ROI: Why Investments Into Safety Programs Are Much More That

ROI: Why Investments Into Safety Programs Are Much More That

Injuries and accidents are bad for business. Consider the consequences. First, operating costs immediately increase. Added expenses might come directly from adjustments to workers compensation rates or arrive in the form of regulatory fines levied by outside agencies....
With Authority Comes Responsibility

With Authority Comes Responsibility

A storm was rolling through my neighborhood bringing wind and heavy rain. I watched what I considered to be both a miracle of nature and the epitome of parenthood unfold in my front yard. A pair of robins had built a nest in a dogwood tree in front of my bay window...
OSHA Revises its Penalty Structure

OSHA Revises its Penalty Structure

Again, OSHA has increased fines to make adjustments for inflation. In case you missed it, the new penalty structure is as follows: Violation Type Penalty Repeated$132,598Willful$132,598 Serious$13,260 Other-Than-Serious$13,260 Posting Requirements$13,260 Employers...
OSHA Releases TOP 10 Violations of 2018 with One Surprise

OSHA Releases TOP 10 Violations of 2018 with One Surprise

As expected, OSHA announced 2018’s Top 10 Violations this past week and the only surprise took the #10 spot. This past year, 1,536 violations citing CFR 29 126.102 were recorded—that’s the standard for Personal Protective & Lifesaving Equipment that focuses on eye...
How Lockout/Tagout Saves You Money

How Lockout/Tagout Saves You Money

Of the numerous standards that repeatedly earn a spot on OSHA’s annual Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Violations list, none surprises me more year after year as the control of hazardous energy, more commonly known as lockout/tagout (or “LOTO”). It’s not that...