1. Fatal occupational injuries SLIGHTLY INCREASE in 2015

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

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

  4. NIOSH Respirator User Notices and OSHA Compliance

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  12. OSHA clarifies Injury Rate Formula (OSHA LOI)

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

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

  15. OSHA's 2016 Top 10 Cited Standards

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  35. Hazards of Pressure Testing Fire Extinguishers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  44. Combustible Dusts Hazards and OSHA signage

  45. 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)

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

  47. FATAL Air Receiver Explosion (Paper Mill)
  48. Use of Aftermarket Replacement Component Parts for NIOSH-Approved Respirators (NIOSH)
  49. Revised Interim Enforcement Procedures for Reporting Requirements under 29 C.F.R. 1904.39
  50. Year One of OSHA’s Severe Injury Reporting Program: An Impact Evaluation (OSHA)
  51. OSHA citations for NOT managing Relief Valves on Air Receivers (1910.169)
  52. OSHA uses 1910.132(c) to cite GI workplace for improper use of PFAS
  53. Updating your Asbestos Signs before June 1, 2016 to comply with the new GHS HAZCOM (OSHA LOI)
  54. Understanding 1910.145, Specifications for accident prevention signs and tags
  55. A look into OSHA's battles with Congress
  56. NATE Climber Connection: PPE Inspection (Video)
  57. PFAS saves another life - RESCUE PLAN is critical (Video)
  58. E-Stop buttons MUST be "red in color"
  59. Forklifts and Hazardous Locations (Classified Areas)
  60. REMINDER... OSHA 300-A Posting by February 1st
  61. OSHA issues another Hazard Alert Letter regarding EMT's providing medical care
  62. EMT's, MusculoSkeletal Disorders (MSDs), and OSHA Recordkeeping
  63. Pitfalls of Contractors and LOTO (1910.147(f)(2)
  64. Administrative court sets precedent, allowing request for enterprise-wide hazard abatement by employer to proceed to trial
  65. OSHA issues another Hazard Alert Letter regarding EMT's providing medical care
  66. EMT's, MusculoSkeletal Disorders (MSDs), and OSHA Recordkeeping
  67. Pitfalls of Contractors and LOTO (1910.147(f)(2)
  68. Administrative court sets precedent, allowing request for enterprise-wide hazard abatement by employer to proceed to trial
  69. OSHRC decision on "minor servicing" and "safety blocks" in lieu of LOTO
  70. OSHA's Fall Regulatory Agenda (2015)
  71. OSHA grants VARIANCE to Lockout (1910.147(d)(4)(i)
  72. NIOSH Letter to All Respirator Manufacturers regarding facial hair INSIDE the respirator
  73. CHALLENGE: Protecting the Safety and Health of Workers (OSHA/MSHA OIG Report 2015)
  74. OSHA screening methods for Process Safety Management during a NON-PSM inspection
  76. OSHA says fainting at the sight of blood is RECORDABLE
  77. OSHA restates Injury/Illness Recordkeeping requirements for temp/contract workers
  78. Are your Safety Data Sheets compliant?
  79. MIOSHA citations @ Warehouse (Electrical Fatality; $357,000)
  80. OSHA looses Fatal Lathe Guarding case
  81. OSHA citations for Flame-Retardant Clothing (FRC) in a non-PSM facility
  82. Breaking down OSHA's General Hotwork Requirements (1910.252(a)
  83. OSHA's REVISED Field Operations Manual (FOM ) incorporates "employer safety incentive" programs directly into the inspection process
  84. OSHA's Top 10 Citations for FY 2015
  85. 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
  86. Making sense of the hierarchy of controls (OR-OSHA Podcast)
  87. OSHA issues LOI on caring for Flame-Retardant Clothing
  88. Whats OSHA been up to for the past month? (7/17/15 to 8/16/15)
  89. Training Requirements in OSHA Standards (OSHA 2254-07R 2015)OSHA Heat App and Heat Illness Awareness
  90. When is a compressed gas cylinder in "storage"?
  91. OSHA issues proposed rulemaking clarifying the ongoing obligation to make and maintain accurate records of work-related injuries and illnesses
  92. OSHA cites paper manufacturer for willful, repeated, serious safety violations ($211K)
  93. Another HUGE addition to OSHA's SVEP club!
