Last fall OSHA increased its emphasis on promoting understanding of regulations that concern hazardous substances found in agribusiness. As noted at EHS Today, the new OSHA initiative came in the form of a 90-day outreach period which the agency says is “an opportunity for employers to proactively seek compliance assistance to ensure they are adequately

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Safe entry into, work in, and exit from confined spaces is one of the key training missions of Findlay All Hazards. With our Mobile Confined Space Training Simulator and permanently installed simulator at our Ohio campus, we believe we set the bar for CSE (Confined Space Entry) training across North America.   To keep ourselves

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The National Safety Council recently released the results of a survey that looked at how the fatigue level of employees relates to on-the-job injuries. The NSC survey shows that a significant amount of work injuries and near-misses combined can be attributed to tired workers. The survey, which included interviews with over two thousand workers, revealed

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At the National Safety Congress and Expo in Houston last week, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced the ten most-frequently cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2018. This is a preliminary list, tallied as of October 1. OSHA presents this list each year, and there aren’t a lot of variations, it seems, at

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Confined space incidents claim about 100 lives each year in the US, and sometimes more (over 130 in 2015). As part of Findlay’s on-going mission to provide the best on-site Confined Space Entry (CSE) training, we help our clients parse the stipulations, regulations, and guides that have a province in the confined space arena. Besides

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Last week, a federal appeals court upheld an OSHA penalty against a Georgia contractor who failed to provide proper fall protection to an employee who later died as a result of an on-the-job accident. The judgement of the court was that “ineffective training”, as the ruling called it, could not be used as an excuse

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Let’s examine what circumstances might bring compliance officers to your location. OSHA keeps an inspection force of about twenty-one hundred officers (a number that has decreased in recent years), and they are responsible for covering more than 8 million workplaces. There are some random inspections each year, with OSHA arriving without any prior complaint or

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Spotted this week: Another interesting article, from the fall of last year, about workplace safety concerns that accompany the temporary workforce. A trio of Temple University law students recently completed a report that examined on-the-job incidents related to ‘temps’. They found that the number of work-related injuries incurred by temps indicates that much more needs to be

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In some of our recent Tuesday Trainings, we’ve illustrated the OSHA inspection process. Of course, when OSHA discovers a hazardous condition in any workplace that constitutes a breach of regulations, they may impose a fine on the company. Since such fines are relative to the hazard classification, not the size of the business. The current

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We continue to keep our safety-shielded eyes on news related to respiratory protection, especially in regard to the new OSHA silica standards, which were codified in 2017. But a recent article by Ken Henry in Occupational Health & Safety, which put more light on the silica rules, reminded us of newly acknowledged dangers for welders. Last

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