Safety Sam had been trained by a Tabby Whose record on safety wasn’t shabby!
As this is only a couple of days following the election, many of the “likely scenarios” and “expected trends on regulatory actions” under President-Elect Trump’s administration are only based on educated suppositions. However, the following comments by Former Assistant Secretary of Labor Edwin G. Foulke Jr. offer some interesting insider insights and plausible shifting of
Fall protection was at the top of the list….AGAIN Based on OSHA’s preliminary tabulation, the 2016 Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Safety Violations are: Fall Protection, 6,929 violations 2. Hazard Communication, 5,677 violations 3. Scaffolds, 3,906 violations 4. Respiratory Protection, 3,585 violations 5. Lockout/Tagout, 3,414 violations 6. Powered Industrial Trucks, 2,860 violations 7. Ladders, 2,639
Fit-testing flexibility is the goal Notice published in Industrial Safety & Hygiene News 10-12-16 OSHA has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to add two quantitative fit-testing protocols to the agency's Respiratory Protection Standard. The protocols would apply to employers in the general, shipyard and construction industries. Intent of change This proposed rulemaking would allow employers greater flexibility in
If an OSHA inspector came knocking on your door today, the first thing the inspector would likely ask to see is your Hazard Communication Plan. Is your written plan current and ready for that kind of scrutiny? How about your other safety and health plans? Are you sure you have all of the required written plans
Did You Know – TSCA Is No Longer Only About New Chemicals? While the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act has been long overdue (bipartisan reform has been 40 years in the making) and contains many promising benefits related to chemical safety, there is always a “cost factor” to consider too.
As the last two months of 2016 are upon us, we wonder how we got here so quickly. Is there a way to avoid being so busy and enable us to make some of that time available for other things? One way is to take the anxiety out of missing deadlines by using a compliance
The Village of Cuyahoga Heights invited local businesses for perch and pulled pork at Klima Gardens on September 16, 2016. While the attendees arrived there was plenty of time to connect with fellow business people and meet the new appointments within the city. In the photo below, Steve Kovatch, CTI President, is talking compliance with
Much debate still exists about OSHA's final rule on recordkeeping and, more importantly, on OSHA making that information public. Here, again, are the facts (as first published in Industrial Safety & Hygiene News): FACT: Under the new rule, all establishments with 250 or more employees in industries covered by the recordkeeping regulation must electronically submit to OSHA
IF IT IS SO SIMPLE, WHY ARE THE STATISTICS SO SCARY? This post is based on an article written by David Kennedy which originally appeared in the August 2016 issue of Occupational Health & Safety. Based on OSHA statistics, almost two workers are killed each week in confined space-related accidents. That’s 92 deaths and nearly