  94. Take NOTICE... 11% of Fatal Falls in 2013 were 6' or Less!
  95. The effect of wearer stubble on the protection given by Filtering Facepieces Class 3 (FFP3) and Half Masks (UK's HSE RR1052)
  96. 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)
  97. OSHA's General Industry Fall Protection Standard under OMB Review
  98. 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?
  99. Are you maintaining your heat sampling data per 1910.1020(d)(1)(ii)
  100. Interim Enforcement Guidance for Hazard Communication 2012 (HCS 2012) June 1, 2015 Effective Date (OSHA)
  101. Using OSHA inspection data to analyze respirator protection program compliance (DOL Report)
  102. Does the “voluntary use” of a "filtering facepieces" (dust masks) require the use Appendix D?
  103. Whats OSHA been up to for the past month? (3/19/15 to 4/18/15)
  104. "Hazardous Locations" and complying with the "new" 1910.307
  105. "Mirror Check Day" Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - Region One OSHA Cooperative State Programs
  106. $53 million in Workforce Innovation Fund grants
  107. 1910 vs. 1926 - which applies to my "work"
  108. 1910.144 Safety color code for marking physical hazards
  109. 1910.212(a)(1) applies to unguarded rotating chucks on lathes
  110. 1910.307(g)(4)(i), HAZLOC’s, Zones, and Professional Engineers
  111. 2011 Top 10 Federal Standards with the Most “Other-Than-Serious Violations” Cited
  112. 2011 Top 10 Federal Standards with the Most “Repeat Violations” Cited
  113. 2011 Top 10 Federal Standards with the Most “Serious Violations” Cited
  114. 2011 Top 10 Federal Standards with the Most “Willful Violations” Cited
  115. 2011 Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Federal Standards w/Sections Cited
  116. 2012 HAZCOM GHS ppt from OSHA
  117. 9,400 High Rate Workplaces Receiving OSHA Letters (March 2013)
  118. A Guide to The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS)
  119. A lesson in Pressure Vessel Safety via 1910.169
  120. A OSHRC decision that will make you scratch your head
  121. A sign Spring is coming... Cal/OSHA Issues High Heat Advisory as Temperatures Rise Across the State
  122. A VERY interesting look at Safety Regulations from ABC's John Stossel's Blog and was on 20/20 a while back
  123. ACGIH® Presents Hearing Conservation Program Management Webinar – September 12, 2012
  124. Air Pressure Receiver CATASTROPHIC FAILURE
  125. AK-OSHA Review Commission's Decision on whether a “Fish Bin Chiller Alley” at a seafood processing plant is a Confined Space/PRCS
  126. Alarming Number of Workers Fail to Wear Required Protective Equipment
  127. Alternating Tread Type Stair
  128. Annual Review and Scheduled Modification to OSHA's Administrative Penalty Policy
  129. ANSI Launches Online Portal for Standards Incorporated by Reference
  130. ANSI-ISEA 207-2011 - Revision to High Visibilty Vests
  131. Are some of OSHA's proposed standards hindering job creation?
  132. ASTM Developing Standard to Test Resistance to Fogging of Eye Protection Devices
  133. ATTENTION BREWERS... Check your PRCS and HAZCOM practices!
  135. Backward Hard Hats?
  136. Basis for EW/SS locations?
  137. Cal/OSHA Cites employer(s) (Plant, Staffing Agency, and Training Company) over $200,000 Following Death of Temporary Worker
  138. Cal/OSHA Issues Notice, Schedules Public Hearing on Process Safety Management (PSM) Program Assessment
  139. Can your HAZCOM program stand-up to a OSHA inspection?
  140. CAUTION: Your Safety Warnings May Not Be Working
  141. Changes in OSHA's HAZCOM may impact EPA Compliance!?!?! (Huh?)
  142. Changes to Maryland Chemical Information List (CIL) Requirements
  143. Clarification of OSHA's HAZWOPER Standard (1910.120) as it applies to clearing and re-railing train cars after derailments
  144. Classification of Combustible Dusts under the Revised Hazard Communication Standard (OSHA Memo)
  145. Clearance in front of electrical panels - why does OSHA require it?
  146. Compactor or Baler safety protocols
  147. Company argues before the OSHRC that LOTO does not apply to their die changing activities - an analysis of a OSHRC 2009 decision
  148. 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
  149. Comparison of NFPA 704 and HazCom 2012 Labels
