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Resources to help facility and property management professionals run more efficient buildings and facilities. The archive for OSHA articles.


Wal-Mart Signs Corporate-Wide Settlement With US Labor Department

Agreement resolves OSHA citations at Rochester, NY, store following 2011 inspections.

OSHA Announces Recordkeeping Rule Changes

OSHA announces changes to recordkeeping rule for federal agencies to improve tracking of federal workplace injuries and illnesses.

From The Archives: Niels Diffrient — A Balanced Approach To Design

Niels Diffrient died on June 8, 2013 at the age of 84. This Q&A from the Today's Facility Manager archives illustrates how one of the top human factors designers came from humble beginnings to sprout impressive roots. It has been retrieved in his honor. From the October 2002 issue.

FM Issue: Chemical Safety Changes

OSHA’s HazCom 2012 Standard revises how certain substances should be labeled. From the May 2013 issue.

FRIDAY FUNNY: “Reaping” The Benefits Of Workplace Safety

Here's small taste of the most unusual workplace safety training video ever produced...A Reaper's Guide to OHS. This four minute safety scene can be shown as an icebreaker for any workplace safety training session.

OSHA Offers Training To Federal Agencies On Worker Safety And Health

OSHA developed this training event to ensure that federal workplaces have safety programs and standards consistent with those in the private sector.

Five Activities To Engage Employees During National Safety Month

By recognizing National Safety Month through events such as “Safety Awareness Day” or “Workplace Safety Week,” organizations can have a substantial impact on reducing workplace injuries and promoting a culture of safety.

LIUNA Prods Congress To Pass OSHA Reforms, Support PAWA

PAWA legislation would modernize the 42-year-old Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) in industries that have outpaced decades-old government regulation. The act clarifies an employer's duty to provide a safe working environment; improves OSHA reporting, inspection and enforcement efforts; extends OSHA protections to 8.5 million American workers not currently covered; protects workers who blow the whistle on unsafe conditions and increases penalties for those who break the law.

OSHA Issues Final Rule To Protect Workers Involved In Demolition And Underground Construction

This final rule applies the same crane rules to underground construction and demolition that are already being used by other construction sectors, and streamlines OSHA’s standards by eliminating the separate cranes and derricks standard currently used for underground and demolition work.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Earth Day Fables

Johnny Appleseed Arrested? John Henry Jobless? Paul Bunyan Blacklisted? Read on for these modern retellings of classic American fables.

OSHA, NSC Renew Alliance To Address Injury, Illness And Fall Prevention Programs

During the two-year agreement, the Alliance will develop fact sheets on the benefits of employers establishing an injury and illness prevention program, hazard identification and control topics that should be included in worker training, fall prevention and best practices for reporting near misses.

Protecting Against The Dangers Of Carbon Monoxide Exposure

Every year, workers die from carbon monoxide poisoning, usually while using fuel-burning equipment and tools in buildings or semi-enclosed spaces without adequate ventilation. This can be especially true when employees use this type of equipment in indoor spaces that have been sealed tightly to block out cold temperatures and wind.

OSHA Guidance Document Helps Prevent Nail Gun Injuries

New guidance document helps construction employers and workers prevent nail gun injuries. (Free download available.)

Employers Prompted To Post Injury And Illness Summaries

The Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses is used to classify work-related injuries and illnesses and to note the extent and severity of each case.

OSHA Issues Plan To Help Reduce Injuries And Illnesses At High Hazard Workplaces

In addition to the SST program, OSHA implements both national and local emphasis inspection programs, which include programmed inspections, to target high-risk hazards and industries.

OSHA’s Top 10 Violations For 2012 Announced

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced the preliminary Top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2012.

OSHA Reaches Fire Safety Settlement With Mohawk Industries

The agreement resolves citations issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in June 2011 for violations found at the company’s manufacturing facility in Johnstown, OH.

Regulation Enforcement Helps Fall Protection Equipment Market Outpace Economy

The low to moderate levels of compliance with health and safety regulations have hindered the growth of the fall protection market in North America. However, with regulatory bodies cracking down on non-compliant companies, the market for fall protection gear is set to accelerate and reach $670.5 million in 2017 at a compound annual growth rate of 5.7%.

Updates To OSHA Severe Violator Enforcement Program

OSHA has published removal criteria for employers from the Severe Violator Enforcement Program (SVEP). In the event an employer fails to adhere to the terms and provisions of the agreement, the employer will remain in the program for an additional three years and will then be reevaluated.

August 27-31: Labor Rights Week 2012

In honor of Labor Rights Week, Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis says, "Making America’s workplaces safe and fair for everyone is the hallmark of Labor Rights Week. We’re committed to ensuring that workers are safe on the job and paid what they’re owed by law."

ASSE, OSHA, and NIOSH Join Forces On Fall Prevention

The national campaign focuses on providing prevention information and training materials on three major types of falls — those from roofs, ladders, and scaffolds.

Promoting Safety In The Workplace Through OSHA Floor Markings

Essentially, the OSHA floor markings standards must be strictly followed. These standards deal with the proper placement and dimension of floor markings as well as the correct measurements of aisles or pathways that these markings identify.

Breaking: BP To Pay More Than $13 Million For Texas City Safety Violations

Penalty stems from citations for more than 400 process safety management violations cited at Texas refinery in October 2009.

OSHA Cautions On The Dangers Of Fireworks

OSHA offers a Safety and Health Topics page that addresses two sectors in the pyrotechnics industry: retail sales of fireworks and fireworks display

OSHA Hazard Communication Standard Revised

The final rule on the standard was issued on March 26, 2012 and became effective on May 25, 2012.

QUIZ: What Do You Know About OSHA Employee Protection Regulations?

How many wrong answers are permissible? In the workplace: zero. Employee protection is a serious issue with no leeway for error. For answers to the quiz, check back on 5/2/12.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Space Heaters

How should a Los Angeles-based facility deal with space heaters when safety inspectors visit?

OSHA Streamlining Employer Compliance Burden

The published rule will help keep OSHA standards up-to-date and better enable employers to comply with their regulatory obligations.

OSHA Alert on Dangers of Rebuilt Circuit Breakers

Since the potential for worker injury from breaker failure exists, employers must remove this equipment from service.

OSHA Videos Demo Safe Respirator Use

The agency has posted a series of 17 videos to help workers learn about the proper use of respirators on their jobs.

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