Tag: OSHA

OSHA, or The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, is the main federal agency charged with the enforcement of safety and health legislation.

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.

FM Frequency: OSHA Does NOT Necessarily Mean Oh Sh–!

It doesn't take all that much effort for the proactive facility manager to benefit from—rather than panic at the thought of—an OSHA inspection.

OSHA Updates Worker Safety And Health Resources

OSHA has published new and revised information that explains workers’ and employers’ rights, as well as how to protect workers from hazards in the construction, general, and maritime industries.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Floor Marking Kit by InSite Solutions

An electrical panel floor marking kit aids facility managers in complying with OSHA regulation 1910.303.

New OSHA Inspection Program For Chemical Facilities

The program replaces OSHA's 2009 pilot Chemical Facility National Emphasis Program which covered several OSHA regions in the U.S.
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