At this year's NSC Congress OSHA announced their 2017 Top 10 Violations.  They have not updated their Data Page yet, but here are their preliminary...

In this profession we have a saying when it comes to written safety programs… “steal with pride”. We learn early on in our careers that not much changes in OSHA standards so finding someone who already has a written program, training powerpoint, permits, checklist, etc. that we can just “steal it” rather than “recreating the wheel”. This practice has been around in profession for as long as there has been a safety profession. There is just one small problem… proliferating bad safety programs is a bad practice!

Sometimes we can find the most concise explanations from OSHA in these Extensions of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements.  This week OSHA posted an extension notice regarding the paperwork requirements found in 1910.178 Powered Industrial Trucks Standard.  It is in this posting that OSHA does such a nice job stating what has to happen and how it must be documented when we want to modify a PIT in a manner that affects its capacity and safe operation...

  1. OSHA clarifies recording injuries/illnesses when supervision is shared by a prime contractor and subcontractor at a construction site

  2. Are you confident in your Hot Work Program, Permit, and Training?

  3. OSHA's position on "Swing Gates" and fixed ladders

  4. What's OSHA been up to for the past month? (6/29/17 to 7/29/17)

  5. Which IDLH values do you use in your respirator use decisions?

  6. OSHA may allow "alternating tread stairs", but your building code may NOT

  7. Safety 2017 - ASSE Annual Conference Presentation

  8. OSHRC rules on Arc Flash Injury Case (Arc Flash and PPE matters)

  9. Working example of a Noise Attenuation Evaluation (1910.95(j)

  10. Timing of HBV shots is UPHELD by OSHRC as critical to BBP Control Plan effectiveness

  11. A review of OSHA's "Shaming Campaign"

  12. OSHA announces a DELAY in the July 1, 2017 Electronic Submission of OSHA Log Data

  13. Why Does OSHA Require Retention of Placards? (1910.1201)

  14. Does OSHA’s new GHS for Hazardous Communications require my fixed storage tanks to have Pictograms?

  15. OSHRC upholds citation for employee(s) reaching under interlocked doors/guards

  16. Interim Enforcement Procedures for New Recordkeeping Requirements Under 29 CFR 1904.35 (OSHA)

  17. OSHA Clarifies the Employer’s Continuing Obligation To Make and Maintain an Accurate Record of Each Recordable Injury and Illness

  18. An accident involving fall protection on low slope roofs and 6' distance assumptions (OSHRC)

  19. HOT WORK Statistics (NFPA Research)

  20. "Safety" for Process Safety Managers

  21. OSHA once AGAIN states their position on respirators and facial hair!

  22. OSHA renews it REP for Safety Hazards in Auto Parts Industry – NAICS 3363XX (Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing)

  23. Severe Injury Reports from 1/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (OSHA)

  24. Am I required to have a Fire Prevention Plan (FPP)? (1910.39)

  25. Enforcement of minimum approach distance requirements in 29 CFR 1910.269 and 29 CFR Part 1926, Subpart V

  26. 1/4" openings are NOT universally permissible on machinery (OSHRC Machine Guarding decision)

  27. Welding Carts and Separating your Flammable gases and Oxidizers (IFC 2015)

  28. 2017 OH BWC Presentation - Safe Work Permit(s) Management System

  29. Clarifications to CPL 02-02-079, Inspection Procedures for the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS 2012)

  30. OSHA's NEW Walking & Working Surfaces Standards (ppt's)

  31. OSHA's NEW Walking & Working Surfaces Standards (Tiered & Highlighted)

  32. OSHA’s NEW 1910.23 Ladders (ppt)

  33. OSHA's Top Ten with Citations, Inspections, and $'s (2016)

  34. OSHA's Million Dollar Club (2016)

  35. 2016 OSHA HAZWOPER (1910.120) activity by Industry Sectors

  36. The major changes in the Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Fall Protection Systems Final Rule

  37. 2016 OSHA LOTO activity by Industry Sectors

  38. Use of Zip Ties As An Additional Means of Control for Tagout (OSHA LOI 1910.269)

  39. Welding on "containers" and OSHA's use of the word ABSOLUTELY

  40. OSHA by the numbers (1/5/17 to 2/4/17)

  41. OSHA Log Summary Posting Reminder

  42. Conflicts between OSHA and Fire Code(s)

  43. Fatal occupational injuries SLIGHTLY INCREASE in 2015

  44. OSHA issues final rule clarifying the ongoing obligation to make and maintain accurate records of work-related injuries and illnesses

