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The Benefits of OSHA Compliance

With all the possible OSHA violations and potential fines, ensuring OSHA compliance within your company can seem like a daunting task—but it doesn’t have to feel that way. Start with Recordkeeping Do you have an employee who is responsible for recording all cases of injury or illness? If you don’t, this is a good place…

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Workplace Safety Experts Testify on OSHA’s Role

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) should work more cooperatively with businesses and expand compliance assistance programs to help employers have the safest workplaces possible, industry experts said at a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee hearing on Feb. 27. “Workplace safety is the responsibility, and should be a chief priority, of all businesses,” said…

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OSHA Log Summary Reminder – Post by Feb.1st

REMINDER: Post your OSHA Log Summary by Feb. 1 It’s that time of year: Feb. 1 marks the deadline for you to tabulate your annual OSHA Log Summary (OSHA Form 300A) and post it in a common area wherever notices to employees are usually posted. The summary must list the total number of job-related injuries…

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Top 10 OSHA Violations Announced

On Sept. 26, at the National Safety Council’s annual Congress & Expo, OSHA Deputy Director of Enforcement Programs Patrick Kapust announced the preliminary list of 10 standards most frequently cited by the agency’s inspectors during Fiscal Year 2017. Fall protection was the most-cited standard for the seventh year in a row, followed by Hazard Communication, and…

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OSHA Fears Breach, Shuts Down Injury Tracking App

Less than one month after its launch, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has suspended user access to its Injury Tracking Application (ITA) due to a security breach. OSHA launched the application on Aug. 1 to allow employers to submit required injury and illness data electronically.  On Aug. 14, the U.S. Computer Emergency…

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OSHA Electronic Reporting Deadline Moved to December 1st, 2017

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) electronic reporting rule requires certain establishments to report information electronically from their OSHA Forms 300, 300A and 301. The rule also requires OSHA to create a website that can be used to submit the required information. Under the rule, the first reports are due by July 1, 2017.…

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OSHA and NIOSH Team Up To Offer Updated Heat Safety App

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and OSHA have collaborated to update OSHA’s original Heat Safety Tool. The updated app, available for both Android and iPhone, provides a clearer user interface, while still providing the same information to help keep workers safe when working outdoors in hot weather. Extreme heat causes more deaths…

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OSHA Injury Reporting Flowchart

Starting on January 1st, 2015, all employers under OSHA’s federal jurisdiction will be required to report all work related fatalaties within 8 hours as well as any inpatient hospitalizations, amputations and losses of an eye within 24 hours.  Previously, an employer was only expected to report to OSHA after a fatality or when three or…

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President Overturns OSHA Ongoing Recordkeeping Rule

On April 3, 2017, President Donald Trump signed into law House Joint Resolution 83 (H.J. Res. 83). This bill nullifies a recordkeeping final rule issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA issued this final rule to amend its recordkeeping regulations and clarify that an employer’s duty to create and maintain work-related injury…

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REMINDER: Post your OSHA Log Summary by February 1st

It’s that time of year: Feb. 1 marks the deadline for you to tabulate your annual OSHA Log Summary (OSHA Form 300A) and post it in a common area wherever notices to employees are usually posted. The summary must list the total number of job-related injuries and illnesses that occurred during the previous calendar year…

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OSHA Clarifies Ongoing Recordkeeping Obligations

On Dec. 19, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule amending its recordkeeping regulations. The amendments were adopted to clarify that an employer’s duty to create and maintain work-related injury or illness records is an ongoing obligation. The final rule becomes effective on Jan. 18, 2017. The clarification explains that…

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OSHA issues recommended practices to promote workplace safety in construction.

WASHINGTON – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration today issued Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs in Construction to help industry employers develop proactive programs to keep their workplaces safe. The recommendations may be particularly helpful to small- and medium-sized contractors who lack safety and health specialists on staff. Safety and health programs encourage…

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