OSHA Inspections: Industry Crackdown Targets Construction

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced that they are going to be cracking down on construction sites, especially in the Southeast. This industry segment in the past couple of years has suffered more deaths, especially from falls, than in years past. This increased activity has prompted OSHA to develop a special program …

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Safety Is Not Just a Big Company Issue

  The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSHA) established safety standards for businesses that apply to all size companies. Under the regulation an employer is defined as “a person engaged in a business affecting commerce who has employees.” That is a pretty broad definition. The law also requires employers to comply with “the …

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Keeping the Enemy from the Gates: Preventing an OSHA Visit

The best way to prevent an OSHA is to never have an accident and never have a recordable injury. Actually the best way is to not have a company… but short of that here are my tips on how you can make your work environment a MUCH safer place. Realize that safety is an ATTITUDE …

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