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OSHA’s National Safety Stand-down to Prevent Falls in Construction Runs May 3-7

Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, falls account for the 30% of fatalities in the construction industry. To raise awareness about falls and to help prevent them, the..

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New OSHA Guidance to Prevent Viral Spread in the Workplace

Recently, President Biden directed the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to release clear guidance for employers to help keep workers safe from COVID-19 exposure. In response, OSHA has issued stronger worker safety guidance to help employers and workers implement a coronavirus..

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OSHA Summary Posting Deadline is February 1st

Author: Jeff Dutton

Category: Health and Safety, OSHA

Important reminder: February 1, 2021 is the deadline for employers to post 300A summary forms listing 2020 injuries and illnesses. All employers who keep Part 1904 OSHA workplace injury and illness records need to review the 2020 OSHA 300 log to ensure accuracy, correct any deficiencies and then..

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U.S. Department of Labor Announces Annual Adjustments to OSHA Civil Penalties

The U.S. Department of Labor has announced adjustments to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) civil penalty amounts based on cost-of-living adjustments for 2021.OSHA's maximum penalties for serious and other-than-serious violations will increase from $13,494 per violation to..

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OSHA Alert: Submit Required Data by March 2, 2021

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reminds employers that the agency will begin collecting calendar year 2020 Form 300A data on Jan. 2, 2021. Employers must submit the form electronically by March 2, 2021.

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4 Strategies for Avoiding Injuries Among Young Workers

Author: Jeff Dutton

Category: Health and Safety

Employers today are challenged with an ever-changing workforce and are often hiring young workers at their companies. Experience levels are usually very low for this demographic and along with that comes the increased risk of injury.

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OSHA Citation Alert: Exit and Storage Hazards

Author: Jeff Dutton

Category: Health and Safety, OSHA

Do you run a retail operation and ever wonder what could happen if you restrict your means of egress? Not surprisingly, it could mean a large fine and surprise inspections at a hefty cost!Many commercial retail operations in the form of stores, lodging, restaurants, and other facilities are..

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OSHA Enforcement of State Mask Mandate

I was recently part of an alliance meeting with the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Safety Committee and Wisconsin OSHA Area Directors. One of the hot topic questions was, "Will OSHA be enforcing the Wisconsin statewide mask mandate?" In short, OSHA will not be going around to job..

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The Risks and Dangers of Heat Exposure

It's official everyone! Even with all of the COVID-19 pandemic activities (or lack thereof), even with the practicing of social distancing, and even with the wearing of masks - summer has finally arrived! Though there has been a lot happening across our country, summer could simply not be..

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OSHA Guidance for Processing Facilities

Although this article is specific to the meat and poultry industry, it can be used as a guideline for any business where employees must work in close quarters. Assembly lines, food processing facilities, and other related industries can follow this guidance from OSHA to improve the health and..

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