  45. Establishing noise exposures at and above the Action Level are assumed to be WITHOUT hearing protectors (OSHRC 2016)

  46. NIOSH Respirator User Notices and OSHA Compliance

  47. OSHA sends another "nasty gram" to an employer regarding the use of LPNs AND EMTs to avoid recording injuries

  48. Instead of a Citation, you may receive a “letter” from OSHA

  49. Interpretation of 1904.35(b)(1)(i) and (iv)

  50. OSHA's new Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Protective Equipment (Fall Protection Systems) and "hoist areas"

  51. OSHA's new Walking and Working Surface standard and "fixed industrial stairs"

  52. OSHA's NEW fall protection requirements for low-sloped roofs in General Industry

  53. OSHA's Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Protective Equipment (Fall Protection Systems) standard has arrived

  54. OSHA clarifies Injury Rate Formula (OSHA LOI)

  55. Is there any justification to not record an STS shift on employee exposure after de-rating falls below 85 dBA? (OSHA LOI 2016)

  56. Facial hair and respirator fit [1910.134(g)(1)(i)(A); 1910.134(g)(1)] (OSHA LOI 2016)

  57. OSHA's 2016 Top 10 Cited Standards

  58. OSHA posts two (2) new Letters of Interpretation for the new GHS (HazCom)

  59. OSHA UPDATE on Post-Accident Drug Testing and Walking-Working Surfaces for GI

  60. OSHA proposes to amend respiratory protection standard to add two additional fit-testing protocols

  61. OSHA's Standards Improvement Project, Proposed Revisions (October 2016)

  62. OSHA issues citations for not protecting Propane Tank and Cylinder area

  63. Safety and Health Program Assessment Worksheet (HI-OSHA)

  64. NC-OSHA provides some EXCELLENT ppt's for FREE

  65. More OSHA compliance data - OSHA 2015 Citations by NAICS Industry Sectors

  66. OSHA issues citations for NH3 Refrigeration Fatality ($173K; seafood processing business)

  67. OSHA Citation Analysis for PSM, LOTO, PRCS (2015)

  68. NIOSH Study Supports the OSHA Annual Fit Testing Requirements for Filtering Facepiece Respirators

  69. OSHA's investigation of lathe operator's fatal injuries finds machine guards were bypassed at machining facility

  70. Fire Extinguisher used as an "air receiver" catastrophically fails and claims three (3) legs!!!

  71. Machine guarding CNC Mills and Lathes (OSHRC Decision)

  72. Post-Accident Drug Testing and OSHA's New Reporting Rule

  73. OSHRC can not agree on what a "machine" is as it applies to LOTO (OSHRC)

  74. OSHA Penalty Adjustments to Take Effect August 1, 2016

  75. Delay of Enforcement of the employee rights provisions under 29 CFR 1904.35

  76. Whats OSHA been up to for the past month? (June-July 2016)

  77. Hazards of Pressure Testing Fire Extinguishers

  78. "Previous employer citations" may not be REPEAT citations (OSHRC)

  79. US Department of Labor announces new rules to adjust civil penalty amounts

  80. Recent OSHA Initiatives Signal Increased Enforcement (Sponsor Article)

  81. OSHA Multi-employer citation policy used @ Power Plant with Contractor LOTO issues

  82. OSHA, PPE Hazard Assessment, Injuries, Feasibility, greater hazard, and Industry Practices (OSHRC Decision)

  83. Establishments in the following industries with 20 to 249 employees must submit injury and illness summary (Form 300A) data to OSHA electronically

  84. What's OSHA been up to for the past month? (May 2016)

  85. What's OSHA have in store for us? (Spring 2016 Agenda)

  86. Combustible Dusts Hazards and OSHA signage

  87. Does 1910.134 require a separate fit test for each harness where respirator wearers are required to use different harnesses, depending on their job task? (OSHA LOI)

