Archives for October 2014

OSHA’s Recordkeeping Updates: What You Need to Know

Beginning January 1, 2015 companies under OSHA’s jurisdiction must begin to comply with the updated recordkeeping standards, which includes an expanded list of injuries that all covered employers must report to OSHA. The revised rule adds the requirement to report all work-related in-patient hospitalizations, amputations and loss of an eye within 24 hours to OSHA. The ... [Continue Reading]

Before the Fall: Safety Planning for Demolition Projects

From 2009 to 2013, OSHA issued nearly 1,000 citations for violations of OSHA's construction demolition standards. The most common citation was for failure to conduct an engineering survey to determine the condition of the structure prior to demolition. OSHA’s standard specifically states, “Prior to permitting employees to start demolition operations, an engineering survey ... [Continue Reading]