Posts Tagged ‘ OSHA ’

How to Avoid the Top 5 OSHA Violations

Dec 2nd, 2014

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Doors and windows are meant to keep consumers safe, whether it’s from hazardous weather, insects, etc. But what about the safety of those who manufacture these products? While manufacturer officials would say their employees’ safety is a number one concern, sometimes that’s not quite good enough for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). In […]

New OSHA Rule Presses Employers on Reporting Work-Related Injuries

Sep 18th, 2014

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The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has beefed up its requirements for employers reporting severe injuries. In updating its “Occupational Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting Requirements,” OSHA enacted a final rule that will require employers to report all work-related in-patient hospitalizations, as well as amputations and losses of an […]

NLBMDA Launches New Online Forklift Safety Course

Sep 16th, 2014

The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) the launched a new online option of its “Forklift and You” training course. The program was developed to help those in the industry comply with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations governing powered industrial truck safety. Trainees will receive forklift training with the purchase of […]

Construction Industry Continues to Raise Concerns over Proposed Silica Rule

Sep 2nd, 2014

Earlier this year the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) proposed to amend its existing standards for occupational exposure to respirable crystalline silica, a move that has garnered some pushback from the construction industry over the past 10 months. In response to health risks posed to workers, OSHA proposed a new permissible exposure limit of […]

Improving OSHA Whistleblower Protections

May 29th, 2014

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David Michaels, assistant secretary of Labor for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) testified recently before a U.S. Senate Subcommittee to stress the importance of whistleblower protections, and how they may be improved. Michaels testified before the Employment and Workplace Safety Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. He pointed out that although OSHA […]

Cal/OSHA Targets Construction Sites for Safety Rules Compliance

May 29th, 2014

Construction sites in the San Francisco Bay area have gotten Cal/OSHA’s attention, following a recent series of fatal accidents in the region. According to a press release, investigators will be deployed to inspect construction worksites throughout the coming weeks to determine whether adequate measures have been taken to identify safety hazards and prevent injury. “Construction […]

First Construction Safety Week Aims for Change

May 9th, 2014

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The construction industry has seen a recent increase in fatalities on jobsites, and members across the industry have now come together this week to raise awareness about the importance of safety in the workplace in an effort to turn that trend around. Leaders from 31 construction firms across the globe, representing the Construction Industry Safety […]

NLBMDA Urges OSHA to Withdraw Proposed Injury/Illness Reporting Rule

Mar 13th, 2014

The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) recently urged the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) to withdraw its proposed Improved Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses. The rule would require employers to report injury and illness data more often, submit reports in new electronic formats and allow the agency to release the […]

Construction Industry Urges OSHA to Withdraw Silica Rule

Feb 13th, 2014

Some construction industry-related groups are asking the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to withdraw its proposed rule to drastically lower the permissible exposure limit (PEL) of crystalline silica for the construction industry. Input for the last comment period was due February 11, 2014. “OSHA’s current permissible exposure limits (PELs) for crystalline silica were adopted […]

Metal Extruder Cited by OSHA; Fined $166,000 for 15 Safety Violations

Oct 21st, 2013

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Extruders Inc., an aluminum extruder that makes door and window frames in Wylie, Texas, and division of Atrium Cos. Inc. for $166,000 in proposed penalties. The penalties are for 15 safety violations, including one willful, and for failing to protect workers from […]