  88. What's the condition of your storage racks?

  89. FATAL Air Receiver Explosion (Paper Mill)
  90. Use of Aftermarket Replacement Component Parts for NIOSH-Approved Respirators (NIOSH)
  91. Revised Interim Enforcement Procedures for Reporting Requirements under 29 C.F.R. 1904.39
  92. Year One of OSHA’s Severe Injury Reporting Program: An Impact Evaluation (OSHA)
  93. OSHA citations for NOT managing Relief Valves on Air Receivers (1910.169)
  94. OSHA uses 1910.132(c) to cite GI workplace for improper use of PFAS
  95. Updating your Asbestos Signs before June 1, 2016 to comply with the new GHS HAZCOM (OSHA LOI)
  96. Understanding 1910.145, Specifications for accident prevention signs and tags
  97. A look into OSHA's battles with Congress
  98. NATE Climber Connection: PPE Inspection (Video)
  99. PFAS saves another life - RESCUE PLAN is critical (Video)
  100. E-Stop buttons MUST be "red in color"
  101. Forklifts and Hazardous Locations (Classified Areas)
  102. REMINDER... OSHA 300-A Posting by February 1st
  103. OSHA issues another Hazard Alert Letter regarding EMT's providing medical care
  104. EMT's, MusculoSkeletal Disorders (MSDs), and OSHA Recordkeeping
  105. Pitfalls of Contractors and LOTO (1910.147(f)(2)
  106. Administrative court sets precedent, allowing request for enterprise-wide hazard abatement by employer to proceed to trial
  107. OSHA issues another Hazard Alert Letter regarding EMT's providing medical care
  108. EMT's, MusculoSkeletal Disorders (MSDs), and OSHA Recordkeeping
  109. Pitfalls of Contractors and LOTO (1910.147(f)(2)
  110. Administrative court sets precedent, allowing request for enterprise-wide hazard abatement by employer to proceed to trial
  111. OSHRC decision on "minor servicing" and "safety blocks" in lieu of LOTO
  112. OSHA's Fall Regulatory Agenda (2015)
  113. OSHA grants VARIANCE to Lockout (1910.147(d)(4)(i)
  114. NIOSH Letter to All Respirator Manufacturers regarding facial hair INSIDE the respirator
  115. CHALLENGE: Protecting the Safety and Health of Workers (OSHA/MSHA OIG Report 2015)
  116. OSHA screening methods for Process Safety Management during a NON-PSM inspection
  118. OSHA says fainting at the sight of blood is RECORDABLE
  119. OSHA restates Injury/Illness Recordkeeping requirements for temp/contract workers
  120. Are your Safety Data Sheets compliant?
  121. MIOSHA citations @ Warehouse (Electrical Fatality; $357,000)
  122. OSHA looses Fatal Lathe Guarding case
  123. OSHA citations for Flame-Retardant Clothing (FRC) in a non-PSM facility
  124. Breaking down OSHA's General Hotwork Requirements (1910.252(a)
  125. OSHA's REVISED Field Operations Manual (FOM ) incorporates "employer safety incentive" programs directly into the inspection process
  126. OSHA's Top 10 Citations for FY 2015
  127. OSHA is REVISING electrical safety-related work practices standard for general industry and the electric power generation, transmission, and distribution standards for general industry and construction
  128. Making sense of the hierarchy of controls (OR-OSHA Podcast)
  129. OSHA issues LOI on caring for Flame-Retardant Clothing
  130. Whats OSHA been up to for the past month? (7/17/15 to 8/16/15)
  131. Training Requirements in OSHA Standards (OSHA 2254-07R 2015)OSHA Heat App and Heat Illness Awareness
  132. When is a compressed gas cylinder in "storage"?
  133. OSHA issues proposed rulemaking clarifying the ongoing obligation to make and maintain accurate records of work-related injuries and illnesses
  134. OSHA cites paper manufacturer for willful, repeated, serious safety violations ($211K)
  135. Another HUGE addition to OSHA's SVEP club!
  136. Take NOTICE... 11% of Fatal Falls in 2013 were 6' or Less!
  137. The effect of wearer stubble on the protection given by Filtering Facepieces Class 3 (FFP3) and Half Masks (UK's HSE RR1052)
  138. OSHA issues "Inspection Procedures for the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS 2012)"Whats OSHA been up to for the past month? (6/10/15 to 7/10/15)
  139. OSHA's General Industry Fall Protection Standard under OMB Review
  140. So here’s a trick question for you IH professionals… When I get my new SDSs, do I have to retain my old MSDS for 30 years?
  141. Are you maintaining your heat sampling data per 1910.1020(d)(1)(ii)
