The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently announced citations and fines for three employers for failing to prevent amputation hazards. The agency proposed six-figure penalties in each case.
Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and health and safety are at top of mind now more than ever. To say that 2020 has been an unusual year is the understatement of…well, the year, and there are some new hazards joining the more common ones that face us every holiday season.
Employers now must address a host of summer workplace hazards while continuing to protect workers in an ongoing pandemic. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), a respiratory illness caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, is widespread in most U.S. communities and considered a workplace hazard.
Is OSHA more likely to inspect your worksite now that the agency assigns greater weight to inspections for its Focus Four hazards—falls, struck by, caught in, and electrocution?
When you’re growing your business, the last thing you want to deal with is a workplace accident or injury. Accidents in the workplace can lead to not only physical harm but also undue stress and hardship for employees and employers.
What have OSHA’s compliance officers been up to lately? Take a look at some of the more significant enforcement cases from the past several months to find out. From the usual suspects like fall hazards and excavations to some less typical cases, recent enforcement activity illustrates the importance of a strong safety and health program […]
Employers should be extra vigilant in controlling the workplace safety and health hazards that peak during the summer months, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Region 7 office in Kansas City, Missouri, urged.
Depending on your industry, you may have a workplace full of workers with unique vulnerabilities to occupational safety and health hazards.
If you have a third-party consultant with an office space onsite, you may have a lot of questions about how this employee needs to receive appropriate safety training. How do you classify him or her when it comes to required trainings such as Hazard Communication? Since he or she isn’t a temporary employee, do they […]
Two construction workers were severely injured by demolition robots in separate incidents, the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries reported in a recent construction hazard alert.