Health

Happy Valentine’s Day & Heart Health Month

By | 2017-02-14T13:52:19+00:00 February 14th, 2017|Employee, Health, Holiday, Safety|

With “heart-felt” greetings being sent by many to their Valentines, comes a more serious question for Heart Health Month… do you know how to promote heart health or treat your loved ones and co-workers if a stroke, heart attack or cardiac arrest strikes them? Since most of us know of someone who has succumbed to

OSHA, Drugs and Rock-n-Roll: A Musical Soundtrack to OSHA’s New Drug Testing and Anti-Retaliation Rule

By | 2016-12-19T19:50:02+00:00 December 19th, 2016|Compliance, Employee, Health, News, Regulations, Safety|

Reprinted from Travis Vance article in Workplace Safety and Health Law Blog On the first of December, OSHA’s new drug testing and anti-retaliation rule took effect that impact employer policies regarding injury reporting and drug testing. It significantly  alters the circumstances when drug testing can be conducted and reemphasizes the protections for employees to report

New Slip, Trip, and Fall Revisions Start January 17, 2017

By | 2016-12-19T16:34:35+00:00 December 19th, 2016|Compliance, Employee, Health, News, Regulations, Safety|

caution sign OSHA created Subpart D, “Walking-Working Surfaces” in 1971 and has attempted revisions in 1973, 1990, and 2010. After 26 years of trying, spurred largely by the ever-increasing number of fatalities due to falls in both the construction and general industry sectors, OSHA has finalized a significant overhaul of existing Subpart D

Transitioning to a Trump Administration: What It Could Mean for the Department of Labor and OSHA

By | 2016-11-10T20:55:35+00:00 November 10th, 2016|Compliance, Employee, Health, News, Regulations, Safety|

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

OSHA Proposes Changes to Respiratory Protection Standard – Comment Period Open

By | 2016-10-21T19:45:14+00:00 October 21st, 2016|Compliance, Employee, Environmental, Health, Regulations, Safety|

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

Have You Budgeted For 2017 Safety Improvements & Compliance?

By | 2016-10-21T19:43:10+00:00 October 21st, 2016|Employee, Environmental, Health, Regulations, Safety|

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