Archives for April 2016

State Safety Plans: Know Your Jurisdiction

There are 28 OSHA-approved state plans: safety and health programs operated by individual states instead of federal OSHA. Section 18 of the OSH Act encourages states to develop and operate their own job safety and health programs. The OSH Act of 1970 and 29 CFR Part 1956 allow states and territories to establish plans that cover only state and local government employees - ... [Continue Reading]

National “Stand Down for Safety” Scheduled for May 2-6

Last year, more than 2.5 million workers participated in OSHA’s national “Stand Down for Safety” program to highlight the importance of fall protection in the construction industry. Injuries and fatalities from falls continue to lead the hazards in this industry as well as making it one of OSHA’s top 10 most frequently causes for citation, several years running. This year, OSHA ... [Continue Reading]

OSHA Issues New Final Rule for Eye and Face Protection

Thousands of people are blinded each year from work-related eye injuries that could have been prevented with the proper selection and use of eye and face protection. OSHA reports that eye injuries alone cost more than $300 million per year in lost production time, medical expenses, and worker compensation. Among the most common hazards for eye and face injury are flying objects ... [Continue Reading]