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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

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

Best Ways to Comply with OSHA Workplace Safety Standards

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on April 27, 2021 at 9:59 AM

These days, there are so many OSHA workplace safety standards and policies that it’s easy to overlook the latest compliance requirements. Following these standards is best to ensure the health and safety of your employees, as well as what’s best for your bottom line. Here are some best practices that will allow you to do that.

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Topics: OSHA, Regulatory Information, Compliance, EHS Management, Incident Management, Safety Management, Safety Culture, Human Resources

Confined Spaces Series – Part 2: OSHA Standards & Key Terminology

Posted by Katy Lyden on March 9, 2021 at 4:27 PM

In the first part of this three-part series on confined spaces we introduced you to some of the grim statistics for confined spaces, talked about the numerous standards and provided two tools to help make understanding the standards a bit easier.

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

Take the OSHA 10-Hour Training to Improve Your Safety Knowledge

Posted by EHS Insight Staff on January 6, 2021 at 6:03 PM

More than a million workers participated in OSHA’s 10-hour training in each of the last two years, with most completing the construction industry training. This and similar programs are available to workers who want to learn more about basic health and safety topics as part of OSHA’s formal outreach efforts. While there’s a 30-hour program that covers more in-depth knowledge, the shorter program is intended to cover introductory concepts.

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Topics: OSHA, Regulatory Information, Compliance, EHS Management, Safety Management

What Is CanOSH and CCOHS?

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on December 30, 2020 at 6:48 PM

Many of our posts deal directly or indirectly with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) the U.S. agency within the Department of Labor which is responsible for occupational health and safety. But for companies that operate broadly in North America, OSHA may not be your only concern, and OSHA resources may not apply to every employee.

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Topics: OSHA, Regulatory Information, Compliance

A Brief Guide to Employee Health and Safety Rights

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on November 26, 2020 at 9:02 AM

The rights afforded to employees under OSHA regulations are actually quite extensive, and many standards outline additional sets of rights implicitly or explicitly.

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

Find Your Health and Safety Contact to Report a Safety Complaint

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on November 19, 2020 at 7:54 AM

Have you noticed that your workplace has safety issues? Have you noticed that these issues are not being resolved?

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

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