Last week OSHA published their "spring agenda" and this gives us a very good idea as to which standards OSHA has on their radar screen.  Here is their agenda...

I came across this citation at an Ethanol plant (May 2016) regarding their combustible dusts hazards and the lack of WARNING signs...

Citation 2 Item 1

Type of Violation: Other-than-Serious; $0.00

29 CFR 1910.145(c)(2)(i): Caution signs shall be used only to warn against potential hazards or to caution against unsafe practices:

Background: You’ve pointed out that in some workplaces, employees may be required to wear a different harness on the same manufacturer’s model facepiece and sealing surface for different work scenarios such as different work modes (negative vs. positive pressure) or for flame and heat protection. During our meeting, we discussed... One respirator model has two harness options that connect to the same attachment points on the facepiece and adjust in the same manner but are made of different material (i.e., rubber or Kevlar®). Another model has either a five-point or a four-point head harness option, but the facepiece only has four attachment points.

Question: Does OSHA’s Respiratory Protection standard require a separate fit test for each harness where respirator wearers are required to use different harnesses, depending on their job task?

  1. What's the condition of your storage racks?
  2. FATAL Air Receiver Explosion (Paper Mill)
  3. Use of Aftermarket Replacement Component Parts for NIOSH-Approved Respirators (NIOSH)
  4. Revised Interim Enforcement Procedures for Reporting Requirements under 29 C.F.R. 1904.39
  5. Year One of OSHA’s Severe Injury Reporting Program: An Impact Evaluation (OSHA)
  6. OSHA citations for NOT managing Relief Valves on Air Receivers (1910.169)
  7. OSHA uses 1910.132(c) to cite GI workplace for improper use of PFAS
  8. Updating your Asbestos Signs before June 1, 2016 to comply with the new GHS HAZCOM (OSHA LOI)
  9. Understanding 1910.145, Specifications for accident prevention signs and tags
  10. A look into OSHA's battles with Congress
  11. NATE Climber Connection: PPE Inspection (Video)
  12. PFAS saves another life - RESCUE PLAN is critical (Video)
  13. E-Stop buttons MUST be "red in color"
  14. Forklifts and Hazardous Locations (Classified Areas)
  15. REMINDER... OSHA 300-A Posting by February 1st
  16. OSHA issues another Hazard Alert Letter regarding EMT's providing medical care
  17. EMT's, MusculoSkeletal Disorders (MSDs), and OSHA Recordkeeping
  18. Pitfalls of Contractors and LOTO (1910.147(f)(2)
  19. Administrative court sets precedent, allowing request for enterprise-wide hazard abatement by employer to proceed to trial
  20. OSHA issues another Hazard Alert Letter regarding EMT's providing medical care
  21. EMT's, MusculoSkeletal Disorders (MSDs), and OSHA Recordkeeping
  22. Pitfalls of Contractors and LOTO (1910.147(f)(2)
  23. Administrative court sets precedent, allowing request for enterprise-wide hazard abatement by employer to proceed to trial
