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Posts Tagged: OSHA

  • Heat Safety Tool

    Heat Safety Tool

    When you’re working in the heat, safety comes first.  Stay informed and safe by checking your risk level. With the OSHA-NIOSH (Occupational Safety and Health Administration – National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) Heat Safety Tool, you have vital safety information available whenever and wherever you need it – right on your mobile phone.

  • Protecting Workers From the Effects of Heat-Part 2

    Protecting Workers From the Effects of Heat-Part 2

    In Part 1 of Protecting Workers From the Effects of Heat we looked at the different types of heat illnesses and how to identify them. Today OSHA will put forth some steps you can take to handle and overcome heat illness at your company. Prevention Made Simple: Program Elements Heat Illness Prevention Program key elements include:

  • Protecting Workers from the Effects of Heat (Part 1)

    Protecting Workers from the Effects of Heat (Part 1)

    It’s summer and the temperatures are rising – inside and out – of laundry facilities. Today in this two part OSHA series we’ll take a look at the different types of heat illnesses,  review their specific symptoms and learn what to do if you or a team member experiences those symptoms. In Part II we’ll

  • OSHA Adjusts Penalty Amounts for 2018

    OSHA Adjusts Penalty Amounts for 2018

    On Jan. 2, civil penalty amounts for violations of workplace safety and health standards increased by two percent from last year. In accordance with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, the Department of Labor is required to adjust penalties for inflation each year. New penalties for willful and repeat violations are $129,336

  • Protect Yourself and Others From ‘Cold Stress’

    Protect Yourself and Others From ‘Cold Stress’

    As the winter season begins and temperatures plunge, keeping workers safe from falling air temperatures is a priority for many businesses, even in regions that are not accustomed to frigid winter weather.  According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), exposure to extreme cold, near freezing temperatures, wet conditions, and wind chill are all

  • Protect Yourself and Others From Heat Related Illness

    Protect Yourself and Others From Heat Related Illness

    Heat-related illness can be a serious issue – even more so when the thermometer begins to rise.  Since laundries can be hot and humid, especially in the summer, it is important to know the symptoms of and first aid for these conditions. In a previous article, Heat-Related Illness, we discussed heat stroke – the most

  • OSHA Cites Alliance Laundry Systems

    OSHA Cites Alliance Laundry Systems

    RIPON, Wis. – On Dec. 6, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration proposed penalties of $124,709 to Alliance Laundry Systems after its investigation of a July 20, 2016, injury identified one willful safety violation. Inspectors found the Ripon-based company returned a hydraulic press to operation without adding safety guarding after a 65-year-old employee’s right middle

  • OSHA’s Updated Practices

    OSHA’s Updated Practices

    WASHINGTON — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration released a set of Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs to help employers establish a methodical approach to improving safety and health in their workplaces. The recommendations update OSHA’s 1989 guidelines to reflect changes in the economy, workplaces, and evolving safety and health issues. The recommendations feature a

  • OSHA Penalties Adjusted for Inflation after August 1

    OSHA Penalties Adjusted for Inflation after August 1

    Maximum penalties for OSHA violations are set to increase for the first time since 1990 as part of overall federal penalty adjustments mandated by Congress last year. The increases were announced by the Department of Labor, which issued two interim rules covering penalty adjustments for several DOL agencies. OSHA’s new penalty levels will take effect