  150. Compliance Mapping… an eye opener for many managers and supervisors
  151. Compliance Resource Tip... ecfr.gov
  152. Compliance Tip: Next time your using a handrail...
  153. Compliance Tip: Air Receivers
  154. Compliance Tip: Bloodborne Pathogen Training
  155. Compliance Tip: Do I need a first aid team?
  156. Compliance Tip: Electrical Safety Related Work Practices
  157. Compliance Tip: HAZCOM Labeling (Photo)
  158. Compliance Tip: Industrial Stairs Angle (Smart Phone App)
  159. Compliance Tip: LPG Cylinders Storage
  160. Compliance Tip: Projecting shaft ends
  161. Complying with OSHA's PPE Standards
  162. Compressed Air Hazards and Acceptable Methods for Complying with 1910.242(b)
  163. Compressed Gas Cylinder Separation
  164. Computer based tools for workplace heat stress
  165. Consumer Products & HAZCOM requirements
  166. Conveyors, Duct Work, and your Hot Work Permitting Process
  167. Cost of Falls and Workers Comp
  168. CSB Releases New Safety Video on One Year Anniversary of Kleen Energy to Show Hazards of Gas Releases
  169. Deaths Involving the Inadvertent Connection of Air-line Respirators to Inert Gas Supplies
  170. December 1st, 2013 Training Requirements for the Revised Hazard Communication Standard
  172. Did you know... NFPA 704 and OSHA's GHS Haz Comm
  173. Did you know… Emergency Egress and Alarm Systems
  174. Disconnect for Electrical-Discharge Lighting Existing Fluorescent Luminaire
  175. Does it matter what type and size fire extinguisher my Fire Watch is equipped with?
  177. Drinking Chrome – New Studies Expose Threats to Tap Water
  178. DWS (WY-OSHA) Warns of Telephone Scam Targeting Businesses
  179. EEI, ULCC, and the TCIA have negotiated a settlement with OSHA on the compliance dates for the Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution Standard
  180. Electrical Panel Clearance and NEW NEC requirements
  181. Electrical Safety Videos from ESFi
  182. Employer Safety Incentive and Disincentive Policies and Practices
  183. Engineering Controls and Economic Feasibility
  184. Ever heard of "Access to employee exposure and medical records"
  185. Ever heard of "Access to employee exposure and medical records" (e.g. 1910.1020)
  186. Ever wondered how many OSHA standards require an actual written program, Qualified person, Competent person, etc.?
  187. Facial Hair, Respirators, and Fit Testing
  188. Facial Survey Results Region VI
  189. FATAL Hotwork Incident (MI-OSHA)
  190. Federal Jury Convicts Former Shaw Group Safety Manager Of Major Fraud Against The United States
  191. Fire Extinguishers & HAZCOM Labeling
  192. FREE On-Line OSHA Compliance Tools from OSHA & MSHA
  193. FREE Respirator Software from NIOSH
  194. FY 2011 End of Year Federal OSHA Inspection Data
  195. FYI... OSHA Outreach Monitoring Report
  196. General Industry Fall Protection requirements begin ...?
  197. General Industry Standards with Training Requirements
  198. General Industry Standards Written Program Requirements
  199. GHS HAZCOM and Workplace Labels
  200. GHS Training Materials
  201. GREAT Forklift Training PPT from OSHA Region V
  202. H.R. 632: Voluntary Protection Program Act
  203. Hazardous Locations (Examples from OSHA)
  204. HAZCOM Training Modules from MI-OSHA
  205. HAZWOPER Training MUST consist of MORE THAN video training
  206. Hearing Protection Attenuation Evaluation, has it been done?
  207. Hearing Protectors Attenuation Analysis
  208. Hearing Protectors, Safety Glasses, and Respiratory Protective Equipment in Combination: Effect on Sound Attenuation
  209. High Visibility Vest - Hotwork & Electrical Work
  210. Hot Work Safety
  211. Hotwork tank explosions - OSHA is not the problem!
  212. Hotwork, the 35' Rule, UPDATED loss data, and changes in NFPA 51B and at CAL-OSHA
  213. How long do you keep your hotwork permits?
  214. How to Read the OSHA Standards 29 CFR 1910 – General Industry
  215. If you have a trash compactor in your workplace, you will want to read this OSHRC decision
  216. Individual Pleads Guilty to Id Fraud and Impersonating an OSHA Official in Wake of Gulf Oil Spill
  217. Inspection and Citation Guidance for Roadway and Highway Construction Work Zones
