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2015 OSHA Changes You & Your Employer May Need to Know (Pt. 2)

Picking up from where 2015 OSHA Changes You & Your Employer May Need to Know (Pt. 1) left off, here, we will continue to highlight some of the most noteworthy updates to OSHA regulations that have gone into effect as of this year. While the first part of this blog series focused on revealing 2015 […]

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2015 OSHA Changes You & Your Employer May Need to Know (Pt. 1)

With the New Year here, some very important changes to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) policies have gone into effect, and these updates may impact you and your employer. In this two-part blog series, we will take a closer look at some of the most noteworthy 2015 OSHA changes that you and your […]

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Top 7 Most Frequently Cited OSHA Standards (Pt. 3)

Wrapping up our three-part blog series Top 7 Most Frequently Cited OSHA Standards, here, we will point out the last three most frequently cited OSHA violations that round out the top 7 (as of November 2014). Additional OSHA Standards That Are Commonly Violated by Employers 5 – Powered Industrial Trucks (1910.178) This frequently violated OSHA […]

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Top 7 Most Frequently Cited OSHA Standards (Pt. 2)

Picking up where Top 7 Most Frequently Cited OSHA Standards (Pt. 1) left off, here, we will continue to point out the most commonly cited OSHA standards and what violations of them mean for employers and workers. More Commonly Violated OSHA Standards 3 – Scaffolding (1926.451) This OSHA standard sets various requirements for scaffolding (not […]

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Top 7 Most Frequently Cited OSHA Standards (Pt. 1)

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regularly inspects workplaces throughout the U.S. to ensure that they are safe and that employers are in compliance with federal standards to keep their employees safe. Despite the fact that employers should be in compliance with federal regulations and that they know they are subject to OSHA inspections, […]

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Fatal Workplace Accident Leads to 7 Serious OSHA Violations for Cleveland Steelmaker

Cleveland Track Materials has just been cited with seven serious OSHA violations for its role in contributing to a fatal workplace accident that occurred this past August. According to OSHA’s investigation-related documents, a 45-year-old employee of the steel rolling company died when he suffered blunt-force trauma and was crushed by the spinning shaft of one […]

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Colorado Fracking Accident Kills 1, Seriously Injures 2, Sparking an OSHA Investigation

An extensive investigation is currently underway after one worker died and two other were seriously injured in a Colorado fracking accident that occurred in Weld County on November 13th. According to the latest reports regarding this Colorado fracking accident, the deadly incident occurred at approximately 9:30 am as workers were trying to heat up a […]

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Circus Accident in “Human Chandalier” Act Injures Nine, Leads to Serious OSHA Citation

Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus has been fined $7,000 by regulators at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for its role in causing a serious circus accident that ended up injuring nine circus employees. According to the official OSHA citation, which was issued on November 4th, the circus accident occurred back in […]

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Health Care Workers Suffer More Injuries, Have Less Protections, Report Finds

Hospitals, clinics and other health care facilities are places where the public goes to improve their health and seek treatment for various ailments. Despite this fact, these medical facilities are ironically the site of hundreds of thousands of injuries each year, as health care workers commonly sustain workplace injuries at rates that are far higher […]

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A Look at How OSHA Has Improved Workplace Safety

Over the last 40 years, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has reportedly played an important role in reducing the number of workplace injuries and fatalities in the U.S. by more than 60 percent. In fact, since OSHA was created in 1970: The U.S. workforce has more than doubled in size. The number of […]

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OSHA’s New Final Rule: Hazard Communications in the Workplace (Part 3)

Continuing from OSHA’s New Final Rule: Hazard Communications in the Workplace (Part 2), this is the final installment of the three-part blog regarding new OSHA regulations associated with chemical hazards in the workplace. While Parts 1 and 2 of this blog focused on the consistent chemical labeling system and the changes to Hazard Communications Standards, […]

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OSHA’s New Final Rule: Hazard Communications in the Workplace (Part 2)

Picking up from OSHA’s New Final Rule: Hazard Communications in the Workplace (Part 1), the following is some additional information regarding new OSHA regulations that have been enacted as a way to minimize the number of workplace injuries (and resulting workers’ compensation claims) associated with handling or coming into contact with chemical hazards. While Part […]

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OSHA’s New Final Rule: Hazard Communications in the Workplace (Part 1)

Recently, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) has released its new Final Rule regarding Hazard Communications in the workplace. By attempting to reduce potential miscommunications regarding workplace hazards, these new regulations are intended to: Promote workplace safety Minimize the possibility of workplace injuries due to contact with or exposure to potential chemical hazards Ultimately […]

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Railroad Employees Rights According to OSHA

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has been in place since 1970 in order to protect employees, including railroad workers, by setting standards and regulations associated with various elements of workplace safety. OSHA regulations are particular important to certain industries, such as the railroad industry and the construction industry, that are known to have […]

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Common Questions & Answers about Injury and Illness Prevention Programs

More than 3.3 million workplace injuries occur each year in the U.S., and approximately 12 work-related deaths occur daily, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. What is possibly just as shocking as these statistics is the fact that such preventable injuries and deaths cost roughly $1 billion each week. In an effort to […]

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