Determining when an injury or illness is work-related for the purposes of OSHA 300 recordkeeping can be a challenge. While the distinction may seem straightforward, applying OSHA’s criteria to real-world situations is often anything but. In two recent letters of interpretation (LOIs), OSHA attempts to shed light on some common questions surrounding the work-relatedness of injuries that result from motor vehicle accidents. Keep reading to learn what OSHA has to say.
According to the National Safety Council (NSC), 80 percent of American drivers believe hands-free devices are safer than handheld cell phones behind the wheel despite research to the contrary. Are your employees among them? Keep reading for important information to share with your workers in honor of Distracted Driving Awareness Month this April.
On March 13, OSHA issued a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register declaring its intent to update eye and face protection standards to incorporate the latest edition of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) consensus standards. OSHA also proposed to change language in the construction eye and face protection standard to make it consistent with the general industry and maritime standards.
The Department of Labor's fiscal year (FY) 2016 budget request includes an additional $39.3 million for OSHA. How does OSHA plan to use the additional funding? Read the article to find out.