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As we all know one of OSHA’s focus four topics is Struck By. Being struck by falling objects kills hundreds of workers each year and injures tens of thousands more.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 247 deaths were attributed to impacts from dropped tools and other objects in 2015. Furthermore, according to Liberty … Continue reading "Dropped Object Protection"

Posted: February 14, 2019 | Tags:

OSHA’s civil penalties amounts for violations of workplace safety and health standards will increase in 2019 to adjust for inflation. The adjusted maximum penalty amounts will take effect upon publication in the Federal Register. New penalties for willful and repeat violations will be $132,598 per violation; serious, other-than-serious, and posting requirements are $13,260 per violation; … Continue reading "OSHA Penalties Adjusting in 2019"

Posted: January 31, 2019 | Tags:

Employers are reminded of their obligation to post a copy of OSHA’s Form 300A, which summarizes job-related injuries and illnesses logged during 2018.  Each year, from Feb. 1 to April 30, the summary must be displayed in a common area where notices to employees are usually posted.  Businesses with 10 or fewer employees and those … Continue reading "Deadline: OSHA’s Form 300A"

Posted: January 23, 2019 | Tags:

OSHA recently announced their annual Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Violations for fiscal year 2018 at the National Safety Council’s (NSC) Congress and Expo in Houston, TX.  For the fifth straight year, the top five most cited violations have gone unchanged.  However, Eye and Face Protection are a new comer to this year’s list.  Here … Continue reading "OSHA’s Top 10 Most Cited Violations for 2018"

Posted: January 9, 2019 |

It’s that time of year where road conditions can be hazardous due to the winter weather. Many companies have large fleets with hundreds even thousands of drivers on the road and a lot of us will be traveling for the holidays. Here are three topics to focus on for driving in winter weather. Number one, … Continue reading "Winter Weather Driving Tips"

Posted: December 28, 2018 |

One of the most common complaints from workers on project sites, regarding hoisting operations, is they can’t hear the signal person’s whistle. The Rig Ring, by  RK Solutions, is an electronic 120DB whistle and blinking light that combines handheld functionality with remote control capability. The Rig Ring is intended to be fixed to an overhead … Continue reading "Signaling on Construction Sites"

Posted: December 12, 2018 | Tags:

It’s that time of year when staying warm is important, especially if you are working outside for long periods of time.  A common question in the construction industry is, what is permitted to be worn underneath a hard hat? Winter liners can be worn but should be inspected to ensure they do not adversely affect … Continue reading "What Can I Wear Beneath My Hard Hat?"

Posted: November 28, 2018 | Tags:

Since the effective date of the new rule, OSHA has issued 116 silica violations, however this violation is the largest to date and should get the attention of the construction industry due to the size of the fine. This specific case involves a highway contractor that has been issued citations totaling 304,130 dollars. The first … Continue reading "OSHA Cites Contractor for Silica Violations"

Posted: November 27, 2018 |

OSHA recently announced that it is softening a hardline approach adopted during the previous administration restricting the use of post-accident drug testing. OSHA sent a memo to its regional administrators on October 11th that supplies a more permissive interpretation of its regulation prohibiting employers from discharging or discriminating against employees for reporting a work-related injury. Previously, … Continue reading "OSHA Drug Testing and Safety Incentive Curbs"

Posted: November 8, 2018 | Tags:

OSHA recently updated the National Emphasis Program on preventing trenching and excavation collapses in response to a recent spike in trenching fatalities. OSHA recently cited a Missouri excavating company for allowing two employees to work in an unprotected trench while installing sewer pipe. The company now faces proposed penalties of over $189 thousand dollars. OSHA … Continue reading "OSHA Emphasizes Trenching & Excavation"

Posted: October 16, 2018 | Tags:

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