  24. OSHRC decision on "minor servicing" and "safety blocks" in lieu of LOTO
  25. OSHA's Fall Regulatory Agenda (2015)
  26. OSHA grants VARIANCE to Lockout (1910.147(d)(4)(i)
  27. NIOSH Letter to All Respirator Manufacturers regarding facial hair INSIDE the respirator
  28. CHALLENGE: Protecting the Safety and Health of Workers (OSHA/MSHA OIG Report 2015)
  29. OSHA screening methods for Process Safety Management during a NON-PSM inspection
  30. COST OF NOT COVERING YOUR VALVE STEMS (WY-OSHA)
  31. OSHA says fainting at the sight of blood is RECORDABLE
  32. OSHA restates Injury/Illness Recordkeeping requirements for temp/contract workers
  33. Are your Safety Data Sheets compliant?
  34. MIOSHA citations @ Warehouse (Electrical Fatality; $357,000)
  35. OSHA looses Fatal Lathe Guarding case
  36. OSHA citations for Flame-Retardant Clothing (FRC) in a non-PSM facility
  37. Breaking down OSHA's General Hotwork Requirements (1910.252(a)
  38. OSHA's REVISED Field Operations Manual (FOM ) incorporates "employer safety incentive" programs directly into the inspection process
  39. OSHA's Top 10 Citations for FY 2015
  40. 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
  41. Making sense of the hierarchy of controls (OR-OSHA Podcast)
  42. OSHA issues LOI on caring for Flame-Retardant Clothing
  43. Whats OSHA been up to for the past month? (7/17/15 to 8/16/15)
  44. Training Requirements in OSHA Standards (OSHA 2254-07R 2015)OSHA Heat App and Heat Illness Awareness
  45. When is a compressed gas cylinder in "storage"?
  46. OSHA issues proposed rulemaking clarifying the ongoing obligation to make and maintain accurate records of work-related injuries and illnesses
  47. OSHA cites paper manufacturer for willful, repeated, serious safety violations ($211K)
  48. Another HUGE addition to OSHA's SVEP club!
  49. Take NOTICE... 11% of Fatal Falls in 2013 were 6' or Less!
  50. The effect of wearer stubble on the protection given by Filtering Facepieces Class 3 (FFP3) and Half Masks (UK's HSE RR1052)
  51. 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)
  52. OSHA's General Industry Fall Protection Standard under OMB Review
  53. 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?
  54. Are you maintaining your heat sampling data per 1910.1020(d)(1)(ii)
  55. Interim Enforcement Guidance for Hazard Communication 2012 (HCS 2012) June 1, 2015 Effective Date (OSHA)
  56. Using OSHA inspection data to analyze respirator protection program compliance (DOL Report)
  57. Does the “voluntary use” of a "filtering facepieces" (dust masks) require the use Appendix D?
  58. Whats OSHA been up to for the past month? (3/19/15 to 4/18/15)
  59. "Hazardous Locations" and complying with the "new" 1910.307
  60. "Mirror Check Day" Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - Region One OSHA Cooperative State Programs
  61. $53 million in Workforce Innovation Fund grants
  62. 1910 vs. 1926 - which applies to my "work"
  63. 1910.144 Safety color code for marking physical hazards
  64. 1910.212(a)(1) applies to unguarded rotating chucks on lathes
  65. 1910.307(g)(4)(i), HAZLOC’s, Zones, and Professional Engineers
  66. 2011 Top 10 Federal Standards with the Most “Other-Than-Serious Violations” Cited
  67. 2011 Top 10 Federal Standards with the Most “Repeat Violations” Cited
  68. 2011 Top 10 Federal Standards with the Most “Serious Violations” Cited
  69. 2011 Top 10 Federal Standards with the Most “Willful Violations” Cited
  70. 2011 Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Federal Standards w/Sections Cited
  71. 2012 HAZCOM GHS ppt from OSHA
  72. 9,400 High Rate Workplaces Receiving OSHA Letters (March 2013)
  73. A Guide to The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS)
  74. A lesson in Pressure Vessel Safety via 1910.169
  75. A OSHRC decision that will make you scratch your head
  76. A sign Spring is coming... Cal/OSHA Issues High Heat Advisory as Temperatures Rise Across the State
  77. A VERY interesting look at Safety Regulations from ABC's John Stossel's Blog and was on 20/20 a while back
  78. ACGIH® Presents Hearing Conservation Program Management Webinar – September 12, 2012
  79. Air Pressure Receiver CATASTROPHIC FAILURE
  80. AK-OSHA Review Commission's Decision on whether a “Fish Bin Chiller Alley” at a seafood processing plant is a Confined Space/PRCS
