OSHA Compliance Articles

  • Analox partner Tomco2 offers the whole package for maximum efficiency

    TOMCO2 prides itself on being the expert in everything CO2, they provide trusted CO2solutions including long life tanks, CO2 transportation and dry ice equipment, alongside exceptional engineering and expertise to understand ...


    By Analox Sensor Technology

  • Accidents, deaths and health problems at work: data sources of the costs for Europe

    Each year, work-related accidents result in long periods of absence from work, and even death. Furthermore, a significant proportion of Europe’s working population suffers from one or more work-related health problems. As a first step towards estimating the Europe-wide costs of work-related health problems, accidents and deaths, EU-OSHA has produced a new report evaluating the quality and ...

  • New - Recordkeeping Online!

    Last week, we highlighted a new California driving law that went into effect on January 1, 2017.  This week we are looking at a new OSHA requirement that started as of the first of this year as well.  Some employers are now required to post their Injury and Illness logs (300A) online.  Are you one of them?  How do you know? ...

  • The importance of a proactive approach to industrial maintenance

    A proactive approach to maintenance involves anticipating and resolving underlying problems that can cause mechanical failure before it can occur. It replaces the reactive model of maintenance that focuses on repairing breakdowns and resolving problems after they occur. A proactive approach to industrial maintenance is beneficial because it accomplishes many of the most important maintenance ...


    By STI Group, Inc.

  • How to prevent electrical injuries at work and at home

    At CH2M, we’re committed to safety; in fact, working safely is embedded into everything we do. For 10 months we’re focusing on a different hazard – the Top 10 safety hazards that reflect the most common risks and hazards we face every day in our jobs at CH2M, and ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • Lost Among the Crowd

    As the primary elections heat up, it’s obvious that one of the “main” topics is Immigration. Regardless of the candidates’ views and future policies, we’ve had and continue to have a major problem with the latino workforce. I do not mean a problem like the one that is in the media, I mean a problem with safety in the workplace. For many years we have seen the number ...

  • Curtailing Construction’s Fatal Four – Eliminating Injuries from Electricity

    The “Fatal Four” of construction are falls, electrocutions, workers being caught in or between objects, and worker being struck by objects. In the United States, these hazards consistently account for over 50% of construction worker deaths annually. This translates into the deaths of over 899 workers on a yearly basis. In our four part blog post series, we will examine each hazard and ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Company Fined for Exposing Immigrant Workers to Hazards

    Two years after a worker died by electrocution at a steel plant own by St. Louis Cold Drawn, inspectors from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) found the company continues to exposes it workforce, predominantly consisting of Asian immigrants with limited English speaking skills, to amputation, electrical and other safety ...


    By AES Marine Consultants, LLC

  • Ensure OSHA compliance through a rewards program

    For some companies, having an OSHA fine levied against them for failure to follow federally mandated safety protocols can be a death sentence. At the same time, trying to implement safety protocols without compromising productivity sometimes becomes a situation fraught with diminishing returns. In situations like that, the temptation to the look the other way on minor infractions can be too ...


    By Code Red Safety

  • OSHA Proposes Stricter Crystalline Silica Dust Rule

    On September 12, 2013, OSHA published a proposal to revise a 40 year old rule that the agency says will save about 700 lives and prevent 1,600 new cases of silicosis each year. While the rule likely won’t be finalized for several years, employer liability will be impacted by the more rigorous proposed rule even before it is finalized. To an industrial hygienist and occupational safety ...


    By Atlantic Environmental, Inc.

  • OSHA announces proposed silica rule, lowering PEL, ending lengthy OMB review

    Federal efforts to protect workers from silica exposure entered a new phase Aug. 23 when the Occupational Safety and Health Administration finally announced its proposal for regulating silica dust. OSHA's proposed rule would set a permissible exposure limit (PEL) of 50 micrograms of respirable crystalline silica per cubic meter of air. The ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Inspections of temporary worker agencies double in response to OSHA memorandum

    Since inspectors from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration were told April 29 to pay more attention to issues involving temporary workers, the number of inspections of temporary staffing agencies has doubled compared with last year, OSHA inspection data show. In the April 29 memorandum, OSHA compliance officers were instructed to record when and where they find workers from temporary ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Commercial Carpet Cleaners for Maintaining Government Buildings

    Government offices are bustling places where people come and go, day in and day out, for different purposes. With high traffic, the carpeted areas in government buildings can get dull and grimy very fast. For this reason, you cannot afford to continue using traditional carpet cleaning techniques. You need to be equipped with powerful and technologically advanced carpet cleaners. When it comes ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • Bridge-plate noisy river bridge replacement, County of Dufferin, ON

    Owner: County of Dufferin, Ontario Contractors: Nelson Arnold Construction Consultants: R.J. Burnside and Associates Location: Dufferin County Road 124 at Noisy River Through the creative application of existing products and construction techniques, Armtec provided a practical, cost-effective solution for replacing a ...


    By Armtec

  • The Top 5 upcoming OHS regulatory events you need to know about: #3

    It can be hard for businesses to determine which regulatory events will directly affect how they do business. That's why I’ve put together a list of the Top 5 OHS regulatory events on the immediate horizon business leaders as well as OHS managers and staff need to know about. Yesterday we talked about ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • The Top 5 upcoming OHS regulatory events you need to know about: #4

    It can be hard for businesses to determine which regulatory events will directly affect how they do business. That's why I’ve put together a list of the Top 5 OHS regulatory events on the immediate horizon business leaders as well as OHS managers and staff need to know about. Yesterday we talked about a forthcoming ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • OSHA increases enforcement pressure

    Most in the EH&S community are aware of the increase in OSHA enforcement activity over the past five years. This has been particularly noticeable since the Obama administration took office in 2008. While this increase has been apparent, what has not been as clear are the reasons this is happening or the effect on worker safety. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), is ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Update on OSHA Annual Requirements

    As the end of the calendar year approaches, it is an opportune time to do a self-check to ensure that your facility has met all of the applicable OSHA annual requirements for 2010. Among the multitude of OSHA training, inspection, and administrative requirements, there are certain regulations which explicitly specify that certain actions must be taken on an annual basis. Unless these requirements ...

  • OSHA increases fines for workplace safety and health citations

    Consistent with OSHA’s Philosophy to increase enforcement activities, they have also increased fines associated with citations. In a memo dated April 22, 2010, OSHA’s Assistant Secretary David Michaels has increased penalties for violations of OSHA regulations. They suggest that fines for serious, repeat and willful violations will increase and the ability of negotiations to reduce ...

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