OSHA's fiscal 2011 budget calls for $573 million to help OSHA protect more than 100 million workers nationwide. This proposed increase - $14 million over OSHA's current operating budget - includes $4 million to support personnel for developing standards, $7.7 million for federal enforcement, and $1.5 million to support State-operated OSHA programs. The budget also requests $1 million for the On-site Consultation Program that helps small businesses protect workers, and $250,000 for training grants. Read OSHA's budget document for details.
VelocityEHS Reminds EHS Professionals of approaching OSHA recordkeeping and reporting deadlines
VelocityEHS,the leading cloud environment, health, safety (EHS) and sustainability software provider,is reminding safety professionals that the annual OSHA Recordkeeping Standard deadline for posting a summary of serious injuries and illnesses in their facilities during 2016 is approaching fast. The summary must remain posted in a facility location clearly visible to employees and new applicants between February 1 and April 30. The Recordkeeping Standard has undergone a number of critical changes in the last...
OSHA investigates trench collapse after 28-year-old worker becomes 13th worker injured while working underground in 2016
The U.S. Department of Labor`sOccupational Safety and Health Administration`s Cleveland office has opened an investigation after learning a 28-year-old employee of W.F. Hann & Sons was injured while installing sewer lines in an 8-foot trench in Seven Hills on Nov. 19, 2016. While working in the trench at approximately 1:30 p.m., the soil suddenly shifted, and the trench walls around him collapsed - burying him in an estimated 14,000 pounds of dirt. The force of the soil was so great that it shattered a piece...
TargetSolutions’ Advanced HAZWOPER Awareness Training Series Explains Perils of Hazardous Materials
Even with the best prevention methods in place, incidents involving hazardous materials are bound to happen. Understanding the nature of hazardous materials – and how to respond to various types of incidents – will help you quickly manage a dangerous situation and minimize damage. TargetSolutions’ Advanced HAZWOPER Awareness is a four-module series of online training courses designed to educate personnel on hazardous materials, effective communication strategies, personal protective equipment...
Cave-in Protection Violations Land Plumbing Company In Severe Violator Program
Cave-in protection violations resulted in a Chicago-based plumbing company to be placed on the Severe Violator Program. OG Plumbing LLC, was recently cited by the United States Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration for one serious, one willful, and three repeat violations. OSHA initially conducted an inspection of an OG Plumbing work site in Chicago, on March 10th, 2016, and observed a four-man crew installing water lines in a six-foot trench, without cave-in protection. This...
Industrial Solvent Use by New Jersey Manufacturer Results in OSHA Health Inspection
Earlier this year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) initiated an inspection at a New Jersey manufacturing plant after a flash fire injured a worker. The employee was cleaning a degreasing tank when the fire occurred and the inspection revealed the use of 1-bromopropane (1-BP), also known as n-propyl bromide. 1-BP is a liquid solvent and OSHA reports the chemical’s use has increased in workplaces over the past 20 years. The solvent can frequently be found in products used in: Vapor...