Friday, October 21, 2016
One of the most misunderstood portions of the OSHA confined space standard for general industry is the rescue requirement. Many employers don’t manage their confined space entry risks because they fail to adequately assess the hazards and recognize the need for rescue services.
Thursday, October 20, 2016
During a packed technical session at the 2016 National Safety Council Congress & Expo in Anaheim, California, Wesley Wheeler, director of safety with the National Electrical Contractors Association, addressed key questions about the roles and responsibilities of electrical contractors and employers that hire them.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
OSHA has agreed to extend the date the Agency was to begin enforcing the antiretaliation provisions of the final rule to improve tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses. Enforcement of the provisions that went into effect August 1, 2016, was already extended once to November 1, 2016. With the latest announcement, employers have until December 1, 2016, to comply.
Patrick Kapust, Deputy Director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement programs, announced the most frequently violated standards for fiscal year (FY) 2016 at the National Safety Council Congress & Expo 2016 in Anaheim, California. Keep reading to find out what made this year's list.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
The day after being cited for exposing workers to unsafe trenches, OSHA investigators saw a Chicago plumbing contractor expose the same crew to trenching hazards on a different sewer and water project. Find out how OSHA responded to this brash and risky behavior.
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