  81. Alarming Number of Workers Fail to Wear Required Protective Equipment
  82. Alternating Tread Type Stair
  83. Annual Review and Scheduled Modification to OSHA's Administrative Penalty Policy
  84. ANSI Launches Online Portal for Standards Incorporated by Reference
  85. ANSI-ISEA 207-2011 - Revision to High Visibilty Vests
  86. Are some of OSHA's proposed standards hindering job creation?
  87. ASTM Developing Standard to Test Resistance to Fogging of Eye Protection Devices
  88. ATTENTION BREWERS... Check your PRCS and HAZCOM practices!
  89. AZ-OSHA SCAM ALERT
  90. Backward Hard Hats?
  91. Basis for EW/SS locations?
  92. Cal/OSHA Cites employer(s) (Plant, Staffing Agency, and Training Company) over $200,000 Following Death of Temporary Worker
  93. Cal/OSHA Issues Notice, Schedules Public Hearing on Process Safety Management (PSM) Program Assessment
  94. Can your HAZCOM program stand-up to a OSHA inspection?
  95. CAUTION: Your Safety Warnings May Not Be Working
  96. Changes in OSHA's HAZCOM may impact EPA Compliance!?!?! (Huh?)
  97. Changes to Maryland Chemical Information List (CIL) Requirements
  98. Clarification of OSHA's HAZWOPER Standard (1910.120) as it applies to clearing and re-railing train cars after derailments
  99. Classification of Combustible Dusts under the Revised Hazard Communication Standard (OSHA Memo)
  100. Clearance in front of electrical panels - why does OSHA require it?
  101. Compactor or Baler safety protocols
  102. Company argues before the OSHRC that LOTO does not apply to their die changing activities - an analysis of a OSHRC 2009 decision
  103. 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
  104. Comparison of NFPA 704 and HazCom 2012 Labels
  105. Compliance Mapping… an eye opener for many managers and supervisors
  106. Compliance Resource Tip... ecfr.gov
  107. Compliance Tip: Next time your using a handrail...
  108. Compliance Tip: Air Receivers
  109. Compliance Tip: Bloodborne Pathogen Training
  110. Compliance Tip: Do I need a first aid team?
  111. Compliance Tip: Electrical Safety Related Work Practices
  112. Compliance Tip: HAZCOM Labeling (Photo)
  113. Compliance Tip: Industrial Stairs Angle (Smart Phone App)
  114. Compliance Tip: LPG Cylinders Storage
  115. Compliance Tip: Projecting shaft ends
  116. Complying with OSHA's PPE Standards
  117. Compressed Air Hazards and Acceptable Methods for Complying with 1910.242(b)
  118. Compressed Gas Cylinder Separation
  119. Computer based tools for workplace heat stress
  120. Consumer Products & HAZCOM requirements
  121. Conveyors, Duct Work, and your Hot Work Permitting Process
  122. Cost of Falls and Workers Comp
  123. CSB Releases New Safety Video on One Year Anniversary of Kleen Energy to Show Hazards of Gas Releases
  124. Deaths Involving the Inadvertent Connection of Air-line Respirators to Inert Gas Supplies
  125. December 1st, 2013 Training Requirements for the Revised Hazard Communication Standard
  126. DEPARTMENTS OF LABOR, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, AND EDUCATION, AND RELATED AGENCIES APPROPRIATION BILL, 2015
  127. Did you know... NFPA 704 and OSHA's GHS Haz Comm
  128. Did you know… Emergency Egress and Alarm Systems
  129. Disconnect for Electrical-Discharge Lighting Existing Fluorescent Luminaire
  130. Does it matter what type and size fire extinguisher my Fire Watch is equipped with?
  131. DOI SWEEP OF 16 CONSTRUCTION SITES IN FOUR BOROUGHS NETS 30 ARRESTS FOR BOGUS SCAFFOLD CERTIFICATION AND OSHA SAFETY CARDS
  132. Drinking Chrome – New Studies Expose Threats to Tap Water
  133. DWS (WY-OSHA) Warns of Telephone Scam Targeting Businesses
  134. EEI, ULCC, and the TCIA have negotiated a settlement with OSHA on the compliance dates for the Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution Standard
