A Guest post on Office Safety: Overlooked Workplace Hazards and Their Solutions

Today’s post is one about the dangers of asbestos in the workplace. Many of us may think it is no longer an issue, but it, in reality, it is an everyday occurrence. This guest post was written to raise awareness, in light of global asbestos awareness in April. No employer wants to risk the health …

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If your OSHA 300 log from last year is not on the bulletin board… OOPs

The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) requires that employers post, for all employees to see, their safety record from last year. That was supposed to be posted on February 1 and is to remain up through the end of April. If you had more than 10 employees and are not in the exempted industries …

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The New OSHA rule effective January 1, 2017 hits big companies first

On May 25, 2016 I published a blog post called OSHA establishes publication rules to “nudge” employers. Well the time has come for that rule to be effective. On January 1, 2017 the “nudging” becomes a big push. Are you ready? What has to be published? According to OSHA as of “Jan. 1, 2017, [OSHA]requires …

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OSHA uses “shaming” to try to get a company to follow safety rules

If you have read my blog before you know I am big on safety in companies. Having been in charge of safety at a plant before and having to deal with employee injuries I take safety seriously. So I found it interesting that OSHA has now added the practice of “shaming” to its penalties for …

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Drug testing employees post-accident is going to be harder starting in August

Earlier this month I wrote a post called Safety Incentive plans are now a thing of the past! In that post I told you about a number of issues that OSHA now considers acts of retaliation by employers, and as we all know retaliation is against the law. One of these acts of retaliation is …

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Safety Incentive plans are now a thing of the past!

If you have ever worked at a manufacturing firm or a construction company you understand the importance of having a safe workplace. Accidents and resultant injuries are expensive in both human and monetary costs. As a result safety incentive programs to encourage and reward safe practices, also known as “no lost time days” programs, have …

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OSHA establishes publication rules to “nudge” employers

On May 12, 2016 the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) posted a final rule in the Federal Register regarding a new recordkeeping requirement for employers. It will have a variety of effects. Nudging employers The rule’s supposed intention is to improve employer recordkeeping on accidents. They say this will be done by having employers …

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How to prevent falls in the workplace

I spent a good ten years of my career working for a manufacturing firm. Safety was of paramount importance to us and it paid dividends in the form of greatly reduced workers’ comp premiums. It was with interest that I read an announcement from OSHA and I wanted to pass it on to you. Falls …

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