  218. Is air monitoring required to establish respiratory protection levels?
  219. Is your Respirator Cleaning methods compliant?
  220. Jordan Barab of OSHA speaks at the COSH conference ("cutting corners on on safety and health will not be tolerated"
  221. Knowing your propane cylinders (Part II)
  222. KY-OSHA Recordkeeping requirements did NOT change on 1/1/15
  223. Ladder Safety - Too many falls!
  224. Last Chance Agreements – Company properly fired maintenance employee for not wearing side shields on safety glasses – violated the LCA
  225. Load Center Capacity Calculator
  226. Lockout? We don't need no stinking lockout... says management!
  227. Looking for help with decisions on Eyewashes and Safety Showers?
  228. LOTO Accident - REAL Accident that cost a life!
  229. Machine Guarding Applications and Attributes
  230. Machine Guarding ppt from OSHA Region V
  231. Maine DOL's GHS Video, PPT, & Sample Plan (EXCELLENT Resources!)
  232. Man accused of posing as OSHA inspector arrested
  233. Mapping a regulation from concept to publication
  234. March 2012 Update on OSHA’s Refinery & Chemical National Emphasis Programs
  235. Maryland Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH) issues SCAM ALERT
  236. MI-OSHA Annual Fatality Information
  237. MSHA Machine Guarding ppt
  238. National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors release Violation Findings Fourth Quarter Report
  239. Need some Procedures for your Emergency Response Program?
  240. New deadline for the Electric Generation, transmission, and Distribution standard is February 17, 2015
  241. NEW Flammable Liquids Fact Sheet (OR-OSHA)
  242. New Recordkeeping interpretation. Question 10-4
  243. NFPA 70E® 2012 20 Most Frequently Asked Questions
  244. NIOSH Hearing Loss Simulator Instruction and Training Guide
  245. NIOSH noise database for power tools
  246. NIOSH recommends exposure limits FAR below OSHA's current PEL for Cr(VI)
  247. OIG: OSHA'S Site Specific Taregting Program has Limitations on Targeting and Inspecting HIGH RISK Worksite
  248. On-Line FIRST AID training is NOT enough (OSHA 2012 LOI)
  249. OR-OSHA HAZCOM (GHS) Video
  250. Oregon OSHA delays rule adoption for Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution rules in Construction and General Industry
  251. OSHA & Eyewashes
  252. OSHA 10-Hour Construction Safety Course Now MANDATORY in Seven States
  253. OSHA 300-A Posting Reminder
  254. OSHA Activity Update
  255. OSHA amends 1910.1030 (BBP)
  256. OSHA answers HAZCOM labeling question in LOI
  257. OSHA answers questions regarding Eyewash and Safety Showers
  258. OSHA Boot Camp
  259. OSHA cites Asphalt Manufacturer following worker being trapped in hot liquid asphalt
  260. OSHA cites chemical manufacturer following nitrogen fatality (5(a)(1), PSM, WWS)
  261. OSHA cites employer for 8 willful, egregious violations after worker injured on machine without safeguards
  262. OSHA claims "cost savings" with the new GHS Hazcom Std
  263. OSHA Clarifies the Requirements for annual refresher training under OSHA's HAZWOPER standard
  264. OSHA Compliance and perceived "paperwork deficiencies"
  265. OSHA Compliance Assistance Facts: FY 2012
  266. OSHA Compliance is sometimes a “Nike moment”… Just Do It!
  267. OSHA defines "amputation" and "loss of an eye" in their latest LOI
  268. OSHA extends comment period on proposed rule to improve tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses
  269. OSHA extends temporary enforcement measures in residential construction through March 15, 2013
  270. OSHA FACOSH Recommends Updating PELs by Executive Order for Feds
  271. OSHA follow-up inspection of oil refinery reveals continuing worker safety violations
  272. OSHA General Industry Requirements for Labels, Signs, Postings, etc.
  273. OSHA Hospitalization, Amputations Reporting Inspection triggers
  274. OSHA insists recordkeeping obligations are ongoing (United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. circuit ruled differently)
  275. OSHA Internal Memo: Interim Guidance on Enforcement of the revised Hazard Communication Standard
  276. OSHA is planning for the I2P2 rule
  277. OSHA issues "Per-instance" Willfuls for Guarding and LOTO
  278. OSHA issues LOI on the NEW HAZCOM Std and Combustible Dust
