line systems The standard: Covers most construction workers except persons inspecting, assessing, or investigating the workplace conditions … Continue reading OSHA Training – An Introduction To Fall Protection
Fall Protection Guidelines A synopsis of OSHA’s Fall Protection Standards (OSHA standard 29 CFR 1926.501 through 503). Fall protection is generally thought of as: Guardrail systems Safety net systems Personal fall arrest systems Positioning device systems, and/or Warning line systems The standard: Covers most construction workers except persons inspecting, assessing, or investigating the workplace conditions … Continue reading OSHA Training – Introduction To Fall Protection
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
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A former city buildings inspector was busted Friday for selling fake safety training certificates required to work on high-rises. The arrest of Michael Dinardo, 52, comes after a series of Daily News probes uncovered a thriving black market in the coveted certificates, which are issued through the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Dinardo, a … Continue reading Ex-city buildings inspector busted for selling fake OSHA safety certificates for high-rise work
OSHA is proposing to modify its existing Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to conform with the United Nations' (UN) Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). OSHA has made a preliminary determination that the proposed modifications will improve the quality and consistency of information provided to employers and employees regarding chemical hazards and … Continue reading OSHA Proposes to Revise HazCom
A Pennsylvania company was recently cited for 38 serious violations with a penalty of $50,750. The serious violations included failure to develop energy control (lockout/tagout) and hazard communication programs. Failure to have a written hazard communication program and an energy control program have consistently been in the top 10 of OSHA's most frequently violated standards … Continue reading OSHA Requires 18 Safety Plans–Do You Have Yours?