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OSHA vs. ANSI Pipe Marking – What You Need to Know

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3 min read Busy safety managers have plenty of rules and regulations to keep track of, and pipe marking standards may sound complex. That’s because pipe marking regulations aren’t universally adopted by the various standards agencies. Despite this fact, pipe marking doesn’t need to be terribly difficult because you can follow one set of requirements that will help … Read more

New OSHA Injury Reporting & Recordkeeping Rules

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3 min read Most employers, especially in manufacturing, construction and other high-risk environments, are probably quite familiar with OSHA’s recordkeeping and reporting requirements. Until now, employers have been required to report any work-related fatalities to OSHA, as well as any incident that led to three or more hospitalizations. Many workplaces also had to keep records of work-related injuries … Read more

Repeat Violations Cost Vehicle Interior Manufacturer over $800K

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4 min read When a company gets into trouble with OSHA regulations more than once, it’s possible to end up in the organization’s Severe Violators Enforcement Program, which focuses on employers that repeatedly disregard safety measures. This happened to Formed Fiber Technologies, a business that manufactures vehicle interior trimmings for automobile makers like General Motors and Toyota. OSHA … Read more

OSHA Creates Video Game for Hazard Identification

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3 min read Businesses owners, safety managers and workers may not always feel comfortable assessing hazards on the job site. Sometimes this is because hazards aren’t easy to see, employees may not feel adequately trained in hazard identification or correcting hazards can be expensive. To help solve this problem, OSHA has created a Hazard Identification Training Tool, which … Read more

OSHA – Understanding the Basics and Preparing for an Inspection

6 min read When safety managers hear OSHA, they may feel apprehensive and worry about possible inspections. But how much do you actually know about the organization, its aims and its practices? We’ll take a look at the origins of OSHA, the successes it has helped workplaces achieve and how you should interact with the agency should they … Read more

OSHA Update: Worker Safety in Hospitals

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3 min read If someone was to ask you which line of work is more likely to result in injury or illness resulting from days away from work and your choices were construction, manufacturing, or hospitals, chances are one of the first two would be your choice. However, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, it’s hospitals. Worker … Read more

GHS Update: Blacking Out Pictograms

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4 min read GHS Labeling Gets Cleared Up The December deadline for the first wave of the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) implementation has come and gone, but the confusion still resonates among many in the industry. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has tried to make the transition as smooth as possible by providing the necessary information … Read more

Top 10 OSHA Violations in 2013

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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