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Root Cause Analysis – Not Just for Accident Investigation

January 8, 2018 by Rick Fineman No comments

Safety professionals have been using root cause analysis for decades to understand and solve a problem. Fault tree analysis, fishbone diagrams, the 5-Whys analysis and other approaches are useful tools for investigating serious losses. These techniques can be just as …  Read more …

OSHA Electronic Reporting Requirement

December 11, 2017 by Rick Fineman No comments

In 2016, OSHA issued a final rule regarding the tracking and reporting of workplace injuries. Electronic submission — rather than paper submission — of injury and illness data, also known as the Log 300, will be required. Covered employers with 250 …  Read more …

Indoor Heat Illness Prevention—The Need for Acclimatization

August 31, 2016 by Rick Fineman No comments

The Center for Disease Control completed a study of Heat Illness and Death Among workers in 2014. After reviewing every heat related fatality from 2012 and 2013, the agency focused on those that resulted in citations under the general duty …  Read more …