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Which President Signed the First Piece of Legislation to Govern Workplace Safety?

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on February 11, 2022 at 10:18 AM

For the majority of the 20th century, there were no federal guidelines regarding safety and health in the workplace. Instead, these laws were primarily the responsibility of specific states. Yet all this changed in 1970 with the passage of the Williams-Steiger Occupational Safety and Health Act, better known as just the OSH Act, into law after it was approved by Congress.

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Topics: OSHA, Workplace Health and Safety, Compliance

How Can Safety Training Help Prepare Employees?

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on January 25, 2022 at 11:50 AM

Under OSHA regulations, employers are required to provide effective training and safety information in a language that employees understand. It has at least a dozen standards with training requirements, all reinforcing the same idea: the first step to a safe workplace is a well-trained workplace.

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Topics: OSHA, Workplace Health and Safety, Training Management

Can a Company Be Sued for Not Caring About Employee Safety?

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on December 21, 2021 at 11:45 AM

There are some companies that set the bar for safety across industries, recognized as some of the safest companies in the U.S. Then, there are companies who…fall short of the curve.

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Topics: OSHA, Workplace Health and Safety, Compliance

The Process of Investigating Workplace Incidents

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on November 23, 2021 at 1:17 PM

You don’t like to think about what might happen when things go horribly wrong. But sometimes, despite your best efforts, something still goes awry.

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Topics: OSHA, Workplace Health and Safety, Risk Management, Incident Management, Safety Management, Safety Culture

Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) for COVID-19 Vaccination & Testing Requirements

Posted by Katy Lyden on November 8, 2021 at 7:14 AM

On November 5, 2021, OSHA issued an Emergency Temporary Standard or ETS for COVID-19 vaccination and testing requirements in the workplace. To make the ETS a bit easier to understand we put together the following article which explains the ETS, who is covered (and who isn’t), what each covered employer is expected to do to become compliant with the requirements contained with the ETS, and how EHS Insight can help.

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Topics: OSHA, Regulatory Information, Workplace Health and Safety, Compliance, Coronavirus

The Truth About Exemptions from OSHA Regulations

Posted by Katy Lyden on September 28, 2021 at 9:09 AM

When it comes to occupational health and safety, most companies are well aware of their legal obligation to provide a safe and healthy work environment. But when it comes to OSHA standards, does every company have the exact same requirements?

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Topics: OSHA, Workplace Health and Safety, Compliance

OSHA & Construction Accidents: What You Need to Know

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on August 12, 2021 at 7:09 AM

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) has been around for what seems like forever, protecting workers’ rights to a safe and accident-free workplace.

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Topics: OSHA, Regulatory Information, Risk Management, Compliance, Job Safety Analysis, Safety Management, Building Materials & Construction, Confined Spaces

COVID-19: OSHA Reporting and Recordkeeping

Posted by Katy Lyden on August 2, 2021 at 1:40 PM

When COVID-19 made its appearance last year, no other organization was looked to for guidance and direction more than the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA). During the pandemic, OSHA still managed to conduct 21,674 workplace inspections[1] which resulted in levying $4,034,288[2] in penalties against companies just for COVID-related violations.

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Topics: OSHA, Regulatory Information, Workplace Health and Safety, Compliance, Incident Management, Safety Management, Coronavirus

Understanding the Goal of OSHA and What It Means for Your Program

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on July 26, 2021 at 4:37 PM

The goal of OSHA is not to be the bane of your existence (even if it feels that way). OSHA’s goal is the same as any EHS team: to ensure the best possible safety outcome for your workers. Here’s a closer look at what OSHA’s goal really is – and what it means for your business.

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Topics: OSHA, Workplace Health and Safety, Safety Management, Safety Culture

The OSHA Mandate: Why It's In Charge

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on July 23, 2021 at 5:43 PM

If you’re involved in the running of any sort of business, you likely know all about the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). This regulatory agency is responsible for making sure that federal health and safety laws are followed at all times in order to protect the rights of employees everywhere to have access to a safe work environment; if OSHA finds out you’ve been violating one of the many federal laws put on the books to protect those workers, it’s got the authority to come down on you hard in the form of penalties and fees.

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Topics: OSHA, Workplace Health and Safety, Compliance, Safety Management

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