3 min read Yet again, fall protection was the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) number one cited workplace safety violation in 2013. The recent release was no surprise as the top 10 have generally stayed the same over the years with a little jockeying back and forth in certain spots, but what was a surprise was the … Read more
2 min read In preparation for what could be the biggest shopping day in American retail history, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is encouraging retail employees to take the necessary precautions to prevent workplace injuries during Black Friday. As Black Friday begins to rapidly approach, many retailers are focused on any last … Read more
2 min read OSHA Believes More Timely Data Will Help All On November 7, 2013, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) officially announced that they have proposed a rule that would improve how workplace injuries and illnesses are tracked. The announcement came shortly after the Bureau of Labor Statistics released its annual Occupational Injuries and Illnesses report. … Read more
2 min read Unfortunately, thousands of U.S. workers continue to get sick or die from occupational exposures to the many chemicals used in the work place each and every year. Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration launched two new web resources that are directly aimed at reducing these figures by assisting companies with … Read more
3 min read OSHA recently announced that $10.1 million in grants were awarded through the Susan Harwood Training Grant Program in 2013. Grants are awarded to organizations to help them provide training and educational programs for employers and employees, helping them improve safety in the workplace. This year there were 70 non-profit, community and faith-based organizations that received … Read more
2 min read The last time a bill for occupational safety and health (OSH Act of 1970) made it to the desk of the oval office, Richard Nixon was sitting behind it. Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.), is looking to change that by reintroducing the Protecting America’s Workers Act (PAWA) (S.665). PAWA will aim at making improvements to the … Read more
4 min read The strange and beautiful mind Study after study has demonstrated that the human mind simply can not retain or learn forced information. Only the willing mind will accept and retain new information for the long haul. From birth to early adolescents our brain is like massive sponge soaking in anything and everything we come in … Read more
1 min read Here we will talk about Employers and their responsibilities and rights within the parameters of OSHA.