  142. Interim Enforcement Guidance for Hazard Communication 2012 (HCS 2012) June 1, 2015 Effective Date (OSHA)
  143. Using OSHA inspection data to analyze respirator protection program compliance (DOL Report)
  144. Does the “voluntary use” of a "filtering facepieces" (dust masks) require the use Appendix D?
  145. Whats OSHA been up to for the past month? (3/19/15 to 4/18/15)
  146. "Hazardous Locations" and complying with the "new" 1910.307
  147. "Mirror Check Day" Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - Region One OSHA Cooperative State Programs
  148. $53 million in Workforce Innovation Fund grants
  149. 1910 vs. 1926 - which applies to my "work"
  150. 1910.144 Safety color code for marking physical hazards
  151. 1910.212(a)(1) applies to unguarded rotating chucks on lathes
  152. 1910.307(g)(4)(i), HAZLOC’s, Zones, and Professional Engineers
  153. 2011 Top 10 Federal Standards with the Most “Other-Than-Serious Violations” Cited
  154. 2011 Top 10 Federal Standards with the Most “Repeat Violations” Cited
  155. 2011 Top 10 Federal Standards with the Most “Serious Violations” Cited
  156. 2011 Top 10 Federal Standards with the Most “Willful Violations” Cited
  157. 2011 Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Federal Standards w/Sections Cited
  158. 2012 HAZCOM GHS ppt from OSHA
  159. 9,400 High Rate Workplaces Receiving OSHA Letters (March 2013)
  160. A Guide to The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS)
  161. A lesson in Pressure Vessel Safety via 1910.169
  162. A OSHRC decision that will make you scratch your head
  163. A sign Spring is coming... Cal/OSHA Issues High Heat Advisory as Temperatures Rise Across the State
  164. A VERY interesting look at Safety Regulations from ABC's John Stossel's Blog and was on 20/20 a while back
  165. ACGIH® Presents Hearing Conservation Program Management Webinar – September 12, 2012
  166. Air Pressure Receiver CATASTROPHIC FAILURE
  167. AK-OSHA Review Commission's Decision on whether a “Fish Bin Chiller Alley” at a seafood processing plant is a Confined Space/PRCS
  168. Alarming Number of Workers Fail to Wear Required Protective Equipment
  169. Alternating Tread Type Stair
  170. Annual Review and Scheduled Modification to OSHA's Administrative Penalty Policy
  171. ANSI Launches Online Portal for Standards Incorporated by Reference
  172. ANSI-ISEA 207-2011 - Revision to High Visibilty Vests
  173. Are some of OSHA's proposed standards hindering job creation?
  174. ASTM Developing Standard to Test Resistance to Fogging of Eye Protection Devices
  175. ATTENTION BREWERS... Check your PRCS and HAZCOM practices!
  177. Backward Hard Hats?
  178. Basis for EW/SS locations?
  179. Cal/OSHA Cites employer(s) (Plant, Staffing Agency, and Training Company) over $200,000 Following Death of Temporary Worker
  180. Cal/OSHA Issues Notice, Schedules Public Hearing on Process Safety Management (PSM) Program Assessment
  181. Can your HAZCOM program stand-up to a OSHA inspection?
  182. CAUTION: Your Safety Warnings May Not Be Working
  183. Changes in OSHA's HAZCOM may impact EPA Compliance!?!?! (Huh?)
  184. Changes to Maryland Chemical Information List (CIL) Requirements
  185. Clarification of OSHA's HAZWOPER Standard (1910.120) as it applies to clearing and re-railing train cars after derailments
  186. Classification of Combustible Dusts under the Revised Hazard Communication Standard (OSHA Memo)
  187. Clearance in front of electrical panels - why does OSHA require it?
  188. Compactor or Baler safety protocols
  189. Company argues before the OSHRC that LOTO does not apply to their die changing activities - an analysis of a OSHRC 2009 decision
  190. Company to pay $1.33 million to resolve OSHA citations, criminal penalties in 2011 death of worker; Agreement includes safety improvements and $450,000 for worker's spouse
  191. Comparison of NFPA 704 and HazCom 2012 Labels
  192. Compliance Mapping… an eye opener for many managers and supervisors
  193. Compliance Resource Tip...
  194. Compliance Tip: Next time your using a handrail...
  195. Compliance Tip: Air Receivers
  196. Compliance Tip: Bloodborne Pathogen Training
  197. Compliance Tip: Do I need a first aid team?
  198. Compliance Tip: Electrical Safety Related Work Practices
