“Reminder: Are You In Compliance With OSHA’s New Construction Confined Space Standard?”

  Most employers in the construction industry already know that OSHA issued a new confined space standard for construction that became effective on August 3, 2015. Companies with employees who enter confined spaces at construction sites must be sure to understand the new regulation and adjust their processes in order to remain in compliance. Although the … Continue reading “Reminder: Are You In Compliance With OSHA’s New Construction Confined Space Standard?”

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OSHA Recordable Injuries- To Record Or Not To Record – Here Are Some Answers

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

OSHA Recordable Injuries- To Record Or Not To Record – Here Are Some Answers!

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!

“OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard To Add Two Additional Fit-Testing Protocols”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Syj_zeNtLGI OSHA Trade Release U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration Office of Communications Washington, D.C. http://www.osha.gov For Immediate Release   October 6, 2016 Contact: Office of Communications Phone: 202-693-1999 OSHA proposes to amend respiratory protection standard to add two additional fit-testing protocols WASHINGTON - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration today issued … Continue reading “OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard To Add Two Additional Fit-Testing Protocols”

“How Would Nick Saban Handle An OSHA Inspection?”

Lessons for Employers from the Crimson Tide’s Championship Football Coach September has arrived. That can only mean one thing: it’s time for college football! Labor Day weekend offered several high-profile games for our viewing pleasure. Number-one ranked Alabama won one of those contests, with the Crimson Tide overwhelming Southern California by the score of 52-6. … Continue reading “How Would Nick Saban Handle An OSHA Inspection?”

OSHA & ASTM Protective Footwear Requirements

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 Document Retention – “How Long Do I Need To Keep This?”

  As most employers are aware, OSHA inspections typically involve a request for the employer to produce certain documents. In many cases, employers are unsure of what documents the compliance officer is entitled to see and copy. Employers can also be unsure of how long to retain certain documents required under OSHA. Some OSHA regulations … Continue reading “OSHA Document Retention – “How Long Do I Need To Keep This?”

“OSHA Recordable Injuries- To Record Or Not To Record – Here Are Some Answers!”

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!”

“Reminder: Are You In Compliance With OSHA’s New Construction Confined Space Standard?”

  Most employers in the construction industry already know that OSHA issued a new confined space standard for construction that became effective on August 3, 2015. Companies with employees who enter confined spaces at construction sites must be sure to understand the new regulation and adjust their processes in order to remain in compliance. Although the … Continue reading “Reminder: Are You In Compliance With OSHA’s New Construction Confined Space Standard?”

Forklift Safety – “Are Your Employees Trained Properly?”

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?”

“OSHA’s Top 10 Most Cited Violations Of 2015”

“Confined Spaces in Construction” – “What Employers Need To Know”

OSHA recently issued a final rule requiring construction employers to take steps to protect workers from confined space hazards. (Previously, confined space rules only applied to general industry.) Check out the infographic to learn the essentials of the new rule and what you need to do to comply. Confined Spaces in Construction: What Employers Need … Continue reading “Confined Spaces in Construction” – “What Employers Need To Know”

“Partnering With OSHA For A Safer Workplace”

Whether you're taking the initiative to start a safety program or you've been assigned the task, OSHA will be an invaluable resource for your endeavor. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration works closely with businesses of all sizes to ensure that workers have everything they need to avoid injury or illness. OSHA can provide a … Continue reading “Partnering With OSHA For A Safer Workplace”

“OSHA’s Proposed New Beryllium Rule Remains in Limbo”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_b15PB5tdD4 In a new article from the International Business Times says the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has spent 8 months reviewing a proposal to strengthen rules on beryllium exposure, overshooting its deadline by more than 5 months. It is the latest delay in regulations that have been more than 13 years in the … Continue reading “OSHA’s Proposed New Beryllium Rule Remains in Limbo”

“A Look At OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program”

OSHA has finite resources, and it would take decades for the agency to visit every employer in the country to ensure workers are being protected. OSHA officials often have said that most employers are doing their best to keep workers safe. Yet employers who actively ignore safety regulations and put employees in danger are out … Continue reading “A Look At OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program”