OSHA's #8 most cited regulation of 2017
The stats continue to be shocking year after year regarding the very real hazard of workplace violence. As a result, we are seeing OSHA actively evaluate if employers have a written plan in place. Watch the video to find out more!
OSHA is as active as ever in 2017 and one of the items they are looking hard at is your PPE Hazard Assessment. Watch the video to see what you can do to stay compliant!
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!
January 1, 2017 has come and gone and that means OSHA's new electronic filing law is in full effect. Do you know what's required by YOUR establishment for reporting 300 logs over the next 3 years? This and several other frequent questions on this topic are answered in this video. Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Before you drastically change your operations, you may want to take a look at some of these basic elements on complying with the new silica standards set forth by OSHA.
Back injuries are literally crippling the constriction workers and blue collar workers of America. There could be a way to start turning the tide on these stats; approaching your job like an "industrial athlete." It's worth taking a look at how you can end your career on YOUR terms.
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.
OSHA’s New Silica PEL is Half the Previous Limit for General Industry and 5 Times Lower than the Previous Limit for Construction.
For decades, Silica has accounted for numerous fatalities and chronic illness. The original rule on Silica was established in 1971 and despite the science and years of data pointing to flaws in the original PEL's (personal exposure limits), the rule has not budged. In fact, NIOSH has been stating the original rule has been out of sync with the science since 1974 studies proved as much.
However, now in 2016, OSHA finally passed their final rule on what has been a very political subject. One that the agency estimates will save more than 600 lives and prevent more than 900 cases of silicosis every, single year. In order to make this happen, they have lowered the PEL to half the previous limit for general industry and 5 times lower than the previous limit for construction (50 micro grams per cubic meter of air averaged during an 8-hour shift).