  199. Compliance Tip: HAZCOM Labeling (Photo)
  200. Compliance Tip: Industrial Stairs Angle (Smart Phone App)
  201. Compliance Tip: LPG Cylinders Storage
  202. Compliance Tip: Projecting shaft ends
  203. Complying with OSHA's PPE Standards
  204. Compressed Air Hazards and Acceptable Methods for Complying with 1910.242(b)
  205. Compressed Gas Cylinder Separation
  206. Computer based tools for workplace heat stress
  207. Consumer Products & HAZCOM requirements
  208. Conveyors, Duct Work, and your Hot Work Permitting Process
  209. Cost of Falls and Workers Comp
  210. CSB Releases New Safety Video on One Year Anniversary of Kleen Energy to Show Hazards of Gas Releases
  211. Deaths Involving the Inadvertent Connection of Air-line Respirators to Inert Gas Supplies
  212. December 1st, 2013 Training Requirements for the Revised Hazard Communication Standard
  214. Did you know... NFPA 704 and OSHA's GHS Haz Comm
  215. Did you know… Emergency Egress and Alarm Systems
  216. Disconnect for Electrical-Discharge Lighting Existing Fluorescent Luminaire
  217. Does it matter what type and size fire extinguisher my Fire Watch is equipped with?
  219. Drinking Chrome – New Studies Expose Threats to Tap Water
  220. DWS (WY-OSHA) Warns of Telephone Scam Targeting Businesses
  221. EEI, ULCC, and the TCIA have negotiated a settlement with OSHA on the compliance dates for the Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution Standard
  222. Electrical Panel Clearance and NEW NEC requirements
  223. Electrical Safety Videos from ESFi
  224. Employer Safety Incentive and Disincentive Policies and Practices
  225. Engineering Controls and Economic Feasibility
  226. Ever heard of "Access to employee exposure and medical records"
  227. Ever heard of "Access to employee exposure and medical records" (e.g. 1910.1020)
  228. Ever wondered how many OSHA standards require an actual written program, Qualified person, Competent person, etc.?
  229. Facial Hair, Respirators, and Fit Testing
  230. Facial Survey Results Region VI
  231. FATAL Hotwork Incident (MI-OSHA)
  232. Federal Jury Convicts Former Shaw Group Safety Manager Of Major Fraud Against The United States
  233. Fire Extinguishers & HAZCOM Labeling
  234. FREE On-Line OSHA Compliance Tools from OSHA & MSHA
  235. FREE Respirator Software from NIOSH
  236. FY 2011 End of Year Federal OSHA Inspection Data
  237. FYI... OSHA Outreach Monitoring Report
  238. General Industry Fall Protection requirements begin ...?
  239. General Industry Standards with Training Requirements
  240. General Industry Standards Written Program Requirements
  241. GHS HAZCOM and Workplace Labels
  242. GHS Training Materials
  243. GREAT Forklift Training PPT from OSHA Region V
  244. H.R. 632: Voluntary Protection Program Act
  245. Hazardous Locations (Examples from OSHA)
  246. HAZCOM Training Modules from MI-OSHA
  247. HAZWOPER Training MUST consist of MORE THAN video training
  248. Hearing Protection Attenuation Evaluation, has it been done?
  249. Hearing Protectors Attenuation Analysis
  250. Hearing Protectors, Safety Glasses, and Respiratory Protective Equipment in Combination: Effect on Sound Attenuation
  251. High Visibility Vest - Hotwork & Electrical Work
  252. Hot Work Safety
  253. Hotwork tank explosions - OSHA is not the problem!
  254. Hotwork, the 35' Rule, UPDATED loss data, and changes in NFPA 51B and at CAL-OSHA
  255. How long do you keep your hotwork permits?
  256. How to Read the OSHA Standards 29 CFR 1910 – General Industry
  257. If you have a trash compactor in your workplace, you will want to read this OSHRC decision
  258. Individual Pleads Guilty to Id Fraud and Impersonating an OSHA Official in Wake of Gulf Oil Spill
  259. Inspection and Citation Guidance for Roadway and Highway Construction Work Zones
  260. Is air monitoring required to establish respiratory protection levels?
  261. Is your Respirator Cleaning methods compliant?
  262. Jordan Barab of OSHA speaks at the COSH conference ("cutting corners on on safety and health will not be tolerated"
  263. Knowing your propane cylinders (Part II)
  264. KY-OSHA Recordkeeping requirements did NOT change on 1/1/15
  265. Ladder Safety - Too many falls!
  266. Last Chance Agreements – Company properly fired maintenance employee for not wearing side shields on safety glasses – violated the LCA
