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OSHA Penalties are Increasing

- March 22, 2017 by Steve Medellin (View all posts by Steve)
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The good old days of having the OSHA penalty structure set for a long period of time is officially over.  For the past 16 years, there were no changes to the OSHA penalties.  However, that is now going to change …  Read more …

OSHA’s New Recordkeeping Rule – Part 2

- March 16, 2017 by Philip Bivens, CSP (View all posts by Philip)
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In January, I blogged about OSHA’s new recordingkeeping rule. Today, I’d like to expand on that blog. OSHA’s new rule does come with concerns from both employers and employees. The agency has taken steps to address these concerns before implementing the new …  Read more …

OSHA’s New Recordkeeping Rule Part 1

- January 19, 2017 by Philip Bivens, CSP (View all posts by Philip)
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Did you know the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule that calls for some employers to electronically submit their injury and illness data?  The rule was created in efforts to   improve the safety of US workers …  Read more …

Is It Time to Go Paperless?

- July 6, 2015 by Leslie Stoll, CSP ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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We are all trying to use less paper and be more tech savvy these days; however, despite our efforts, many of us are still bombarded with paper forms for accident and near miss reports. One of my clients is trying …  Read more …

Who has to complete a hazard assessment?

- February 23, 2015 by Steve Medellin (View all posts by Steve)
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As a prior OSHA enforcement officer I have conducted many inspections of jobsites and shops for various industries to view their operations.  Prior to commencing, I would usually ask two Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) related questions: What PPE must I …  Read more …

New Federal OSHA Reporting Requirements took effect January 1, 2015

- January 22, 2015 by Tom Jolliff, ARM, ALCM (View all posts by Tom)
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Effective January 1, 2015, Federal OSHA’s reporting requirements changed for covered employers. This change impacts employers in states that fall under Federal OSHA’s jurisdiction; employers operating in states that fall under a State run OSHA program can contact their local …  Read more …