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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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Summary of Available COVID-19 Resources

The Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin assembled a listing of the resources on OSHA’s COVID-19 webpage, as well as resources from several other agencies and organizations.

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OSHA Electronic Reporting Reminder

Are you required to electronically submit injury and illness to OSHA next month? If so, the deadline is quickly approaching.

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Lock Out/Tag Out: It’s not Just for Your Maintenance Department

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..

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New OSHA Resource: Recommended Practices for Anti-Retaliation Programs

Author: Rich Johnston

Category: Health and Safety, OSHA

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..

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OSHA’s New Electronic Reporting Regulation

Category: OSHA

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..

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The Latest on Post-Incident Drug Testing and OSHA Injury Reporting

Author: Rich Johnston

Category: Health and Safety, OSHA

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..

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OSHA’s Anti-Retaliation Rules to Take Effect Nov. 1

Author: Rich Johnston

Category: Health and Safety, OSHA

OSHA’s Anti-Retaliation Rules to Take Effect Nov. 1

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