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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

Simple Steps to Help You Maintain Workplace Safety Compliance

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on June 22, 2021 at 2:05 PM

Among the many safety goals that companies in all industries should have, compliance is usually at the top of the list. If you can remain compliant with OSHA standards and other regulations, you’re probably ahead of the game in terms of keeping employees protected.

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Topics: OSHA, Workplace Health and Safety, Compliance, Training Management, Incident Management, Safety Management, Safety Culture

Understanding the Safety Pyramid

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on June 3, 2021 at 6:00 PM

In the 1930s, a man named H. W. Heinrich had a theory about workplace safety. So, he reviewed 75,000 injury records from his insurance company’s archives, as well as documents by manufacturing sites. The result is a theory called Heinrich’s Law, or the safety pyramid. OSHA still uses the theory today. More recent research shows that it’s a valid (but complicated) theory.

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Topics: OSHA, Safety Management, Safety Culture

Key Takeaways from OSHA's 3990 Publication

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on June 1, 2021 at 12:29 PM

Even as we start to get a better handle on the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s clear that our lives, including the modern workplace, will never be the same. We may never be able to totally rid ourselves of the virus, and so we must remain vigilant against the potential spread of the disease. Fortunately, OSHA publication 3990 has outlined what employers need to do to keep employees protected from COVID-19. While company leaders should read through the entire document, here are the key takeaways from OSHA publication 3990.

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

When and How to File an Anonymous OSHA Complaint

Posted by Katy Lyden on May 20, 2021 at 11:47 AM

Under federal OSHA laws, workers have certain rights and protections. One of the most basic is the right to a safe workplace, and the right to speak up about hazards without fear of retaliation.

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Topics: OSHA, Regulatory Information, Compliance

Most Common Workplace Injuries: OSHA 2020 List

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on May 11, 2021 at 3:31 PM

How do you avoid workplace injuries? There are plenty of strategies, but one of the simplest is to learn from the mistakes of others. The good news is that there’s an annual top ten list of the most common workplace injuries OSHA sees every year, hand-in-hand with OSHA’s most frequently cited violations.

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Topics: OSHA, Workplace Health and Safety, Compliance, Incident Management, Safety Culture, Human Resources

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