  279. OSHA issues REPEAT for cleaning air greater than 30psi ($22K)
  280. OSHA issues WILLFUL and EGREGIOUS citations for machine guarding
  281. OSHA issues WILLFUL for facial hair under tight-fitting respirator (Lead Abatement & $49,500)
  282. OSHA issues Willfuls & Repeats for PRCS, PPE, Respirators w/ some HAZCOM, Fire Extinguisher, and Electrical citations for good measure
  283. OSHA LOTO Citations @ food box manufacturer ($122,500)
  284. OSHA Memorandum: Adequate Means of Egress at Workplaces
  285. OSHA publishes removal criteria for employers from the Severe Violator Enforcement Program
  286. OSHA Region V Fatality Stats as of 10/1/11
  287. OSHA Rejects Arizona State Plan Changes..... February 6, 2015
  288. OSHA restates that if employees do not understand English, their training MUST be in a language and vocabulary they understand
  289. OSHA Review/Lookback of OSHA Chemical Standards
  290. OSHA revises the Out Reach Program requirements again (2/2013)
  291. OSHA revisions strengthen Outreach Training Program
  292. OSHA seeks public comment on agency standards to improve chemical safety
  293. OSHA temporarily withdraws proposed column for work-related musculoskeletal disorders, reaches out to small businesses
  294. OSHA Top 10 Cited Standards and standards for which OSHA assessed the highest penalties in 2012
  295. OSHA Training - Flat Roofing Safety 2011
  296. OSHA Training Institute Centers to begin charging a card processing fee for 10 and 30 hour cards
  297. OSHA TRAINING REQUIREMENTS (presentation from OSHA)
  298. OSHA Update - Most Frequently cited SERIOUS Citations
  299. OSHA updates 1910.35 Head Protection
  300. OSHA updates CPL 02-00-158, Inspection Procedures for the Respiratory Protection Standard
  301. OSHA updating Head Protection Standard in both GI and Const
  302. OSHA will continue requiring independent safety testing for electrical devices
  303. OSHA withdraws proposed interpretation on noise
  304. 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
  305. OSHA's 2013 Most Frequently Cited Standards
  306. OSHA's Accreditation Process Needs Reexamination (GAO-13-88, Dec 11, 2012)
  307. OSHA's Citation Policy for Paperwork and Written Program Requirement Violations (CPL 02-00-111)
  308. OSHA's Clarification on effective date of SDSs replacing MSDSs
  309. OSHA's GHS Labeling made easy!!!!
  310. OSHA's Issues Compliance Directive on Personal Protective Equipment
  311. OSHA's Most Frequently Cited 1910 (2014)
  312. OSHA's new APF guidance document focuses on mandatory respirator selection provisions added to existing Respiratory Protection standard
  313. OSHA's new guidance document focuses on mandatory respirator selection provisions added to existing Respiratory Protection standard
  314. OSHA's position on the respiratory protection "program administrator"
  315. OSHA's proposed rule to improve tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses requires quarterly reporting
  316. OSHA's Semiannual Agenda of Regulations (1/2014)
  317. OSHA's Semiannual Regulatory Agenda (June 2014)
  318. OSHA's SVEP Decision Matrix
  319. OSHA's Top 10 Citations (2014 Preliminary as of 8/1/14)
  320. OSHA’s Process Safety Management Standard is NOT the only standard that requires “verification of knowledge” after training
  321. OSHRC affirms HAZCOM and LOTO citations at chicken processing plant
  322. OSHRC case discusses the legality of OSHA’s Com Dust NEP
  323. OSHRC decision on Combustible Dusts (OSHA Dust Sampling, Chain of Custody, Knowledge of hazards, and Signage for ComDust areas)
  324. OSHRC decisions on Machine Specific LOTO Procedures, LOTO Periodic Inspections, and LOTO Training for Affected/Other employees
  325. OSHRC determines that a zip tie does NOT constitutes a “permanent” fixture
  326. OSHRC on "Universal PPE Hazard Assessments" at distribution centers
  327. OSHRC on guarding of horizontal shafting below 7' with an "arbor" and protrusions on shaft ends
  328. OSHRC rules on LOTO case
  329. OSHRC says fire extinguishers are EXEMPT from HAZCOM Program coverage
  330. OSHRC upholds WILFULL GDC with Postal Carrier Fatality due to Heat Stroke
  331. Pedestal Grinder Safety
