OSHA

Make Time For A Safety Program Review

From time to time, it’s important to take a step back and do an overall evaluation of your company’s safety program. Whether done internally or by an outside set of eyes, reviewing your program can help identify gaps, as well as set goals going forward. If you've found your program has stalled a bit or you're just not seeing the results you 

 

Measuring Safety: To Know Where You're Going, You Have To Figure Out Where You Are

Putting an effective safety program in place in your organization is an essential part of any business plan. Safety programs have many parts. Management leadership, employee involvement, workplace analysis, hazard prevention and control, and safety and health training are all important parts of the plan. But how do you know where to  

 

Facility Inspection: A Way to Get Everyone Involved In Safety

We often struggle with ways to get people involved in safety. Incentives, safety committees and internal safety promotions are all good ways to do this. But, why not something as simple as having an employee conduct a facility inspection? You'll be

 

Risk Alert: OSHA Form 300A Posting Deadline Feb 1st

The February 1 deadline to complete OSHA 300 Logs and post the OSHA 300A Summary is fast approaching. Whether your company has one location or many, they will all need to have a completed log in place. In addition to being something your employees have a right to see, it will be one of the first things an OSHA inspector asks 

 

New Year, New Rules from FMCSA and OSHA


Three significant rule changes could pave the way to smoother operations in 2015. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) 34-hour restart rule has been suspended; and, driver-vehicle inspection reports (DVIRs) are only required if defects or deficiencies are found. These new rules will reduce burdensome restrictions and time 

 

Behavior Based Safety: It’s a Give-and-Take

Many companies large and small try to implement some form of Behavior Based Safety program. This is a worthy goal and one that, if done properly, can have a huge impact on not just reducing accidents and injuries in the workplace, but also improving a

 

The Indirect Costs of Workplace Accidents

Accidents in the workplace are an unfortunate reality of the human element of business. Humans make mistakes, and occasionally these mistakes cause a workers’ compensation claim. The costs of these claims vary depending on the severity of the accident, and the more accidents that occur, the higher the cost. There are two types of 

 

Avoiding Fall Season Safety Spikes

The Fall season is historically one of the worst times of the year for safety throughout the country. No matter what type of work is being done, this season always seems to have a spike in accidents and injuries. There are many factors that contribute to this phenomenon. Changes in weather, later sunrises and earlier sunsets, more people on

 

OSHA Recordable or First Aid Only? The Manager's Dilemma.

As a manager, few things are worse than getting that phone call saying one of your people has been injured. So many questions come to mind. What happened? How serious is it? All of these thoughts spring to mind. Do they need outside medical care? How do I know if I need to send them to the doctor? Is this a recordable injury? How will this affect my OSHA Recordable Rate?

 

Here Comes OSHA

OSHA audits can be stressful and the citation penalties severe. But if you've developed good safety programs and are prepared for this inspection, costly partialities and downtime can be avoided. An official audit, or inspection, by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) can be tolerable, and even...