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Announcements and OSHA News

  • Another Tough Reminder of the Importance of Heat Illness Safety

    Jan 21, 2022

    According to an OSHA news release, another unfortunate example of the importance of heat illness safety was brought to light at the expense of a 42-year-old Floridian man. According to OSHA, this man was working out in neared 100 degrees weather July weather. After heavy sweating, trembling hands, and unresponsive to commands, the worker was…

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  • 2022 Annual Adjustments to OSHA Civil Penalties

    Jan 21, 2022

    The new adjusted penalties have been released by OSHA and have taken affect starting January 15th, 2022. These numbers have been adjusted to take inflation into consideration. Type of Violation Penalty Minimum Penalty Maximum Serious $1,036 x Violation $14,502 x Violation Other-Than-Serious $0 x Violation $14,502 x Violation Willful or Repeated $10,360* x Violation $145,027…

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  • Covid-19

    Cal OSHA COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards

    Jan 17, 2022

    The COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards are still in effect. The workplace standards were updated in December 2021 to include minor revisions related to returning to work after close contact. The revisions are effective starting on January 14, 2022. In addition to these requirements, employers must follow public health orders on COVID-19. The latest order from…

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  • EMPLOYERS MAY FACE CAL/OSHA SUITS UNDER STATE HIGH COURT RULING

    Nov 13, 2021

    California employers Can Be Sued under the state’s unfair business practices laws when employees are injured as a result of workplace safety violations, the California Supreme Court. Additionally an internal directive for Serious violation that are not settled will now be sent directly to legal for review.   In addition to the administrative citations that…

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  • OSHA TO HOLD SECOND STAKEHOLDER MEETING ON WHISTLEBLOWER ISSUES

    Nov 13, 2021

     A meeting will be held Oct. 16 in Washington, D.C., to solicit public comments and suggestions from stakeholders on whistleblower issues in the finance industry within OSHA’s jurisdiction. OSHA is seeking input on improving whistleblower customer service, and enhancing understanding of the whistleblower laws it enforces. The meeting will be held at the Department of…

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  • SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH: KEEP WORKERS SAFE FROM

    Nov 13, 2021

     Hurricane season peaks in September, and wildfires are still burning throughout the Pacific Northwest and from California to Colorado. OSHA urges employers to be prepared to keep their workers safe during extreme weather events. The agency’s Emergency Preparedness and Response webpage provides information on protecting workers before and after hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes, floods, and other natural disasters strike. 

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  • IMPROVING CONSTRUCTION WORKERS’ SAFETY AND HEALTH

    Nov 13, 2021

     OSHA is accepting nominations for individuals to serve on the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health. The group advises the Secretary of Labor on developing standards and policies affecting the construction industry. OSHA is seeking employee, employer, state safety and health agency, and public representatives with experience and expertise in construction-related safety and health issues…

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  • OSHA LAUNCHES PROGRAM TO TARGET HIGH INJURY AND ILLNESS RATES

    Nov 13, 2021

    OSHA is initiating the Site-Specific Targeting Program to target workplaces with high injury rates for inspection. Using injury and illness information electronically submitted by employers for calendar year 2016, OSHA will inspect establishments that should have provided 300A data, but did not. This program helps OSHA ensure that employers provide safe and healthful workplaces by directing enforcement…

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  • SAFETY NET TO OFFER ALICE ACTIVE SHOOTER TRAINING IN 2022

    Nov 13, 2021

     Businesses are vulnerable to the potential aftermath of an active shooter, aggressive intruder or mass shooting event. To meet OSHA’s General Duty Clause, each company should be prepared to protect their employees from potential workplace violence should they occur. Our In-person ALICE Training Instructor training, drills and exercises provides you and your employees with strategic…

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