We continue to receive multiple questions from clients and colleagues regarding what "Trump's OSHA" will look like. I have several thoughts on this based on our "boots on the ground" experience with OSHA and the ways in which we've seen their laws change in THEIR favor over the last handful of years. This is a must watch as we find many pro-OSHA laws that are sure to keep them very passively-active over the next several years. Check it out!
OSHA Focuses Inspection Efforts on Ergonomics & Process Safety Management in High Hazard & Health Workplace Industries (*See Lists Below)
OSHA is adding yet another Regional Emphasis Program (REP) to their list of already active inspection programs. The most recent REP has an effective date of January 25, 2016 and will last through (at a minimum, September 30, 2016). Though this will likely be renewed for a longer time frame. Below are the two main areas of emphasis you need to be educated on regarding this new emphasis program
Two of our local clients have had amputations this week. We are sending this as an urgent reminder to please talk to your team about staying focused on the task at hand. This is the time of year when our minds are on the holidays rather than what we should be concerned with at work. For the men and women that work around hazardous conditions, this is not an option. Both of the clients who this happened to do an amazing job with their safety program. I say that because this can happen to anyone. I'm challenging each of you to do the following at your locations:
Each one of us at SSG values your business and your employees. Please allow these examples to be just that at your location; examples only. Timely education and effective communication can go a long way in preventing instances at your location. Please stay focused and please stay safe.