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DOL Safe & Sound Week Kicks Off August 12

By |2019-07-24T12:17:27+00:00July 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will join businesses and organizations nationwide to recognize the importance and successes of workplace safety and health programs during Safe + Sound Week, August 12-18, 2019. The week-long event encourages employers to implement workplace safety initiatives and highlight workers’ contributions to

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

Our “Dream” is to Let You Get More Restful Sleep at Night!

By |2019-05-09T19:30:54+00:00May 9th, 2019|Uncategorized|

In today’s business world, there’s already too much to worry about! So, knowing where you stand in terms of compliance with the ever-changing OSHA, EPA and transportation (DOT) regulations need not be one of the reasons for an Owner’s or General Manager’s lack of sleep! Myth or Reality? “I can rest easy now just knowing

March is National Ladder Safety Month

By |2019-05-09T20:04:04+00:00February 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

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;

Employers Must Post OSHA 300A Form

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