Safety and Compliance News

  1. Hazard Communication: Your Role as an Employer

    A Louisiana food-processing plant was cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for allegedly exposing employees to levels of carbon monoxide that were at least four times above the permissible exposure limit. Additionally, Read more...
  2. Is Your Safety Committee as Good as It Can Be?

    Are your safety committee team members just putting in face time or are they really committed to improving safety in the workplace?   This is a good question to ask because safety committees are an important component of good safety programs Read more...
  3. Respiratory Protection Can Be a Lifesaver

    Many workplace hazards are easy to spot if we know what we’re looking for. The same cannot be said for toxic atmospheres. Airborne contaminants pose unique hazards; they’re often invisible, as well as odorless. Employees may be inhaling Read more...
  4. OSHA Issues Final Rule on Walking-Working Surfaces

    OSHA estimates that these changes will affect 112 million workers at seven million work sites, preventing 29 fatalities and 5,842 lost-workday injuries annually. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a  Read more...
  5. Recommended Safety and Health Practices Released by OSHA

    OSHA has released a set of “Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs” to help employers establish a methodical approach to improving safety and health in their workplaces. The recommendations update OSHA's 1989 guidelines to Read more...
  6. Now Is the Time to Think About OSHA's Top 10

    OSHA’s Top 10 most-cited violations for fiscal year 2018 were recently released at the 2018 National Safety Council Congress & Expo with few surprises. Here is the list: Fall Protection – General Requirements (1926.501): 7 Read more...
  7. Employees Have Rights Concerning Safety On the Job

    According to the Occupational Safety and Health Act, employees are entitled to working conditions that are free from serious safety and health hazards. With 2019 around the corner, now would be a good time to review the rights that your employees Read more...
  8. Start New Employees on the Right Path to Safety

    It is essential that all employees know the role they play in keeping the workplace safe and free from hazards. When new employees arrive on the job, they should be introduced to the workplace and instructed on key safety rules and regulations that Read more...
  9. The Fundamentals of Lockout/Tagout

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) lockout/tagout standard (29 CFR 1910.147) is meant to protect the more than 3 million employees who service or maintain machinery from severe injury or death while conducting their work Read more...
  10. Reduce Hand Tool Injuries in Your Facility

    OSHA addresses hand tool hazards in the workplace under 29 CFR 1910, Subpart P — and for good reason. There is a common misconception that hand tools rarely lead to serious workplace injuries, which is false. Just consider statistics from the Read more...

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