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..
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..
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..
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.
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..