  135. Electrical Panel Clearance and NEW NEC requirements
  136. Electrical Safety Videos from ESFi
  137. Employer Safety Incentive and Disincentive Policies and Practices
  138. Engineering Controls and Economic Feasibility
  139. Ever heard of "Access to employee exposure and medical records"
  140. Ever heard of "Access to employee exposure and medical records" (e.g. 1910.1020)
  141. Ever wondered how many OSHA standards require an actual written program, Qualified person, Competent person, etc.?
  142. Facial Hair, Respirators, and Fit Testing
  143. Facial Survey Results Region VI
  144. FATAL Hotwork Incident (MI-OSHA)
  145. Federal Jury Convicts Former Shaw Group Safety Manager Of Major Fraud Against The United States
  146. Fire Extinguishers & HAZCOM Labeling
  147. FREE On-Line OSHA Compliance Tools from OSHA & MSHA
  148. FREE Respirator Software from NIOSH
  149. FY 2011 End of Year Federal OSHA Inspection Data
  150. FYI... OSHA Outreach Monitoring Report
  151. General Industry Fall Protection requirements begin ...?
  152. General Industry Standards with Training Requirements
  153. General Industry Standards Written Program Requirements
  154. GHS HAZCOM and Workplace Labels
  155. GHS Training Materials
  156. GREAT Forklift Training PPT from OSHA Region V
  157. H.R. 632: Voluntary Protection Program Act
  158. Hazardous Locations (Examples from OSHA)
  159. HAZCOM Training Modules from MI-OSHA
  160. HAZWOPER Training MUST consist of MORE THAN video training
  161. Hearing Protection Attenuation Evaluation, has it been done?
  162. Hearing Protectors Attenuation Analysis
  163. Hearing Protectors, Safety Glasses, and Respiratory Protective Equipment in Combination: Effect on Sound Attenuation
  164. High Visibility Vest - Hotwork & Electrical Work
  165. Hot Work Safety
  166. Hotwork tank explosions - OSHA is not the problem!
  167. Hotwork, the 35' Rule, UPDATED loss data, and changes in NFPA 51B and at CAL-OSHA
  168. How long do you keep your hotwork permits?
  169. How to Read the OSHA Standards 29 CFR 1910 – General Industry
  170. If you have a trash compactor in your workplace, you will want to read this OSHRC decision
  171. Individual Pleads Guilty to Id Fraud and Impersonating an OSHA Official in Wake of Gulf Oil Spill
  172. Inspection and Citation Guidance for Roadway and Highway Construction Work Zones
  173. Is air monitoring required to establish respiratory protection levels?
  174. Is your Respirator Cleaning methods compliant?
  175. Jordan Barab of OSHA speaks at the COSH conference ("cutting corners on on safety and health will not be tolerated"
  176. Knowing your propane cylinders (Part II)
  177. KY-OSHA Recordkeeping requirements did NOT change on 1/1/15
  178. Ladder Safety - Too many falls!
  179. Last Chance Agreements – Company properly fired maintenance employee for not wearing side shields on safety glasses – violated the LCA
