In this short video, I break down the effective dates for all 2017 OSHA rules. This includes the new record keeping laws, anti-retaliation laws, drug screening rules, whistleblower laws, emphasis on incentive programs, beryllium PEL limits, silica PEL limits, walking-working surfaces, electronic submission of OSHA 300 logs and certified vs. qualified crane operators in construction.
OSHA's "Anti-Retaliation" rule was effective August 10, 2016 but enforcement has been pushed back yet again. So, while you're waiting in limbo on what changes need to be made in your policies, this video provides some recommendations on what you can do right away. Sooner or later, this is going to be in full effect and it's better to be ready than not.
Incentive programs are back on OSHA's radar and I can't say I blame them in certain occasions. Of course, not all are this way, but I am confident some devalue the exact thing safety programs are in existence to protect...human life. Let's not offer something cheap to replace the privilege it is to have such a program at your job site or facility.
We live in a society that abdicates, or passes down, many of our responsibilities to someone else. This seems to be no different within our own safety programs. This video is meant to challenge that belief and get you, the employee, to start thinking about what it means to take full ownership of your own safety in the workplace, and therefore your own quality of life in your personal life.