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12,934 Reasons to Stay In-Compliance

By |2019-05-09T19:27:25+00:00May 9th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Why should YOU care about OSHA compliance? When asked this question, most Health & Safety Professionals first state the “best” reason, “To assure all our workers go home safely at night to their families”. Many Marketing and Sales folks state their concern over the potential “cost” of damaging the company’s reputation; when a company’s image

CFO & Environmental Risk

By |2019-05-09T20:01:14+00:00February 20th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Guest article by Marilyn Landis, President and CEO, Basic Business Concepts, Inc.   A Chief Financial Officer’s job is to predict and mitigate risk. There are the obvious risks that are typically associated with the CFO. For example, management looks to the CFO to predict cash shortfalls and to find funding to prevent non-payment to

New Frequently Asked Questions on Controlling Silica

By |2019-02-01T20:36:58+00:00February 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has posted new frequently asked questions (FAQs) on the agency’s standard for respirable crystalline silica in general industry. OSHA developed the FAQs in consultation with industry and union stakeholders to provide guidance to employers and employees on the standard’s requirements, such

Final Rule to Protect Privacy of Workers

By |2019-01-25T14:07:19+00:00January 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|

To protect worker privacy, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a final rule that eliminates the requirement for establishments with 250 or more employees to electronically submit information from OSHA Form 300 (Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses) and OSHA Form 301 (Injury and Illness Incident Report) to

OSHA Penalties 2019

By |2019-01-18T20:25:31+00:00January 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|

OSHA's civil penalties amounts for violations of workplace safety and health standards will increase in 2019 to adjust for inflation. The adjusted maximum penalty amounts will take effect upon publication in the Federal Register. New penalties for willful and repeat violations will be $132,598 per violation; serious, other-than-serious, and posting requirements are $13,260 per violation;

2018 OSHA Top 10 Frequently Cited Violations

By |2018-10-24T15:53:02+00:00October 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|

From the NSC Congress & Expo in Houston as published in Safety & Health Magazine Fall Protection is OSHA’s most frequently cited standard for the eighth consecutive year, the agency and Safety+Health announced Tuesday at the 2018 National Safety Council Congress & Expo. Patrick Kapust, deputy director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs, presented preliminary data for OSHA’s

Violations Continue to Plague Ohio Manufacturers

By |2018-10-22T16:43:19+00:00October 21st, 2018|Compliance, Employee, News, Regulations, Uncategorized|

Machine Guarding, Lock-out/ Tag-out and Hearing Conservation Violations Continue to Plague Ohio Manufacturers While some manufacturers seem to (mistakenly) believe that OSHA has lost their initiative to enforce the long-established safety regulations, evidence to the contrary continues to hit those manufacturers who choose to “back-burner” their safety improvement actions. Two such recent cases which occurred

Some Scary Facts

By |2018-10-21T18:12:08+00:00October 21st, 2018|Compliance, Employee, Health, Holiday, News, Safety|

Recent surveys have shown: By the age of 21, most American Millennials have spent 6000 to 9000 hours playing video games and less than 2000 hours reading books. (need to rethink your training techniques??) Of the respondents to a 2018 United Academy survey, only 53% of the firms trained temporary workers and only 41% offered

October Is National Protect Your Hearing Month

By |2018-10-21T17:39:07+00:00October 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|

“Sure, it sometimes gets a little noisy out in Production, but do I need a Hearing Conservation Program and, if so, why should I implement one?” Simply stated, excessive noise could be putting your organization at risk. Beyond the permanent hearing loss resulting from on-going exposure to excessive noise, it can also interfere with concentration,

OSHA Launches Program to Target High Injury and Illness Rates

By |2018-10-18T20:19:18+00:00October 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Trade Release - U.S. Department of Labor WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is initiating the Site-Specific Targeting 2016 (SST-16) Program using injury and illness information electronically submitted by employers for calendar year (CY) 2016. The program will target high injury rate establishments in both the manufacturing