Safety and OSHA News

OSHA’s Top 10 violations for 2013

OSHA may have a reduced staff during the government shutdown, but it will be back, eventually. And when it is, these are the top areas where its inspectors will be looking for hazards. [Read more…]

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Wal-Mart enters corporate-wide settlement with OSHA, pays $190K fine

Wal-Mart has agreed to improve employee safety conditions at all 2,857 of its retail and Sam’s Club stores that are under federal jurisdiction. The settlement is in connection with inspections conducted two years ago. [Read more…]

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6 months until OSHA training deadline for hazard communication

Is your company in compliance with OSHA’s new Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) that requires certain employee training to be completed this year? [Read more…]

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Top 10 loss control tips for 2013

What are the most important steps companies can take to mitigate risk and control loss through workplace safety? A 20-year occupational safety veteran reveals his Top 10 list. [Read more…]

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OSHA’s top 10 violations in 2012

In fiscal year 2012, which ran from October 2011 through September 2012, federal OSHA conducted almost 41,000 workplace safety and health inspections. Here are the top 10 citations the agency handed to companies: [Read more…]

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OSHA’s revised Hazcom standard: What you need to know

To find out what’s in OSHA’s revised Hazard Communication Standard (HCS), you can read this 280-word story or the 858 pages that appeared in the Federal Register. We’ll also give you a link to the FR notice just in case. [Read more…]

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New OSHA hazcomm reg to arrive in less than a year

The head of OSHA says the agency’s new hazard communication standard may be finalized in the early part of 2012.  [Read more…]

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OSHA’s top 7 priorities for new/updated regulations

What new and updated OSHA regulations will companies face in 2011 and beyond? [Read more…]

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Top 10 safety violations for 2009

OSHA has released its preliminary list of the top 10 most frequent workplace safety violations for 2009. [Read more…]

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