  180. Load Center Capacity Calculator
  181. Lockout? We don't need no stinking lockout... says management!
  182. Looking for help with decisions on Eyewashes and Safety Showers?
  183. LOTO Accident - REAL Accident that cost a life!
  184. Machine Guarding Applications and Attributes
  185. Machine Guarding ppt from OSHA Region V
  186. Maine DOL's GHS Video, PPT, & Sample Plan (EXCELLENT Resources!)
  187. Man accused of posing as OSHA inspector arrested
  188. Mapping a regulation from concept to publication
  189. March 2012 Update on OSHA’s Refinery & Chemical National Emphasis Programs
  190. Maryland Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH) issues SCAM ALERT
  191. MI-OSHA Annual Fatality Information
  192. MSHA Machine Guarding ppt
  193. National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors release Violation Findings Fourth Quarter Report
  194. Need some Procedures for your Emergency Response Program?
  195. New deadline for the Electric Generation, transmission, and Distribution standard is February 17, 2015
  196. NEW Flammable Liquids Fact Sheet (OR-OSHA)
  197. New Recordkeeping interpretation. Question 10-4
  198. NFPA 70E® 2012 20 Most Frequently Asked Questions
  199. NIOSH Hearing Loss Simulator Instruction and Training Guide
  200. NIOSH noise database for power tools
  201. NIOSH recommends exposure limits FAR below OSHA's current PEL for Cr(VI)
  202. OIG: OSHA'S Site Specific Taregting Program has Limitations on Targeting and Inspecting HIGH RISK Worksite
  203. On-Line FIRST AID training is NOT enough (OSHA 2012 LOI)
  204. OR-OSHA HAZCOM (GHS) Video
  205. Oregon OSHA delays rule adoption for Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution rules in Construction and General Industry
  206. OSHA & Eyewashes
  207. OSHA 10-Hour Construction Safety Course Now MANDATORY in Seven States
  208. OSHA 300-A Posting Reminder
  209. OSHA Activity Update
  210. OSHA amends 1910.1030 (BBP)
  211. OSHA answers HAZCOM labeling question in LOI
  212. OSHA answers questions regarding Eyewash and Safety Showers
  213. OSHA Boot Camp
  214. OSHA cites Asphalt Manufacturer following worker being trapped in hot liquid asphalt
  215. OSHA cites chemical manufacturer following nitrogen fatality (5(a)(1), PSM, WWS)
  216. OSHA cites employer for 8 willful, egregious violations after worker injured on machine without safeguards
  217. OSHA claims "cost savings" with the new GHS Hazcom Std
  218. OSHA Clarifies the Requirements for annual refresher training under OSHA's HAZWOPER standard
  219. OSHA Compliance and perceived "paperwork deficiencies"
  220. OSHA Compliance Assistance Facts: FY 2012
  221. OSHA Compliance is sometimes a “Nike moment”… Just Do It!
  222. OSHA defines "amputation" and "loss of an eye" in their latest LOI
  223. OSHA extends comment period on proposed rule to improve tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses
  224. OSHA extends temporary enforcement measures in residential construction through March 15, 2013
  225. OSHA FACOSH Recommends Updating PELs by Executive Order for Feds
  226. OSHA follow-up inspection of oil refinery reveals continuing worker safety violations
  227. OSHA General Industry Requirements for Labels, Signs, Postings, etc.
  228. OSHA Hospitalization, Amputations Reporting Inspection triggers
  229. OSHA insists recordkeeping obligations are ongoing (United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. circuit ruled differently)
  230. OSHA Internal Memo: Interim Guidance on Enforcement of the revised Hazard Communication Standard
  231. OSHA is planning for the I2P2 rule
  232. OSHA issues "Per-instance" Willfuls for Guarding and LOTO
  233. OSHA issues LOI on the NEW HAZCOM Std and Combustible Dust
  234. OSHA issues REPEAT for cleaning air greater than 30psi ($22K)
  235. OSHA issues WILLFUL and EGREGIOUS citations for machine guarding
  236. OSHA issues WILLFUL for facial hair under tight-fitting respirator (Lead Abatement & $49,500)
  237. OSHA issues Willfuls & Repeats for PRCS, PPE, Respirators w/ some HAZCOM, Fire Extinguisher, and Electrical citations for good measure
  238. OSHA LOTO Citations @ food box manufacturer ($122,500)
  239. OSHA Memorandum: Adequate Means of Egress at Workplaces
  240. OSHA publishes removal criteria for employers from the Severe Violator Enforcement Program
  241. OSHA Region V Fatality Stats as of 10/1/11
  242. OSHA Rejects Arizona State Plan Changes..... February 6, 2015
  243. OSHA restates that if employees do not understand English, their training MUST be in a language and vocabulary they understand
  244. OSHA Review/Lookback of OSHA Chemical Standards
  245. OSHA revises the Out Reach Program requirements again (2/2013)
  246. OSHA revisions strengthen Outreach Training Program
  247. OSHA seeks public comment on agency standards to improve chemical safety
  248. OSHA temporarily withdraws proposed column for work-related musculoskeletal disorders, reaches out to small businesses
