OSHA’s Training Program Operating Efficiently According to GAO

OSHA’s Training Program Operating Efficiently According to GAO

  In addition to providing regulations, guidelines, and inspections, OSHA also offers an important training and education service, known as the Outreach Training Program. In fiscal year 2016, this program reached almost 900,000 workers and provided them with important training on a wide range of topics related to occupational hazard recognition and prevention. According to

OSHA Updates on PPE

OSHA Updates on PPE

This week Summit Safety Group looks at some OSHA updates and what they look at when performing a walkthrough in a facility. Specifically, what they are looking at in regards to personal protective equipment used in any given situation. The video points out that offering personal protective equipment to employees is not sufficient to pass

OSHA – Important Dates in 2017

OSHA – Important Dates in 2017

2017 is shaping up to be a big year for changes from OSHA (as almost every year seems to be). There are already a number of key changes being rolled out, and being aware of the these changes and their effective dates is very important. The following are some of the most important dates from

What is OSHA 10? – How to Apply It

What is OSHA 10? – How to Apply It

OSHA 10 Training Program Companies often talk about OSHA safety standards and regulations in their facilities, but in far too many cases, the employees themselves don’t have a good foundation about what these standards really are and how they contribute to workplace safety. In an effort to fix that, OSHA launched their “OSHA 10” program,

What’s Coming in 2014 from OSHA

What’s Coming in 2014 from OSHA

In an ongoing effort to keep up with the rapidly changing occupational hazards, OSHA focuses their efforts on specific areas each year. In 2014 they have selected a diverse set of topics that they will be taking a close look at. Whether OSHA is busy writing new standards, performing additional inspections or offering updated guidelines,

Accident Investigation – Everything You Need to Know About Surviving A Post-Accident Investigation

Accident Investigation – Everything You Need to Know About Surviving A Post-Accident Investigation

Unfortunately, workplace accidents are inevitable and occur across the country on a variety of scales on a daily basis. Most accidents are minor, with some even going unreported, but for many there are followup investigations that can potentially drag on for months or even years, much to the chagrin of a business owner trying to

Whistleblower Complaints, You, and OSHA

Whistleblower Complaints, You, and OSHA

When an employee notices that something is amiss in the workplace, he may choose to file a “whistleblower” complaint with the appropriate authorities. Sometimes a concern has already been brought to the attention of management, but was not acted upon, or an employee may fear repercussions should he or she bring that complaint to their

Can OSHA Re-Open Closed Investigations?

Can OSHA Re-Open Closed Investigations?

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, is a government body tasked with regulating safety for workers, primarily in physical labor occupations, across the United States. They set the rules for transporting materials and chemicals, operating machinery, and other such guidelines to keep workers safe and to give them a voice when conditions might

Changes Ahead: OSHA’s GHS HazCom Standard

Changes Ahead: OSHA’s GHS HazCom Standard

Changes are always occurring around us, if processes or practices sit idle for too long they become outdated and less efficient while everything else continues to improve. OSHA’s GHS HazCom Standard is no exception to this rule. The OSHA HazCom Standard is in place to protect employees from exposure to hazardous chemicals through the use

Top OSHA Fines: Construction

Top OSHA Fines: Construction

There are many hazards in the field of construction. Many of the hazards are due to the dangerous equipment that is often utilized, but there are also many hazards associated with the job site itself. Construction sites usually feature many different jobs all happening at once, from framing to plumbing to electrical work and beyond.

OSHA’s Influence in Healthcare

OSHA’s Influence in Healthcare

We all know that OSHA is one of the top advocates for the health and safety of employees while on job. OSHA has set countless safety standards regarding everything from arc flash hazards to fall protection to safety signage. However, could there be a loophole in OSHA’s safety coverage? Some people say yes. A new