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Young Worker Safety

This time of year can be very busy and it is important that employers never neglect to keep young workers safe. All workers have a right to a safe and healthy workplace. Hazards are present whether a young worker is working at a construction site, a grocery store, an office setting or a warehouse.…

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Justin Cremers 0 0 Wednesday, May 22, 2019
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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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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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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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Workplace Hurricane Preparedness & Response

As category four Hurricane Florence makes its approach to the eastern coast of the United States, it is important to start thinking about how to best protect your workers and workplace from severe weather. Hurricanes bring wind speeds of 74 miles per hour or higher and storm surges on the coast resulting in damaging and life-threatening floods. It is important to follow local authority orders, but also important to know how to prepare and respond to severe weather in the workplace.…

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Jason Kelts 0 0 Wednesday, September 12, 2018
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Beryllium: What, Why, and When?

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has extended the compliance date for general industry ancillary provisions dealing with beryllium to December 12, 2018.…

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Jason Kelts 0 0 Wednesday, August 15, 2018
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OSHA Ready to Submit Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Electronic Recordkeeping Rule

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration’s (OSHA) proposed revisions to the 2016 final rule to Improve the Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses has cleared the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The next step is to publish a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking into the Federal Register.…

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Jason Kelts 0 0 Thursday, August 02, 2018

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