Multiple facilities on Long Island, NY that manufacture wipes used to make home and personal care products has been cited by OSHA after an employee allegedly suffered a hand amputation in a fabric-softener sheet-cutting machine.
To ensure facilities and employees can return to work safely after COVID-19, OSHA issued a series of guidance memos tailored towards specific industries, such as manufacturing, meat processing, logistics, and construction.
Last week, OSHA released a memo stating that the Agency will consider an employer’s “good-faith efforts” prior to any enforcement action in light of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Last month, OSHA issued a $221,257 penalty to a New York biscotti manufacturer for allegedly exposing its workers to falls and forklift hazards among other safety violations.
OSHA is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a new webpage designed to highlight its major accomplishments through the years. OSHA plans to use the webpage to provide additional anniversary information throughout the year and announce special events.
OSHA has published a Final Rule to extend the compliance dates for “certain ancillary requirements” of its beryllium exposure worker protections issued in January 2017. The compliance deadline for ancillary provisions—including requirements for personal protective equipment and clothing, hazard communication, and recordkeeping—is now December 12, 2018.
Get to know the top 5 changes to OSHA’s
revised GHS Hazard Communication Standard
at 29 CFR 1910.1200 and how the updates
impacts employee safety at your facility.