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..
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..
In the past 16 years, I’ve unfortunately seen my fair share of crushed extremities and amputations while working as a safety manager and as a risk control consultant. In many cases, injured employees didn’t effectively control hazardous energy prior to performing maintenance or service on..
The topic of broad stroke drug and alcohol testing of injured workers and possible OSHA enforcement activity is currently surrounded by much discussion and even more confusion. OSHA recently issued a new publication, titled “Recommended Practices for Anti-Retaliation Programs” and assigned it as..
Starting in 2017, many employers will be required to submit their OSHA 300, 300A, and 301 forms to OSHA electronically. Additionally, by December 1, 2016 all employers will need to develop procedures and inform employees on how to report injuries and illnesses, along with informing them of..
Recently, there have been numerous articles written on OSHA’s new reporting rules and how they will affect post-incident drug testing by employers. The following article is from the National Law Review. This article is important as it is written from a legal point of view. It is especially..
OSHA’s Anti-Retaliation Rules to Take Effect Nov. 1