  267. Load Center Capacity Calculator
  268. Lockout? We don't need no stinking lockout... says management!
  269. Looking for help with decisions on Eyewashes and Safety Showers?
  270. LOTO Accident - REAL Accident that cost a life!
  271. Machine Guarding Applications and Attributes
  272. Machine Guarding ppt from OSHA Region V
  273. Maine DOL's GHS Video, PPT, & Sample Plan (EXCELLENT Resources!)
  274. Man accused of posing as OSHA inspector arrested
  275. Mapping a regulation from concept to publication
  276. March 2012 Update on OSHA’s Refinery & Chemical National Emphasis Programs
  277. Maryland Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH) issues SCAM ALERT
  278. MI-OSHA Annual Fatality Information
  279. MSHA Machine Guarding ppt
  280. National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors release Violation Findings Fourth Quarter Report
  281. Need some Procedures for your Emergency Response Program?
  282. New deadline for the Electric Generation, transmission, and Distribution standard is February 17, 2015
  283. NEW Flammable Liquids Fact Sheet (OR-OSHA)
  284. New Recordkeeping interpretation. Question 10-4
  285. NFPA 70E® 2012 20 Most Frequently Asked Questions
  286. NIOSH Hearing Loss Simulator Instruction and Training Guide
  287. NIOSH noise database for power tools
  288. NIOSH recommends exposure limits FAR below OSHA's current PEL for Cr(VI)
  289. OIG: OSHA'S Site Specific Taregting Program has Limitations on Targeting and Inspecting HIGH RISK Worksite
  290. On-Line FIRST AID training is NOT enough (OSHA 2012 LOI)
  291. OR-OSHA HAZCOM (GHS) Video
  292. Oregon OSHA delays rule adoption for Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution rules in Construction and General Industry
  293. OSHA & Eyewashes
  294. OSHA 10-Hour Construction Safety Course Now MANDATORY in Seven States
  295. OSHA 300-A Posting Reminder
  296. OSHA Activity Update
  297. OSHA amends 1910.1030 (BBP)
  298. OSHA answers HAZCOM labeling question in LOI
  299. OSHA answers questions regarding Eyewash and Safety Showers
  300. OSHA Boot Camp
  301. OSHA cites Asphalt Manufacturer following worker being trapped in hot liquid asphalt
  302. OSHA cites chemical manufacturer following nitrogen fatality (5(a)(1), PSM, WWS)
  303. OSHA cites employer for 8 willful, egregious violations after worker injured on machine without safeguards
  304. OSHA claims "cost savings" with the new GHS Hazcom Std
  305. OSHA Clarifies the Requirements for annual refresher training under OSHA's HAZWOPER standard
  306. OSHA Compliance and perceived "paperwork deficiencies"
  307. OSHA Compliance Assistance Facts: FY 2012
  308. OSHA Compliance is sometimes a “Nike moment”… Just Do It!
  309. OSHA defines "amputation" and "loss of an eye" in their latest LOI
  310. OSHA extends comment period on proposed rule to improve tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses
  311. OSHA extends temporary enforcement measures in residential construction through March 15, 2013
  312. OSHA FACOSH Recommends Updating PELs by Executive Order for Feds
  313. OSHA follow-up inspection of oil refinery reveals continuing worker safety violations
  314. OSHA General Industry Requirements for Labels, Signs, Postings, etc.
  315. OSHA Hospitalization, Amputations Reporting Inspection triggers
  316. OSHA insists recordkeeping obligations are ongoing (United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. circuit ruled differently)
  317. OSHA Internal Memo: Interim Guidance on Enforcement of the revised Hazard Communication Standard
  318. OSHA is planning for the I2P2 rule
  319. OSHA issues "Per-instance" Willfuls for Guarding and LOTO
  320. OSHA issues LOI on the NEW HAZCOM Std and Combustible Dust
  321. OSHA issues REPEAT for cleaning air greater than 30psi ($22K)
  322. OSHA issues WILLFUL and EGREGIOUS citations for machine guarding
  323. OSHA issues WILLFUL for facial hair under tight-fitting respirator (Lead Abatement & $49,500)
  324. OSHA issues Willfuls & Repeats for PRCS, PPE, Respirators w/ some HAZCOM, Fire Extinguisher, and Electrical citations for good measure
  325. OSHA LOTO Citations @ food box manufacturer ($122,500)
  326. OSHA Memorandum: Adequate Means of Egress at Workplaces
