Tag: OSHA

What is Arc Flash? Answering The Common NFPA 70E Basics

“Anything That Can Go Wrong Will Go Wrong” – Murphy’s Law   Believed to only be a rare event, arc flash can happen to any employee at any point when dealing with electrical equipment or machinery. The right conditions can cause a catastrophic event. It’s important employees and employers understand what arc flash is, how…

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OSHA Safety Training Requirements

OSHA Safety training requirements

  Understanding the OSHA regulations required for your industry can be challenging. OSHA has provided a comprehensive guide to their regulations, definitions, and code to reference when preparing for safety training solutions. This 270 page OSHA safety training guide covers each code, what they entail in terms of requirements, and how it ties to your…

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Are OSHA’s Penalty Increases Against the Law?

What happens when two federal laws regarding OSHA penalties conflict with each other? That’s a question that the courts may have to take up. Travis Vance, an attorney with Fisher Phillips who deals with OSHA and MSHA matters, writes in the firm’s blog that the recent penalty increases may not be valid. First, some background….

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Donald Trump’s Selection of Andrew Puzder as Secretary of Labor Draws Positive, Negative Reactions

Washington – President-elect Donald Trump’s plan to nominate fast-food executive Andrew Puzder as secretary of labor is eliciting strong reactions – both positive and negative. Puzder is chief executive of CKE Restaurants Holdings, the parent company of Carl’s Jr., Hardee’s and other regional fast-food chains, and co-author of the 2010 book “Job Creation: How it…

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What Will New Labor Secretary Mean For OSHA?

President-elect Trump is set to nominate fast food millionaire Andrew Puzder to be the next U.S. Secretary of Labor. So, what does he think about OSHA and occupational safety? Puzder is CEO of CKE, parent company of Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. restaurants. His record on OSHA and safety is similar to Trump’s: He’s said very…

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House Subcommittee Approves Bill That Would Cut OSHA Funding

Washington – OSHA’s budget would decrease by $18.4 million in fiscal 2017 as part of a draft billreleased by the House Appropriations Committee. The House Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Subcommittee met July 7 to mark up the text of the Labor, Health and Human Services funding bill for FY17….

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Safety Tolls to Match the Time: OSHA Penalties Rise to Accommodate Inflation

walking and working surfaces

The year is 1990. Pretty Woman was one of the top grossing movies, and we were on the brink of one of the most technological advancements of all time. Grunge was starting to be the fashion, and the wild, loud, erratic styles of the ’80’s were on their way out (gone, but never forgotten). It…

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June 1 Marks Deadline For OSHA GHS and HAZCOM Safety Updates

GHS HAZMAT Labeling

OSHA, as we know, is always on the move. Now that it’s HCS or Hazard Communication Standard has aligned itself with the GHS or Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals in the United States [1], there is a June 1 deadline for changes in complaince to take place. For example, if you’re…

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Worker Safety Infographic: OSHA Improvement of Worker Safety

OSHA Workplace Safety

Before OSHA was enacted in the 1970’s, to say worker safety was an afterthought, would be an understatement. If you’ve ever seen old, turn of the century pictures of industrial employees, then you’d undoubtedly believe in that statement. Fortunately, the government agency enforced regulations that reduced the perception that employees are disposable, and that their…

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Fall Prevention Infographic: The Truth About Fall Fatalities and Injuries

Fall Injuries in Construction

Fall fatalities and injuries happen all too often, when in reality, they can be prevented with proper fall prevention measures. Falls still top OSHA top 10 most cited list of violations, and it hasn’t much moved throughout the years. Falls are also considered the “Fatal Four” in the construction industry- four of the most common…

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