  249. OSHA Top 10 Cited Standards and standards for which OSHA assessed the highest penalties in 2012
  250. OSHA Training - Flat Roofing Safety 2011
  251. OSHA Training Institute Centers to begin charging a card processing fee for 10 and 30 hour cards
  252. OSHA TRAINING REQUIREMENTS (presentation from OSHA)
  253. OSHA Update - Most Frequently cited SERIOUS Citations
  254. OSHA updates 1910.35 Head Protection
  255. OSHA updates CPL 02-00-158, Inspection Procedures for the Respiratory Protection Standard
  256. OSHA updating Head Protection Standard in both GI and Const
  257. OSHA will continue requiring independent safety testing for electrical devices
  258. OSHA withdraws proposed interpretation on noise
  259. 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
  260. OSHA's 2013 Most Frequently Cited Standards
  261. OSHA's Accreditation Process Needs Reexamination (GAO-13-88, Dec 11, 2012)
  262. OSHA's Citation Policy for Paperwork and Written Program Requirement Violations (CPL 02-00-111)
  263. OSHA's Clarification on effective date of SDSs replacing MSDSs
  264. OSHA's GHS Labeling made easy!!!!
  265. OSHA's Issues Compliance Directive on Personal Protective Equipment
  266. OSHA's Most Frequently Cited 1910 (2014)
  267. OSHA's new APF guidance document focuses on mandatory respirator selection provisions added to existing Respiratory Protection standard
  268. OSHA's new guidance document focuses on mandatory respirator selection provisions added to existing Respiratory Protection standard
  269. OSHA's position on the respiratory protection "program administrator"
  270. OSHA's proposed rule to improve tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses requires quarterly reporting
  271. OSHA's Semiannual Agenda of Regulations (1/2014)
  272. OSHA's Semiannual Regulatory Agenda (June 2014)
  273. OSHA's SVEP Decision Matrix
  274. OSHA's Top 10 Citations (2014 Preliminary as of 8/1/14)
  275. OSHA’s Process Safety Management Standard is NOT the only standard that requires “verification of knowledge” after training
  276. OSHRC affirms HAZCOM and LOTO citations at chicken processing plant
  277. OSHRC case discusses the legality of OSHA’s Com Dust NEP
  278. OSHRC decision on Combustible Dusts (OSHA Dust Sampling, Chain of Custody, Knowledge of hazards, and Signage for ComDust areas)
  279. OSHRC decisions on Machine Specific LOTO Procedures, LOTO Periodic Inspections, and LOTO Training for Affected/Other employees
  280. OSHRC determines that a zip tie does NOT constitutes a “permanent” fixture
  281. OSHRC on "Universal PPE Hazard Assessments" at distribution centers
  282. OSHRC on guarding of horizontal shafting below 7' with an "arbor" and protrusions on shaft ends
  283. OSHRC rules on LOTO case
  284. OSHRC says fire extinguishers are EXEMPT from HAZCOM Program coverage
  285. OSHRC upholds WILFULL GDC with Postal Carrier Fatality due to Heat Stroke
  286. Pedestal Grinder Safety
  287. Policy Background on the Temporary Worker Initiative
  288. PPE payment for static dissipative safety-toe footwear
  289. Proposed Actions in OSHA's Inorganic Arsenic Standard Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  290. Protecting Respiratory Health: What Should be the Constituents of an Effective RPE Program?
  291. QNFT or QLFT, which is acceptable for an emergency responder entering IDLH atm’s?
  292. Qualifications for Forklift Operators (Opinions?)
  293. 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
  294. Reading fire extinguisher labels
  295. Real world use and performance of hearing protection
  296. Record Requirements in the Mechanical Power Presses Standard
  297. Recordkeeping and Fatality Reporting Quiz
  298. Recordkeeping...who is the "highest ranking company official working at the establishment"?
  299. Reduction Procedure and OSHA 300 Log
  300. Regional VPP Recommendations from OSHA Assessments
  301. REMINDER... NEW OSHA Injury Reporting Requirements began on 1/1/15
  302. REMINDER: Post your OSHA Log Annual Summary by February 1st
  303. Respirator Facial Hair Diagrams
  304. Respirator Q&A about "program administrator"
  305. Respiratory Protection Program Administrator
  306. What is the fit factor? (Respirators)
  307. Revised Electrical Std "Grandfathering" and applicable dates
  308. Roof work and proper Fall Protection
  309. Rubber insulating gloves periodic electrical tests - REQUIRED frequency
  310. 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!
