Safety and Compliance News

  • Employee Training and Accident Prevention

    One of the first questions an OSHA accident investigator will ask is, “Was the injured employee properly trained to do the job?” Not only do you want to be able to answer “yes,” but you want to be able to provide documentation that the employee actually received training. Therefore, whenever safety training occurs in your facility, be sure to document the following:

  • 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 have in the workplace — rights that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) strictly upholds.

  • 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:

  • 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 reflect changes in the economy, workplaces and evolving safety and health issues.
  • 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.