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Understanding OSHA: State Plans

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) encourages individual states to take responsibility for OSHA administration and enforcement within their respective boundaries. Each state possesses the capability to request and be granted the right to implement state-specific safety and health standards and regulations.…

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Jason Kelts 0 0 Thursday, February 21, 2019
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The General Duty Clause

The OSH Act requires that an employer maintain a place of employment free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause, death or serious physical harm, even if there is no specific OSHA standard addressing the circumstances. This requirement is covered under section 5(a)(1), the general duty clause. An employer may be cited for a violation of the OSH Act if the condition causes harm or is likely to cause harm to employees, even in the case that OSHA has not promulgated a standard that specifically addresses the hazard.…

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Jason Kelts 0 0 Friday, February 08, 2019
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Promulgation of New Standards

The OSH Act requires that a covered employer must comply with specific occupational safety and health standards, as well as all rules, regulations, and orders pursuant to the OSHA Act that apply to the workplace.…

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Jason Kelts 0 0 Wednesday, February 06, 2019
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Prequalified vs. Not Prequalified: Safety Culture

An analysis of Appruv contractors and their responses to a survey regarding their safety practices in-house provided insight into why some contractors qualify for clients and some don't.…

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Jason Kelts 0 0 Tuesday, February 05, 2019
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OSHA 300A Annual Summary Posting Requirements in Effect

Beginning today, February 1, 2019, organizations who are covered under the OSHA recordkeeping rule are required to post their Injury and Illness 300A annual summary in the workplace until April 30th, 2019.…

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Chris Black 0 0 Friday, February 01, 2019
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OSHA Update: Electronic Filing Recordkeeping Update

The U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is rolling back the previous requirement for establishments with 250 or more employees to "e-file" information on their respective OSHA 300, and 301 forms.…

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Jason Kelts 0 0 Thursday, January 31, 2019
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Measuring Contractor Performance

Safety and risk professionals use various metrics to help assess their organization's safety and health program effectiveness. These metrics include, but are not limited to, OSHA injury and illness recordkeeping data, insurance modification rates, and worker's compensation claim losses. These metrics are often adopted into pre-screening techniques for evaluating contractor and supplier risk levels.…

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Jason Kelts 0 0 Monday, January 21, 2019
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Bureau of Labor Statistics Releases Summary of 2017 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries

On Tuesday, December 18, 2018, in an Economic News Release, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) summarized the annual Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) for 2017. The National Census is the most complete count of fatal work injuries in the United States.…

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Jason Kelts 0 0 Thursday, December 20, 2018
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Appruv by SMI Safety Now Offering Online OSHA 10 & 30-hour

Appruv, a leading provider of vendor management and prequalification services, is now offering online OSHA 10 & 30-hour and HAZWOPER refresher training on-demand through a partnership with Underwriter's Laboratories (UL) PureSafety.…

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Jason Kelts 0 0 Wednesday, December 05, 2018
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Appruv to Exhibit at the 2018 National Safety Council (NSC) Congress & Expo

Appruv is happy to announce our participation in the National Safety Council (NSC) Congress & Expo, October 22 - 24 at the George R. Brown Convention center in Houston, Texas.…

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Jason Kelts 0 0 Tuesday, October 16, 2018

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