  332. Policy Background on the Temporary Worker Initiative
  333. PPE payment for static dissipative safety-toe footwear
  334. Proposed Actions in OSHA's Inorganic Arsenic Standard Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  335. Protecting Respiratory Health: What Should be the Constituents of an Effective RPE Program?
  336. QNFT or QLFT, which is acceptable for an emergency responder entering IDLH atm’s?
  337. Qualifications for Forklift Operators (Opinions?)
  338. 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
  339. Reading fire extinguisher labels
  340. Real world use and performance of hearing protection
  341. Record Requirements in the Mechanical Power Presses Standard
  342. Recordkeeping and Fatality Reporting Quiz
  343. Recordkeeping...who is the "highest ranking company official working at the establishment"?
  344. Reduction Procedure and OSHA 300 Log
  345. Regional VPP Recommendations from OSHA Assessments
  346. REMINDER... NEW OSHA Injury Reporting Requirements began on 1/1/15
  347. REMINDER: Post your OSHA Log Annual Summary by February 1st
  348. Respirator Facial Hair Diagrams
  349. Respirator Q&A about "program administrator"
  350. Respiratory Protection Program Administrator
  351. What is the fit factor? (Respirators)
  352. Revised Electrical Std "Grandfathering" and applicable dates
  353. Roof work and proper Fall Protection
  354. Rubber insulating gloves periodic electrical tests - REQUIRED frequency
  355. 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!
  356. Safety Tip: Fire Watch and Monitoring (FM Global)
  358. SCBA Remaining Service-Life Indicator Performance Requirements
  359. Severe Violator Enforcement Program (2013 White Paper)
  360. Should OSHA get out of the pre-accident inspection business? (Editorial)
  361. So does my facility have to hire an expert to perform an Arc Flash Analysis to be compliant with OSHA
  362. St. Louis employers ordered incarcerated for failing to comply with OSHA citations and court sanctions
  363. States that require a 10/30 hour OSHA card
  364. Summary and Explanation of Revisions to the Acetylene Standard as it applies to cylinders
  365. Temporary enforcement policy for 29 CFR 1910.137(b), 1910.269, 29 CFR 1926.97(b) and Subpart V
  366. The "numbers game" and auditing
  367. The new GHS HazCom Std review by the OMB has been "extended"
  368. The Use of Contact Lenses in an Industrial Environment (ACOEM Guidelines)
  369. The “Father of OSHA” passes away
  370. Top 10 MSHA Citations for 2010
  371. Top Ten things to do OR NOT to do during OSHA Inspections
  373. Understanding UL "Listing" and "Approved" - there is a BIG Difference
  374. UPDATE - Did you know there is a Right & Wrong way to mount a forklift cylinder?
  375. UPDATE on 2011 OSHA Activities and what to expect in 2012
  376. UPDATE on OSHA's VPP from Michaels...
  377. UPDATED - Training Requirements in OSHA Standards and Training Guidelines
  378. UPDATED: OSHA's 2011 Top 10 OSHA Violations
  379. Virginia State OSHA has passed a "Reverse Signal Operation" standard for BOTH General Industry and Construction Industries
  380. VPP Policy Memorandum #5: VPP and Safety Incentive Programs
  381. VPP Policy Memorandum #7: Further Improvements to the Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP)
  382. VPP STAR is not a "get out of jail free card"
  383. WA-OSHA enacts NEW Safety Standards for Electrical Workers
  384. West Virginia Enacts CSB Plan for Licensed Propane Techs
  385. What ANSI Z87.1-2003 changes in Safety Glasses Requirements
  386. What is Fee for Intervention (FFI) and who is doing it?
  387. What is the difference between "street glasses" and ANSI High Impact Safety Glasses
  388. What is the phase-in period in the revised Hazard Communication Standard?
  389. What type of respirator do I need?
  390. Whats OSHA been up to for the past month?
  391. When is a Fire Watch actually required?
  392. When it comes to handrails... sweat the small stuff, well at least 1.5"
  393. Who is the OSHRC and what does the commission do?
  394. Why are so many fearing OSHA's I2P2
  395. Work-Related Burns in Michigan: First Annual Report (January 2009 – December 2009)
  396. Your auditing and you come across this... What you would cite?

