Is COVID-19 Recordable on the OSHA 300 Log?

Is COVID-19 Recordable on the OSHA 300 Log?

by Bill Taylor, CSPPrincipal Safety Scientist Under normal circumstances, OSHA would require employers to determine work-relatedness in order to decide if an injury or illness should be recorded on the OSHA 300 log. Making that determination was not, in most...
Atmospheric Monitoring – Old School

Atmospheric Monitoring – Old School

Headlight Dimmer Switch on Floor OSHA makes it clear at 1910.146(d)(5)(iii) that when testing the atmosphere in a permit-required confined space, testers should check oxygen first, followed by flammables, and finally, toxic gases and vapors. This makes no sense since...
Guarding the Paper Cutter

Guarding the Paper Cutter

Manual paper cutters, also known as paper trimmers or guillotine cutters, in addition to being a useful office tool, seem to last forever. That’s why we will occasionally run across one that seems to be of an earlier vintage and is not equipped with a finger guard...