  327. OSHA publishes removal criteria for employers from the Severe Violator Enforcement Program
  328. OSHA Region V Fatality Stats as of 10/1/11
  329. OSHA Rejects Arizona State Plan Changes..... February 6, 2015
  330. OSHA restates that if employees do not understand English, their training MUST be in a language and vocabulary they understand
  331. OSHA Review/Lookback of OSHA Chemical Standards
  332. OSHA revises the Out Reach Program requirements again (2/2013)
  333. OSHA revisions strengthen Outreach Training Program
  334. OSHA seeks public comment on agency standards to improve chemical safety
  335. OSHA temporarily withdraws proposed column for work-related musculoskeletal disorders, reaches out to small businesses
  336. OSHA Top 10 Cited Standards and standards for which OSHA assessed the highest penalties in 2012
  337. OSHA Training - Flat Roofing Safety 2011
  338. OSHA Training Institute Centers to begin charging a card processing fee for 10 and 30 hour cards
  339. OSHA TRAINING REQUIREMENTS (presentation from OSHA)
  340. OSHA Update - Most Frequently cited SERIOUS Citations
  341. OSHA updates 1910.35 Head Protection
  342. OSHA updates CPL 02-00-158, Inspection Procedures for the Respiratory Protection Standard
  343. OSHA updating Head Protection Standard in both GI and Const
  344. OSHA will continue requiring independent safety testing for electrical devices
  345. OSHA withdraws proposed interpretation on noise
  346. OSHA's 1st LOI of 2013 is a perfect example of how a how a group of workers may fall under both GI and Construction standards
  347. OSHA's 2013 Most Frequently Cited Standards
  348. OSHA's Accreditation Process Needs Reexamination (GAO-13-88, Dec 11, 2012)
  349. OSHA's Citation Policy for Paperwork and Written Program Requirement Violations (CPL 02-00-111)
  350. OSHA's Clarification on effective date of SDSs replacing MSDSs
  351. OSHA's GHS Labeling made easy!!!!
  352. OSHA's Issues Compliance Directive on Personal Protective Equipment
  353. OSHA's Most Frequently Cited 1910 (2014)
  354. OSHA's new APF guidance document focuses on mandatory respirator selection provisions added to existing Respiratory Protection standard
  355. OSHA's new guidance document focuses on mandatory respirator selection provisions added to existing Respiratory Protection standard
  356. OSHA's position on the respiratory protection "program administrator"
  357. OSHA's proposed rule to improve tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses requires quarterly reporting
  358. OSHA's Semiannual Agenda of Regulations (1/2014)
  359. OSHA's Semiannual Regulatory Agenda (June 2014)
  360. OSHA's SVEP Decision Matrix
  361. OSHA's Top 10 Citations (2014 Preliminary as of 8/1/14)
  362. OSHA’s Process Safety Management Standard is NOT the only standard that requires “verification of knowledge” after training
  363. OSHRC affirms HAZCOM and LOTO citations at chicken processing plant
  364. OSHRC case discusses the legality of OSHA’s Com Dust NEP
  365. OSHRC decision on Combustible Dusts (OSHA Dust Sampling, Chain of Custody, Knowledge of hazards, and Signage for ComDust areas)
  366. OSHRC decisions on Machine Specific LOTO Procedures, LOTO Periodic Inspections, and LOTO Training for Affected/Other employees
  367. OSHRC determines that a zip tie does NOT constitutes a “permanent” fixture
  368. OSHRC on "Universal PPE Hazard Assessments" at distribution centers
  369. OSHRC on guarding of horizontal shafting below 7' with an "arbor" and protrusions on shaft ends
  370. OSHRC rules on LOTO case
  371. OSHRC says fire extinguishers are EXEMPT from HAZCOM Program coverage
  372. OSHRC upholds WILFULL GDC with Postal Carrier Fatality due to Heat Stroke
  373. Pedestal Grinder Safety
  374. Policy Background on the Temporary Worker Initiative
  375. PPE payment for static dissipative safety-toe footwear
  376. Proposed Actions in OSHA's Inorganic Arsenic Standard Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  377. Protecting Respiratory Health: What Should be the Constituents of an Effective RPE Program?
  378. QNFT or QLFT, which is acceptable for an emergency responder entering IDLH atm’s?
  379. Qualifications for Forklift Operators (Opinions?)
