“Get The NIOSH and OSHA Heat Safety App for Indoor & Outdoor Workers” #HeatSafety #HeatStress

An updated app for smartphones and other mobile devices can help workers stay safe when working outdoors in hot weather. The free app was redesigned by CDC's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), along with the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The OSHA-NIOSH Heat Safety Tool mobile app, … Continue reading “Get The NIOSH and OSHA Heat Safety App for Indoor & Outdoor Workers” #HeatSafety #HeatStress

U.S. Department of Labor Issues Guidance to Ensure Uniform Enforcement of Silica Standards – #OSHA #SilicaExposure

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently issued a compliance directive designed to ensure uniformity in inspection and enforcement procedures when addressing respirable crystalline silica exposures in general industry, maritime, and construction. The new directive provides OSHA compliance safety and health officers with guidance on how to enforce the silica … Continue reading U.S. Department of Labor Issues Guidance to Ensure Uniform Enforcement of Silica Standards – #OSHA #SilicaExposure

Face Mask Exemption Cards – Don’t Fall For Them – #COVID-19 #FaceMasks #PPE

By Pam Sheirer Wilkinson I've now seen a couple of versions of these cards floating around. As someone with both OSHA and ADA experience, I am telling you these cards are bogus and the resources the Freedom to Breath Agency (FTBA) website listed on one of the cards includes information from OSHA that while correct, … Continue reading Face Mask Exemption Cards – Don’t Fall For Them – #COVID-19 #FaceMasks #PPE

OSHA Issues COVID-19 FAQs about Respirators, Face Masks, and Face Coverings – #COVID-19, #Respirators, #Facemasks #FaceCoverings

By Conn Maciel Carey’s COVID-19 Task Force As COVID Spring transitions to COVID Summer, wearing some form of face covering has become the new norm, especially in workplaces all across the country.  Many employers operating essential businesses, as well as non-essential business that have begun to reopen, have sought to provide or require some form … Continue reading OSHA Issues COVID-19 FAQs about Respirators, Face Masks, and Face Coverings – #COVID-19, #Respirators, #Facemasks #FaceCoverings

U.S. Meat Plants Are Deadly as Ever, With No Incentive to Change – #EmployeeSafety #OSHA #COVID-19

Employees butcher pork at a Smithfield Foods Inc. pork processing facility in Milan, Missouri. - Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg Stephanie Morales was weighing her coronavirus symptoms against an 8-pound hunk of fancy steak. That Saturday in April, her bosses at the JBS meatpacking plant in Cactus, Texas, had promised their 3,000 employees that anyone who worked … Continue reading U.S. Meat Plants Are Deadly as Ever, With No Incentive to Change – #EmployeeSafety #OSHA #COVID-19

“OSHA Reports Dramatic 7% Increase In Fatal Occupational Injuries” #Workplace #Fatalities #OSHA

Fatal workplace injuries showed a dramatic uptick in 2016, rising by 7 percent over the number of workplace fatalities tallied in 2015. The fatal injury rate also increased from 3.4 per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers in 2015 to 3.6 in 2016.  More workers lost their lives in transportation incidents than any other event in 2016, … Continue reading “OSHA Reports Dramatic 7% Increase In Fatal Occupational Injuries” #Workplace #Fatalities #OSHA

“How To Pass An OSHA Inspection”

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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”

“Trump Nominates FedEx VP for Safety as OSHA Administrator”

By Brent I. Clark, Benjamin Briggs, James L. Curtis, Adam R. Young, Daniel Birnbaum, and Craig B. Simonsen Seyfarth Synopsis: The White House picks Scott A. Mugno as the new Administrator of federal OSHA. The White House announced on October 27th that it has nominated Scott A. Mugno to be the Assistant Secretary of Labor, Occupational Safety, and Health.  If confirmed, Mr. Mugno will serve as … Continue reading “Trump Nominates FedEx VP for Safety as OSHA Administrator”

“20 Important Safety Tips for Forklifts (Infographic)”

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OSHA statistics indicate that there are roughly 85 forklift fatalities and 34,900 serious injuries each year, 42 percent of which come from the operator being crushed by a tipping vehicle (ohsonline.com). We can reduce those numbers by ensuring all of our warehouse workers are not only properly educated and trained to safely operate forklifts but are also refreshed on … Continue reading “20 Important Safety Tips for Forklifts (Infographic)”

“Free OSHA Safety Training Requirements Handbook” #Safety #Training

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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