On January 24, 2019, in an effort to protect worker privacy, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule that eliminates the requirement for establishments with 250 or more employees to electronically submit information from OSHA Form 300 (Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses) and OSHA Form 301 (Injury and Illness Incident Report) to OSHA each year.
OSHA recently released its list of the top 10 most frequently cited standards following inspections of worksites by federal OSHA.
OSHA publishes this list to alert employers about these commonly cited standards so you can take steps to find and fix recognized hazards addressed in these and other standards before OSHA shows up.
The rankings for OSHA’s Top 10 most cited standards is nearly identical to last year’s list, with the only difference being that Fall Protection – Training Requirements (1926.503) is a new addition to the list.
OSHA recently announced its list of the most frequent workplace violations at the 2017 National Safety Council Congress and Expo in Indianapolis.
NSC president and CEO Deborah A.P. Hersman said in a press release that "the OSHA Top 10 is more than just a list, it is a blueprint for keeping workers safe and when we all work together to address hazards, we can do the best job possible to ensure employees go home safely each day".
These thoughts are perfectly in line with our mission at Arbill, of ensuring each employee goes home safely after every shift and with that in mind we have provided the list below along with tips to keep your employees safe.
I’m always excited when a new employee starts at Arbill. We plan in advance to welcome the employee and make sure he/she meets with key people and learns the ropes from our experienced staff. It’s also important that all new employees -- in every area of the company --understands from day one that we are a safety company. Nothing is more important than keeping workers safe.
As the leading supplier of safety training, programs, technology and Personal Protective Equipment, Arbill Safety Experts are often asked about fatal injuries in the workplace. Maybe it is a morbid curiosity or perhaps people just want to be reminded that the absolute worst can and does happen on the job.
Of course, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) reports on injuries, fatalities, illnesses and more throughout the year, so this information is available and should be shared.
The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) was established in 1970 "to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance." For OSHA to succeed in this mission, companies must be in compliance with its safety standards.
Failing to be in compliance and violating these standards can be very costly to the lives of your employees and the livelihood of your business. This past August, the cost for workplace safety violations increased by 78%, which marks the first time the rate has increased since 1990. The current maximum penalty of $7,000 for serious, other-than-serious and posting requirements increased to $12,471 per violation and repeated violations increased from $70,000 to $124,709 per violation.
According to the 2016 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index, the most disabling, nonfatal workplace injuries amounted to nearly $62 billion in direct U.S. workers’ compensation costs. This translates into more than a billion dollars a week spent by businesses on these injuries.
Under a final rule that becomes effective January 1, 2017, OSHA will revise its requirements for recording and submitting records of workplace injuries and illnesses. This new rule will require some of this recorded information to be submitted to OSHA electronically for posting to the OSHA website.
In previous years, groups have argued that OSHA’s penalties for violations were not high enough to effectively deter violations. These groups proposed that if fines were higher, businesses would be less likely to commit violations.