OSHA Quick Takes – June 2, 2014

    Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez launches unprecedented partnership for safety: More than 1 million workers across the country expected to "Stand-Down" to prevent falls in construction Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez and Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Dr. David Michaels today announced the kick-off for the national … Continue reading OSHA Quick Takes – June 2, 2014

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OSHA Announces $7 million Available for Grants

  The Susan Harwood Training Grant Program awards grants to nonprofit organizations on a competitive basis. Awards are issued annually based on Congressional appropriation. The focus of the program is to provide training and education for workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, and prevention of safety and health hazards in their workplaces, and to … Continue reading OSHA Announces $7 million Available for Grants

OSHA QuickTakes – December 3, 2012

Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis visits Staten Island, NY, to highlight efforts to protect workers engaged in Sandy recovery operations New director of Office of Whistleblower Protection Program announced Cast your vote today for the Department of Labor's Workplace Safety and Health Challenge People's Choice Award Federal Aviation Administration proposes policy to improve flight … Continue reading OSHA QuickTakes – December 3, 2012

OSHA QuickTakes – August 31, 2012

  August 31, 2012 · Volume 11, Issue 19 A twice monthly e-news product with information about workplace safety and health. In this issue OSHA cites company after June heat fatality in New Jersey Monro Muffler Brake reaches agreement with OSHA to protect workers against hydraulic lift hazards at multiple company locations North Carolina OSHA … Continue reading OSHA QuickTakes – August 31, 2012

What Grain Handlers Should Do to Prepare for and Manage OSHA Inspections

By Eric J. Conn, Head of the OSHA Practice Group We recently authored an article for Feed & Grain magazine entitled “When OSHA Comes Knockin’.” The article explains why employers in the grain industry need to be prepared for an OSHA inspection, and outlines steps they should take to prepare for and manage a visit … Continue reading What Grain Handlers Should Do to Prepare for and Manage OSHA Inspections

OSHA Daily Headlines – August 30, 2012

  Families sue over Kansas grain elevator blast Kansas City Star "Bartlett Grain's disregard for the law led to a catastrophic accident and heartbreaking tragedy for the workers who were injured or killed, their families and the agricultural community," U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis said in April in response to ... See all stories on … Continue reading OSHA Daily Headlines – August 30, 2012

Which OSHA Regulations Require Written Plans?

If OSHA came to your door, what’s one of the first things the inspector might ask to see? The answer is . . . your Hazard Communication Plan. Is your written plan up for that kind of scrutiny? How about your other safety and health plans? Are you sure you have all the required written … Continue reading Which OSHA Regulations Require Written Plans?

OSHA QuickTakes – May 16, 2012

  In this issue OSHA kicks off summer campaign to prevent heat-related illnesses and fatalities among outdoor workers: Educational materials and mobile application available OSHA's Fall Prevention Campaign: New OSHA and stakeholder educational materials on fatal falls NIOSH researchers find respirable crystalline silica hazard for workers engaged in hydraulic fracturing operations Assistant Secretary speaks on … Continue reading OSHA QuickTakes – May 16, 2012

OSHA QuickTakes – May 1, 2012

In this issue President Obama proclaims April 28, 2012 Workers' Memorial Day Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis observes Workers' Memorial Day at Action Summit for Worker Safety and Health, announces Fall Prevention Campaign OSHA memorializes fallen workers in events around the country New OSHA directive focuses on communications with victims' families following a workplace … Continue reading OSHA QuickTakes – May 1, 2012

Kansas City Grain Company Cited For Violations In Deadly Atchison Grain Elevator Explosion

Federal officials Thursday accused a Kansas City grain company of willfully ignoring workplace safety rules, leading to an explosion that killed six workers in Atchison last year. “The deaths of these six workers could have been prevented had the grain elevator’s operators addressed hazards that are well known in this industry,” U.S. Secretary of Labor … Continue reading Kansas City Grain Company Cited For Violations In Deadly Atchison Grain Elevator Explosion

Enhanced DOL Enforcement Database Offers Improved Access to OSHA, MSHA Violation Data

New updates and improvements to the U.S. Department of Labor’s enforcement database offer enhanced access to OSHA and MSHA violation data. The changes, announced Aug. 23, were implemented to increase public access and understanding of agency enforcement actions. The updated site includes interactive map displays of MSHA and OSHA violation data. Users can search by … Continue reading Enhanced DOL Enforcement Database Offers Improved Access to OSHA, MSHA Violation Data