OSHA

  1. The OSH Act Is 50 Years Old

    OSHA will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) with a year-long celebration of past achievements, current efforts and future initiatives to protect the American workforce. The OSH Act, which Read more...
  2. OSHA Penalty Reminder for 2020

    Former President Barack Obama signed the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 in an effort to “improve the effectiveness of civil monetary penalties and maintain their deterrent effect,” according to a Read more...
  3. Enforcement Numbers Increased in 2019

    According to OSHA, there was an increase in the number of inspections in 2019. Federal OSHA conducted 33,401 inspections — more inspections than in the previous three years — addressing violations related to trenching, falls, chemical exposure, Read more...
  4. Company Owner to Pay $1.04 Million to Employees Terminated for Assisting Safety Investigation

    A federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has awarded $1,047,399 in lost wages and punitive damages to two former employees of a Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania, manufacturer after a jury found the company and Read more...
  5. OSHA Proposes More Than $1.3 Million in Fines for Ohio Company

    OSHA has proposed penalties of $1,326,367 to Dowa THT America Inc. — a metal heat treatment company based in Bowling Green, Ohio — after the company exposed employees to atmospheric, thermal, electrical and mechanical hazards as Read more...
  6. Top 10 OSHA Violations for 2019 Are Revealed

    The National Safety Council and OSHA recently announced the preliminary Top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2019. The list is as follows: • Fall Protection — General Requirements (1926.501): 6,010 violations Read more...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...

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