Chemical hazards, ergonomics top targets Heads up: Some industries and businesses that OSHA inspectors previously avoided for being too complex may come under more scrutiny in 2016. OSHA’s new … [Read more...] about A look at how OSHA’s 2016 enforcement plan will work
Company Safety Programs
Recently, a company in Alabama was issued 8 OSHA violations and fined over $103,000 stemming from an amputation where an employee was providing maintenance on a power press and got his hand caught in … [Read more...] about Why Training Records?
What's Changing On November 3rd it was announced that the Federal Budget Agreement, which was quickly worked out behind closed doors and signed the day before, includes unexpected provisions … [Read more...] about OSHA to Increase Penalties and Fines
WASHINGTON - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration today issued instructions to compliance safety and health officers on how to ensure consistent enforcement of the revised Hazard … [Read more...] about OSHA provides guidance to OSHA compliance officers for enforcing the revised Hazard Communication standard
In a memorandum for staff, OSHA has detailed its policies regarding employer practices that can discourage employee reports of injuries, which violates the OSH Act. The memo was written by Deputy … [Read more...] about Controversy Continues Over Safety Incentive Programs
Not everyone reacts to heat to the same degree and not every work situation poses the risk of heat illness. Factors that increase an employee's risk of heat illness in addition to ambient temperature … [Read more...] about Heat Illness: Nothing to Fool Around With!
Common sense tells us that there are two basic approaches to preventing accidents: Controlling the work environment Managing the attitude and behavior of employees A successful safety plan … [Read more...] about The Truth About Accident Prevention
There are four key actions you can take to prepare your organization, make it a safer place, and help to prevent citations in the event of an OSHA inspection: Implement an injury and illness … [Read more...] about 4 Steps to Preventing OSHA Citations
Many people fear activities that involve heights because of the chance of falling. Heights can be scary for people even if they are safe in a building or an airplane—or even if they're doing home … [Read more...] about Five Fall Protection Myths
You've seen them, used them, or maybe even rejected them. For decades businesses have encouraged safe behavior with incentives. But are they a benefit or a liability? Ball caps, jackets, logoed … [Read more...] about Incentives: Savvy Strategy or Poor Plan?