Next Week is OSHA’s Safe + Sound Week

Each year, more than 5,000 workers are killed on the job. Additionally, more than 3.6 million employees are seriously injured each year while at work. Because of this, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) holds a nationwide event each August called Safe and Sound Week, which promotes the importance of companies incorporating safety and … Continued

Join the National Safety Stand-Down To Prevent Falls in Construction

OSHA’s 7th annual National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls start September 14th and runs through September 18th this year. Each year OSHA brings together employees and employers to participate in the stand-down to draw attention to the concerns around falls in the workplace. Falls are the leading cause of fatal workplace accidents for all construction … Continued

Rule Changes to OSHA’s Electronic Recordkeeping Standard

On January 25, 2019, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule rescinding their “2016 Rule” which had been established to Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses. This most recent final rule changes OSHA’s electronic recordkeeping standard. This change was promulgated because of concerns over “privacy” of employee information contained in … Continued

Expert Update: When OSHA Knocks

When a safety program is in force and everything is in place, it is sometimes easy to think that we are in the clear. What happens when a severe injury occurs? Was it an amputation or loss of an eye? Was the employee admitted to the hospital or were they just there for observation? Does … Continued

OSHA Proposes a Delay to Electronic Reporting

In a recent update to its record keeping web page, OSHA has indicated it will not be ready to receive electronic workplace injury and illness reports by the established July 1, 2017 deadline. The obligation for employers in certain industries to electronically submit injury and illness data is a new requirement contained in the final … Continued