On October 16, 2018, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and its State Plan partners began implementing OSHA’s national Site-Specific Targeting Inspection Plan (SST Plan) for general industry (nonconstruction) workplaces that have 20 or more employees.
In 1989, OSHA published a guidance document to aid employers in creating an effective umbrella program encompassing all of its safety and health management activities. OSHA issued a draft update of these guidelines in November 2015, for public comment. The comment period closed in February, and OSHA is poised to issue its updated guidelines.
According to research by the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries’ SHARP Program, a chemical commonly used in commercial car and truck washes can be dangerous to the health of people who work with it. What is this chemical, and are your workers ar risk?
OSHA, gearing up for a proposed rulemaking on I2P2, is presenting its case to employers and the public. "Injury and illness prevention programs (I2P2) are good for workers, good for business, and good for America." OSHA administrator David Michaels made this statement in support of a plan that would require employers to develop written safety […]