The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has training requirements for all operators who use a forklift. The point of the training is to make sure the forklift driver is able to safely do his or her job. But what exactly does OSHA require?
Safe + Sound Week takes place from August 13–19 this year. The event is a combined effort of OSHA and safety organizations, including the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), and the National Safety Council (NSC).
By July 1, 2018 (this Sunday), some employers must electronically submit OSHA Form 300A using the Agency’s new online Injury Tracking Application. Only information from employers’ 2017 OSHA Form 300A is due.
In a memo to Regional OSHA Administrators regarding the new permissible exposure limit (PEL) standards for respirable crystalline silica, the Agency stated its plan to “assist employers who are making good-faith efforts to meet the new standard’s requirements.”
If your company uses forklifts, also called Powered Industrial Trucks or PITs, you are subject to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety rules for general industry at 29 CFR 1910.178. These OSHA regulations cover a range of topics--from training drivers on safe use to design and construction standards for forklifts, labeling rules, fuel storage, and more.
OSHA says that the number of establishments with permit-controlled confined spaces has risen by about 5,000, to a total of 210,281. The number of employees who enter these spaces is rising, too.
OSHA published a Direct Final Rule in the Federal Register on May 7, 2018 to make clarifying amendments to its new beryllium exposure worker protections finalized in January 2017.
When operating or working around dangerous machinery, workers can sustain serious injuries: lacerations, amputations, crushing, and, in the worst-case scenario, death. Here we’ll look at how OSHA protects workers from machine hazards through two OSHA Standards for employers that, despite similar goals, must both be followed to maintain 29 CFR compliance.
US EPA has released a list of twenty-one Superfund sites targeted for immediate, intense cleanup action based on recommendations submitted by the Superfund Task Force in Summer 2017.
The most effective emergency responses happen when people are prepared. Planning, training, and practicing for emergencies are important so that everyone knows what they must do, and when to do it.
A deeper look at the 10 most frequently cited OSHA standards, specific rules that employers should know, and eye-opening facts about these common workplace health & safety hazards.