Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. OSHA articles below.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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%.
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.
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."
The national campaign focuses on providing prevention information and training materials on three major types of falls — those from roofs, ladders, and scaffolds.
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.
Penalty stems from citations for more than 400 process safety management violations cited at Texas refinery in October 2009.
OSHA offers a Safety and Health Topics page that addresses two sectors in the pyrotechnics industry: retail sales of fireworks and fireworks display
The final rule on the standard was issued on March 26, 2012 and became effective on May 25, 2012.
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.
How should a Los Angeles-based facility deal with space heaters when safety inspectors visit?
The published rule will help keep OSHA standards up-to-date and better enable employers to comply with their regulatory obligations.
Since the potential for worker injury from breaker failure exists, employers must remove this equipment from service.
The agency has posted a series of 17 videos to help workers learn about the proper use of respirators on their jobs.
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 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.
An electrical panel floor marking kit aids facility managers in complying with OSHA regulation 1910.303.
The program replaces OSHA's 2009 pilot Chemical Facility National Emphasis Program which covered several OSHA regions in the U.S.
In 2008, a worker was trampled to death while a mob of shoppers rushed through the doors of a large store to take advantage of an after-Thanksgiving Day Black Friday sales event. The store was not using OSHA recommended crowd management measures.
The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently released a new edition of its Whistleblower Investigations Manual, one of a series...
This grant program is an important component of OSHA’s efforts to provide workers in high-risk industries with training about job hazards and their rights.
Falls from ladders are the highest cause of injury and death in industry and construction sites. Of those falls, most of them occur near the top of the ladder when a worker attempts to climb onto a roof surface or back onto the ladder.
Secretary of Labor prompts businesses to “Tell workers what to look for to spot the signs of heat exhaustion or heat stroke in themselves and their co-workers, and make sure they know what to do in an emergency."
OSHA has issued Small Entity Compliance Guide for Cranes and Derricks in Construction to help businesses comply with the recently published Cranes and Derricks in Construction rule.
OSHA has recognized the International Code Council (ICC) 2009 International Fire Code as an alternate compliance option for means of egress.
Grainger shares several tips to help workers in and around facilities stay cool this summer.
Any plant that extracts or refines metals like iron, lead, nickel, or tin will face multiple OSHA inspections, writes LeClairRyan Attorney Joseph P. Paranac, Jr.
Recently, NIOSH, OSHA, and The Joint Commission reminded healthcare facilities on safe practices for handling antineoplastic drugs.
The purpose of this NEP is to identify and reduce or eliminate worker exposures to harmful chemical and physical hazards in establishments producing metal products.
a song about OSHA safety training is also well on its way to becoming a viral YouTube hit. Marshall Carroll of Winnipeg has taken it upon himself to come up with a song about OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard (HAZCOM).
The following statement from Dr. David Michaels was presented during a recent hearing on “Investigating OSHA’s Regulatory Agenda and Its Impact on Job Creation.”