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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

2018 OSHA Top 10 Frequently Cited Violations

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

October Is National Protect Your Hearing Month

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

Be Prepared: OSHA HazCom Revision

By | 2018-10-30T15:46:53+00:00 October 21st, 2018|Compliance, Employee, Health, News, Regulations, Safety, Uncategorized|

It’s almost as inevitable as death and taxes…the regulations affecting your business will be changing (again) soon.  Specifically, this time, OSHA plans to align the Hazard Communication Standard (HazCom or HCS per 29 CFR 1910.1200) with the United Nations Global Harmonized System (GHS) Revision 7. Although the UN Committee of Experts publishes updated versions of