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..
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..
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..
A construction site is a fluid place where things not only change day-to-day, but minute-to-minute. All the precautions that you can possibly take to protect workers has been executed to the best of your abilities. But, then it happens! Someone at the site has been exposed to or has the symptoms..
In regards to recording COVID-19 on your OSHA 300 log, OSHA states that in areas where there is ongoing community transmission, employers other than those in the healthcare industry, emergency response organizations (e.g., emergency medical, firefighting and law enforcement services), and..
On April 3, 2020, OSHA issued enforcement guidance that temporarily permits extending and reusing respirators, as well as other alternatives. It also clarifies when respirators, including N95 masks, may continue to be used generally and in the health care setting. Below is an outline and summary..
Conventional wisdom would dictate me to write something about safety involving COVID-19. Although providing those resources is important, I wanted to write about something equally as important, although perhaps more unorthodox for the safety guy: I want to talk about New Beginnings.
Federal and state OSHA agencies are managing a significant increase of workplace safety complaints related to COVID-19, which is prompting their recommendation that employers create exposure control plans. Keep in mind that COVID-19 is an OSHA recordable illness, so you could be finding yourself..
By implementing a COVID-19 Response Plan, an “essential” company pledges to dedicating resources immediately to identify and mitigate situations in the workplace which may introduce, expose or spread COVID-19. Each company’s written plan, unique to the operations under its control, will document..