Tips for Encouraging PPE Wearer Compliance – Part 2

Comfort Inspires Compliance One of the best ways to motivate employees to wear their PPE consistently and correctly is to ensure it is as comfortable as possible. However, selecting comfortable PPE is not always as straightforward as it may seem. Comfort is largely subjective, and the best way to find PPE that addresses wearers’ preferences is to work with a manufacturer to conduct a wear[..]

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Tips for Encouraging PPE Wearer Compliance – Part 1

The best way to prevent costly injuries is to promote safe work practices, provide the necessary PPE, and do everything possible to encourage wearer compliance. You painstakingly identified all the hazards in your workplace. You consulted each of the relevant safety standards and OSHA regulations. You implemented a comprehensive personal protective equipment (PPE) program and made sure every[..]

Are your eyewash stations OSHA/ANSI compliant?

  A compliant eyewash station along with eye protection can help reduce hospital visits. While many businesses are working with skeleton crews or closed during the Coronavirus there are many businesses that are open either full time or with a somewhat reduced schedule. If your business has an eyewash station, it is more important then ever to make sure that you are meeting compliance to help[..]

Fall Prevention In The Construction Industry

National Safety Stand-Down Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for 370 of the 991 construction fatalities recorded in 2016 (BLS data). Those deaths were preventable. The National Safety Stand-Down raises fall hazard awareness across the country in an effort to stop fall fatalities and injuries. A Safety[..]

National Safety Stand-Down To Prevent Falls in Construction

National Safety Stand-Down Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for 370 of the 991 construction fatalities recorded in 2016 (BLS data). Those deaths were preventable. The National Safety Stand-Down raises fall hazard awareness across the country in an effort to stop fall fatalities and injuries. A Safety[..]

Are You Ready for the Feb 1st OSHA Reporting Deadline?

In the midst of all the confusion over electronic reporting, make sure that you don’t make common mistakes. The deadline for employers to prepare, certify and post a hard copy of their 300A annual summary of injuries and illnesses report in their workplaces for employees to see is Feb. 1st —unless your business is excluded because you have fewer than 10 employees or are on a list of[..]

Meeting the Requirements for Emergency Equipment

  For companies maintaining or considering emergency shower and eyewash stations, there are two key standards to remember. The ANSI/ISEA Z358.1-2014 American National Standard for Emergency Eyewash and Shower Equipment is an essential resource—visit ISEA’s www.safetyequipment.org website to order it. This important consensus standard outlines the minimum equipment performance[..]

OSHA Using Drones to Inspect Employer Facilities

Although many employers may not be aware of it, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is now using drones to conduct safety inspections of employer facilities, but only if the employer consents.  OSHA’s use of drones requires consent of the employer, who may be wary of granting it due to under-developed guidelines. During 2018, OSHA reportedly used drones with[..]

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OSHA Raises Employer Penalties for 2019

OSHA Raises Employer Penalties for 2019 The penalty increases apply to federal OSHA states. The penalties levied against employers for safety violations by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have gone up, effective Jan. 24. The increases only apply to citations issued after that date and for the remainder of 2019. The 2019 penalties are: ·        Other[..]

Attorneys: Lockout/tag-out violations are costly OSHA violations

Columbus, Ohio — OSHA is hitting hard at the issue of lockout/tag-out and machine safety guarding and putting a laser focus on amputations that could result from failure to disconnect all energy before servicing and maintenance of industrial machines. That was the message from two lawyers who spoke at the Environmental Health and Safety Summit. “When do most often amputations occur?[..]