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OSHA’s Final Rule to Protect Workers from Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica

Rule requires engineering controls to keep workers from breathing silica dust The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a final rule to curb lung cancer, silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and kidney disease in America's workers by limiting their exposure to respirable crystalline silica. The rule is comprised of two standards, one for Construction and [...]

2017-08-18T11:37:06+00:00August 18th, 2017|OSHA|Comments Off on OSHA’s Final Rule to Protect Workers from Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica

New Regulations Improve Safety at Oil Refineries

New Regulations Improve Safety at Oil Refineries Sacramento — State agencies today announced final approval of new regulations to strengthen workplace and environmental safety at oil refineries across the state. The regulations take effect on October 1, 2017. The regulations implement key recommendations of the Governor’s Interagency Working Group on Refinery Safety, created after the Aug. 6, [...]

2017-08-04T13:03:57+00:00August 4th, 2017|OSHA|Comments Off on New Regulations Improve Safety at Oil Refineries

OSHA Electronic Injury Reporting App is Available August 1, 2017

Establishments with 20-249 employees that are classified in certain industries with historically high rates of occupational injuries and illnesses -- they include construction, utilities, agriculture, and many more -- will have to electronically submit information from OSHA Form 300A. OSHA is launching the Injury Tracking Application on Aug. 1 to help employers who are affected by OSHA's [...]

2017-07-31T14:21:22+00:00July 31st, 2017|OSHA|Comments Off on OSHA Electronic Injury Reporting App is Available August 1, 2017

Cal/OSHA proposes safety rules for hotel housekeepers

Cal/OSHA proposes safety rules for hotel housekeepers The California Occupational Safety and Health Administration has proposed a first-in-the-nation, industry-specific rule aimed at hotel housekeepers. Cal/OSHA has faced increasing pressure from unions and other groups to protect hotel employees from injury in recent years.If enacted, the proposal’s impact on the California hospitality industry would be just [...]

2017-07-05T20:18:23+00:00July 5th, 2017|OSHA|Comments Off on Cal/OSHA proposes safety rules for hotel housekeepers

4th of July

4th of July The safest way to enjoy fireworks is professional displays. More than 50 percent of sparkler-related injuries happen to kids under age 14 across the country. Sparklers can reach 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit and have the potential to cause significant burn injuries. Sparklers can quickly ignite clothing and can cause grass fires if thrown [...]

2017-06-30T11:36:58+00:00June 30th, 2017|hazard, occupational safety, OSHA|Comments Off on 4th of July

MIOSHA fines AJM Packaging Corporation $263,000 by for Amputation Hazards

MIOSHA fines AJM Packaging Corporation $263,000 by for Amputation Hazards The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) has issued citations with penalties totaling $263,000 to AJM Packaging for amputation hazards at its Taylor, MI, plant. The citations are the outcome of MIOSHA inspections of two reports of finger amputations on machines and an employee [...]

2017-06-23T12:52:58+00:00June 23rd, 2017|Appeal, citation, defense, fines, inspection, investigation, OSHA, violation|Comments Off on MIOSHA fines AJM Packaging Corporation $263,000 by for Amputation Hazards

Cal/OSHA Cites Explosives Manufacturer for Workplace Explosion that Caused Serious Injuries

Cal/OSHA Cites Explosives Manufacturer for Workplace Explosion that Caused Serious Injuries Hollister—Cal/OSHA has cited explosives manufacturer Pacific Scientific Energetic Materials Company $293,235 for multiple serious and willful accident-related workplace safety violations following an investigation of an explosion in Hollister that seriously injured a worker. On December 1, 2016, a technician was preparing explosives in metal [...]

2017-06-19T12:41:04+00:00June 19th, 2017|Appeal, citation, defense, fines, inspection, investigation, OSHA|Comments Off on Cal/OSHA Cites Explosives Manufacturer for Workplace Explosion that Caused Serious Injuries

Cal/OSHA Reforms Reduce Burdens, Preserve Level of Safety

Cal/OSHA Reforms Reduce Burdens, Preserve Level of Safety In the flurry of legislative activity last year aimed at improving California's economic competitiveness, some significant reforms involving Cal/OSHA requirements have received less attention than they are due. The reforms signed by Governor Wilson significantly reduce the burdens on businesses-without reducing safety-by focusing efforts on safety rather [...]

2017-05-31T11:05:54+00:00May 31st, 2017|citation, defense, OSHA, violation|Comments Off on Cal/OSHA Reforms Reduce Burdens, Preserve Level of Safety

LA Paid Sick Leave

L.A.’s Paid Sick Leave amendment included a posting requirement, now available as part of a brand new L.A. Minimum Wage notice. In 2015, Los Angeles enacted a new minimum wage ordinance (MWO) and required a posting by July 1, 2016. After L.A. released the required minimum wage notice, the City amended their minimum wage law [...]

2016-07-06T15:59:05+00:00July 6th, 2016|occupational safety, OSHA|Comments Off on LA Paid Sick Leave

What Triggers an Inspection?

What Triggers an Inspection? OSHA can initiate a job site inspection for various reasons. Inspections are conducted according to the following priority schedule. Imminent Danger. Responding to situations of imminent danger is OSHA's highest priority. Imminent danger is a situation that is likely to cause death or serious physical harm. If a compliance officer witnesses any situation they consider [...]

2016-06-25T02:15:57+00:00June 27th, 2016|Appeal, inspection, OSHA|Comments Off on What Triggers an Inspection?