A total of 4,836 fatal work injuries were recorded in the United States in 2015, a slight increase from the 4,821 fatal injuries reported in 2014, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. 

Key findings of the 2015 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries:

On Monday (12/19/2016) OSHA will issue a final rule that clarifies an employer's continuing obligation to make and maintain an accurate record of each recordable injury and illness. The final rule becomes effective Jan. 18, 2017.

The company was engaged in repairing and refurbishing railcars and related activities when it was cited by OSHA on October 30, 2015, for serious violations. The citation contained 5 items and proposed penalties totaling $23,000.00. After [The company] timely contested the citation, the Secretary filed a formal complaint with the Commission charging [The company] with violating the Act and seeking an order affirming the citation. The parties stipulated to the dismissal of Items 1, 2a, 2b, 3, 5a, and 5b of the citation. Thus, the only remaining issue in this proceeding is Item 4 of the citation, with a proposed penalty of $7,000.00, which alleges a violation of OSHA’s audiometric testing program, 29 CFR § 1910.95(g)(1).  For the reasons indicated infra, Item 4 is AFFIRMED and [The company] is assessed a civil penalty of $7,000.00.

The SAFTENG team has come across this rare situation twice in 2016 and it seems to be a matter that is open to much interpretation so I am hoping we can have a rationale discussion.  The situation arises when we come across a facility using a brand/model of respirator that no longer has a NIOSH approval due to the fact that NIOSH has rescinded their certification.  This means the brand/model is NO LONGER NIOSH certified and thus no longer complies with:

Following an inspection conducted at a facility from 06/03/2016 to 12/02/2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued citations for ergonomic hazards. During the inspection OSHA's Office of Occupational Medicine and Nursing identified characteristics of the facility's medical management program that pose several problems that contribute to injured workers receiving treatments that do not meet accepted standards of care which may contribute to workers developing serious musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). OSHA's concerns are described below.

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