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OSHA Ergonomics: The Rules Behind OSHA's Program

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on June 12, 2019 at 10:03 AM

Your employees undergo a lot of physical stress. And while they may be able to tolerate the strain for the time being, that may not always be the case.

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Topics: OSHA, Workplace Health and Safety, Compliance, Safety Tips, Ergonomics

Significant Fines for Two Companies in Wake of Serious Employee Injury

Posted by EHS Insight Staff on May 7, 2019 at 6:54 PM

Priority Workforce, Inc. and JSL Foods, Inc. were fined a combined total of $300,000 in April 2019 for an on-the-job injury that cost an employee two fingers. For JSL Foods, Inc., this wasn’t the first accident nor the first citation from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

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Topics: OSHA, Compliance, In the News, Incident Management, Safety Management

Referral to OSHA Costs Two Companies Fines for Serious Violations

Posted by EHS Insight Staff on April 29, 2019 at 11:56 AM

In the summer of 2018, someone snapped a photo of a construction worker in Ithaca, NY. He was working without a harness or guardrails to protect him from falling, and he was photographed walking across scaffolding while holding a wooden board. That photo was sent to OSHA, which launched an investigation into the incident shortly thereafter. By January 2019, citations for serious violations were assessed on the general contractor and the scaffolding company, a subcontractor. Tompkins County Workers’ Center has since claimed responsibility for submitting report to OSHA.

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Topics: OSHA, Workplace Health and Safety, Compliance, In the News, Safety Management, Building Materials & Construction

Increased OSHA Inspections on the Horizon - Will You Be Ready?

Posted by EHS Insight Staff on April 24, 2019 at 10:09 AM

OSHA inspectors take an active role in preserving the health and life of American workers. They ensure working conditions are not unduly dangerous and that workplace incidents are reduced. These inspectors are responsible for workplace inspections.

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Topics: OSHA, Regulatory Information, Workplace Health and Safety, Compliance, In the News, Safety Management, Safety Culture

What You Need to Know About ISO 9001 Certification

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on April 12, 2019 at 11:24 AM

ISO 9001:2015 certification signifies to potential customers, as well as key internal and external stakeholders, that an organization is committed to customer satisfaction. That commitment is shown by constant improvement of organizational processes through a quality management system (QMS).

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Topics: Compliance, Quality Management, ISO 9001

Live Electrical Work Permit: Safe Work Permits Blog Series – Part 4

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on April 10, 2019 at 10:18 AM

Regulation 29 CFR 1910 Subpart S documents specific provisions to ensure safe work practices when working with live electrical components. These procedures serve to prevent electric shock and other injuries.

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Topics: OSHA, Regulatory Information, Workplace Health and Safety, Compliance, Safe Work Permits

Lockout/Tagout and the Control of Hazardous Energy: Safe Work Permits Blog Series – Part 3

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on April 3, 2019 at 10:54 AM

Under regulation 29 CFR 1910.147, OSHA requires employers to follow and enforce safety procedures when workers are involved in or around work on machines or equipment that may potentially start unexpectedly and injure nearby individuals. This regulation serves to eliminate these unexpected startups to prioritize worker safety.

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Topics: OSHA, Regulatory Information, Workplace Health and Safety, Risk Management, Compliance, Safety Management, Safety Culture, Safe Work Permits, Lockout/Tagout

Welding, Cutting and Brazing (Hot Work): Safe Work Permits Blog Series – Part 2

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on March 27, 2019 at 7:22 AM

Also referred to as “hot work” jobs, OSHA regulation 29 CFR 1910.252 requires employees to be properly protected from hazards associated with welding, cutting, and brazing. Any job environment that uses welding or cutting equipment should follow the requirements outlined below, regardless of industry type. 

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Topics: OSHA, Regulatory Information, Workplace Health and Safety, Compliance, Safe Work Permits

Safety Audit Checklist: Why Use Checklists to Conduct Safety Audits

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on March 25, 2019 at 10:06 AM

Are you using safety audit checklists in your EHS department? If you are, consider yourself one step closer to bringing organization and efficiency into your operations. And if you’re not, you should be.

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Topics: OSHA, Compliance, Safety Audit Software, Audit Management, Safety Management, Audits & Inspections, Safety Culture

Working in Confined Spaces: Safe Work Permits Blog Series – Part 1

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on March 20, 2019 at 1:40 PM

Under regulation 29 CFR 1910.146, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) requires employees to be protected from hazards associated with entering confined spaces.

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Topics: OSHA, Regulatory Information, Workplace Health and Safety, Compliance, Building Materials & Construction, Safe Work Permits

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