Over the last few months, there’s been a lot of discussion swirling around OSHA’s Crystalline Silica Rule, and most specifically, how it will impact work as we know it in the construction industry. The new permissible exposure limit (PEL) stating how much … Read More
Click here to read the article directly from the Fisher Phillips website. Workplace Violence Occurring At Alarming Rate: Time For Employers To Be Proactive 6.19.17 It’s a news headline we’ve seen too often, including several times in recent weeks: another … Read More
Each year, most companies hire an outside service to come on site to perform annual maintenance checks on fire extinguishers, as required by OSHA. (All of the specifics on this can be found in 29CFR1910.157) This is an excellent way … Read More
Most of the questions that I am asked, either at work or from someone from the outside work community, pertain to something safety related, or to the environment, or to shipping DOT hazardous materials or to some kind of training … Read More
Now, you may be wondering, what in the world does MS4 stand for and how can this apply to me? What: As defined by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) is “a conveyance or … Read More
Handling Heat Stress Linda Gail Johnson, RN, BSN, MPH, COHN-S As we move into June, days heat up and the risk for heat stress among workers begins to rise. Occupational exposure to heat can result in injuries, disease, reduced productivity, … Read More
In a recently employee newsletter article, I referenced some average costs for several different types of injuries based on information I found while doing a few quick Google searches. One showed the average total cost (direct and indirect) of a … Read More
Probably one of the more frequently missed trainings not given by an employer to his employees is the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Hazardous Materials Training. This is the training for the people (fork truck drivers) who handle the hazardous materials … Read More
Over the years there have been countless resources, attention and time put in by government agencies and safety professionals alike to achieve the goal of zero harm, zero injuries. The costs of incidents have a significant impact to people and … Read More
BY TRAVIS VANCE (Read Travis’s article directly by clicking here.) Dale Earnhardt, Jr. shocked the racing world last week when he abruptly announced his retirement from NASCAR at the end of the 2017 season. “Dale Jr.,” is in the prime … Read More
According to Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, safety is second only to our individual physiological needs; such as air, food, and water. OSHA often references a Hierarchy of Controls when discussing the elimination of hazards in the workplace. (I don’t … Read More
It’s been four years since the OSHA 1910 General Industry Hazard Communication standard was passed into law. It was without question the biggest change OSHA has made to an individual standard in decades. For all the changes made, perhaps the … Read More
Emergency Action Plans: Are you prepared? Most companies are required to have an emergency action plan. US Code of Federal Regulations (29CFR 1910.38) lists the requirements of having a written or oral emergency action plan. In general, all facilities … Read More
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There have been recent changes to the General Industry “Walking-Working Surfaces” (W-W S) regulations. What some refer to as Subpart D of the law is also more commonly referred to as Slips, Trips and Falls. The main reason for change … Read More
Documentation. Documentation. Documentation. We all know it is needed but it so often falls through the cracks. Documentation details, left undone, can be a serious weakness and a place of liability exposure in the event of a safety incident. You … Read More
What in the world would we do without technology? Quite frankly, I do believe we could adjust to life without it, but in today’s society, we use technology in almost every aspect of our daily lives. In fact, what are … Read More
One of the most common questions from many with safety and human resource responsibility over the last few months has been related to the updated rules OSHA released on 12/1/16 prohibiting employers from doing several things that could be seen … Read More
One of the more common questions that I am asked pertains to “arc flash”. Employers and supervisors want to know….. (1) What does the law say? …..and (2) what do I need to do? A short answer to question 1, … Read More
OSHA’s new drug testing and anti-retaliation rule, which alters the circumstances when drug testing can be conducted and reemphasizes the protections for employees to report injury and illnesses without fear of retaliation, is now in effect. The final rule, which … Read More
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