Tag: OSHA

OSHA PPE Program Enforcement Guidance

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires employers to provide personal protective equipment (PPE) for their employees when the employees are exposed to certain workplace hazards. Over the years, OSHA and employers have grappled over the question of what items employers are required to provide at the employers’ expense. This article contains PPE program […]

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OSHA’s Stance on Distracted Driving

The top priority of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is keeping workers safe. While workplace fatalities have been decreasing in recent years, motor vehicle crashes continue to be one of the leading causes of death among American workers. As distracted driving dramatically increases the risk of vehicle accidents, OSHA and the Department of […]

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Maintain Proper Electrical Panel Clearances

Electrical panel clearances: Electrical panels can be found in just about every business. However, because they are not typically out in the open or inspected daily, it’s easy to overlook electrical panels and the potential risks associated with them. Download the PDF version This Risk Insights is not intended to be exhaustive nor should any […]

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OSHA Recordkeeping Forms

The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) requires covered employers to prepare and maintain records of certain occupational injuries and illnesses. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is responsible for administering the recordkeeping forms and the system established by the OSH Act. Download the PDF version This Compliance Overview is not intended to […]

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OSHA Reveals Whistleblower Complaint Increase in the Midst of COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues on, employee health and safety remains a top priority. Specifically, a key topic of concern has been whether those workers who filed a whistleblower complaint (potential violations, for example a lack of social distancing or inadequate personal protective equipment) are being properly protected from employer retaliation. Download PDF version This […]

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OSHA FAQs: OSHA Electronic Reporting Requirement

In 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule regarding OSHA electronic reporting, requiring certain employers to electronically submit data from their work-related injury records to OSHA. The final rule also solidified employee anti-retaliation protections for reporting work-related injuries and illnesses. Download the PDF version This Compliance Overview is not intended […]

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OSHA FAQs – Face Masks and Respirators in the Workplace

As the national economy reopens, an unprecedented number of workers will be required to wear faces masks in the workplace for the first time. Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (the Act), employers must provide a safe work environment for their workers. For many, this will include properly training workers on how to adequately […]

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CHECKLIST: Elements of a Successful Safety and Health Program

Every business wants to do all they can to prevent injuries from occurring on the job. A serious fire, a permanent injury, or the death of an employee or owner can cause loss of profits or an entire business. To prevent such losses, you don’t need to turn your business upside down. You may not […]

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Federal Partially Exempt Industries

Employers are not required to keep OSHA injury and illness records for any establishment classified in the following North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes, unless they are asked in writing to do so by OSHA, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) or a state agency operating under the authority of OSHA or the BLS. […]

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