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Understanding OSHA's Safety Pays Tool

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on July 7, 2020 at 11:45 AM

Are you trying to make the business case for safety to your C-suite, or even upper management? And as usual, you find yourself trying to crunch numbers to present an argument that management will take to heart.

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Topics: OSHA, Regulatory Information, Workplace Health and Safety, Risk Management, Compliance, EHS Management, Safety Management, Safety Culture, Human Resources

What You Need to Know About OSHA's Revised COVID-19 Reporting

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on June 19, 2020 at 9:10 AM

Since the coronavirus pandemic exploded onto the public consciousness a few months ago, it’s become the foremost issue in occupational health and safety. It has fundamentally altered the way we relate to each other and the nature of safe interaction in the workplace.

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

New Efforts to Improve Workplace Safety:  Coronavirus Protections Through Legislation

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on May 6, 2020 at 11:32 AM

As the country continues to navigate the coronavirus pandemic, employers and employees are working through their responses to COVID-19 in real time. Local, state, and federal directives vary widely, leaving much of the workplace safety – coronavirus response to employers to figure out on their own.

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

What Are the Types of OSHA Violations?

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on April 29, 2020 at 4:29 PM

We spend a lot of time talking about how you can stay out of trouble with OSHA. The hazards you need to avoid, compliance tasks you need to complete, and your responsibilities to your employees - all in the name of keeping your employees safe and avoiding OSHA citations.

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

Can You Be Fired for Reporting a Workplace Violation to OSHA?

Posted by Katy Lyden on April 8, 2020 at 11:50 AM

John works as a member of the maintenance team in his building. One day he notices that cleaning chemicals are being stored in non-approved and non-secure containers in a storage closet adjacent to where the local daycare provider rents space. Based on his training, John thinks this is a violation of OSHA standards. When he raised the issue with his supervisor, he’s told that it’s not any of his business but John is still concerned. He wants to contact OSHA and complain but John’s wife is worried he’ll lose his job. Should John be worried?

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Topics: OSHA, Regulatory Information, Workplace Health and Safety, Risk Management, Compliance, Incident Management, Audit Management, Safety Management, Safety Culture, Human Resources

What Happens If You Don't Pay OSHA Fines?

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on April 7, 2020 at 10:56 AM

An employee is seriously injured and OSHA slaps your company with fines. A safety referral results in a fine.

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Topics: OSHA, Regulatory Information, Workplace Health and Safety, Risk Management, Compliance, Safety Management, Audits & Inspections

Understanding Workplace Safety Hours

Posted by Katy Lyden on March 16, 2020 at 7:26 AM

In the U.S., workers are praised by their bosses when they pull extra hours, stay late, work overtime. With an ultra-competitive job market, hiring comes with the unspoken statement that staying extra hours beyond the good old 9-to-5 is expected.

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Topics: OSHA, Regulatory Information, Workplace Health and Safety, Risk Management, Compliance, Safety Management, Safety Culture

Commemorating 50 Years of the OSH Act

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on February 27, 2020 at 1:07 PM

In January, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced that 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) of 1970. In honor of the occasion, OSHA will launch a yearlong commemoration of the OSH Act’s past achievements, current efforts, and future initiatives, all designed to protect the American workforce.

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

OSHA Small Business Tips for Better Workplace Health and Safety

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on February 25, 2020 at 10:51 AM

Small businesses face many challenges, from staffing to budgeting, marketing, sales, and more. It’s easy to overlook the potential threats that come from not paying enough attention to workplace safety.

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

OSHA’s Recordkeeping Standard Part 2: 300 Forms & Electronic Reporting

Posted by Katy Lyden on January 29, 2020 at 8:32 AM

February 1st is the day when most companies post their 300A forms summarizing all of the recordable incidents from the prior year. But, for many companies, this is just the first step in being compliant with the revised recordkeeping requirements.

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

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