One of the more common disasters-- flooding-- can happen at any time, in both inland low-lying areas, as well as waterfront, river and coastal areas. Although a significant danger in all seasons, spring is a particular risk for serious community or localized flooding, due to frozen ground which is unable to absorb heavy rain, causing … Continue reading Spring Hazards: Teach Your Workers Flood Safety Tips
Is Your Company Impacted by the Dec 2017 Compliance Deadline? Here’s What to Do.
The new Electronic Submission Rule will likely impact a majority of employers in the Manufacturing and Construction Sector, as well as other industries. Any manufacturing business with an NAICS code which begins with a number between 31-33 and employs 20 -249 workers, will fall under these criteria. Likewise employers of 250+ who regularly keep 300 … Continue reading Is Your Company Impacted by the Dec 2017 Compliance Deadline? Here’s What to Do.
Legal Updates for the Limestone Industry
The new Electronic Submission Rule will likely impact a majority of employers in the Limestone Industry. Most limestone fabricators and mills fall under the NAICS code of 327991, or Cut Stone and Stone Product Manufacturing, but any manufacturing business with an NAICS code which begins with a number between 31-33 and employs 20 -249 workers, … Continue reading Legal Updates for the Limestone Industry
No Hail Mary Pass: The Electronic Submission Rule is Here
Active now after a confusing and complex process The Electronic Submission Rule is a new rule that was heavily contested by some sectors of industry, generally due to the attached provisions within the rule regarding anti-retaliation, and the privacy concerns of companies, with the coming release of partially redacted data. The Rule requires employers with … Continue reading No Hail Mary Pass: The Electronic Submission Rule is Here
Do You Have a December Date With OSHA?
Due to big changes impacting recordkeeping regulations, it's very likely you have an important date approaching with OSHA in a few weeks. If you employ (or did employ anytime in 2016) twenty or more workers, you need to be paying attention, because this probably impacts your business. Under a new rule, or by December 15 2017, … Continue reading Do You Have a December Date With OSHA?
Is That Injury Recordable, Reportable or Non-Recordable?
The 300 Logs aren't complex forms, but the nature of workplace injuries and illnesses, as well as treatment methods, are vast. Some events are easily recognized as recordable, others are not. The difference in a first aid injury and a recordable medical event is often a nuance, which means errors in 300 Logs are very … Continue reading Is That Injury Recordable, Reportable or Non-Recordable?
Back to the Basics: 300 Logs 101
With the enactment of the new Electronic Submission Rule, it is increasingly important to have accurate records of work-related injuries and illnesses. Employers who fall under the Rule must not only keep 300 Logs, they must also submit them to OSHA annually. Even if the Rule doesn't apply to your business at this time, your 300 … Continue reading Back to the Basics: 300 Logs 101
Fifteen Minutes or Less: Understanding the Threat of Active Shooters
4 Steps to Counter the Effects of Ugly Politics in Training Workers
In the middle of a recent training, seconds after I quoted an OSHA Standard, I caught a look of profound disgust on a worker's face. I knew the proverbial shoe was going to drop any moment. As anticipated, the employee blurted out, "OSHA? Just another example of big government that needs to go." Throughout the … Continue reading 4 Steps to Counter the Effects of Ugly Politics in Training Workers
Understanding Wind Chill and Cold Stress Hazards
While physically taxing, freezing temperatures are also a serious hazard on the job. Cold stress has been called a “silent” killer as it often causes symptoms that quietly affect individuals, numbing them to the effects of worsening physical conditions, which may lead to frostbite, hypothermia, trench foot or death. Protect your workers by training them … Continue reading Understanding Wind Chill and Cold Stress Hazards