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OSHA News

OSHA has proposed several new rules that will cast a wide net over all types of companies. Some, like Injury and Illness Prevention Programs, will have a significant effect on business’ safety plans. And while OSHA is working on new regulations, it continues strict enforcement of existing rules.

March 2, 2020, is deadline for e-reporting OSHA Form 300A

Heads up! It’s time again to electronically submit injury summaries to OSHA. [Read more…]

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OSHA revises respirable silica emphasis program

OSHA announced it has made some revisions to its National Emphasis Program on respirable crystalline silica in general industry, maritime and construction.  [Read more…]

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Feds offer guidance on coronavirus exposure prevention

As the novel coronavirus outbreak continues to evolve, OSHA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have posted guidance on their websites for dealing with the virus.  [Read more…]

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Maximum OSHA fines increase due to annual inflation adjustment

Maximum OSHA fines are getting bumped up 1.76% as of Jan. 16 to adjust for inflation.  [Read more…]

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OSHA Form 300A must be posted by Feb. 1, 2020

Feb. 1, 2020, is the deadline for employers to post 300-A Summary forms listing 2019 injuries and illnesses. [Read more…]

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What’s ahead for OSHA regulations in 2020?

How will OSHA affect your company in 2020, the fourth year of the Trump administration?  [Read more…]

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Which companies are on OSHA’s target list now?

Which companies will receive OSHA inspections in Fiscal Year 2020 (which began Oct. 1, 2019)?  [Read more…]

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Amputation and crushing injuries: $1.9M state fine

A dairy bottling and distribution company in Battle Ground, Washington, faces $1,848,000 in fines for multiple willful violations after a worker’s hand was crushed. [Read more…]

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OSHA’s top 10 violations for 2019: 27K citations

The top 10 most cited violations by federal OSHA in the first 10.5 months of fiscal year 2019 accounted for 26,915 violations.  [Read more…]

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Company ordered to pay whistleblower $164K after OSHA investigation

OSHA has ordered a Houston-based company to pay a former employee back wages and other compensation after an investigation found the employer fired a whistleblower.  [Read more…]

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