Antea Group Project Manager Annie Richardson presented on current and upcoming OSHA regulations pertinent to railroads at the recent ASLRRA Connections Convention in Washington DC. Her presentation includes an overview of how OSHA regulates the rail industry, a summary of current regulations and a look at pending regulatory activity, and tips for planning for success in complying with OSHA regulations.
OSHA New Accident Rule is Stirring the Pot
A new accident rule issued by the United States Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which will go into effect on Aug. 10, will change the way that manufacturers and businesses log their injuries and illnesses. OSHA directives state that all businesses inform their employees of their respective rights to file any injury or illness, without fear of retaliation. According to OSHA’s new accident rule, it “clarifies the existing implicit requirement that an employer&rs...
Health and Safety Regulations in the Netherlands
Due to EU regulations established in 1994, each country part of the union is required to incorporate laws that allowsa national authority to oversee health and safety for its workers. It is mandatory for this authority or institution to consider the point of view of social partners in order to come to national legislation and practice. Each memberstate may implement EU-OSHA regulations as long as it is managed by government bodies and representatives from worker and employer organizations. Working conditions in...
With deadline for OSHA logs approaching, clamp down on incidents
The deadline to submit recordkeeping paperwork and logs to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is quickly approaching, so if you`re an employer and you`re scrambling to get all of these items together before February 1, you`re not alone. One thing to make sure of as the deadline nears is that your company`s safety record remains spotless, and that you don`t experience any incidents or complaints between now and the end of the year.One company that hasn`t had that kind of luck is Rite Aid, who...
OSHA reopens MSD column debate for public comment
Here one minute, gone the next. Now it’s back again. The controversial musculoskeletal disorder (MSDs) column is once again on the table as the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) considers making it a mandatory component of OSHA 300 logs.If the MSD column is restored, businesses would be required to record details on all work-related MSDs, injuries that tend to develop over time and affect joints, tendons, ligaments, nerves and muscles.The MSD column used to be a mainstay of the OSHA 300...
Challenges small businesses face in complying with federal regulations - OSHA
Electronic tools helping small businesses evaluate workplace safety and health management programs was among the topics presented at a recent Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) forum `Challenges Small Businesses Face in Complying with Regulations.` The ninth in the `Business of Small Business Series,` these forums provide another venue for small businesses to obtain safety and health management information. Topics ranging from teen summer job safety to lean manufacturing are presented to an...