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  • 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

  • Heat-Related Illness

    Heat-Related Illness

    With summer here, it’s a good time to review heat-related illness. Thousands of people become sick each year and many die due to this preventable occurrence. Any worker exposed to hot and humid conditions is at risk of heat illness, especially those doing heavy work tasks. Some workers might be at greater risk than others

  • OSHA Issues Final Rule

    OSHA Issues Final Rule

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule to modernize injury data collection to better inform workers, employers, the public and OSHA about workplace hazards.  The new requirements take effect August 2016. OSHA requires many employers to keep a record of injuries and illnesses to help these employers and their employees

  • OSHA Form 300A Reminder

    OSHA Form 300A Reminder

    WASHINGTON, DC — Employers have an obligation to post a copy of OSHA’s Form 300A, which summarizes job-related injuries and illnesses logged during 2015. The summary must be displayed in a common area where notices to employees are usually posted each year between Feb. 1 and April 30. Businesses with 10 or fewer employees and

  • OSHA’s Free Consultation

    OSHA’s Free Consultation

    OSHA’s On-site Consultation Program offers free and confidential safety and occupational health advice to small and medium-sized businesses in all states across the country, with priority given to high-hazard worksites. On-site Consultation services are separate from enforcement and do not result in penalties or citations. Consultants from state agencies or universities work with employers to identify