  311. Safety Tip: Fire Watch and Monitoring (FM Global)
  312. SCALPING ACCIDENT (WARNING! Graphic Photo)
  313. SCBA Remaining Service-Life Indicator Performance Requirements
  314. Severe Violator Enforcement Program (2013 White Paper)
  315. Should OSHA get out of the pre-accident inspection business? (Editorial)
  316. So does my facility have to hire an expert to perform an Arc Flash Analysis to be compliant with OSHA
  317. St. Louis employers ordered incarcerated for failing to comply with OSHA citations and court sanctions
  318. States that require a 10/30 hour OSHA card
  319. Summary and Explanation of Revisions to the Acetylene Standard as it applies to cylinders
  320. Temporary enforcement policy for 29 CFR 1910.137(b), 1910.269, 29 CFR 1926.97(b) and Subpart V
  321. The "numbers game" and auditing
  322. The new GHS HazCom Std review by the OMB has been "extended"
  323. The Use of Contact Lenses in an Industrial Environment (ACOEM Guidelines)
  324. The “Father of OSHA” passes away
  325. Top 10 MSHA Citations for 2010
  326. Top Ten things to do OR NOT to do during OSHA Inspections
  327. TRENCHING AND EXCAVATION “BY THE NUMBERS”
  328. Understanding UL "Listing" and "Approved" - there is a BIG Difference
  329. UPDATE - Did you know there is a Right & Wrong way to mount a forklift cylinder?
  330. UPDATE on 2011 OSHA Activities and what to expect in 2012
  331. UPDATE on OSHA's VPP from Michaels...
  332. UPDATED - Training Requirements in OSHA Standards and Training Guidelines
  333. UPDATED: OSHA's 2011 Top 10 OSHA Violations
  334. Virginia State OSHA has passed a "Reverse Signal Operation" standard for BOTH General Industry and Construction Industries
  335. VPP Policy Memorandum #5: VPP and Safety Incentive Programs
  336. VPP Policy Memorandum #7: Further Improvements to the Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP)
  337. VPP STAR is not a "get out of jail free card"
  338. WA-OSHA enacts NEW Safety Standards for Electrical Workers
  339. West Virginia Enacts CSB Plan for Licensed Propane Techs
  340. What ANSI Z87.1-2003 changes in Safety Glasses Requirements
  341. What is Fee for Intervention (FFI) and who is doing it?
  342. What is the difference between "street glasses" and ANSI High Impact Safety Glasses
  343. What is the phase-in period in the revised Hazard Communication Standard?
  344. What type of respirator do I need?
  345. Whats OSHA been up to for the past month?
  346. When is a Fire Watch actually required?
  347. When it comes to handrails... sweat the small stuff, well at least 1.5"
  348. Who is the OSHRC and what does the commission do?
  349. Why are so many fearing OSHA's I2P2
  350. Work-Related Burns in Michigan: First Annual Report (January 2009 – December 2009)
  351. Your auditing and you come across this... What you would cite?

We have all seen the videos and pics of the storage racks collapsing and most of us are amazed at how violent these incidents are; yet how many of us can walk through our storage areas and not find missing anchor bolts, corroded and damaged structural components, no posted load ratings, or out-of-straight support columns?  In a recent OSHA citations during a PSM inspection, OSHA issued a citation using their General Duty Clause (GDC), officially called a "5(a)(1)" for the condition of some storage racks within the facility (see citation below).  In this GDC citation OSHA referenced ANSI MH 16.1, Specification for the Design, Testing and Utilization of Industrial Steel Storage RacksSpecification for the Design, Testing and Utilization of Industrial Steel Storage Racks (Link is to a FREE Copy of 2008 Revision, w/ 2012 being the latest revision).  

Screen Shot 2016 03 26 at 8.30.41 PMAt approximately 11:20 a.m. on May 28, 2012 Employee #1, a 50-year-old male was working in the vicinity of the mill air receiver tank when it exploded. The State Fire Marshal report stated in their report that not enough cool water was reaching the air compressor, which failed to shut down when it overheated.  The report states that heat ignited oil vapors that caused a receiver tank to explode, blowing out concrete walls and igniting rolls of paper.  Earlier in the day a leaking water valve was discovered under the Number three Paper Machine and employees were instructed to shut down that machine and supporting equipment so the valve could be repaired. Specific lockout/tagout procedures were not utilized. One of the pieces of equipment that was shut down was the drill well pump, which caused a decreased flow of water to the air compressors. When an employee was told to turn the drill well pump back on, he discovered that someone else had already done it.

 
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