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OSHA Revises Guidance for Recording COVID-19 Cases

On May 19th OSHA issued new enforcement guidance regarding an employer’s obligation to record cases of COVID-19 on the OSHA injury and illness logs. The new guidance took effect Tuesday, May 26, 2020, and supersedes OSHA’s previous guidance issued in April.…

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Appruv Marketing 0 0 Wednesday, May 27, 2020
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Returning to Work During COVID-19

As States begin to lift “shelter in place” orders it is critical for businesses to have a plan in place to re-start operations.…

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Sara Pearson 0 0 Friday, May 01, 2020
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OSHA Issues Guidance for Recording COVID-19 Cases

On April 10, 2020, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued interim guidance for recording cases of COVID-19. The memorandum provides guidance for enforcing the requirements of their recordkeeping standard 29 CFR Part 1904 with respect to the recording of cases of COVID-19.…

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Justin Cremers 0 0 Monday, April 13, 2020
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OSHA Issues Guidance for Respiratory Protection During N95 Shortage Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued interim enforcement guidance to help combat supply shortages of disposable N95 filtering facepiece respirators (N95 FFRs) due to the COVID-19 pandemic.…

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Justin Cremers 0 0 Tuesday, April 07, 2020
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Contractor Safety and Health: Manganese in Welding

With the high number of incidents occurring on the job site, it’s easy to see that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and other regulatory agencies set their priorities towards immediate reaction hazards and high-risk safety programs.  Prioritizing efforts based on leading factors is effective, yet, there is less of a spotlight that is strictly focused on the unseen hazards of contractor work through some of the most popular occupational safety outlets, meaning, the information is not as widespread as the OSHA Top Ten or other comparable safety initiatives.…

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Appruv Marketing 0 0 Tuesday, February 11, 2020
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Leading Indicators

OSHA recently announced that it is moving away from relying on past employer safety statistics, or lagging indicators, and will focus enforcement efforts on leading indicators.…

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Justin Cremers 0 0 Thursday, November 14, 2019
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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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Hazard Communication Pitfalls

Violations of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's hazard communication standard have often landed near the top of the administration's citation list throughout the last decade. One of the leading causes of these violations is that the rule requires extensive documentation and is considered "paper-intensive." Given the substantial amount of chemicals in the average facility, a hazard communication program must be managed daily to ensure continued compliance.…

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Jason Kelts 0 0 Monday, March 25, 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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