Safety and Compliance

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. How to Implement a Safety-Conscious Organization in 10 Steps

    Safety and health management programs are the key to reducing employee accidents and injuries in the workplace. OSHA offers the following 10 steps to boost the success of your safety program: Set Safety and Health as a Top Priority: Always set Read more...
  4. Essential Steps Toward Fall Prevention

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that fatal work injuries from falls have increased 25 percent since 2011. Take the following actions to reduce falls in your facility: Review accident reports to see how many slips,  Read more...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. Sanitation and Safety Go Hand in Hand

    Maintaining a clean, orderly work area should be part of every safety and health program. However, many housekeeping programs fail to take into account the areas of the workplace where employees don’t actually work. Break rooms and lunch areas Read more...
  8. Ladder Safety 101

    Ladders are among those workplace fixtures that tend to be used so frequently that their hazards are rarely considered. But just consider the numbers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that each year in the Read more...
  9. Back Safety Requires Safe Lifting

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 1 million workers suffer back injuries each year, and back injuries account for one of every five workplace injuries or illnesses. One of the most important ways to prevent back pain and injury Read more...
  10. Office Safety Essentials

    When someone mentions workplace safety, it typically conjures up thoughts of different types of industrial settings. Many people — including safety professionals — have a tendency to overlook safety in other types of work environments. For Read more...

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