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Why I Wrote a Book on Confined Spaces in Construction

Just walking to lunch... No guard rails or barricades (other than the two being repurposed as a stand for the cable reel). No one around. No ventilation or ladder. Just an open manhole leading down to a vault. I did look down to make sure no one was at the bottom! #safety #confinedspace #osha

OSHA Adopts New Penalties

In 2015, Congress passed the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act to advance the effectiveness of civil monetary penalties and to maintain their deterrent effect. The new law directs agencies to adjust their penalties for inflation each year using a much more straightforward method than previously available, and requires agencies to publish “catch up” rules to make up for lost time since the last adjustments. As a result, OSHA, a division of the U

Does OSHA Now Prohibit Post Incident Drug Testing?

Federal OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration of the United States Department of Labor), recently published a revision to its Standards (29 CFR 1904 and 29 CFR 1902) that regulate the recording and reporting of occupational injuries and illnesses. The revisions to the standing regulations were touted as "minor" and needed in order to have a better understanding of the types and frequencies of injuries occurring in the workplace. OSHA's web page answers the q

Is Your Company In Compliance with Haz Comm Regulations?

One of the OSHA standards that has been significantly updated in the last few years is commonly known as the Haz Comm standard, or the Right to Know requirements. These regulations can be found in 29 CFR 1910.1200 and they apply to varying degrees to all types of workplaces that use, store or produce hazardous products. The rules were updated in 2012 to include language on how products are labeled and how Safety Data Sheets are produced in order to bring the standard in to co

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