  380. Queens Man Sentenced In Manhattan Federal Court To Two Years In Prison For Role In Scheme To Issue Fraudulent Safety Training Certifications To Construction Workers And Companies
  381. Reading fire extinguisher labels
  382. Real world use and performance of hearing protection
  383. Record Requirements in the Mechanical Power Presses Standard
  384. Recordkeeping and Fatality Reporting Quiz
  385. Recordkeeping...who is the "highest ranking company official working at the establishment"?
  386. Reduction Procedure and OSHA 300 Log
  387. Regional VPP Recommendations from OSHA Assessments
  388. REMINDER... NEW OSHA Injury Reporting Requirements began on 1/1/15
  389. REMINDER: Post your OSHA Log Annual Summary by February 1st
  390. Respirator Facial Hair Diagrams
  391. Respirator Q&A about "program administrator"
  392. Respiratory Protection Program Administrator
  393. What is the fit factor? (Respirators)
  394. Revised Electrical Std "Grandfathering" and applicable dates
  395. Roof work and proper Fall Protection
  396. Rubber insulating gloves periodic electrical tests - REQUIRED frequency
  397. SAFETY REMINDER - if you have a "compactor" or "baler" and you want a GREAT resource on how to manage and operate them safely...look no further!
  398. Safety Tip: Fire Watch and Monitoring (FM Global)
  400. SCBA Remaining Service-Life Indicator Performance Requirements
  401. Severe Violator Enforcement Program (2013 White Paper)
  402. Should OSHA get out of the pre-accident inspection business? (Editorial)
  403. So does my facility have to hire an expert to perform an Arc Flash Analysis to be compliant with OSHA
  404. St. Louis employers ordered incarcerated for failing to comply with OSHA citations and court sanctions
  405. States that require a 10/30 hour OSHA card
  406. Summary and Explanation of Revisions to the Acetylene Standard as it applies to cylinders
  407. Temporary enforcement policy for 29 CFR 1910.137(b), 1910.269, 29 CFR 1926.97(b) and Subpart V
  408. The "numbers game" and auditing
  409. The new GHS HazCom Std review by the OMB has been "extended"
  410. The Use of Contact Lenses in an Industrial Environment (ACOEM Guidelines)
  411. The “Father of OSHA” passes away
  412. Top 10 MSHA Citations for 2010
  413. Top Ten things to do OR NOT to do during OSHA Inspections
  415. Understanding UL "Listing" and "Approved" - there is a BIG Difference
  416. UPDATE - Did you know there is a Right & Wrong way to mount a forklift cylinder?
  417. UPDATE on 2011 OSHA Activities and what to expect in 2012
  418. UPDATE on OSHA's VPP from Michaels...
  419. UPDATED - Training Requirements in OSHA Standards and Training Guidelines
  420. UPDATED: OSHA's 2011 Top 10 OSHA Violations
  421. Virginia State OSHA has passed a "Reverse Signal Operation" standard for BOTH General Industry and Construction Industries
  422. VPP Policy Memorandum #5: VPP and Safety Incentive Programs
  423. VPP Policy Memorandum #7: Further Improvements to the Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP)
  424. VPP STAR is not a "get out of jail free card"
  425. WA-OSHA enacts NEW Safety Standards for Electrical Workers
  426. West Virginia Enacts CSB Plan for Licensed Propane Techs
  427. What ANSI Z87.1-2003 changes in Safety Glasses Requirements
  428. What is Fee for Intervention (FFI) and who is doing it?
  429. What is the difference between "street glasses" and ANSI High Impact Safety Glasses
  430. What is the phase-in period in the revised Hazard Communication Standard?
  431. What type of respirator do I need?
  432. Whats OSHA been up to for the past month?
  433. When is a Fire Watch actually required?
  434. When it comes to handrails... sweat the small stuff, well at least 1.5"
  435. Who is the OSHRC and what does the commission do?
  436. Why are so many fearing OSHA's I2P2
  437. Work-Related Burns in Michigan: First Annual Report (January 2009 – December 2009)
  438. Your auditing and you come across this... What you would cite?

This 2017 letter of interpretation clarifies the requirements at Section 1904.31, Covered Employees. Specifically, OSHA clarifies who is responsible for recording injuries and illnesses of workers when supervision is shared by a prime contractor and subcontractor at a construction site.

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