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The Top 10 Accidental Deaths in 2017

By |2018-12-04T16:53:02+00:00December 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

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

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,

Be Prepared: OSHA HazCom Revision

By |2018-10-30T15:46:53+00:00October 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

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

Three Dangerous Misconceptions Surrounding OSHA’s Silica Dust Standard for General Industry

By |2018-09-12T20:06:26+00:00September 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|

CTI is pleased to share the following article with you which originally appeared in the September 2018 issue of Occupational Health & Safety. Hopefully this will “clear up” some of the confusion (along with the crystalline silica) swirling around the workplace. On June 23, most provisions of OSHA's silica standard for general industry became enforceable. Many employers

The Department of Labor Proposes Rule to Better Protect Personally Identifiable Information

By |2018-08-06T12:59:08+00:00August 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Shared from OSHA Trade Release dated July 27, 2018: WASHINGTON, DC – The Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to better protect personally identifiable information or data that could be re-identified with a particular individual by removing provisions of the "Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses"