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OSHA inspected more construction sites last year than any other workplace

Construction Dive

OSHA Regional Administrator Stephen Boyd spoke candidly about the industry’s fatality numbers at AGC’s health and safety conference this week

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OSHA Posts New COVID Guidance

FDR Safety

OSHA, in compliance with the Executive Order issued on his second day in office, swiftly issued revised COVID-19 guidance. Click here to read the guidelines issued by OSHA. The post OSHA Posts New COVID Guidance appeared first on FDRsafety. Articles News and Announcements OSHA

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OSHA’s Industry-Specific COVID Guidance

FDR Safety

In addition to the COVID-19 guidance published by OSHA in late January, the United States Department of Labor also created a set of industry-specific guidelines for creating safer workplaces amidst the Covid-19 epidemic. For a full list of all industries included, please visit OSHA’s website.

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OSHA Alert: How to Prepare for an OSHA Inspection

FDR Safety

The most important step to take before an OSHA inspection even takes place is selecting a company representative. The company representative is the individual charged with representing the company’s interests during an OSHA inspection. News and Announcements OSHA

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OSHA releases COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS)

Safety Services Company

News: OSHA released an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) on protecting employees from the Covid-19 virus. OSHA attempts to make clear what organizations are affected by an ETS. Additionally, an ETS generally applies to state OSHA organizations as well.

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8 OSHA Enforcement Changes that Could Potentially Impact Your Construction Business

The Constructor

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is enforcing several changes owing to the Covid-19 pandemic and the rise in technological.

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OSHA Covid Penalties Total $3.4M

Construction Equipment

Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued citations arising from 255 inspections for violations relating to coronavirus, resulting in proposed penalties totaling $3,403,139. Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic through Nov. 26, 2020, the U.S.

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OSHA ETS Update: Here’s the skinny…

Safety Services Company

If you’re not quite sure of the OSHA ETS status, that’s okay. Look for OSHA to submit a broader infectious disease ruling much later. But don’t get too comfortable – if the court sides with OSHA, the first compliance date will be Monday, January 10th.

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OSHA's new COVID-19 investigations, silica guidance

Construction Dive

Here's what contractors need to know about OSHA practices and enforcement as well as new rules on the horizon, according to an attorney during a recent Associated General Contractors webinar

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Michigan OSHA Targets Silica Exposure

Construction Equipment

Michigan OSHA (MIOSHA) will conduct inspections at job sites where workers are most likely to be exposed to respirable crystalline silica as part of the agency’s recently launched emphasis program aimed at reducing exposure to silica and preventing silicosis, reports Safety+Health magazine, the

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Biggest OSHA fines of Q2 2020

Construction Dive

Despite the pandemic, OSHA is still focusing on other jobsite dangers, including fall issues at a Florida roofing company that's been cited 12 times in the last few years

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OSHA Compliance Enforcement Under President Biden

FDR Safety

One area of change that will affect thousands, if not millions of employers comes in the form of OSHA regulation and enforcement. It is reasonable to expect an overall increase in OSHA enforcement including the following: Expect OSHA to increase staffing under President Biden.

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Is Gravity Part of OSHA’s LOTO Regulation?

FDR Safety

Where do gravity related accidents fall in the eyes of OSHA? In some cases OSHA is involved and in others, there is a civil suit alleging tort liability. In the OSHA cases, the Agency might suggest that gravity is a hazardous energy to be controlled.

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OSHA Issues Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19/Coronavirus

FDR Safety

On March 9, 2020 the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued guidance for workplaces preparing for the coronavirus. The post OSHA Issues Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19/Coronavirus appeared first on FDRsafety

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OSHA Cites Contractor For Trench, Excavation Hazards

Construction Equipment

OSHA cited Cherokee Pride Construction Inc. of Sapulpa for serious violations related to excavation work. Inspectors arrived at a Broken Arrow job site in September 2020 and found employees in standing water as they installed water lines in two trenches as part of a street widening project.

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How to Prepare for OSHA’s New Crane Rule

Viewpoint Construction Technology

OSHA’s Crane Operator Proposal

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OSHA pressuring Cal/OSHA on repeat violations

FDR Safety

Government Accountability Office took OSHA to task for failing to adequately supervise states that have chosen to retain responsibility for their own occupational safety and health regulation. OSHA pledged to do better and has increased its oversight. As the law firm Jackson Kelly recently reported , the fallout has been felt in California, which has its own OSHA. The issue concerns the way that Cal/OSHA defines a repeat violation. Enforcement OSHA

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OSHA gets new construction director

Construction Dive

The new head of the Directorate of Construction, Scott Ketcham, will help shape OSHA policy, according to an industry expert

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Court Limits Scope Of OSHA Inspections

FDR Safety

Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit recently found that OSHA could not expand the scope of an injury-based inspection to a wall-to-wall inspection based on the employer’s OSHA 300 Logs. OSHA began their inspection by focusing on the accident, but then sought to conduct a wall-to-wall inspection of the entire facility, Mar-Jac consented only to the focused scope of the inspection and provided, among other documents, its OSHA 300 Logs for two years.

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Court Limits Scope Of OSHA Inspections

FDR Safety

Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit recently found that OSHA could not expand the scope of an injury-based inspection to a wall-to-wall inspection based on the employer’s OSHA 300 Logs. OSHA began their inspection by focusing on the accident, but then sought to conduct a wall-to-wall inspection of the entire facility, Mar-Jac consented only to the focused scope of the inspection and provided, among other documents, its OSHA 300 Logs for two years.

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Are You Ready For An OSHA Audit?

FDR Safety

OSHA sees great opportunity because your industry does realize finger injuries and amputations that are not realized in other companies where operators have automation and/or engineered safeguards to protect the point of operation. For those who attended OSHA 10 hour and 30 hour-type courses in hopes of learning what you can do for technical issues, you probably left disappointed. The post Are You Ready For An OSHA Audit? Accident Prevention Enforcement OSHA

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OSHA Lists Frequent Covid Violations

Construction Equipment

Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued guidance and an accompanying one-pager to help employers understand which coronavirus safety standards are most frequently cited during coronavirus-related inspections. OSHA based these documents on data

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Free Whitepaper: OSHA Injury & Illness Recordkeeping

Construction Business Owner

Free Whitepaper: OSHA Injury & Illness Recordkeeping. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) regulations for recording workplace injuries and illnesses can be much more complicated than they seem. Can OSHA Summary Form 300A be posted electronically?

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OSHA’s 2020 Agenda

Construction Equipment

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently released its regulatory agenda for 2020.

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Who Needs OSHA 10 Training vs OSHA 30 Training?

Safety Services Company

The OSHA Outreach Training Program, commonly referred to as OSHA 10 Training and OSHA 30 Training, provides workers with basic training about some of the most common health and safety hazards on the job. OSHA Outreach Training Content. OSHA 10 Training.

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Update on OSHA Penalties for 2020

Safety Services Company

OSHA has increased its monetary penalties 2% for breaking OSHA regulations and standards. However, non-compliance to OSHA regulations goes beyond financial penalties. Each year, OSHA publishes it most-cited violations. Most Cited OSHA Violations Overall.

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New OSHA recordkeeping rules creating confusion

FDR Safety

New OSHA recordkeeping rules that went into effect this year are creating confusion among employers about the definition of an amputation and how to quickly determine if an incident that occurred after work hours is actually work-related, according to an article in Business Insurance magazine. 1, require that the hospitalization of a single employee – rather than three employees as previously required — be reported to OSHA within 24 hours of management learning that it occurred.

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OSHA’s Updated Interim Enforcement Response Plan for COVID-19

FDR Safety

On March 12 OSHA released an updated COVID-19 response plan. The following summarizes OSHA’s updated strategy: OSHA will continue to implement the U.S. It remains to been seen if OSHA will issue an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS).

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The Future of OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program

FDR Safety

OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) was established in 1982 to “promote effective worksite-based safety and health” through a series of “performance-based criteria and a managed safety and health system”. Simple OSHA compliance alone will NOT result in the safest place to work.

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OSHA Electronic Records Submission Delayed, But Not for Long

FDR Safety

OSHA recently announced another delay in the deadline for employers to electronically submit their 2016 injury and illness data to the agency. As a brief recap, the revised recordkeeping rule requires employers with 250 or more employees to submit their OSHA 300A Annual Summaries for each separate establishment by December 15. OSHA intends to upload all of this data to a publicly searchable website. OSHA Recordkeeping

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OSHA Increases Focus on COVID-19 Related Infractions

Safety Services Company

OSHA’s early criticism. OSHA was criticized earlier this year for not putting COVID-19 issues front and center in their efforts to ensure Safety & Health in the workplace. It appears OSHA may not be just waiting to be called due to a workplace complaint.

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OSHA issues new COVID-19 guidance

Construction Dive

The agency's latest workplace enforcement guidance for contractors details how to determine if a coronavirus case is work related

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What is OSHA?

Lets Build

OSHA was formed in 1970 by the United States Congress with the goal of creating safer environments for workers. OSHA stands for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Why Does the Construction Industry Need OSHA? Construction, building, electrical, Construction management construction construction safety osha safety in constructionThe organization sets and maintains regulations and funds services for training and guidance to employees and companies.

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The Problem With OSHA Record Keeping

FDR Safety

OSHA record keeping was introduced in the 1970’s with the goal of creating safer workplaces. While a good and helpful idea, OSHA recordable and lost work-day case rates may be too much of a focus for many companies, while off the job injuries often go unaddressed. The cry for leading indicators has been going on for many years but we still benchmark and worry over the OSHA recordable and lost work-day case rates. OSHA Recordkeeping

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The Problem With OSHA Recording Keeping

FDR Safety

OSHA record keeping was introduced in the 1970’s with the goal of creating safer workplaces. While a good and helpful idea, OSHA recordable and lost work-day case rates may be too much of a focus for many companies, while off the job injuries often go unaddressed. The cry for leading indicators has been going on for many years but we still benchmark and worry over the OSHA recordable and lost work-day case rates. OSHA Recordkeeping

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Exploring OSHA’s Top 10 Violations

Construction Business Owner

Exploring OSHA’s Top 10 Violations. Many of the most common Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) violations can easily occur on a construction jobsite. How does your construction safety program stack up? Greg Ragsdale. Wed, 09/22/2021 - 10:28.

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Complying With OSHA Silica Safety Guidelines

Construction Business Owner

Complying With OSHA Silica Safety Guidelines. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), more than. Alex Headley. Fri, 09/10/2021 - 07:30. million workers in the United States are exposed to crystalline silica dust — 90% of which are employed in construction.

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Amputations in Manufacturing – A New OSHA National Emphasis Program

FDR Safety

On December 10, 2019 OSHA published CPL 03-00-022 , National Emphasis Program on Amputations in Manufacturing Industries. This Instruction supersedes OSHA Instruction CPL 03-00-019, National Emphasis Program on Amputations that was published in August of 2015. OSHA maintains that machine setup is not normal production; hence LOTO is required. The OSHRC has ruled in OSHA’s favor that setup does not qualify for the Minor Servicing Exemption to 29 CFR 1910.147.

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OSHA targeting manufacturers on amputation hazards

FDR Safety

OSHA is launching what it calls a “surge” of planned inspections of manufacturers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas focused on amputation hazards. In a press release, OSHA said that amputations most frequently occur during the operation of machinery without adequate safety guards. OSHA said there were more than 2,600 workplace-related amputations in 2015, with more than half suffered by workers in manufacturing. Enforcement OSHA

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OSHA Creates Covid-19 Webpage

Construction Equipment

Aimed at reducing Covid-19 exposure among construction workers, OSHA has created a new webpage with guidance for employers.

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