Posts Tagged ‘OSHA’

What is Arc Flash? Answering The Common NFPA 70E Basics February 14, 2019 No Comments

“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 it happens, […]

OSHA Safety Training Requirements March 23, 2017 4 Comments

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 industry. […]

Are OSHA’s Penalty Increases Against the Law? March 13, 2017 No Comments

OSHA’s Penalty

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.
In 2015, Congress […]

Donald Trump’s Selection of Andrew Puzder as Secretary of Labor Draws Positive, Negative Reactions December 20, 2016 No Comments


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 Really […]

What Will New Labor Secretary Mean For OSHA? December 12, 2016 No Comments


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 little about […]

House Subcommittee Approves Bill That Would Cut OSHA Funding July 11, 2016 No Comments

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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. At […]

Safety Tolls to Match the Time: OSHA Penalties Rise to Accommodate Inflation July 8, 2016 No Comments

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 […]

June 1 Marks Deadline For OSHA GHS and HAZCOM Safety Updates May 16, 2016 No Comments


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 currently […]

Worker Safety Infographic: OSHA Improvement of Worker Safety May 7, 2016 No Comments

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 […]

Fall Prevention Infographic: The Truth About Fall Fatalities and Injuries May 1, 2016 No Comments

Fall Injuries in Construction

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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 […]

When Will OSHA Penalty Increases Begin April 18, 2016 No Comments

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We’ve known since late last year that OSHA penalties will increase in 2016. Now we know exactly when the increase will take place and the most likely amount.
The federal government has released a document outlining the process.
New penalties will take effect on Aug. 1, 2016.
But what if you’ve been inspected by OSHA before that date, […]

MSHA: 2015 Was Safest Year on Record for Mining Industry April 12, 2016 No Comments


Arlington, VA – The Mine Safety and Health Administration is calling 2015 “the safest year in mining history” based on preliminary fatality and injury data released April 7.
Last year was the safest in terms of both number of fatalities and rates of death and injury, which are based on hours of miner exposure, according to […]

Legal Experts Weigh In: Handling OSHA Citations the Right Way No Comments

Expert Legal Advice
To help the safety professional who is wondering, “I just got an OSHA citation, what do I do now?” Intelivert interviewed 16 top legal experts who provided a list of critical information needed in the event of an OSHA citation. These attorneys have years of experience in OSHA law, with a broad range […]

OSHA Issues Final Rule on Silica March 29, 2016 No Comments


The U.S. Department of Labor today issued a final rule on respirable silica dust.
The rule, which will limit worker exposure to respirable crystalline silica, has been a long time in the making, with proponents working for decades to increase protections for workers.
The new rule updates regulations established in 1971 and goes a long way in […]

Do we really need “One More” safety brand? March 22, 2016 No Comments


I have just been reading an article by Kevin Jones of a “new model” of safety that the consulting firm Ernst & Young are about to launch onto the safety world. The value of this new approach, which they have termed “Plus One”, is that it apparently takes the next step after Zero Harm. So […]