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March is National Ladder Safety Month

By | 2019-02-25T19:06:04+00:00 February 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Every year more than 100 workers are fatally injured and thousands suffer disabling injuries in ladder-related incidents. In March, the American Ladder Institute is sponsoring its annual National Ladder Safety Month to promote ladder safety at work and home. OSHA will be participating in two symposiums on March 13 in Houston, Texas, (register to attend

CFO & Environmental Risk

By | 2019-02-20T21:04:40+00:00 February 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 vendors.

New Frequently Asked Questions on Controlling Silica

By | 2019-02-01T20:36:58+00:00 February 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+00:00 January 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+00:00 January 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;

Employers Must Post OSHA 300A Form

By | 2019-01-18T19:38:36+00:00 January 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Based on reminder published in OSHA Newsletter January 17, 2019   •   Volume 18, Issue 1   Employers Must Post 2018 Injury/Illness Summary Beginning Feb. 1 Employers are reminded of their obligation to post a copy of OSHA's Form 300A, which summarizes job-related injuries and illnesses logged during 2018. Each year, from Feb. 1

OSHA using Drones for Facility Inspections

By | 2019-01-02T20:43:32+00:00 January 2nd, 2019|Uncategorized|

We are sharing this article first published in EHS Today, as written by David Sparkman on 12/28/18: OSHA’s use of drones requires consent of the employer, who may be wary of granting it due to under-developed guidelines. Although many employers may not be aware of it, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is now

DOL: Beryllium Standard

By | 2018-12-10T19:49:57+00:00 December 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|

U.S. Department of Labor Proposes to Revise Beryllium Standard for General Industry Trade Release from OSHA December 10, 2019: WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today issued a proposed rule to revise the beryllium standard for general industry. The proposed changes are designed to clarify the standard

The Top 10 Accidental Deaths in 2017

By | 2018-12-04T16:53:02+00:00 December 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|

How are we doing, fellow safety experts?  Well, some good news and some bad news…. First, the bad news: Unintentional deaths from injuries rose 5.3% between 2016 and 2017. According to the National Safety Council (NSC) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this unfortunate record of 169,936 fatalities in 2017 constitutes the

Choose the Best Hearing Protection

By | 2018-11-05T17:02:27+00:00 November 5th, 2018|Compliance, Employee, Health, Safety, Uncategorized|

Although National Protect Your Hearing Month (October) just ended, our job of protecting our employee’s hearing never ends so we are pleased to share this excellent NIOSH Science Blog Post with you. Here are three tips for choosing the right hearing protector:  We live in a noisy world. Some noises can damage our hearing, leading to